Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Tenet: U.S. is 5 years from proper intelligence.
By then, another unanticipated type of threat may result in an attack on US soil. The time it takes to retrofit the CIA to identify a new type of attack must be faster than the time it takes for such an attack to occur. Terrorism and new types of threats occur real-time, they do not wait for reorganizations and structural changes.
The time it takes to implement the technology required to support such an effort must not become obsolete by the time it is implemented. These days businesses rarely embark on projects larger than one year since the risk of failure and technology obsolescence in such projects is high.
People and Process
It's not the data, its the people and the process. Now that the government is catching up in technology, they are falling in the same historical technology traps. Government leaders constantly talk about databases, data, data sets and knowledge. They appear to be valuing data and knowledge over people and process. Hopefully they can mature in this respect rapidly, because data is useless without effective people and processes.
wo 1:22 PM - [Link] - Comments ()
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Bungie, Hands-off Management from 30,000 Feet
- I thought my departments were on the ball
- I was out of the loop
- Administration heads can meet less often
- Satellite Photos
- Strategy and Structural Change
- Iraq War and Aftermath
- Palestinian Issue Worsening
- Anti-American Sentiment Increases
wo 6:42 PM - [Link] - Comments ()
Sunday, April 11, 2004
PDB Full TextNevertheless, FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York.
wo 12:21 AM - [Link] - Comments ()
Sunday, April 04, 2004
"U.S. Could've Stopped 9/11 Attacks, Panel Chief Says" while "the White House has insisted there was nothing that could have been done to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks."
I want a White House that can prevent against such attacks. Don't you?
wo 4:56 PM - [Link] - Comments ()