March 17, 2017: Dina Powell has been appointed as a Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy at the White House. She is scheduled to retain the post of Senior Counselor for Economic Initiatives. White House officials say that Powell is charged with devising the administration’s national security strategy and overseeing coordination with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of State and various intelligence agencies. Powell is expected to work closely with White House National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster and focus on long-term issues. She is also expected to help lead an interagency policy process working with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis.