Category: Intelligence

Skeptipedia

Reader and former colleague ST is skeptical: 3,600 is supposed to be some kind of revolution? Is that EVEN double digits percent-wise? The 3,600 reference is derived from this story and the response overall aimed at an earlier post about…

The More Things Change…

With regard to hard problems: Fifty years ago today the Soviet Presidium overturned its earlier decision to pull its troops out of Hungary in the face of a popular uprising, yet the CIA–with only one Hungarian-speaking officer stationed in Budapest…

Economist on Talent

Some timely tidbits from The Economist (Oct 7th edition) in their Survey of Talent: The shift in the balance of power between workers and organizations is particularly noticeable among top talent and among young workers . . . technology starts…

Achtung!

For all the screaming mimis . . . this is how it works in a REAL police state.

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…