2014 Steele on Modern Conflict

SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/Steele-Texas

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PPT (32 Slides No Words): Steele @ Tarleton Modern Conflict 1.6

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Apr 11

Rob Dover & Robert Steele: Intelligence and National Strategy? Rethinking Intelligence – Seven Barriers to Reform

Rob Dover

Rob Dover

PDF (15 Pages): Dover Steele PSA April 2014

Dover, R & Steele, RD (2014) Intelligence and National Strategy? Rethinking Intelligence: Seven Barriers to Reform, Paper presented the UK Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Manchester (14 Arpil 2014).

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert Steele

ROBERT STEELE: An Open Source Agency would be helpful but I was naive to expect the US IC to want to do the right thing — or any Cabinet Member to actually want decision-support. Had I known in 1994 what I know today, I would have taken this approach in the first place as a  second track, demonstrating the value of decision-support across each of the eight tribes, none of whom do holistic analytics and true cost economics decision-support now. With this piece we begin a new 20-year campaign to teach the willing how do the right thing instead of the wrong things more expensively (Ackoff, 2004). I am looking for a single university that will fund my PhD proposal and also launch a campaign to raise $100 million to create a School of Future-Oriented Hybrid Governance and a World Brain Institute.

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Apr 11

2014 Robert Steele: Beyond the Open Source Agency – School of Future-Oriented Hybrid Governance, World Brain Institute, PhD in Comprehensive Architecture

DOC (11 Pages): FIVE-R-Brief-School-World-Brain-OSE-2.3R

LEVEL ONE BRIEFING

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I have three ideas that can rapidly enhance your:

• Rank among all universities

• Research power among faculty

• Relevance as evaluated by alumni, students, and prospects

• Revenue in terms of endowments, grants, contracts, and fees

• Real Estate value.

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Mar 21

Answers: Robert Steele to Ramin D on Education & Elites in Context of Revolution

Categories: Answers
Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Dear Mr. Steele,

I’ve read your thesis, which presents a cogent framework to estimate the likelihood for the breakout of a revolution, with great interest.

I have some questions, which I respectfully ask you to answer either via Email or a future post on your website, Phi Beta Iota.

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Mar 1

Search: how can the intelligence community remain relevant in the 21st century

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Reflections: Seven Steps to US Intelligence Reform

I was quite surprised to see multiple searches using the same language. It is an important question that I have been asking — and answering — since 1988 when I helped create the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (today a mini-me of the larger mis-directed secret intelligence world).

My six challeges defined and published (with pre-publication clearance as usual) in 1994 have still not been met because we have not had any intelligence “leaders” willing to commit to intelligence with integrity.

I now believe that the DNI was a wrong turn. The next DNI should be charged by the next President with dismantling the DNI, restoring the DCI position, and executing a variety of straight-forward reforms that I have championed for a quarter century. A transformative intelligence reform process would shut down ODNI, restore the DCI, create an Open Source Agency (OSA), and elevate  the National Intelligence Council (NIC) to the Executive Office of the President (EOP). Somewhere in there OMB, Congress, the media, and the public would receive public (open unclassified) ethical evidence-based decision-support on all threats, policies, and country counterparts, while creating Community Decision-Support Networks that implement the proven process of intelligence at the local, county, state, and regional issue management levels.

Seven Steps to US Intelligence Reform*

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Feb 22

Robert Steele: Repensando la Inteligencia Nacional – Siete falsas premisas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David Steele Vivas : Es fundador de Open Source Solutions Network, Earth Intelligence Network y la Revista Journal of Public Intelligence. Steele, ex agente de la CIA, es reconocido mundialmente como pionero de la inteligencia colectiva, así como también, por ser el primero en denunciar que la CIA y los servicios de inteligencia norteamericanos tienen una estrecha relación de colaboración con Google y Altavista para utilizar los datos personales de los usuarios. Su obra, que ha sido elogiada ampliamente por Alvin y Heidi Toffler, entre otras figuras destacadas de la foturología, abarca una gran dimensión de temas como la inteligencia en operaciones de paz, las redes de inteligencia de carácter social, en fin, siendo actualmente uno de los más prestigiosos pensadores dentro de la comunidad de inteligencia mundial, por sus modelos de uso de OSINT para la lucha contra la pobreza y las condiciones de seguridad planetaria. Su obra está pensada para ofrecer soluciones a estos flagelos de la humanidad, a través de la cooperación de inteligencia producidas por distintas redes sociales.

