Category: Reform

Watching Sentinal

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s draft of the fiscal 2007 spending bill, HR 5672, that covers the Justice Department and the FBI, includes both legal requirements limiting the bureau’s freedom in managing its biggest software project, and tart report language criticizing…

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…

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…

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…