Skip to comments.Employment drops on Goss watch
Posted on 05/05/2006 3:37:32 PM PDT by bert
Senator Pat Roberts being interviewed by Jim Angle said that the number of employees at CIA dropped from 100,000 to 75,000 during the Goss tenure.
If this is true then Goss did his job and the next phase can begin with a new director.
I think it is possible that he ws sent in as the hatchet man and someone else will begin anew to get this agency under control.
25,000 down, nicely done.
I watched the same show and I think you misunderstood. He said the CIA was cut from 100000 to 75000 under Clinton and Goss was building it back up.
Maybe they will run for office instead of trying to make policy as civil servants!
Atta go Mr. Goss. A medal you deserve!
A long overdue Major League enema!
I watched the interview and heard the same thing you did--that the personnel drop occurred under the Clinton administration and that Goss was in the processing of rebuilding.
Thanks Bert. This story has "legs"...and we thank you for the alert.
FRANK GANNON: Do you think there was or could have been a CIA conspiracy to remove you from office?
RICHARD NIXON: I don't know. I know many people think so. I would say that I had found it difficult to understand why the CIA which apparently had advance knowledge of the break-in didn't inform me. I found it difficult to understand how it could have been that at least two of those involved had CIA connections and never the less it was not brought to my attention as far as the break-in occurring. I must say too, the CIA had motive: It was no secret that I was dissatisfied with the CIA, with its reports and particularly with their appraisals of Soviet strength and our other problems around the world.
FRANK GANNON: Did they fear you?
RICHARD NIXON: No question about it and they had reason to. I was going to shape-up that organization and the Defense Department and the whole government for that matter, but particularly that one, on one occasion I said we could cut a third of the people out of the CIA and do a better job...
That's possible but I thought otherwise.
Good for Goss.
Please provide the source and a link for that. Thanks.
I dont believe that number ... 100,000?!?!?!?
That is a huge huge huge organization ... that does so little good.
Need to cut it further. 10,000?!?
You could cut 1/3 of the workforce of any civilian federal agency and do a better job.
Those numbers sound waaay high. I know it's classified (duh) but a quick Google of CIA employment yielded hits more in the 15,000 - 20,000 range. 100,000 people is a lot of people, even for a gummint agency.
Weeding out the clintorrhoids is a never-ending task, like fighting kudzu.
Could this be the number of Langley analysts who were told that they had to do a rotation in the field as an operative. Resignation or retirement probably looked better to them than actually doing something dangerous. Excess desk jockeys are probably so angry that the Bush Administration wanted them to work far from all the right parties in DC.
This just proves we did'nt need 25,000 employees!
"that the personnel drop occurred under the Clinton administration and that Goss was in the processing of rebuilding."
Well Porter may be building up, but he sure as heck got rid of some of the Clintooon allies.
Sounds like good news to me.
I am merely reporting what I heard the man say...... your point is well taken.
Wow, mabey Goss really did clean out the barn in a short time frame?
Wonder what employment numbers at State look like since January 2005?
Where did that 100,000 figure come from ?
There have NEVER been 100,000 CIA employees at any time in its existence !
That number so blatantly ridiculous that it makes not want to read the rest of the article.
I read a report at the time Goss was hired about one of the problems he was brought in to fix. It seems that the really competent CIA employees can resign, get hired by a contractor and begin working again at the CIA at a much higher salary.
The people who stay at the CIA are the incompetents who can only keep a job because of government regulations that restrict firing people.
Roberts said the number of CIA employees were reduced under the Clinton administration and since 9/11 they were being
built back up.
The CIA had too many uneeded cold war analysts at the time the cuts started (1993). Of course, no one actually got laid off or fired, it was all buyout and early retirement stuff.
Too bad no one realized that the first WTC bombing was a wake-up call. An agressive anti-terrorist campaign starting in 1993 would have certainly prevented 9/11.
The CIA has proven its incompetence in some of the most glaring intelligence blindness in the history of the world.
Gathering accurate information seems to be a problem for them no matter what their size.
They have more money than many countries and can't find their asses with both hands.
I don't think you can fix a monstrous bureaucracy. It's just too big to manage or repair.
I cannot believe either of these numbers. The State Dept only has about 35000 staff. I bet the CIA has fewer. How could 25000 of any kind of Govt employees fade away without it being in the news.