Robert Steele: Rebuilding National Intelligence – A 12-Step Plan

Robert Steele

Robert Steele

Rebuilding National Intelligence – A 12-Step Plan

Why Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, and Chuck Hagel Need to THINK….now.

Robert David STEELE Vivas

OpEdNews, 27 July 2014

DOC (21 Pages): Steele Rebuilding National Intelligence 1.9

SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/Steele-12-Steps

As we begin the final two and a half years (less seven days) of the Obama-Biden Administration, a great deal is going wrong all at once. Strategically, we are imploding around the world, with the Ukraine and Syria being but two examples of what happens when you wage war on the basis of lies – we have learned nothing from Iraq or Afghanistan just as we learned nothing from Viet-Nam, El Salvador, Nicaragua, or Honduras – or decades of Mexican government support for illegal immigration. On the policy front we wax and wane between the incoherent (Middle East) and the insane (armed pivot to Asia). In the acquisition and contracting world we are beyond broken – the Navy cannot design ships, the Air Force cannot build a sustainable aircraft that fights as it should, and the various Cabinet departments – as well as their Congressional oversight committees – are all pursuing budget share without regard to the debt, the deficit, or the growing public outrage over a government that lies to it, spies on it, and is generally out of cash, out of credibility, and out of capacity.

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Jul 27

2014 INTERVIEW: Hal Berghel of Robert Steele for IEEE Computer

scan0001IEEE Computer, Vol.47, No. 7, pp. 76-81

Online version @ Berrghel.net

PDF (6 pages): IEEE Computer Steele Interview As Published

Full Text Online Below the Fold

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Jul 2

2014 Answers: Robert Steele to Adam Hudson on USG IT Innovation & Geospatial

Categories: Answers
Adam Hudson

Adam Hudson

Adam Hudson is a journalist, writer, and photographer. He was born in Oakland, California and raised in Pittsburg/Bay Point, California, a multiethnic working-class suburb in the East Bay Area.

He graduated from Stanford University in 2010 with a BA in International Relations and a minor in Middle Eastern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, focusing on the Arabic language. So he can read, write, and decently speak Arabic. In Winter of 2010, he studied international humanitarian law and public policy abroad at the University of Oxford.

Free Your Mind” Think Outside the Box

Eight Questions & Answers

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Jul 1

INTERVIEW: TheDailyBell Grills Robert Steele

Robert Steele

Robert Steele

Former CIA Spy Robert Steele Wants to Strangle Leviathan With ‘Open Source’ Governance

With Anthony Wile

TheDailyBell- June 29, 2014

The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Robert Steele

SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/Bell-Rings-Steele

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Jun 30

INTERVIEW: Nafeez Ahmed (The Guardian) and Robert Steele on Re-inventing Intelligence to Re-engineer Earth

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The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% – ex CIA spy

The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth

A businessman tries to break through a line of Occupy Wall Street protesters who had blocked access to the New York Stock Exchange area in November 2011.

A businessman tries to break through a line of Occupy Wall Street protesters who had blocked access to the New York Stock Exchange area in November 2011. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Robert David Steele, former Marine, CIA case officer, and US co-founder of the US Marine Corps intelligence activity, is a man on a mission. But it’s a mission that frightens the US intelligence establishment to its core.

Read at The Guardian (Recommended) – or full story and graphics below the fold.

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Jun 20

Answers: Robert Steele to Kevjn Lim on Big Data

Categories: Answers,Data,Design
Kevjin Lim

Kevjin Lim

Kevjn Lim is an independent writer and Middle East foreign policy analyst at Open Briefing: The Civil Society Intelligence Agency. In the latter half of 2013, he was Turkey representative for the Syria Needs Analysis Project (SNAP), covering the Syrian crisis in the northern governorates and Turkey. From 2007-2011, he served as delegate with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Palestinian Territories, Sudan’s Darfur region, Iraq, Gaddhafi’s Libya and Afghanistan. He also taught modern languages (Hebrew, Arabic, French and Spanish) at both Trinity and Queens’ Colleges, University of Melbourne (2004-2006), and served as intelligence officer with the Singapore Armed Forces (2001-2004). Kevjn holds a BA and an Honours Degree (First Class) in political science and Jewish-Islamic studies from the University of Melbourne. He is currently doing postgraduate work in strategic studies. Among other languages, he is fluent in Arabic, Hebrew and Persian, as well as some Turkish, and is currently based in the Middle East.

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Jun 5

Robert Steele at LIBTECHNYC: The Open Source Everything Manifesto

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

YouTube (49:07) Robert David Steele – The Open Source Everything Manifestor @ LIBTECH NYC 21 May 2014

LIBTECH Conference Home Page

Time: 8-9 pm

Title of Presentation: The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, & Trust

Presenter: Robert David Steele

Short Description: The Open Source Everything Manifesto is presented in the context of key negative and postive trends and the imminent revolution in the USA of the 99% against the 1%. Specific solutions are proposed for the restoration of public agency — power back to the people — including an open source ecology, the six bubble concept of the Earth Intelligence Network, a new approach to a self-healing watermarked cyber-commons. A School of Future-Oriented Hybrid Governance, the World Brain Institute, the Open Source Agency, and the United National Open-Source Decision-Support Information Network are presented — all of them seeking a home in New York City.

Bio: Robert David Steele is a former Marine Corps infantry officer, former spy, co-founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Command, and former CEO of Open Source Solutions Network, Inc. Today he is CEO of Earth Intelligence Network, and the #1 Amazon reviewer for non-ficiton, reading in 98 categories.

