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Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

US Intelligence Community's Strategic Human Capital Plan

In May 2006 I posted Strategic Planning - A Federal Model for Local Goverment. That post included a reference to the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 which requires federal agencies to submit five-year strategic plans to the Government Accountability Office.

Law enforcement agencies sometimes reject strategic planning because they fear the plan would be public record. It would, and it should be. Being able to access strategic plans lets voters and taxpayers evaluate how well or how poorly local agencies are setting goals and meeting them. Strategic plans are not the same as tactical plans.

As noted in the May 2006 post, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's strategic plan is public record. And now the US Intelligence Community has released its unclassified five year strategic plan for human intelligence. The Community's plan was dated June 22, 2006, and released to the public on October 18, 2006. It is titled Strategic Human Capital Plan - An Annex to the US National Intelligence Strategy.