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In managing the whole community, the National Intelligence Director is stillproviding a service function.With the partial exception of his or her responsibilities for overseeing the NCTC, the National Intelligence Director should support the consumers of national intelligence--the president and policymaking advisers such as the secretaries of state, defense, and homeland security and the attorney general.
We are wary of too easily equating government management problems with those of the private sector.
significant control over how money is spent and can hire or fire leaders of the major divisions
A major finding was a lack of coordination and cooperation between intelligence gatherers in the 12 federal agencies that collect and analyze intelligence and intelligence agencies and domestic law enforcement.
As far as I'm concerned they have all burned their bridges, it is time for a new intelligence agency that reports directly to the American people. Perhaps run with random conscripts from the population. Sort of like a citizens draft.
personally I bet is one of the close family friends of the president
I don't think the fact that it was an Executive Order is anything to worry about. Congress can override any Exutive Order they wish, anytime they wish. It just depends on whether or not Congress feels like it.
That person -- the person in that office will be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, and will serve at the pleasure of the President. The National Intelligence Director will serve as the President's principal intelligence advisor and will oversee and coordinate the foreign and domestic activities of the intelligence committee. Under this reorganization, the CIA will be managed by a separate Director. The National Intelligence Director will assume the broader responsibility of leading the intelligence community across our government.
And I think that the new National Intelligence Director ought to be able to coordinate budgets.
I will hire the person, and I can fire the person, which is -- any President would like. That's how you have accountability in government. I don't think that the office ought to be in the White House, however. I think it ought to be a stand-alone group, to better coordinate, particularly between foreign intelligence and domestic intelligence matters.
More like the Joint Chiefs, because the Joint Chiefs have got a -- even though not a part of the chain of command, they are affected by the chain of command.