PPT with Words in Notes Format: 2014-05-21 Open Source Everything Manifesto (Robert Steele) 1.4

RELATED & REFERENCED:

Open Source Manifesto

2014 Robert Steele Open Letter to Vice President of the United States of America Joe Biden, The White House

Pirate Bay Copy of Original Book

Full Briefing with Planned Words in Full Text Below the Fold

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May 21

HANDBOOK: Community Security

Community Security handbook

Summary

Security is a universal entitlement and a core part of human well-being. Where people cannot enjoy security, poverty and injustice are prevalent in other forms. Many major reports and policy initiatives in recent years have not only built strong evidence to underpin these claims, but they have also affirmed the need to foster a concept of security which puts people at its centre. When Saferworld has consulted people on what security means to them in different countries, the answer is always unique and specific to the context.

With this in mind, Saferworld has developed an approach that explains the principles underpinning Community Security interventions, and suggests practical implementation strategies that draw on our work and the work of a select number of agencies. The handbook is aimed at both policy makers and practitioners – particularly programme managers – and intends to help them work through the steps involved in planning, implementing, evaluating and improving Community Security interventions. It sets out the objectives of Saferworld’s Community Security work, explains why we see it as important, and draws together a significant body of learning and experience that ties together the theory and practice behind interconnected peace, conflict, security and development interventions.

PDF (52 Pages): Community Security Handbook

Recommended by Berto Jongman

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May 16

Michael Ostrolenk: INTERVIEW – Robert David Steele on Open Source Intelligence

Michael Ostrolenk

Michael Ostrolenk

The Michael Ostrolenk Show – The Future Is Now

Audio (23:05)

Robert David Steele, curator of Phi Beta Iota, former CIA clandestine services cases officer and creator of the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, talks about Open Source Intelligence, a movement that he started in 1988, and his recent book, the Open Source Everything Manifesto.

Steele found that close to 90% of the needed relevant information for government operations and decision-support is available from public sources in 183 languages, but not collected, processed, or analyzed by the structured official intelligence community.  He realized that embracing the open source community allows for greater exchange of information and more efficient use of taxpayer funds.

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Open Source provides a platform that is affordable, interoperable, and scalable.  Steele contends that secrets are not the same as knowledge, and that the Open Source Approach will help to curtail government waste relating to the desire to collection for the sake of collection.

In Steele’s contribution to the Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies, entitled “The Evolving Craft of Intelligence,” he discusses the way to create an effective intelligence and counter intelligence service.  The new paradigm would focus the United States Intelligence Community on catching traitors and providing decisions support as well as holistic analytics centered around the 10 High Level Threats to Humanity.

Through his discussion with Michael Ostrolenk  Steele explains how using common sense and open source techniques, the U.S. Government can adopt proven methods in the field by Steele over 25 years ago to have a leaner, more effective, more efficient, and more transparent intelligence Community.

Audio (23:05)

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May 3

2014 Robert Steele: Appraisal of Analytic Foundations – Email Provided, Feedback Solicited – UPDATED

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

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

I was thinking this morning about how little has changed since I was a founding member of the Advanced Information Processing and Analysis Steering Group (AIPASG) and also a member of the Information Handling Committee (IHC) for the US secret world (late 1980′s early 1990′s).

I note in passing my continued dismay as I see — year after year — papers that address the problem without doing their homework. In relation to just two of the eight factors below (proessing), I note that one paper, “Top Ten Needs for Intelligence Analysis Tool Development“(Batelle, 2009) did a nice day’s work without ever discovering the original four requirements documents (CIA, USMC, 1989). Worse, I am seeing papers today about to be published, that themselves take the 2009 article at face value without having a clue that there is so much more work that has been done….and been ignored by intelligence community seniors. Everyone goes through the motions. NGA means well but it will never accomplish what it claims to be already be doing. Ask them when their cave will be at the White House. At OMB. At CIA or DIA. At a theater command. In Afghanistan. The truthful answer is “not in my lifetime.”

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NGA’s ideas are very expensive non-inter-operable, bandwidth-impossible, non-scalable day dreams. Saying — as was said today at AFIO — that the NRO is responsible for all the big data hard stuff — the pipes, the speeds, the feeds — is an unprofessional cop-out. Even the idea of reversing the 75-25 ratio between legacy government software and COTS is wrong headed — only open source everything is affordable, interoperable, and scalable. What NGA leadership does not know about nuts and bolts is troubling. If the next USDI goes down this path, our analysts will continue to be the redheaded step kids locked in the closet with a sock in their mouth — and our strategists, policy-makers, acquisition managers, and operational commanders will continue to be (as Mike Flynn was and remains) screwed by a system that cares more about keeping the money moving than it does about serving our troops and those that train, organize, and equip our national capabilities. CrisisMappers, humanitarian UAVs, non-US commercially-created geospatial, and unfettered multinational open sources are all part of the solution — and are all banned from discussion within the US secret world.

When things are not going well, until you get the truth out on the table, no matter how ugly, you are not in a position to deal with it.  Bob Seelert, Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide (New York)

Below is my rough take on where the US Intelligence Community stands today on analytic excellence. The green outside the IC borders represents all of the possibilities that are actively and inexpensively present.

I worked with four quadrants, as is my custom.

Quadrant A: Source Diversity and Source Integrity
Quadrant B: Processing Big Data and Processing Desktop
Quadrant C: Analyst Education & Training and Analyst Outreach
Quadrant D: Analyst Access to Deciders and Deciders Integrity

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Appraisal

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May 1