The Changing Context of Intelligence and Ethics

Enabling Technologies as Transformational Engines

The intelligence community of the United States and the intelligence communities of the world, linked in cooperative anti-terror activity, are responsible for maintaining social and global order at a level of understanding beyond that formulated in the past by any one nation. The intelligence community in the aggregate, as is where is, is a global community of practitioners who share an ethos and modalities of operation not available to ordinary citizens; it has thereby created for itself an intrinsic vocation or calling to maintain global order. The issue of accountability, however, during this transition, has not been fully addressed. This presentations explores the deeper implications of identity-shift in the Intelligence Community and what it means for the rest of us.