INTELLIGENCE with INTEGRITY: Enabling Hybrid Public Governance with Open-Source Decision-Support [Table of Contents]

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Appreciation

i

Table of Contents

iii

Table of Figures

iii

Preface

vii

Technical Preface: Thinking & The Truth with Michael Kearns

ix

Part I:  Ethical Evidence-Based Decision-Support

1

Chapter 1:  Public Governance & Public Intelligence

3

Chapter 2:  The InfoSphere & Its Enemies

21

Chapter 3:  The Human Factor – Theory & Practice

23

Chapter 4:  Four Domains for Applied Intelligence

33

Chapter 5:  System Thinking & True Cost Economics

67

Part II:  Reality—What Do We Need to Know?

53

Chapter 6:  Seven Sins of Institutional Leaders

55

Chapter 7:  Legitimate Grievances

65

Chapter 8:  Ten High-Level Threats

75

Chapter 9:  Twelve Core Policies

85

Chapter 10:  Eight Tribes, Eight Demographics

95

Part III:  The Practice of Intelligence as Decision-Support

105

Chapter 11:  Intelligence as Process, Product, & Service

107

Chapter 12:  Open & Human Sources

117

Chapter 13:  Signals & Imagery Sources

127

Chapter 14:  The Functions of Intelligence

237

Chapter 15:  New Rules for the New Craft of Intelligence

247

Part IV:  Intangible Values, Practical Networks

257

Chapter 16:  Accountability, Ethics, Legitimacy, & Trust

259

Chapter 17:  Open Source Agency (OSA)

269

Chapter 18:  National Planning & Monitoring Center (NPMC)

279

Chapter 19:  Multinational Decision-Support Centre (MDSC)

289

Chapter 20:  United Nations Open-Source Decision-Support Information Network (UNODIN)

299

Epilogue:  Creating a Smart Nation: the Integration of Education, Intelligence, & Research

309

Terms of Reference

319

Glossary

325

Bibliography

327

Index

341

 

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2010 INTELLIGENCE FOR EARTH: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity & Sustainability

Capstone book on hybrid governance based on shared information and ethical evidence-based decision-making

A massive cultural tsunami is sweeping round the world as the five billion poor acquire Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and the one billion rich realize that the era of Empire Rule Of, By, and For the Few is over. Happily, this is a revolution in human affairs that will be non-violent for the simple reason that no redistribution of existing wealth can match the infinite new wealth that the entrepreneurial poor can create for themselves when empowered with ICT.

We are entering an era in which global networks and the sharing of information can create revolutionary wealth at the micro-level, while enabling the harmonization of investments at the macro-level. This is an era in which transparency of cost and effect will eradicate corruption, fraud, waste, and abuse at the same time that it makes possible global to local engagement and collaboration such that we can create a prosperous world at peace. This is an era in which we will see a bottom-up conscious evolution of humanity that liberates and leverages the one inexhaustible resource we have: the human brain.

In 2004 the Secretary-General s High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change published its findings as A more secure world: our shared responsibility. Unlike other extraordinary books this remarkable endeavor not only achieved consensus among diverse contributing Members, but actually prioritized the ten high-level threats to humanity as follows:
01 Poverty
02 Infectious Disease
03 Environmental Degradation
04 Inter-State Conflict
05 Civil War
06 Genocide
07 Other Atrocities
08 Proliferation
09 Terrorism
10 Transnational Crime

Inspired by this analytically-robust identification and prioritization of the ten high-level threats to humanity, the author funded and organized Earth Intelligence Network (EIN), a 501c3 Public Charity, to provide the United Nations (UN) and its Member states, all private sector and civil society organizations, and the public at large, with a strategic analytic model suitable for creating public intelligence in the public interest.

