This past week, the Acting-Director of the Office of National Intelligence, Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, became a political celebrity for Americans who support the current administration and a virtual punching bag for the haters of President Donald Trump especially within the media’s newsrooms.
Hand-picked by POTUS, the Republican stood up to the liars and leakers in both houses of Congress when he released about 5,000 pages of transcripts and documents regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigation top-echelon personnel — including the former Director of the FBI James Comey and his henchmen and Director of Central Intelligence John Brennan — and their alleged malfeasance in attempting to sabotage the campaign of Donald Trump and then attempting to oust him from the White House.
Meanwhile, both the CIA and FBI provided very little information on communist China’s biological laboratories or their experiments with deadly viruses in their Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Program. When the outbreak of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 occurred and spread to European and Asian nations, eventually coming into the United States, the All-Hazard First Responders were caught without any helpful information.
Grenell and other observers have repeatedly lamented that the U.S. was caught “flatfooted” in a health crisis few knew about thanks to an FBI, CIA, NSA and other agencies too busy spying on the Trump administration, Republican lawmakers and non-partisan (real) journalists.
On Friday, Grenell released a statement that he will begin to make significant organizational changes to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), a position that oversees the operation of up to 17 agencies..
“Under staff and leadership review for over a year, these reforms will save government resources, enhance support to ODNI’s Department of Defense partners and “customers,” strengthen the Intelligence Community’s (IC) cyber posture, and improve mission management and outreach,” said Grenell’s statement.
Unfortunately, the majority of news outlets were more interested in defending the Deep State operations and Democratic Party propaganda machine in the frame up of Lt. General Michael Flynn and Roger Stone.
President Trump and Amb. Grenell have their work cutout for them in order to depoliticize the IC and the FBI. But they will start their quest with the following changes, according to Grenell’s Friday statement:
A Sunset of ODNI’s Directorate of National Security Partnerships
- To reduce bureaucracy and more efficiently use taxpayer dollars while improving effectiveness, ODNI’s Directorate of National Security Partnerships (NSP) will sunset and its national intelligence management and partnership functions will transfer to existing DNI organizations.
- This change, which reunites all of ODNI’s mission management functions in a single organization and folds ODNI’s partnership organization into the strategic communications and information sharing groups, will move ODNI from four directorates to three, reducing manpower and management overhead.
Establishing a DNI Advisor for Military Affairs
- These reforms will transition the existing NSP flag officer position into a new role, the Director’s Advisor for Military Affairs (DAMA). The DAMA will serve as the DNI’s principal advisor on military affairs and as a liaison to the Department of Defense.
- This position will unify ODNI efforts on behalf of the Department of Defense and better enable ODNI to meet the needs of its warfighting partners.
Combining existing organizations into a single IC Cyber Executive
- These reforms will combine four previously separate ODNI organizations focused on cyber into a single organization, the IC Cyber Executive.
- This position will provide a single ODNI focal point for the cyber mission, which will strengthen the IC’s cyber posture to better defend U.S. national security interests.