Repensando la Inteligencia Nacional
Siete falsas premisas

AAIntelligencia (Febrero 2014)

Acceda a este artículo en inglés en:
http://www.phibetaiota.net/2014/01/robert-steele-rethinking-intelligence-seven-false-premises/

PDF (15 paginas): Steele in Spanish 7 False Premises

Será este el año en el que el populismo derrote al sistema bipartidista; cuándo los Estados Unidos detenga los préstamos para financiar el derroche y, cuándo la debacle de los ultrajes de la NSA al pueblo norteamericano llegue al punto de provocar un llamado a realizar una revisión radical del gobierno?

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Feb 19

Handbook: United Nations Inter-Agency Multi Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) Approach

Categories: UN/NGO
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HANDBOOK PDF (45 Pages): 
UN Handbook Multi Cluster Initial Rapid Assessement (MIRA) 2011

See Also:
Rapid Disaster Damage Assessments: Reality Check

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Feb 12

2014 Robert Steele Reflections on the Ecuador Initiative — Open Source Everything Combined with Ethical Evidence-Based Decision-Support 1.1

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Michel Bauwens, founder of the Peer to Peer (P2P) Foundation and one of my personal pioneer heroes, is deeply engaged in Ecuador with a Presidential initiative.

This endeavor could be world-changing, first in Ecuador, then across South America, and ultimately around the globe starting with the BRICS and the rest of the Southern Hemisphere.

I am deeply honored to have been invited to contribute a few thoughts.

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BACKGROUND:

Ecuador Initiative @ Phi Beta Iota

FLOK Society Research Portal

Below is my primary graphic that speaks directly to the two things that are missing from the project — a comprehensive embrace of Open Source Everything (OSE); and a coherent approach to decision-support across all mission areas and at all levels. After the first graphic, below the line, are several of my long-standing intelligence renaissance graphics with a few words about their applicability to Ecuador Initiative, a Presidential endeavor.

Slide1As this graphic, building on the complex vision of the entire team, shows, there is a need for a larger construct that both blends together all that is being done in the relatively isolated domains, each with their own project manager, and that also serves as a service of common concern, doing research and providing ethical evidence-based decision-support to each of the project managers as well as all others.

The central precept, from my book THE OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING MANIFESTO: Transparency, Truth, & Trust (North Atlantic Books / Evolver Editions, 2012) is that one must embrace all of the opens together. They are a “package deal.” Hence this interpretation of the President’s vision adds the essentials for doing open source information-sharing and sense-making across all boundaries.

In that context, it adds the needed function of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), the revolution I led prior to becoming enthusiastic about a complete liberation of the public from the industrial era elites that are corrupt and that are destroying our commonwealth.

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Feb 11

Nik Peachey: Verification Handbook

Categories: OSINT Generic
Nik Peachey

Nik Peachey

Although this was written for journalists, I think it has some really valuable insights for educators and students when it comes to verifying the authenticity of information. Excellent stuff. A MUST read.

Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.

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Feb 5

2014 Robert Steele – An Open Letter

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

SHORTCUT: http://tinyurl.com/2014-Open-Letter

This started out as an a letter to the collective leadership of a very promising open source software company, took a side step toward Microsoft, and finally made the leap here as a general open reference.

Earth Intelligence Network, A Virginia Non-Profit (501c3) Corporation, is seeking endowed alliances that might wish to advance the craft of public intelligence in order to create a prosperous world at peace.

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For a quarter century I have been a proponent for intelligence reform – for a revolution in the I of IT that moves beyond the industrial era commoditization of humanity toward the information era actualization of humanity’s full potential to create infinite wealth, a prosperous world at peace. Peter Drucker called for this (a focus on the I instead of the T) in Forbes ASAP on 28 August 1994.For the past decade I have been immersed in the possibilities of collective intelligence applied with integrity. I believe many paths are converging. Here to the side is the latest depiction of our larger vision for integrating education, intelligence (decision-support) and research.

This open letter outlines seven goals and seven actions bracketing my explicatory vision with graphics. I invite one and all to consider this. My email is at the end of this post. St.

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Feb 3