Susan Gordon resigns as PDDNI

Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Susan Gordon submitted her letter of resignation to President Donald J. Trump on August 8.  Her resignation will be effective August 15, 2019. The text of the letter appears below:

“Mr. President,

Thank you for the opportunity to serve the Nation as the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence for the past two years. It has been an honor.

As you ask a new leadership team to take the helm, I will resign my position effective 15 August 2019, and will subsequently retire from federal service. I am confident in what the Intelligence Community has accomplished, and what it is poised to do going forward. I have seen it in action first-hand for more than 30 years. Know that our people are our strength, and they will never fail you or the Nation. You are in good hands.”

Source: ODNI