Rebalance Task Force
INSA established the Rebalance Task Force to assess the implications for the Intelligence Community of the new defense strategy and the adjustments in the broader national security policy agenda which it implies. The Task Force was chaired by former Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, Dr. Steve Cambone. He was joined on the Task Force by former CIA and NSA Director General (ret.) Michael Hayden; INSA’s Senior Intelligence Advisor and former Undersecretary for Intelligence/DHS, Charlie Allen; former Deputy Director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center/Deputy Director of the FBI’s National Security Branch, Phil Mudd; former Deputy Director of Intelligence/CIA, Carmen Medina; former Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, Randall Fort; Executive Vice President and COO of Invertix, Craig Parisot; and Vice President and General Manager, Cyber Systems Division, of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, John Jolly.
The purpose of the Task Force was to inquire whether, and in what ways, the national intelligence enterprise might need to adjust as an evolving national security strategy increases its focus in the coming decade toward Asia and non-terror related issues. Over the course of internal discussions and interviews with senior IC officials, the Task Force adjusted its focus as it realized that a more fundamental change is needed given today’s operational environment. On November 29, 2012, the task force published its findings in their white paper, "Expectations of Intelligence in the Information Age," which looks at how policy makers’ evolving expectations will shape future roles of the Intelligence Community. The paper’s main conclusion is that in order to meet policy makers’ demand for strategic warning of impending events, the Intelligence Community will have to increase its reliance on open sources of information while maintaining and focusing traditional intelligence techniques.