Bloomberg Law
Dec. 17, 2020, 9:39 PM

U.S. Spy Agencies Still Lack Women and Minority Staff, GAO Says

Travis J. Tritten
Travis J. Tritten

The U.S. intelligence community doesn’t have enough women, minorities, and people with disabilities, a new government watchdog report says.

The 17 federal organizations that make up the intelligence community have made slight progress toward increasing diversity over the past decade, including 6% more disabled personnel. But they continue to lag behind the rest of the federal government and civilian workforce, the Government Accountability Office found.

The GAO recommended the director of national intelligence require strategic plans and deadlines to meet diversity goals as a way to hold intelligence organizations accountable. The lack of such planning was a weak point in ...

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