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.

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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.

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Oct 20

AAINTELLIGENCIA March 2013 — Lead Article On Healing the Americas with an Open Source Agency

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AAIntelligencia Marzo 2013:  AAIMARZO2013

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2013 Sanando a las Américas con una Agencia de Fuente Abierta

2013 Healing the Americas with an Open Source Agency

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Apr 4

INTERVIEW: Open Everything – with Robert David STEELE Vivas UPDATED to Add Parts V and VI

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Open Everything – Interview with Robert David STEELE Vivas

Privacy PC, April 2-8, 2013

PART I  Open Everything – Interview with Robert David STEELE Vivas This section open with Mr. Steele’s thoughts on CIA and CIA IT.

PART II:  Open Everything – Interview with Robert David STEELE Vivas. Part 2 This section of our interview with Mr. Steele is dedicated to a retrospective insight into the past of OSINT, terrorism, and today’s top high-risk technologies.

PART III:  Open Everything – Interview with Robert David STEELE Vivas. Part 3 This part encompasses Mr. Steele’s view of collective intelligence, hackers’ role in facing information security challenges, and several other relevant matters.

PART IV:  Open Everything – Interview with Robert David STEELE Vivas. Part 4 Moving on with the discussion, Robert Steele dwells on pros and cons of the present-day online search, primary OSINT challenges, and technical surveillance.

PART V:  Open Everything – Interview with Robert David STEELE Vivas. Part 5  This part of the interview reflects Steele’s thoughts on computer security, biohacking, cyber warfare exemplified by Stuxnet, and online authenticity models.

PART VI:  Open Everything – Interview with Robert David STEELE Vivas. Part 6  In the final part of our interview Robert Steele comments on today’s security industry, identity theft, and highlights his view of the future without secrecy.

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Apr 2

2013 Sanando a las Américas con una Agencia de Fuente Abierta

Documento (ocho paginas):  Sanando a las Américas con una Agencia de fuentes abiertas de información 2.0

En Ingles:  2013 Healing the Americas with an Open Source Agency

AAIntelligencia Marzo 2013:  AAIMARZO2013

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Sanando a las Américas con una Agencia de Fuente Abierta

¿Puede Chile llevar a las Américas hacia un sistema total de Todo Abierto (Open Source)?

Robert David STEELE Vivas, CEO, Earth Intelligence Network

*El autor fue invitado a dictar una conferencia por la Academia Nacional de Estudios Políticos y Estratégicos (ANEPE) en noviembre de 2010, cuyo tópico fue “El impacto de la globalización en la Inteligencia: Contexto y Cambios”. Dicha exposición (videos y gráficos), se encuentra disponible en español en: http://tinyurl.com/SteeleCHILE. Aquí el autor resume su presentación en la Junta Inter–Americana de Defensa (JID) en Washington, D.C. Hasta el momento dirigida por un general canadiense, la JID pronto será encabezada por el general chileno Werther Araya Menghini. Este informe original en Inglés se puede ver en http://tinyurl.com/IADB-Abierto. Una explicación del logo y el escudo de armas se puede encontrar en http://tinyurl.com/OSE-LOGO.     

Desde mi punto de vista, la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) está próxima a su fin. Su reemplazo es posible, la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC), es un organismo recién nacido y que no tiene voz todavía. La Junta Interamericana de Defensa (JID), independiente de la OEA y ahora parte subordinada de la OEA, está en el limbo; sin visión, sin dinero o mérito. Sólo 26 de los 34 miembros de la OEA son también miembros de la JID. El Colegio Interamericano de Defensa (CID), que está ubicado en un edificio integrado en el campo de la US Universidad Nacional de Defensa en Fort Leslie J. McNair, es el elemento sustancial del JID, y está abierto a todos los miembros de la OEA, no sólo para los representados en la Junta.

Tomando en cuenta lo anterior, propongo a la consideración de Centro América, Sud América y el Caribe tres ideas:

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Mar 11

2013 Healing the Americas with an Open Source Agency

Document (4 Pages):  Healing the Americas with an Open Source Agency 2.0

En Espanol:  2013 Sanando a las Américas con una Agencia de Fuente Abierta

AAIntelligencia Marzo 2013:  AAIMARZO2013

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Healing the Americas with an Open Source Agency

Can Chile Lead the Americas Toward Open Source Everything?

Robert David STEELE Vivas, CEO, Earth Intelligence Network

Editor’s Note:  The author spoke in Chile in November 2010, sponsored by the National Academy for Political and Strategic Studies (ANAPE), on the topic of “Impact of Globalization on Intelligence: Context & Challenge.  His complete briefing, in video and in graphics, both in Spanish, is free online at http://tinyurl.com/SteeleCHILE. Here the author summarizes his presentation to the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) in Washington, D.C.  Now led by a Canadian general, the IADB will soon be led by Chilean General, Werther Araya Menghini.  The original briefing in English can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/IADB-Abierto. An explanation of the logo and coat of arms can be found at http://tinyurl.com/OSE-LOGO.

In my view, the Organization of American States (OAS) is near death.  Its possible replacement, the Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC), is newly-born and has no voice just yet.  The Inter-American Defense Board (IADB), independent of the OAS and now a subordinate part of the OAS, is in limbo, lacking vision, money, or merit.  Only 26 of the 34 members of the OAS are also members of the IADB.  The Inter-American Defense College (IADC), located in a single building near the US National Defense University at Fort Leslie J. McNair, is the one substantial element of the IADB, and is open to all members of the OAS, not only to those represented within the IADB.

I propose for consideration by Central and South America, and the Caribbean, three ideas:

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Mar 11