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Trump Administration Moves to Transform ODNI Management

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Daniel Hoffman, a three-decade government service veteran and former senior executive at the CIA, said he believes the Trump administration is trying to streamline the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, The Washington Times reported Sunday.

He told the publication in an interview that ODNI has duplicated some tasks being done at other intelligence agencies over time and could free up more positions both at the office and its National Counterterrorism Center.

The report said President Donald Trump appointed Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, as acting director of national intelligence in February.

Grenell then brought in Kash Patel, a former National Security Council official who helped Republicans discredit the probe into Russia's election interference, to be his senior adviser.

The new acting DNI also named career intelligence official Lora Shiao to lead NCTC on an interim basis last month and tapped Claire Linkins to succeed Shiao as the center's executive director.