His name was Charles Briggs and he served as Executive Director of the Agency, which is the number three position in the agency’s hierarchy. His obituary in the Washington Post states:
A notable contribution was serving as liaison for the creation of the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, TX dedicated to the JFK Assassination.
The CIA’s intervention in the creation of popular culture is not unprecedented — witness its support for the Iowa Writer’s Workshop — but this episode of cultural production is especially intriguing.
Presumably, Briggs was acting in a public affairs capacity in assisting with the creation of the Museum, not in an operational role. The CIA is a foreign intelligence agency and its charter charter forbids operations on U.S. soil. But even if Briggs did act legally, his motivation still seems mysterious. If one man unaided shot President Kennedy for no discernible reason, why would the CIA care about a museum in Dallas?
I’m asking the Sixth Floor Museum for comment.
Source: CHARLES BRIGGS Obituary – Vienna, VA | The Washington Post (H/T Dan)