A factor working against the DPA that I tried to bring out in the book is the idea of transparency. Because the initial response of the government was to hide the existence of Elbie when the Arcadia cluster arrived, the DPA has had to work hard to regain public trust.
At its inception leadership of the DPA is the same as you see it in the book. Two co-commanders, one a host and one not. Draegg is the same Elbie from the start, his host was Miranda C. Grant. Miranda was an FBI agent and Alexander Eriksson’s partner. They were the primary agents dealing with the kids and the Elbie so it was felt that they were the best choice to be the head of this new agency. The third agent involved was Ian Reynolds, a newbie to the FBI at the time of Fallout.
Miranda was well liked and a people person, unlike Eriksson, so she was usually the one who dealt with the media and the public in general. We do not see Miranda in Trespassing because she has been killed in the line of duty. Justin Meyers, Draegg’s current host, was a colleague of Miranda’s and took her position as co-commander as a way to honor her dedication and vision of the DPA.