Accession Number:

ADA433055

Title:

Top to Bottom and End to End. Improving the National Security Agency's Strategic Decision Processes

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

198.0

Abstract:

The National Security Agency NSA is a Department of Defense DoD agency and by nature of its missions and responsibilities is also part of the larger Intelligence Community IC. The span of the NSAs missions and responsibilities oblige it to report to both the DoD and the Director of Central Intelligence DCI with regard to resources and mission performance. As a result of the necessity of reporting to the two organizations, the NSA must submit its plans and resource allocation decisions through both the DoD Program Object Memorandum POM and the IC Intelligence Program Objective Memorandum IPOM. Therefore, the NSA participates in the decisionmaking processes in DoD and the IC. Within DoD, the process is called the Planning, Performance, Budgeting, and Execution PPBE process.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE