In a Town Hall with the ODNI workforce Wednesday, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon announced the findings of a comprehensive review of the agency, initiating a roughly 100-day transition period as the first step in implementing ODNI’s transformation.
“Our transformation will position us to drive the Community on the most critical issues, to streamline and focus the agency in order to reinvest in priority areas, and to create a more effective ODNI that delivers impact and value with every action,” Coats said.
At the outset, the transformation team sought insight from throughout the IC about the ODNI’s strengths and weaknesses. The team then identified four core functions of the ODNI: integrating intelligence, enabling national security partnerships, driving resource and capability decisions, and developing public engagement and strategies to ensure the IC’s continued effectiveness. The ODNI’s new structure will align to these core functions, with a Deputy Director of National Intelligence leading each of them upon implementation of transformation this summer.