Via Burn Bag:
As of Friday morning’s announcements of the new mission statement and the bureau town hall (from which most everyone left more confused than informed) to discuss the new organization chart, we remain a bureau in fundamental crisis. Everyone scratching their heads about what they do and exactly whom they support.
CSO’s contractors continue to be an internal force just as the OIG report cited. Worse yet, we already have total supervisory overhead (civil service, foreign service, and third party contractors’ employees) of almost 1:1 with “doers” and despite what the bureau told Congress. Lots of editing and reviewing and pontificating takes place but very little drafting or other original work. It reminds me of a third world state run enterprise!
Should the new name now be the Bureau of Conflict Analysis and Atrocity and Violent Extremism Prevention and J Undersecretary Pet Issues (CAAVEPJUPI)?
- David Malcolm Robinson – From Office of the High Representative to Conflict and Stabilization (State/CSO)
- Churn News — Conflict & Stabilization Bureau’s Top Official to Step Down
- QDDR II Walks Into a Bar and Asks, What Happened to the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations?
- New Bureaus and All That Jazz, and You Can Still Do More With Less