Require the Intelligence Community to consolidate it's business IT systems to a common platform. Right now, CIA, NGA, NSA, NRO, and others maintain their own unique (and often un-interoperable) IT systems. This could carry-over and expand to include financial management, ERP systems, etc. The agencies will claim they have unique requirements, but they aren't so unique that we cannot resolve and consolidate these requirements... more »
In today’s’ world everyone searches for data. Everyone has a laptop, not a desktop… an iphone, blackberry, or android phone, and everyone loves a simple conservative interface. Our dependency on Microsoft products offers no fiscal reward regarding cost, productivity, training, maintenance and growth. The data our federal government warehouses in contracted networks is ridiculously hard to navigate. I spend more time... more »
Since 9/11, there has been an explosive growth in the number and size of intelligence agencies. Many are conducting redundant work, turf wars over maritime, ground, air and space. This results in a lot of wasteful spending and reduces the relevancy, expediency and value of the intelligence provided to those who need it.
Several offices, departments and agencies (hereafter shops) that collect intelligence or produce intelligence analysis within the Department of Defense are staffed almost exclusively by contractor analysts and collectors. The fact that there are no government analysts or collectors in these shops indicates either that the government anticipates that the shops' existence is temporary, or that the government perceives it... more »
Some reservists draw $1,500 for a single weekend - the equivelant of a mortgage payment for many Americans. Many of these senior people are in only administrative roles often duplicating others in nearby units. Particularly in the Office of Naval Intelligence reserve units. Most intelligence reserve units are not assigned in direct support of any actual missions; realign them to associate units so they draw resources... more »
The Intelligence Community has multiple message handling systems, all with separate funding but with similar functional requirements. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence should support one system, consolidate funding and requirements and then insist it work seamlessly on all the various networks.