Complexity Digest 2006.19 - 19.01
New Web Cast :
6th Understanding Complex Systems Symposium
Urbana-Champaign, Il, 06/05/15-18
The Incredible Shrinking Cia, CNN
Excerpts: (...), officials in Negroponte's [Director of National Intelligence, DNI, Ed.] office have insisted they're not gutting CIA's role, but are instead making the overall intelligence community, with between 80,000 and 100,000 employees at 16 agencies, more efficient. But there's no question that analytic talent is being sapped for DNI-run entities such as the NCTC [National Counter Terrorism Center, Ed.], with a planned staff (including analysts and others) somewhere over 400. (...) The DNI has already taken some 90 analysts from the CIA. Now, he is siphoning off over two dozen more for NCTC from the CIA, one source tells TIME.
- Source: The Incredible Shrinking Cia
[ http://edition.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/05/08/cia.tm.tm/ ], Timothy J. Burger, Matthew Cooper, CNN, 06/05/08