Office of Director of National Intelligence

Regional Intelligence Work Centers (RIWC)s.

Our National Capitol Region (NCR) intelligence workforce can greatly decrease reliance on fossil fuels and help reduce NCR traffic congestion by implementing and maximizing remote work locations closest to the employee residential areas. For example, Intelligence Community members could joint-lease secure buildings located in high-density employee residential "regions" which would reduce commutes and improve quality of life for young families. All U.S. Intelligence Community agencies have the same restrictions (working in secure areas). A solution is to pool agency funds together for leasing secure facilities located nearest the high-density employee residential areas. We could call the employee work sites - Regional Intelligence Work Centers (RIWCs).


Cost analysis would project tens of millions of dollars in savings realized by locating employees nearest their homes. The technology exists to promote remote viewing/communications between teams. Another intended benefit would be the physical co-location of intelligence professionals from different agencies - which promotes information sharing - in consonance with another Presidential directive (On July 29, 2003, the U.S. President issued Executive Order 13311).


There would be measurable performance indicators associated with the Regional Intelligence Work Centers. Those performance indicators are:


1) Employee Attrition Rates - up or down by percent. It cost the government 2.5 times the salary of an employee in replacement costs.

2) Fossil fuels use - based upon the number of driven miles from point A to Point B.

3) Air quality - resultant of the amount of car emissions into the atmosphere.

4) Mission support - reduced absent work rates means increased production for homeland security customers.



Idea No. 10477