A Truth Journal: Hey, DNI Clapper: Demand Agency Heads Change Profile of IC Hiring To Get Real Productivity: From Denny: Listen, Clapper, if your intelligence agency heads keep sending you the same profile over and over, as they have been doing for some time now, quit getting angry about it and just fire their lazy asses. They are still operating on the outmoded and unsuccessful game plan of Andrew Marshall who seriously F'd up both the military and intelligence communities for the past 60 years. The Andrew Marshall idea was to hire just the very young, because, he reasoned, they were the easiest to fool and the easiest to control both mentally and physically. Seriously?
You just can't keep hiring young IT people. Young people don't belong in the ugly intelligence business. IT people are the worst choice because they have rarely developed any people skills. That isn't how their brains move in real time. They certainly don't have much life experience yet either. The skills they do have for technology is great but you only need a handful of them compared to requiring legions of critical thinkers, and, yes, to a lesser extent, some analytical thinkers.
The field you should be looking at are the Baby Boomers and older. What a shocking revelation? That's right; you should be pulling from the 55 - 85 age group, as long as their minds are sharp. You can teach IT skills to most of them who would be delighted to learn it. Many of them are either underemployed and bored or outright retired and bored, wanting new challenges. And, guess what, they would not be frittering away their days collecting dick pics and spying on nude celebrities like at the NSA...
A Truth Journal: Hey, DNI Clapper: Demand Agency Heads Change Profile of IC Hiring To Get Real Productivity