Sunday, September 14, 2008

Office of the Director of National Intelligence Receives Accolades from Harvard University’s Ash Institute

"The Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School announced, on 10 September 2008, that the Intelligence Community Civilian Joint Duty Program is a winner of the 2008 Innovations in American Government Awards. This program of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence promotes (1) cross collaboration and (2) knowledge transfer across the entire intelligence community.

Under the guidelines of the Joint Duty program, all Intelligence Community employees are evaluated under the same performance standards, no matter which of the 16 agencies they may serve. Such standards include:
  • how well they collaborate,
  • share information, and
  • take integrated action across agency boundaries.
Executives receive annual feedback from superiors, staff, and peers, through comprehensive 360-degree reviews standardized across all agencies. While formal outcomes are classified, the program is already receiving much anecdotal acclaim."

Sounds like good leadership to me. Apparently, it is award winning leadership !!

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