INSA Op-Ed: Six Priorities to Revitalize National Intelligence

INSA Op-Ed: Six Priorities to Revitalize National Intelligence

INSA Op-Ed: Six Priorities to Revitalize National Intelligence

In this January 29 Op-Ed published in The Hill, INSA Chairman Letitia A. Long and INSA Vice President of Policy Larry Hanauer, outline key steps the new Director of National Intelligence can take to help revitalize the Intelligence Community.

In a strong display of bipartisanship, the Senate confirmed Avril Haines as the director of national intelligence by a vote of 84-10. The broad support from both parties attests to Haines’s qualifications for the job and gives her a mandate to institute reforms that will make intelligence agencies more effective.

With Haines at the helm, the new administration has an opportunity to revitalize the intelligence community and bolster its ability to address the nation’s most pressing challenges.

First, the intelligence community must provide decision makers with analyses that are objective and free from political influence must provide decision makers with analyses that are objective and free from political influence. The previous administration placed the nation at risk and undermined workforce morale by pressuring officials to toe the line on politicized issues like Russia and election security, as reported by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s intelligence community analytic ombudsman...

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Caroline Henry

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