Roadmap to Succeed in the Open for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's Human Development Directorate

by Cortney Weinbaum, Rich S. Girven, Arthur Chan

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In this tool, RAND researchers provide the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)'s Human Development Directorate with a roadmap for how employees can succeed in the open — that is, work anywhere in the world while having access to the information, resources, and functions they need to do their jobs. This roadmap provides an actionable plan for overcoming the technological, legal, policy, financial, and security hurdles to achieving NGA's missions outside of secure and classified environments. This roadmap is the result of more than 40 interviews with leaders across NGA and a review of research data and lessons learned from other organizations.

This research was sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)'s Human Development Directorate (HD) and conducted within the Intelligence Policy Center (IPC) of the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the Intelligence Community.

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