Preparing the Defense Intelligence Community's Civilian Intelligence Workforce for the 21st Century
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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In the wake of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, it was clear that the Defense Intelligence Community was not entirely prepared to meet the challenges posed by terrorists. This Strategic Research Project is an attempt to investigate the status of the Defense Communitys Civilian Intelligence Workforce ability to meet the rigorous demands of the 2lst Century. Based on a survey of personnel officers at the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, National Security Agency, CENTCOM, JFCOM, SOCOM, and SOUTHCOM, it concludes that while there are strengths in the Defense Intelligence Community there are also glaring weaknesses in recruiting, training, retention, evaluation, promotion, and rewarding the workforce, but especially in the lack of torporateness among the Defense Intelligence Communitys institutions. This SRP recommends the formation of a national Defense Intelligence Service that would include all civilian intelligence community officers. It further recommends that the civilian workforce be centrally managed, that a separate career track for technicians and specialists be established, and that an up or out system be adopted.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Intelligence