After 9/11, to meet the increased demand for counter-terrorism operations, the intelligence community turned to private contractors. It wasn’t for a lack of interested candidates. Many Americans were ready and willing to join the intelligence community. The problem was that many applicants lacked the required experience/training needed and the lengthy federal hiring process didn’t help.
Fast forward to today, federal agencies are now trying to bring federal and contractor workers together to better execute long-term goals. How many contractors perform intelligence work for the U.S. Government? No one really knows that exact number…read more.