Vision 2015: A Globally Networked and Integrated Intelligence Enterprise   [open pdf - 9MB]

"Vision 2015 expands upon the notion of an Intelligence Enterprise, first introduced in the National Intelligence Strategy and later in the 100 and 500 Day Plans. It charts a new path forward for a globally networked and integrated Intelligence Enterprise for the 21st century, based on the principles of integration, collaboration, and innovation. […] The continued march of globalization, the growing number of independent actors, and advancing technology have increased global connectivity, interdependence and complexity, creating greater uncertainties, systemic risk and a less predictable future. These changes have led to reduced warning times and compressed decision cycles. Although this interconnected world offers many opportunities for technological innovation and economic growth, it also presents unique challenges and threats. In this environment, the key to achieving lasting strategic advantage is the ability to rapidly and accurately anticipate and adapt to complex challenges. The integration of international politics and economics over the last century outpaced the integration of U.S. institutions. Our statecraft adapted over the decades with new policies and institutions. The future portends discontinuities with new threats from non-traditional actors, new modes of attack, and more lethal impact. Intelligence must be more integrated and agile to assist in preventing and responding to these challenges."

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Listed on July 30, 2008 [Critical Releases]