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.
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.
The data our federal government warehouses in contracted networks is ridiculously hard to navigate. I spend more time... more »