Changing Strategies

Who here ever heard of DOCEX prior to the release of the West Point report? Prior to the IDA study? Prior to Steve Hayes writing about it throughout last year? That’s what I thought. You couldn’t hold a gun to…

On Morale

I swear, if I read one more story about sinking morale in the CIA due to the “supremacy” of the DNI, I’m going to . . . blog some more! People I know on the inside are cautiously optimistic. They’ve…

Cut the Bull Shitake

(H/T to Guy Kawasaki) Some refreshing comments from the business world on how not to do things. “Escape from Cubicle Nation” – doesn’t get much better than that. Could be used in individual agency management, or reform writ large, if…

Higher Learning

Likely to be lost in the FLAILCON 2 environment surrounding the nomination of Gen Hayden for DCIA:     U.S. intelligence czar John Negroponte this week announced the appointment of a new chancellor for the National Intelligence University.    …

What is in Store II

Prize-winner Dana Priest points out what some expect Hayden’s strategy to be:     Former and current intelligence officers say Goss never had a strategic plan for improving spying on terrorist networks. [former DDO Stephen] Kappes, on the other hand,…