But then my inbox pinged with another notice from the Office of the DNI: release of ”The 500-Day-Plan Update at Day 400” (download the PDF version here). It contained a graphic depiction of the troubling challenges remaining – actually using graphic “red flags” to mark areas at risk. More on the flags below.
Those who work in and with the intelligence community have been intimately familiar with the DNI’s 500-Day Plan. When it was first drafted I was still in government and had my tiny slice of input into its composition through the interagency review process. Its release was hailed by some (“ODNI Earns Kudos for 500-Day Plan,” in Federal Computer Week) and greeted with a yawn in some sectors of the community itself. “Another reform plan? I’ll make room on the shelf.” (more…)
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