Monday, March 09, 2015

CIA plans major reorganization and a focus on digital espionage - The Washington Post

Tangentially, at the top of my current recommended-reading list: Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World, by Bruce Schneier

"The CIA will also create a directorate focused exclusively on exploiting advances in computer technology and communications. The Directorate of Digital Innovation will rank alongside the agency’s operations and analysis branches, and it will be responsible for missions ranging from ­cyber-espionage to the security of the CIA’s internal e-mail.

In a briefing with reporters, Brennan described the far-reaching changes as “part of the natural evolution of an intelligence agency” that has not seen a significant reorganization in decades.

A central aim, he said, is to eliminate “seams” in coverage that lead to confusion over which part of the agency is responsible for tracking a specific issue or threat. After the reorganization, Brennan said, the CIA should be in position to “cover the entire universe, regionally and functionally, and so something that’s going on in the world falls into one of those buckets.”"
CIA plans major reorganization and a focus on digital espionage - The Washington Post
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