Author: Mike

Testifying on Domestic Intel

Former DDI Gannon provides testimony to Congress about domestic intel issues. An important recommendation:     […] if the FBI is to remain the agency of choice in developing a domestic intelligence capability, it will need much stronger and clearer…

Barney with a Blue Badge

A very good report in USN&WR on how not to improve domestic intelligence. I will not quote extensively here because it deserves your full attention. The gist is that we’re pouring money down a black hole for dubious results. Not…

Pay for Performance

A good post at Secrecy News about changes in how intelligence officers are compensated. Perhaps it is because I can work like a fiend that I find the prospect of breaking free of the General Schedule so attractive. Knowing that…

Getting Wiki With It

Someone besides a General in Omaha talking about operating in the 21st Century: The intelligence community can learn from the behavior of ant colonies to improve information sharing — and it can use wikis and blogs, a CIA official said…

Briefing: IC Reform – Workforce

Analysis of the survey figures from the IC Human Capital Report quantify what most of us have known for a long time: the system is broke. Leadership is poor and untrustworthy, you might as well not have a first-line supervisor,…