Some odds and ends, quick reads.
2013 Incomplete Intelligence Reform: Why the US Intelligence Community Needs an Empowered DNI Michael Rettig in Diplomatic Courier (12 February 2013)
Bottom line: DNI has been neutered from day one — no budget authority, no operational authority, a staff of over a thousand promoted beyond their abilities.
2012 The Next Four Years: Intelligence Community Reform – Refining not Rebooting Frank B. Strickland in IBM Business of Government Blog (18 October 2012)
2012 A Personal Perspective The Evolution of Intelligence Reform, 2002–2004 Phillip Zelikow in Studies in Intelligence (17 October 2012)
Amid all the particular issues, what stood out was the emphasis both Rice and Hadley placed—with support from others—on integrating intelligence, on a fusion of information available to all.
Claims the reforms have improved management, bridged the fault line between foreign and domestic, improved the integration of major analytic assessments, and made the National Counterterrorism Center an important innovation.
2012 Reforming Intelligence vs.Intelligent Reforms Zenpundit (5 December 2012)
Worth reading. First comment by J. Scott Shippman: The IC should consider themselves in good company, as no one in DC is held accountable, and adults seem to be an endangered species.
2011 Intelligence Reform and Integration since 9/11 David Shedd at The Washington Institute (7 November 2011)
2011 The State of FBI Intelligence Reform Ten Years After 9/11 Robert S. Mueller III Testimony to HPSCI (6 October 2011)
2011 9/11 Lessons: Intelligence Reform Richard Betts, Council on Foreign Relations (26 August 2011)
2010 The State of the Craft: Is Intelligence Reform Working? Mike Hayden in World Affairs (September/October 2010)
2010 Intelligence Reform After Five Years: The Role of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Richard A. Best, Jr., CRS Report for Congress, 22 June 2010
2010 Why Intelligence Reform Has Failed Matthew Harwood Security Management (6 April 2010)
2010 Neary on where the Office of the Director of National Intelligence went wrong Walter Pincus in Washington Post (6 April 2010)
2010 Intelligence Reform, 2001–2009: Requiescat in Pace? Patrick C. Neary in Studies in Intelligence (29 March 2010)
Rather than the engine of change, the ODNI became the fulcrum of competing notions of reform, devolving to something larger but only a little better than the CMS it replaced.
The final nail in the coffin of intelligence reform as it was envisaged in 2004 was the failure at several levels of leadership to hold intelligence officers accountable for their performance and behavior.
2009 Intelligence Reform Memorandum Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (July 2009)
2009 Making Intelligence Reform Work Gordon Lederman in American Interest (March/April 2009)
2008 An Intelligence Reform Reality Check Jack Devine in Washington Post (18 February 2008)
2006 Intelligence Reform: The Logic of Information Sharing US Berkeley School of Information (Advisor AnnaLee Saxenian)
It critiques the logic of information sharing, highlighting problems of interpretation and sense-making that have not been fully addressed in the rush to implement a culture of sharing. To address these problems, the paper suggests improving the environment of analysis by diversifying tools of interpretation and cultivating connectivity in ways that support innovation and sense-making.
2006 Why Can’t the US Have Its Own MI5? CSIS White Paper
2005 The Limits of Intelligence Reform Helen Pessenden, Foreign Affairs (November/December 2005)
2004 Intelligence Reform Overview CSIS White Paper