Exceptional Service: Unique Skills

Exceptional Service: Unique Skills

Spy agency utilizes autistic analysts’ unique skills
CBS Mornings, CBS News, Paramount Global.

Included in the story? Yes. An autistic works as a geospatial analyst at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in the United States Department of Defense. Her mother was also interviewed, in the format of autistic-parent-autistic. This is notable that a health reporter didn’t do the story. Because this is about national security, the network’s senior investigative correspondent did the interview and narrated the story.

What’s the story?

An autistic works at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a mapping agency in the Department of Defense, which is part of the Intelligence Community. She was diagnosed after her ten year old son was diagnosed.

Does it say “inclusion”?

The hiring of autistics based on their strengths is inclusion.

Is it for the autistic? Or is it for the allistic?

National security benefits all Americans.

Is this equal pay?

Is she in the same pay grade as others in the same position?

Is it for career advancement?

Whether she is promoted remains to be seen.

What needs to change?

This is a step in the right direction.