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Techies: Pay Attention

In a striking departure from the hush-hush culture of intelligence community IT, the CIO’s office for the Director of National Intelligence is running an open online forum about certification and accreditation issues, as well as other technology matters.

It might not seem like it, but this is very, very important. It is probably the most open and engaging effort related to reform I’ve seen (hosting blogs behind OSC firewalls don’t count) and if there is one area that needs a shake-up, it is IC IT. If you are involved in the field and care about related issues at all, get on the blog and start weighing in.

Bravo, General, Bravo.

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji spent nearly 20 years in the US intelligence community. Trained in both SIGINT and HUMINT disciplines he has worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office. At various points in his career he served as an expert in information warfare, computer network operations, computer forensics, and indications and warning. A veteran of the US Army, Michael has served in both strategic and tactical assignments in the Pacific Theater, the Balkans, and the Middle East.