Annual Demographic Report: Hiring and Retention of Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities in the United States Intelligence Community Fiscal Year 2016 [open pdf - 3MB]
"The Annual Demographic Report on Hiring and Retention of Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities in the United States Intelligence Community examines workforce demographics relating to civilian employees in all 17 elements of the U.S. Intelligence Community [IC]. It highlights progress the IC has made in increasing diversity and illustrates the IC's continued investment in strengthening the talent and diversity of the workforce through innovative and broad-based inclusion initiatives. The October 5, 2016 Presidential Memorandum (PM) titled Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the National Security Workforce stated that 'We have made important progress toward harnessing the extraordinary range of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences…[however] agencies in this workforce are less diverse on average than the rest of the Federal Government.' The IC recognizes the importance of having a diverse workforce to ensure it both performs at its best and maintains the confidence of the American people. We live in an increasingly complex and interconnected world in which 'unpredictable instability' is the new normal. Both at home and abroad, the United States faces such diverse national security threats such as terrorism, cyberattacks, drug trafficking, political instability, nuclear proliferation, disease outbreaks, space competition, and much more. Countering such diverse threats requires a creative and dynamic IC capable of collecting and providing nuanced, multidisciplinary intelligence to policymakers, military personnel, and law enforcement officials alike to successfully protect American lives and interests around the world. Indeed, one of the IC's enterprise objectives is to 'build a more agile, diverse, inclusive, and expert workforce.'"
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