Tag Archive for intelligence community

wasting human capital

I continue to shake my head ruefully at the lengths to which the recycled will go to abuse a dead equine. The ODNI’s top HR guru Ronald Sanders is no exception and he takes out the big stick in the…

Fiasco

(H/T MountainRunner) As the demand for more people with deep knowledge of hard targets, including those with language skills grows, so to have stories like this. I mean, why would you not want a guy like this on the team?…

breaking in (1 of 3)

To the intelligence field that is. In which, over the course of a series of posts, I attempt to give you my ideas and suggestions on how those who are interested in getting into the IC can try to do…

the q prize

Funny what you think of in what passes for a traffic jam in these parts . . . Ruminating about John’s recent post about tinkering with technology  and the mention of the X-Prize and DARPA Grand Challenges . . .…

Cuts Like a (Occam’s) Razor

Were we talking about any other two countries, under any other circumstances, the story covered by Eli Lake today wouldn’t be an issue: As America’s generals prepare for an increase in troops in Iraq, the American intelligence community has been…

Porkbust the IC

Improved intelligence oversight is a great idea but regardless of what party is in the majority, full and effective oversight is hampered by the sheer size and complexity of intelligence issues. The intelligence community has to date successfully fended off…