Consolidated National Intelligence Centers: The Potential Impact On The Efficiency And Effectiveness Of America's National Intelligence Communi by Andrew RiesConsolidated National Intelligence Centers: The Potential Impact On The Efficiency And Effectiveness Of America's National Intelligence Communi by Andrew Ries

Consolidated National Intelligence Centers: The Potential Impact On The Efficiency And…

byAndrew Ries

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This thesis examined the suitability of creating regionally and functionally aligned National Intelligence Centers to consolidate the foreign intelligence collection and analysis capabilities of America's intelligence community. It assessed the functional limits of intelligence consolidation by proposing a theoretical model that departed significantly from the largely decentralized community framework in existence since 1947. Research focused on official studies and community literature that specifically addressed the potential impacts of consolidation. Interviews with IC leadership and policymakers focused on identifying consensus regarding the advantages and disadvantages of IC consolidation. Research found significant resistance within the IC to consolidated centers for three main reasons. First, a widespread belief remains that true competitive analysis can only be achieved in a "stovepiped" system that preserves unique agency cultures and perspectives at the most senior levels. Second, executive branch departments require highly tailored intelligence that might be jeopardized by consolidation. Third, there is considerable disagreement regarding the proper size and role of the ODNI, especially whether it should produce analytical products or merely coordinate the community's efforts. Potential recommendations for consolidation on a lesser scale were identified, to include the creation of a National Intelligence Service for analysts and consolidation of some IC-wide support functions.
Title:Consolidated National Intelligence Centers: The Potential Impact On The Efficiency And…Format:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:September 13, 2012Publisher:BiblioScholarLanguage:English

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