Wartime Capitalism

On this page I’ll be posting bits and pieces from my research and reporting on intelligence and defense outsourcing. It’s amazing what a little digging into company and government websites can turn up. Check here for the latest oddities – like this job at CACI for an “Intelligence Analyst, Lead.”

It’s for an agency located in Fairfax, Virginia. That’s a dead giveaway for a certain organization often referred to as the “other government agency,” or OGA. Partial list of tasks: “Researches, authors, and coordinates threat assessments to support the Commander and/or leaders in the U.S. civilian intelligence community. May provide team leadership to other analysts.” Do we as a country really want to build this kind of expertise in the private sector, working for profit? Isn’t providing support to US “commanders” in the “civilian intelligence community” a job that is inherently governmental? Or are we just going to hand over every aspect of our national security to the CACIs of the world? Read through this ad and send me an e-mail to let me know.

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