Tag: intelligence reform

All aboard the cluetrain express

As with any sufficiently radical effort (and believe me, this is practically magic to some on the inside) there is a marked difference between the public face and the reality in the cube.

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 . . .…

How about a real intelligence reform bill then?

The nation’s intelligence agencies, mired in bureaucratic messes, have failed to deliver to Congress the high-quality information it needs about trouble spots such as North Korea and Iran, Michigan’s Rep. Pete Hoekstra said today. “We still don’t have the intelligence…

IO: meet the new boss, same as . . .

From Inside the Pentagon (subscription): As the Air Force prepares to open a new Cyber Command in May, a top service general overseeing the effort is calling on policymakers to consider how far the United States should go to safeguard…

On accountability

That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, commanding general of the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, was relieved of command at 10 a.m. Thursday by Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis…

Keeping the IC Competitive

Advice about innovation from the world’s richest man. Evidence that breaking a slump need not be expensive or painful (just unusual). Technophiles will undoubtedly joke about the first item but that is beside the point . . . The IC…

Fresh Start

DNI McConnell starts his second full day on the job today, and the former intelligence experts interviewed in the Baltimore Sun say that he must “restore faith, unite agencies.” I agree on both points, though I’d like to respectfully suggest…

Codifying the obvious

Secrecy News points out an important new IC Directive: Intelligence analysis “must be objective and independent of political considerations,” … “The IC will seldom have the requisite depth and breadth of expertise to provide all of the insights and detailed…

No Fear

Unlike the national security apparatus, when things go wrong in some places they have no problem doing what is necessary to turn things around. What? National security is not business? True, that. In the case of the latter continuing to…