"John Ratcliffe was sworn in as Director of National Intelligence on May 26, 2020. He is the sixth Senate-confirmed DNI in our nation’s history", the statement said.
Ratcliffe served three terms in the US House of Representatives and was part of the House Intelligence, Judiciary and Ethics committees.
Last week, the US Senate confirmed Ratcliffe's nomination in a 49-44 vote along party lines.
President Donald Trump nominated Ratcliffe last summer, but the nominee initially decided to remain in Congress after several Democrats accused him of being a political loyalist with no relevant experience and one who padded his resume, before Ratcliffe re-entered the nomination process.