US Intelligence Execs Will Need Cross-Agency Experience
When one compares the recent US “National Intelligence Strategy” with, say, the Defense Logistics Agency’s FY 2006 Transformation Roadmap, the intelligence document suffers greatly by comparison. With that said, some of the subsidiary strategy papers are beginning to show promising potential. GovExec.com hosted a breakfast that included Ronald Sanders, chief human capital officer in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He noted that within the next several years, movement across some of the 15 agencies in the intelligence community will probably become a requirement for employees looking to become senior executives.
A related approach has been used by some very effective military general staff structures in the past. Read the entire GovExec.com article for more details.
Finally, note that the 15 agencies in the intelligence community include the: Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, and National Security Agency; plus offices in the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, and in the departments of Energy, Homeland Security, State, Treasury, and Justice.