Federal intelligence agencies must make targeted staff reductions and boost employee performance in response to declining budgets, according to a report released Tuesday.
In the report from the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, a task force of current and former members of the intelligence community, recommended significant but strategic cuts to the workforce and programs over the next five years. Staffing levels increased in the last decade and are unsustainable in the current fiscal environment, according to the report.
UPDATE: This is the link to the INSA's report: https://www.insaonline.org/assets/files/White%20Papers/INSA_SMART_CHANGE_FINAL.PDF
The FBI Intelligence Analysts' Association (FBI IAA) supports President Obama's decision to request an extension to the term of FBI Director Robert S Mueller III. The FBI IAA is proud of Director Mueller's efforts to transform the FBI into an intelligence driven organization. We look forward to the opportunity to support Director Mueller's significant efforts in continuing the transformation of the FBI.
He has been a tremendous catalyst and leader and has started to build a foundation for an Intelligence Career Service as outlined in the Intelligence Reform and Prevention of Terrorism Act (IRTPA 2004) and thus far and we are confident he will continue to further the transformation.
The FBI IAA looks forward to working with the Director in implementing his vision for the future.