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Intelligence community CIO John Sherman views his partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders as key to IT modernization success.

 

Congress, America’s international allies, other federal agencies like the Department of Defense and intelligence community staff all count among these important stakeholders, he said Tuesday at the Cloudera Data Cloud Summit.

The award from the Partnership for Public Service was given based on the IC’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey score, which evaluated how agency employees feel about their work environment. A large agency was characterized as one with more than 15,000 employees.

 

The IC, which includes 17 different organizations, improved its spot from fifth overall last year to third, helped by a 3.6 point bump in its FEVS score and decreases in the scores of the Departments of Commerce and Transportation.

Ben Huebner, Chief of ODNI’s Civil Liberties, Privacy, and Transparency Office, spoke about the Intelligence Community’s (IC) efforts to protect civil liberties and privacy when using Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authorities at the Cato Institute Surveillance Conference Dec. 6, in Washington, D.C.

Acting Director of National Intelligence (ADNI) Joseph Maguire joined local, state and federal officials for the November 26 groundbreaking ceremony of the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) West Headquarters in the northern section of St. Louis, MO. The nearly 300 people in attendance included past, current, and undoubtedly some future NGA employees, as well as business and community leaders and higher learning institutions with geospatial foci.

Four years ago, houses still dotted the streets near Cass and Jefferson avenues, the remnants of a neighborhood that had seen residents leave and investment dwindle for decades. On Tuesday, top federal intelligence and military officials gathered here, now a cleared 97-acre site, and promised to pour $1.7 billion into a new campus for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, hopeful that the 3,000-plus NGA jobs will draw even more private investment to the near north side.

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