In at least one case, the secrecy practices of the EOVP seemingly resulted in a serious, if temporary, accountability issue.
In the view of another observer, it was thought to be doubtful that he left the EOVP stronger if only because "he ensured that future presidents will be cautious about the roles that their vice presidents are given.
That adjustment may affect the mission and resources of the EOVP.
More lasting adjustments regarding the EOVP might be made by Congress through statutory policy.
As reflected by this e-mail diversion, Cheney's EOVP staffing represented a major commitment to national security policy.