Signs Of The Time, Part 94

From Elizabeth Harrington last Thursday on The Washington Free Beacon website:

“CIA Has Dedicated Program to Recruit Transgender Individuals”

The Central Intelligence Agency three-year “Diversity and Inclusion Strategy” includes a dedicated program to recruit transgender individuals and agency-wide “unconscious bias” training.

The plan, released by the CIA’s Diversity and Inclusion Office last week, lays out several goals for “weaving diversity and inclusion throughout the talent cycle.”

One agency goal is “Becoming an Employer of Choice,” and includes “dedicated programs” to recruit every demographic imaginable…

“We will continue to enrich our workforce by targeting diverse communities across the United States to meet our talent needs, with dedicated programs for citizens of African, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Native American descent; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals; Persons with Disabilities; Veterans; and Women,” the CIA said…

As a U.S. citizen that’s had contact/history with the Agency in the past, I have no problem with this new CIA “workforce enrichment” plan- transgender targeting included- as long as officer candidates are selected for being the best and brightest and not because their hiring helps fulfill some discriminatory and archaic quota program.

By the way- I have no knowledge that the “DIS” plan includes the use of “quotas.” I’m just sayin’.

All I know is this. I’d sleep better at night knowing our civilian intelligence apparatus is staffed by the “cream of the crop” rather than individuals who are “second string” but tick some box(es) that’s highly-questionable as to its relevance for tackling the mission-at-hand:

Preempt threats and further US national security objectives by collecting intelligence that matters, producing objective all-source analysis, conducting effective covert action as directed by the President, and safeguarding the secrets that help keep our Nation safe.

Christopher E. Hill
Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

Source:

Harrington, Elizabeth. “CIA Has Dedicated Program to Recruit Transgender Individuals.” The Washington Free Beacon. 18 Feb. 2016. (http://freebeacon.com/issues/cia-dedicated-program-recruit-transgender/). 24 Feb. 2016.

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