This book is intended to be a catalyst for the creation of the United Nations Open-Source Decision-Support Information Network (UNODIN), and the establishment of the Office of the Assistant Secretary General for Decision-Support (ASG/DS). Should a sufficiency of the Member nations concur, this book also provides a model for creating a Multinational Decision-Support Centre (MDSC) using the military as a hub for global access to unclassified information from the other seven tribes of intelligence [academia, civil society, commerce, government, law enforcement, media, and non-profit or non-governmental] combined with multinational sense-making and unclassified decision-support for stabilization & reconstruction, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief operations.

EIN has achieved several modest breakthroughs that are outlined within this book, which is a capstone work, completely original but deeply rooted in thirty years of professional experience and intellectual reflection. The ideas in this book are implementable today.

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2006 INFORMATION OPERATIONS: All Information in All Languages All the Time
Still the best overview of “real” Information Operations, vice cyber-idiocy

This book is the third in the series to date. The first, ON INTELLIGENCE: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World, documented in great detail all that is wrong with the predominantly secret U.S. Intelligence Community–virtually none of the problems have been fixed in the aftermath of 9-11. The second book, THE NEW CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE: Personal, Public, & Political, outlined a new method of achieving public collective intelligence by harnessing the distributed knowledge of the seven tribes of intelligence (government, military, law enforcement, business, academia, ground truth–non-governmental organizations & the media, and civil–citizens, labor unions, and religions. The secret government intelligence tribe continues to ignore the other six tribes and waste close to $60 billion a year doing things the old way, only with greater waster. This third book is a technical manifestation of the Brahimi Plan, and shows the way to create a World Brain that allows for the optimal access by all citizens and their organizations–including rather uninformed governments–to all information in all languages all the time. As with the first two books, the annotated bibliography is a book unto itself.

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2003 PEACEKEEPING INTELLIGENCE: Emerging Concepts for the Future
Still the best book on information peacekeeping and peacekeeping intelligence

Each year millions of people die, are displaced, become diseased, or suffer severe depravations at the hands of rogue states, predatory ethnic groups or tribes, or ruthless terrorist and criminal organizations. Around the globe, while recognizing the important efforts of selected Nation-States and selected Non-Governmental Organizations, only one organization can be said to be truly concerned with global security and global prosperity in the common interest of all mankind: the United Nations. Unfortunately, the United Nations has chosen to ignore the proven process of “intelligence” by confusing it with espionage. Intelligence is not about espionage, it is about rationalized decision-support in which global sources of information in many languages and many mediums (oral, written, imaged) are deliberated collected, processed, analyzed, and presented to decision-makers in order to reduce uncertainty, suggest alternatives, and otherwise make instability more manageable. This book is the first book to bring together a combination of experienced United Nations military commanders, experienced national intelligence leaders, and scholars of United Nations and insurgency history. It combines the results of the first annual conference on peacekeeping intelligence help in The Netherlands in November 2002, with eight seminal works from the past, and three vital references for the future–extracts from the Brahimi Report with intelligence-related footnotes; a completely new Peacekeeping Intelligence Leadership Digest 1.0 distilled from the entire book into 35 pages; and pointers to both the three North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) doctrinal documents on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), and to a selective group of recent references, most available online. This book is, in essence, “Ref A” for the future of intelligence at the United Nations.

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2002 THE NEW CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE: Personal, Public, & Political
Donate $25.  Still the one best book for any citizen not trusting their government to be honest

This book is the sequel to ON INTELLIGENCE: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World (AFCEA International Press, 2000). That book, written largely for government and corporate intelligence professionals, remains the basic reference volume for the future of global intelligence enterprises. This book, by contrast, is a completely new effort that is written for every citizen of every country—the “intelligence minutemen” of the 21st Century. In the aftermath of the 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, attacks carried out by a non-state actor skilled at asymmetric warfare and using our own capabilities against us—attacks followed quickly by a nation-wide anthrax assault that closed Congress and terrified the U.S. Postal Service—it is imperative that every citizen have a clear-headed understanding of what is at stake and what needs to be done to keep not only America, but all civilized communities safe. It is especially imperative that citizens understand that the world is already at war, with millions of refugees in 67 countries, plagues sweeping across 59 countries, mass starvation in 27 countries, and deliberate genocide campaigns in 18 countries. These are “facts of life” that our schools, our media and even our intelligence communities have been unwilling and unable to represent intelligently to the public. It is against this backdrop of global chaos that terrorism rises.

