Teams forming to review intel certification, accreditation

DALLAS'Personnel in the military services and agencies, as well as representatives from industry and academia, will receive invitations next week to participate in one of two teams that will ultimately make suggestions on overhauling the certification and accreditation processes across the intelligence community.

The green and gold teams will make suggestions to speed up processes to get new technologies into the hands of warfighters, according to Air Force Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose, associate director of national intelligence and CIO of the intelligence community.

"We're going have a good old-fashioned tent meeting," Meyerrose told participants today during the Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems Worldwide Conference. "We're hoping that through this bit of ingenuity, we can tap the best minds from across the business. We need to have this kind of effort to make intelligence better."

Meyerrose said he is working with John Grimes, Defense CIO, on the initiative and that the outcome will help the intelligence agencies and components within the services reduce the time it currently takes to certify and accredit standards and systems. He said the teams will also help the entire intelligence community become more joint and inclusive.

Meyerrose said the reforms are a part of the federal overhaul of the intelligence community and are consistent with the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which was passed by Congress last year.

"We have to make intelligence fast, agile and transparent," Meyerrose added. "It doesn't do us any good to deliver the right information to the right place, but not in the nick of time. But it's not just about the speed of delivery of intelligence, it's the speed in which we bring innovation."

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