Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Threats to NSG identified in the 1994 Strategic Planning Sessions

  1. Declining fiscal and personnel resources - mission becomes `budget driven' (`Fair share' budget cuts may destroy important capabilities)
  2. Uncertain/hard-to-define future missions
  3. Forced merger with other Navy organizational entities or even other service organizations might mean the loss of professional Navy cryptology
  4. World (competitive landscape) changing too fast to track
  5. Products and services becoming obsolete due to rapidly advancing technology
  6. Budget driving increased reliance on less robust systems (e.g. remote operations, outsourcing)
  7. Loss of control under `joint' mandates (mergers and acquisitions)
  8. Loss of primacy of cryptology due to growing reliance on other forms of intelligence (loss of major business lines)
  9. Diverging goals between strategic and tactical programs could destroy synergy of products and services)
  10. Loss of global reach from closing overseas sites

5 comments:

Rubber Ducky said...

11. Failure to support national security and Navy missions because the organization is too myopic, inbred, and self-referrent.

Anonymous said...

I guess nobody saw Commander of NSGC imposing threat number three on the community of his own accord.

General Quarters said...

Ow. That duck has teeth.

Anonymous said...

Back it up Rubber Duck. Share your facts with us.

Anonymous said...

"Forced merger with other Navy organizational entities or even other service organizations might mean the loss of professional Navy cryptology"

Translation: IDC