Alden Munson is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies , an advisor to government and industry in space and intelligence, and a former US deputy director of national intelligence for acquisition and technology. In a commentary for Space News,  he writes that the intelligence community has made great strides in the areas of planning and procurement, which have contributed to such stunning successes as the raid on the Bin Laden compound in Pakistan. Munson observes that there has been "substantial progress made in addressing shortcomings in the processes for planning intelligence collection, analyzing data, creating reports and assessments, and then sharing such reports and assessments among all who have legitimate need." Click here to read the article in full.


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