Organization and Management Issues

M - Z

McDonnell, Janet A. "The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence: The First 10 Years." Studies in Intelligence 58, no. 1 (Mar. 2014): 9-16. []

Mostly boiler-plate about the great wisdom shown by Defense Secretary Rumsfeld in creating the USD(I) position (ignoring Congress's lead role in the matter) and the great success the office has enjoyed under its three occupants. However, the statement that "[d]etermining the appropriate balance of authorities between" the DNI and the USD(I) "has been and continues to be a challenge" is certainly on the mark.

Munro, Neil.

1. "Budget Cuts May Erode Pentagon Intelligence Network." Defense News, 8-14 Feb. 1993, 34.

2. "Pentagon Will Leave C3I Assistant Post Intact." Defense News, 29 Mar.-4 Apr. 1993, 6.

Nesbit, Robert F. "Catching Up With Pomfret, Vermont: An Examination of Intelligence Dissemination Architectures." American Intelligence Journal 15, no. 2 (Autumn/Winter 1994): 30-36.

NMIA ZGram. "DoD Announces Reorganization of C3I Office (DoD, 13 May 1998)." 14 May 1998. []

DoD has "announced the reorganization of its headquarters element overseeing command, control, communications and intelligence (C3I) functions.... The C3I office will be directed by an assistant secretary of Defense (C3I) who will also carry out the legislatively mandated functions of chief information officer" for DoD. "This organization will report directly to the secretary and deputy secretary of Defense and will exercise oversight over six Defense agencies": DIA, Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Security Service, NIMA, NRO, and NSA.

Periscope. Editors. "DOD Intelligence Policy Assistant Addresses Changes." 15, no. 1 (1990): 1, 3-4.

Pincus, Walter.

1. "Pentagon May Get New Intelligence Chief: Undersecretary Post Wins Hill Support." Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2002, A11. []

"Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's plan to create a new post, undersecretary of defense for intelligence, picks up a 10-year-old idea that ... now appears on the verge of gaining congressional approval.... Rich Haver,... Rumsfeld's special assistant for intelligence, is the favorite to get the job."

2. "Rumsfeld Move in Pentagon Criticized." Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2002, A16. []

"Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's decision to create an undersecretary of defense for military intelligence is being criticized by lawmakers and analysts, who say it is aimed at heading off a more fundamental reorganization of the intelligence system and is a potential challenge" to DCI George J. Tenet.

Quam, Ed. "Intelligence Restructuring: The European Command Perspective." Defense Intelligence Journal 1, no. 1 (Spring 1992): 55-59.

Robinson, Clarence A., Jr. "Defense Department Re-establishes C3I Functions at Assistant Secretary Level." Signal, Apr. 1998, 48.

This reverses the decision of a year previous to divide this office into two separate organizations. Arthur L. Money has been nominated for the position.

Roby, Sheryll. "ASD(C3I) Reorganization." American Intelligence Journal 13, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 25-28.

Smith, David A. [COL/USAFR (Ret.)]. "Who Needs the Secretariats." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 121.12 (Dec. 1995): 42-44.

The author argues the need for streamlining the management structure of the military departments. Eliminating the positions of service secretaries and their secretariats is offered as one alternative for reaching this goal. However, Smith notes that such a move is probably not politically feasible, suggesting instead the "full integration of the service secretaries and their secretariats with the military chiefs of staff and their staffs."

Swenson, Russell G. "The Elements of Intelligence Readiness." Defense Intelligence Journal 3, no. 1 (Spring 1994): 53-74.

Wagner, Donald C. [COL/USAF (Ret.)] "An All-Source Collection Management Process." Defense Intelligence Journal 2, no. 1 (Spring 1993): 81-92.

Return to Organization & Management Table of Contents