CBRN Assessment

Changing environment forces agencies to adopt agile approach

27 December 2018

Key Points

  • Western intelligence officials are making greater public reference to the concepts of agility and delegation, indicating how agencies are responding to the challenges of rapid response in the digital age.
  • Jane’s interviews and research suggest that future intelligence and law enforcement agency organisational changes will take place in four key areas: structures, hierarchy and authorisation, professionalisation, and external partnerships.
  • The growth of an intelligence ‘ecosystem’ around agencies is likely to enhance their sensitivity to a changing environment, although larger Western states are unlikely to favour the ‘mega-agency’ as a solution.

‘Agility’ – being attuned and responsive to a complex environment – is a concept common in modern Western intelligence thinking.

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