CIA Director John Brennan orders overhaul of US spy agency


Washington: CIA Director John Brennan has ordered one of the most sweeping reorganizations in the spy agency’s history.

Brennan says the overhaul is designed to impose more accountability on top managers, enhance the agency’s cyber capabilities and shore up espionage gaps exacerbated by a decade focused on counterterrorism.

Brennan announced the restructuring to the CIA workforce Friday. Briefing reporters at CIA headquarters this week, Brennan said the changes are necessary to address intelligence gaps that the CIA is not covering. He lamented that there is often no single person he can hold accountable for the spying mission in any part of the world.

In the most significant change, the CIA would break down the age-old wall between the agency’s operations and analytical arms.


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