ABSTRACT

Intelligence Community: Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen Workforce Diversity Planning and Oversight, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the GAO (Government Accountability Office) Highlights: "The '2019 National Intelligence Strategy' states that the IC [Intelligence Community] will recruit, develop, and retain a diverse, inclusive, and expert workforce to enable mission success. ODNI [Office of the Director of National Intelligence] reports that the IC is taking steps to increase the representation of diverse groups, such as issuing new strategies to enhance workforce planning. However, barriers to establishing a diverse workforce exist across the IC, according to an ODNI 2017 analysis. GAO was asked to review the IC's progress in enhancing workforce diversity. This report (1) summarizes ODNI annual demographic reports on the proportion of women, racial or ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities; and assesses the extent to which (2) IC elements report taking steps to address leading practices for managing workforce diversity and to identify potential barriers to maintaining a diverse workforce; and (3) ODNI is addressing leading practices for coordinating IC workforce diversity initiatives. GAO reviewed IC-wide and IC element specific policies and guidance; interviewed ODNI, and other IC officials; and administered a questionnaire to all 17 IC elements to obtain information on diversity strategies and challenges."

Report Number:
GAO-21-83
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Date:
2020-12-17
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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