Tag Archive for intelligence reform

not an immigration post

When your expectations for reform are low to non-existent, all sorts of things look good. Note the sense of resignation, not resolution. ‘Well, I can’t envision X working, so we’ll settle for Y and call it realistic.’ Immigration reform is…

heavy thinking

The boys are back town. It’s a love-hate relationship: I love their  Atlantic Monthly output; I hate that they remind me that on most days I’m People.  Still, I am told I can have my moments . . . In…

not holding my breath

"We are moving forward on the next stage of intelligence reform, going beyond the initial progress made to better clarify responsibilities and authorities, create a true community of professionals, radically transform tradecraft, accelerate information sharing and modernize how we 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 . . .…

keeping the IC competative

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…

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…