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Lean and Mean: Next Generation IT for the Intelligence Community

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The intelligence budget is shrinking, fast. But the missions and expectations for the intelligence community continue to grow. National Security Director James Clapper believes that capacities can be maintained in spite of shrinking budgets by investing in new IT solutions. If Director Clapper’s vision is to come true, new IT solutions will have to embody five key characteristics, as outlined by Defense Intelligence Agency Chief Technology Officer Grant Schneider.

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