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Intelligence Community

The Coronavirus Pandemic is a Failure in Leadership - Not Intelligence

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 6:58pm
Words mean things. The mantra of the best Senior Intelligence Analyst I know has a curt humor to it, but in our business, it is advice worth remembering. In a recent opinion piece for "Foreign Policy", political scientist and author, Micah Zenko describes the leadership shortcomings of the Trump administration throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The article’s title? “The Coronavirus Is the Worst Intelligence Failure in U.S. History.” Words mean things.

About the Author(s)

Intelligence Officer Careers and How to Get One SWJED Sun, 09/30/2018 - 4:28pm
Students often ask me how to get a job in the Intelligence Community. I wrote this article to share some best practices for securing a career as an Intelligence Officer. This article reflects my 34 years of experience in that career field with three different agencies.
Why a DNI? Why an ODNI? SWJED Thu, 01/19/2017 - 1:07am

The DNI and the ODNI have legitimate work to be done and a major effort to rewire the Intelligence Community is not now called for.