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2000 ON INTELLIGENCE: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World
Still the best tough love critique and prescription for the future.  Collector’s item.

The author of this book has produced one of the very best and most interesting books to date on intelligence reform and transformation. It is extremely well written and provokingly thoughtful on many critical issues as we decide what we want from our Intelligence Community in the 21st Century and how we want to achieve those results. His economic, business and organizational logic is right on track for a wide range of relevant and timely topics. One is amazed at how much detail the author provided without getting the reader “lost in the trees with no sense of the forest”. His reference approach is also outstanding in two regards: (1) he carefully documents the source of many of the great authors and thinkers and practitioners sited, and (2) he gives the reader access to a much broader set of view points (some of which no doubt conflict with his own views). Whether you agree with all of Steele’s ideas or not is irrelevant. This is just excellent stuff and should be required reading for all members and staff of all of the Congressional oversight committees as well as the various commissions that review aspects of one sort or another of our national intelligence community. Beyond that it will undoubtedly be of interest to anyone who is concerned about the role of Intelligence in National Security.

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Jan 13

Books on Intelligence & Information Operations by Robert David STEELE Vivas et al

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De Jong, Ben, Weiss Platje and Robert David Steele (eds.) (2003).  PEACEKEEPING INTELLIGENCE: Emerging Concepts for the Future.  Oakton, VA: OSS International Press.

Steele, Robert David (2000).  ON INTELLIGENCE: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World.  Fairfax, VA: Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

Steele, Robert David (2002).  THE NEW CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE: Personal, Public, & Political.  Oakton, VA: OSS International Press.

Steele, Robert David (2006).  INFORMATION OPERATIONS: All Information in All Languages All the Time.  Oakton, VA: OSS International Press.

Steele, Robert David (2006).  THE SMART NATION ACT: Public Intelligence in the Public Interest.  Oakton, VA: OSS International Press.

Steele, Robert David (2008).  ELECTION 2008: Lipstick on the Pig.  Oakton, VA: Earth Intelligence Network.

Steele, Robert David (2010).  INTELLIGENCE FOR EARTH: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity & Sustainability.  Oakton, VA: Earth Intelligence Network.

Steele, Robert David (2012).  THE OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING MANIFESTO: Transparency, Truth & Trust.  Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books/Evolver Editions.

Tovey, Mark (ed.) (2008).  COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace.  Oakton, VA: Earth Intelligence Network.

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2012 The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, & Trust (Evolver Editions, June 2012)

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Back Cover:  What the world lacks right now–especially the United States, where every form of organization from government to banks to labor unions has betrayed the public trust–is integrity. Also lacking is public intelligence in the sense of decision-support: knowing what one needs to know in order to make honest decisions for the good of all, rather than corrupt decisions for the good of the few. “The Open-Source Everything Manifesto “is a distillation of author, strategist, analyst, and reformer Robert David Steele life’s work: the transition from top-down secret command and control to a world of bottom-up, consensual, collective decision-making as a means to solve the major crises facing our world today. The book is intended to be a catalyst for citizen dialog and deliberation, and for inspiring the continued evolution of a nation in which all citizens realize our shared aspiration of direct democracy–informed participatory democracy. Open-Source Everything is a cultural and philosophical concept that is essential to creating a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for one hundred percent of humanity. The future of intelligence is not secret, not federal, and not expensive. It is about transparency, truth, and trust among our local to global collective. Only “open” is scalable. As we strive to recover from the closed world corruption and secrecy that has enabled massive fraud within governments, banks, corporations, and even non-profits and universities, this timely book is a manifesto for liberation–not just open technology, but open “everything.”

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