Tinker, Tailor, Hacker, Spy

June 4th, 2014
CIA_Montage.jpgCreative destruction, change, automation, the Internet of everything.  These are all the issues that seem to impact every aspect of modern life. And whether you believe these things are good or bad, is not relevant.  What is relevant is that they are happening everywhere, including in the context of American spycraft and diplomacy and in institutions like the CIA.

In a world where quick and nimble and of course secrecy are often the objective best practices, spycraft today has gotten more mired in the institutional morass of every bigger bureaucracy.

That’s the underlying backdrop for David Ignatius in his latest spy thriller, The Director.


My conversation with David Ignatius: