Common Sense Government: Works Better and Costs Less

Appendix A: Status of Major Recommendations by Agency

The National Performance Review's (NPR's) September 7, 1993, report contained 254 major recommendations affecting major government agencies. These recommendations are discussed in more detail in separate accompanying reports, which break these recommendations into 833 specific action items. Of these action items, agencies report that 32 percent are complete, and another 61 percent are in progress. Following are highlights of agency reinvention activities.

Note that this file has been edited and contains updates for the intelligence community only.

Intelligence Community


NPR Recommendations

INTEL01 Enhance Intelligence Community Integration
INTEL02 Enhance Community Responsiveness to Customers
INTEL03 Reassess Information Collection to Meet New Analytical Challenges
INTEL04 Integrate Intelligence Community Information Management Systems
INTEL05 Develop Integrated Personnel and Training Systems
INTEL06 Merge the President's Intelligence Oversight Board With the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
INTEL07 Improve Support to Ground Troops During Combat Operations

Agency Progress to Date

The Intelligence Community has completed implementation of almost 60 percent of its recommendations. As the Intelligence Community reorients itself in the post-Cold War world, its leadership has been meeting to chart the course ahead and is preparing a communitywide vision and action plan which include near-term initiatives and long-term priorities. The National Intelligence Needs Process is being refined to identify the essential contribution intelligence makes in accomplishing national objectives; further enhancements to this process are expected in the near future.

Intelink-the Intelligence Community's classified multimedia data exchange patterned after the Internet-is now fully operational, providing a wealth of information services to the community and its customers, as well as contributing to a better integration of the community's various elements.

In the area of human resources management-a high priority of the new Director, Central Intelligence (DCI)-a senior review panel published its findings at the end of July 1995, promising a framework of a redefined, integrated personnel management system. Also, the DCI's Foreign Language Committee exceeded its original recommended action to spawn a number of innovative language reforms.

The Director of OMB has accepted VA as a franchise fund pilot and has forwarded a proposal to Congress to franchise certain in-house activities. VA has presented to Congress and begun to implement a complete restructuring of the health care system that will ensure optimum quality and efficiency as well as greater access to veterans.

NetResults, National Performance Review 1994