Accession Number : ADA308620

Title :   Restructuring the Intelligence Community for the 21st Century.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Reaney, David W.

PDF Url : ADA308620

Report Date : 10 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : In the post cold war era changes are taking place in the intelligence community and in the organizations it is tasked to support. Discussions about the appropriate structure and missions of the intelligence community are underway internally, in Congress, and in the Administration. Reviewing current structures can identify where use of information age technology can result in improved operations. Development of a community wide prioritization process that focuses efforts and identifies redundant operations will ensure the best use of capabilities. Focusing the intelligence community on the needs of its most important customers will ensure appropriate prioritization in available assets. In 1992, Senator David Boren called for the establishment of a Director of National Intelligence. A Director of National Intelligence leading the community is a good answer. A single all source analysis element combined with a customer support element could use information age technology to provide better, faster support with fewer personnel at supported organizations. Specialized intelligence production agencies tasked by a single collection manager would eliminate redundant effort. A single community support organization would streamline personnel, security, communications, training and logistics functions. The resulting intelligence community provide better support with fewer people and lower costs.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, *MODIFICATION, *ORGANIZATION THEORY, CONGRESS, PRODUCTION, LOW COSTS, COLD WAR, LOGISTICS, SUPERVISORS, PERSONNEL, REDUNDANCY, COLLECTION, LEGISLATION, POSTWAR OPERATIONS, COMMUNITY RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE