U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair announced his resignation May 20, two days after a U.S. Senate committee released a report faulting the intelligence community for failing to disrupt the Dec. 25 bombing attempt of a Northwest Airline flight bound for Detroit.

“It is with deep regret that I informed the President today that I will step down as Director of National Intelligence effective Friday, May 28th,” Blair said in a statement posted on the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s website. “I have had no greater honor or pleasure than to lead the remarkably talented and patriotic men and women of the intelligence community.”