When Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats takes
his leave August 15, Principal Deputy DNI Susan M. Gordon will go with him, and
Joseph Maguire will step in as acting director.

“Know that our people
are our strength, and they will never fail you or the Nation. You are in good
hands,” Gordon said in a brief resignation
letter
.

Coats lauded both Gordon and Maguire in a statement,
calling Gordon “a visionary leader who has made an enormous
impact on the IC [intelligence community]” and Maguire someone with “a long,
distinguished career serving the nation [who] will lead the men and women in
the IC with distinction.”