Chapter 13

Struggling to Specify the Right Intelligence, Writing the Mission Statement

I went to Marty’s office before returning to my own. “New directions,” I announced. Don’t worry about the ABC or metrics approach. We have a directive to find simple, accountable costs of organizations. Get with Cost Accounting and see what’s available.”

“Good, will do. What are you up to?”

“I need to work up a draft Mission Statement for our efforts. I’ll be in my office working on it. Come in as soon as you get back from Cost Accounting.”

I continued to my office, closed the door, and began thinking of what I would propose for the Statement of Commander’s Intent as if I were the person in charge. I knew the statement would have a major impact on the success ...

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