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Author Paul, Christopher, 1971-

Title Alert and ready : an organizational design assessment of Marine Corps intelligence / Christopher Paul [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Corp., 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 201 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series RAND Corporation monograph series ; MG1108
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-201).
Contents Ch. 1: Introduction -- ch. 2: Approach -- ch. 3: Current organization of Marine Corps intelligence -- ch. 4: Literature on organizational design and analytic framework -- ch. 5: strategic intent and organizational assessment: USMC intelligence strategy, plans, doctrine -- ch. 6: Issue identification and analysis of data -- ch. 7: Alternative structures and their assessment -- ch. 8: Addressing remaining Marine Corps intelligence issues -- ch. 9: Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendixes.
Summary "As the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has grown in strength, it has needed to add intelligence capabilities. Since the end of the Cold War and, especially, since September 11, 2001, USMC intelligence has had to tailor its organization to meet the evolving demands of the operational environment. This has resulted in a number of ad hoc arrangements, practices, and organizations. A broad review of the organizational design of the USMC intelligence enterprise examined how to align it efficiently and effectively with current and future missions and functions. Specifically, the review, which included interviews with a range of USMC personnel and civilians, considered the organization of (and possible improvements to) the Intelligence Department, the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, the intelligence organizations within the Marine Expeditionary Forces (specifically, the intelligence and radio battalions), and intelligence structures in the combat elements. A comparison of 48 organizational and functional issues with a series of USMC intelligence and functional issues resulted in a series of recommendations to help improve the "fit" of USMC intelligence organizations with their environmental context. In some cases, the service would benefit not from changing its intelligence structure but by realigning it; in other areas, restructuring would lend greater efficiency and effectiveness to the USMC intelligence enterprise."--Page 4 of cover.
Funding The research described in this report was prepared for the United States Marine Corps. The research was conducted within the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community under Contract W74V8H-06-C-0002.
Note Print version record.
Subject United States. Marine Corps -- Organization -- Evaluation.
États-Unis. Marine Corps -- Organisation -- Évaluation.
United States. Marine Corps. (OCoLC)fst00528845
Military intelligence -- United States.
Service des renseignements militaires -- États-Unis.
HISTORY -- Military -- Biological & Chemical Warfare.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Intelligence & Espionage.
Military intelligence. (OCoLC)fst01021270
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Military Administration.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Rand Corporation.
Added Title Organizational design assessment of Marine Corps intelligence
Other Form: Print version: Paul, Christopher. Alert and Ready : An Organizational Design Assessment of Marine Corps Intelligence. Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, ©2011 9780833052605
ISBN 9780833052650 (electronic bk.)
0833052659 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000048829006
AU@ 000051314698
DEBBG BV043123364
DEBBG BV044156081
DEBSZ 42158047X
GBVCP 1008655864
HEBIS 286065940
NZ1 14167814

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