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

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

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

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

YALE The Politic Interviews Robert Steele

The Politic

Open Source everything: A Spy Comes Clean

An interview with former CIA Clandestine Services Case Officer Robert Steele.

By Kris Todi

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert Steele is a former Marine Corps infantry officer, former spy, and long-time champion of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). Somewhere in there he also became an honorary hacker and the #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction. For the past 20 years he has been the Johnny Appleseed of intelligence reform, managing conference training for over 7,500 mid-career officers from across more than 66 countries. He’s written many books, articles, and chapters, done briefings across more than 20 countries, and even run for President, briefly, as a Reform Party candidate.

Written Interview & 58 Minute YouTube

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Below the line: YouTube Direct & Safety Copy of Interview

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Jan 21

2014 Rethinking National Intelligence — Seven False Premises Blocking Intelligence Reform

reality sandwich logoIs this the year in which populism defeats the two-party system, when the US stops borrowing to finance waste, and when the NSA debacle outrages the American people to the point that they call for a radical overhaul of the government?

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

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DOC (12 Pages): Rethinking Intelligence 2.3

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Rethinking Intelligence

Seven False Premises Blocking Intelligence Reform

Robert Steele

Reality Sandwich, 7 January 2014

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As Congress returns from its holiday recess, I believe there are at least three things on the mind of each Member:

First, is this the year in which populism defeats the two party-party system and in the process sees the electoral defeat of the majority of the House and a third of the Senate?

Second, is this the year that the US finally stops borrowing a trillion dollars a year to finance a government that is 50% waste – documented waste from agricultural products going into the trash to energy lost to fraudulent health to military weapons acquisition?

Third, is the NSA debacle going to be the precipitant – the catalyst – that outrages the American people  to the point that they call for a radical overhaul of big government (to reform Congress, the Executive and the Supreme Court)?

It is in that context that we who have been intelligence reformers for these past two decades ask the readers of Reality Sandwich around the world, to rethink the term, “intelligence.”

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Jan 7

Robert Steele: Foreword to Spanish-Language Diary of a Spy with PRB Approval

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Foreword

It is a pleasure for me – and gives me professional satisfaction – to present this book to the Iberian public. I have known the author for several years, and admired his efforts to translate the lessons from his past life into useful capabilities in the commercial and public intelligence domains.

While some will consider this book to be about spies and secrets and undertakings of great risk, for me it is really a book that can help the public understand that intelligence is not only about spying or secrets. Intelligence is mostly about knowing. Intelligence is about creating ethical evidence-based decision-support for everyone, not just prime ministers and general officers.

Intelligence is about sources and methods – the inputs – and it is about helping leaders of organizations make decisions – the outcomes. Intelligence is about arriving at the best possible understanding of the truth, from all points of view. In commercial intelligence we call this the 360 degree view.

In the pages that follow, I will illustrate and explain four additional points that might help engage public attention in this book’s important offering:

First, spies comprise four of the fifteen “slices” of Human Intelligence (HUMINT). They are the first and most important part of a larger mosaic. I particularly demand good counterintelligence – without it, nothing else can be trusted.

Second, the government intelligence “tribe” is one of eight tribes of intelligence. The other seven tribes need to learn how to “do” intelligence.

Third, our complex world can no longer tolerate governments or corporations that treat the Earth as a personal bank account. The time has come to demand a professional 360 degree perspective focused strictly on the public interest.

Fourth, we can all come together to share most of what we collect, process, and analyze. Sharing creates intelligence.

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Nov 25

2013 ON REVOLUTION — HelpngTransform the US Army Consistent with CSA Guidance

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* The Chinese character for revolution, “fire in the lake,” was made well-known to literate Americans by Frances Fitzgerald, Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam (Little, Brown and Company, 2009), originally published in the early 1970′s.  The book remains startlingly relevant to a learning-disabled US military repeating the same mistakes, at the behest of politicians repeating the same mistakes, in over 25 substantive “interventions” now active around the world.

This is a work in progress that will be submitted to SSI as a no-cost proposed monograph, with complete DoD pre-publication review at the theater and national levels.  It has not yet been proferred nor accepted.  The contents will be those of the individual contributing authors, and not representative of DoD as an institution.

Table of Contents

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Oct 20