July 4, 2016 · Covert Contact Interviews Intelligence Dean Baratta

Building an Intel Shop from the Ground Up

In episode 53 of the Covert Contact podcast Dean Baratta, Chief of the Analysis Bureau at New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, joins me to discuss how he and his leadership rebuilt their intelligence operation from the ground up. Their radical restructuring touched every facet of their operations and included substantial changes in how they classified and distributed their work. We also dig into the key elements that made the effort successful, how it has changed the way officials view their product, and where they plan to go next.

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