Qualche giorno fa il Direttore della Central Intelligence Agency Leon Panetta ha presentato il piano strategico quinquennale denominato "CIA 2015".
Il documento non mi risulta sia pubblico per cui riguardo al contenuto dobbiamo basarci sulle notizie di stampa (qui, qui e qui) e su quelle contenute nel sito dell'Agenzia stessa.
Da queste ultime apprendiamo che il Piano "CIA 2015" dovrebbe essere strutturato su "tre pilastri":
"Director Panetta outlined CIA 2015’s three pillars. The first is investing in people. The CIA will recruit, train, and retain a highly talented and diverse workforce with the strengths to tackle any mission that arises. Bolstering the Agency’s foreign language capabilities is essential to that objective. The plan doubles the number of clandestine officers—and triples the number of analysts—enrolled in language training.
The CIA will enhance its use of more flexible and innovative deployments overseas—including new approaches to cover—paving the way for even better intelligence collection. More co-location of analysts and operators at home and abroad will both enrich the information provided to policymakers and lead to even more operational success in the field. This sort of fusion has more than proved its value over the years, and has been key to victories in counterterrorism and counterproliferation, among other disciplines.
The second pillar is investing in technology to extend the CIA’s operational and analytic reach and become more efficient. Agency personnel must be able to operate effectively and securely in a rapidly changing global information environment. The plan boosts the CIA’s potential for human-enabled technical collection and provides advanced software tools to help Agency officers tackle the huge volume of data they encounter in their work.
The third pillar is to achieve a new level of agility in maintaining the Agency’s global presence and surging for emergencies. The Agency will transform its support platforms around the world and consolidate certain business functions. Director Panetta commended the Agency’s tradition of minimal bureaucracy, a key ingredient in its responsiveness and impact. “When we’re told to get a job done, we can do it,” he said. “But we can’t take anything for granted. As good as we are, we can be better. As capable as we are, we can do more. As smart as we are, we can be tougher.”
In particolare riguardo al primo pilastro, un articolo del Washington Post di oggi parla proprio del distacco di analisti in zona di operazioni. Un cambiamento organizzativo che, sembra di capire, avrebbe migliorato l'efficienza della struttura.