According to Station Chief Walter Pincus
at the Washington Post, the GOP Senate Intelligence committee wants John Negroponte to take over the CIA.
This is perfectly analogous to Michael Chertoff taking over FEMA, with the exception that FEMA was functional prior to takeover.
The Republicans, led by Sen. Pat Roberts (Kan.), the panel chairman, urged Negroponte "to directly manage and oversee the conduct of HUMINT operations across the intelligence community...
which is exactly what he was doing in Honduras.