CIA Pays Consultants $10 Million to Advise on Reorganization

Posted July 6, 2015 at 5:00am

“The CIA has paid more than $10 million to a management consulting firm advising senior U.S. intelligence officials on a broad reorganization that agency Director John O. Brennan began earlier this year,” according to The Washington Post .  

“The payments to the firm, McKinsey & Co., have been viewed with skepticism by some at CIA headquarters and on Capitol Hill at a time when the agency is confronting significant new security threats as well as pressure to trim costs.”  

“Under a blueprint that Brennan announced in March, the agency is breaking down the major directorates of espionage and analysis that have dominated the CIA’s bureaucratic structure for decades. Instead, the agency is creating hybrid units that combine analysts and operators in centers focused on specific regions, such as the Middle East, or security issues including weapons proliferation. The new units are modeled on the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, or CTC, an organization whose power and influence surged after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.”