Author: Mike

fighting the long war with the jr. varsity

Let me preempt the inevitable brickbats by saying I never met a new/recent hire that wasn’t better educated than I was at that age (and probably more inquisitive to boot): The Department of Defense will face a worldwide civilian manning…

I see the light!

Legend has it that when dawn breaks vampires and other creatures of the night scurry into the shadows, but as the IC’s number two man recently suggested, it might be time for shadow-dwelling spooks to become daywalkers:

how you make acquisition work for you

The Defense Department’s launch of approved collaboration tools has triggered rapid growth in networked interactions by its uniformed warfighters and civilian personnel, largely because of its unique approach of giving users a choice between two sets of commercially developed services,…

you can’t be serious

In the latest edition of Foreign Affairs, former National Intelligence Officer for the Near East Paul Pillar reaches into his bottomless bag of excuses for why the IC – in particular the CIA – is blameless for 9/11 and pretty…

Avoiding a Kluster ****

National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs), are supposed to be a collaborative effort of every agency (in reality, every agency with a dog in that particular fight). Whether you value the findings in recently declassified NIEs or not, most of us have…

time for some action

Talking about plans for this future has been going on for years. Nice to see the dialog has not stopped. Next step: re-arranging deck chairs . . .