Patrick Gorman, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (Apr 8, 2008 at the University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs) Patrick Gorman, Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Strategy, Plans, and Policy in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, spoke about the challenges of the intelligence reforms currently being implemented following the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. After describing briefly the complex structure and history of the U.S. Intelligence Community, Mr. Gorman commented on the current status of the reforms and identified major barriers that are slowing down the process of transformation. He pointed out that in addition to solving the issue of conflicting authority and the need to improve information-sharing between different national security institutions, the emphasis is now on creating the culture of collaboration, for which the Joint Duty Assignments program has been created. Mr. Gorman concluded by outlining the key steps in the 500 Day Plan for Integration and Collaboration that was developed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in October 2007 and will be reevaluated in the fall of 2008.
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