- Spring 2007
Jim Baker has worked on numerous national security matters during his career. A former federal prosecutor, he has worked on all aspects of national security investigations and prosecutions, including in particular the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Baker has been responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing national security policy with regard to intelligence and counterintelligence matters since 2001. Baker has provided the U.S. Intelligence Community with legal and policy advice for many years, and has also conducted oversight of the Intelligence Community, including the FBI. In 2006, Baker received the George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the CIA's highest award for counterterrorism achievements. Mr. Baker currently is on leave from his position as Counsel for Intelligence Policy in the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he is head of the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review.