2013 Robert Steele: Concise Summary of Three Paths to a Prosperous World at Peace

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

I know of three ways to get from today to a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for all — all three merit consideration as a whole.

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01. Open Source Everything (OSE). This is the technical solution. The US Government is ignorant and arrogant in part because the cult of secrecy and the ineptitude of chief technical officers, combined with the corruption of political figures that have no interest in knowing anything useful (they attend to those that pay to be heard), have resulted in Washington operating on less than 2% of the relevant information [a typical Country Team collects 20% at most and spills 80% of that in how it handles it] and in the case of the secret world, producing “at best” 4% of what the President or a major commander needs. The future of governance is to be found in bottom-up information sharing and sense-making across all boundaries. Only OSE is affordable, inter-operable, and scalable. This is where the BRICS, the EU, and NATO should be focusing as they create 21st Century Alternative C2 (collaboration and consensus have replaced command and control) — one must give up unilateral command and control in order to gain multilateral command and control.

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Robert Garigue (RIP) understood what none of the US cyber-chiefs understand: in a decentralized technical environment, human trust is the measure of merit, and security must be embedded such that it is NOT reliant on centralized points that are often asleep, ignorant, arrogant, under-funded, and generally useless. As Col Dr. Max Manwaring and his various contributing authors point out in The Search for Security: A U.S. Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century (Praeger, 2003), the primary foundation for both prosperity and peace is LEGITIMACY. A Nobel prize was awarded to the economist that demonstrated that trust lowers the cost of doing business. In brief, proprietary and predatory forms of capitalism have become one. The time has come to create Open Source Ecologies (a fine model is provided by Open Source Ecology, creating a toolkit for civilization), starting with an Autonomous Internet and Liberation Technologies that enable the five billion poor to create infinite wealth. If freedom is our objective, rather than fraud, it demands open source everything. My long-standing vision for an Open Source Agency (OSA) has morphed toward the nurturing of all of the opens as I have discovered that no one open alone will do — they form an unbeatable force for good when combined.

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Jul 1

Way of the Truth — Quotations

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I am the way of the truth gandhi way of truthand the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  John 14:6

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.  George Orwell

A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.  Albert Camus

The graceful pride of truth knows no extremes, and preserves, in every latitude of life, the right-angled character of man. Thomas Paine

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.  Mark Twain

The only people mad at you for speaking the truth are those living a lie.  Keep speaking it.  Gaskina Jr.

The way of truth is along the path of intellectual sincerity.  Henry Smith Pritchett

I think track records are very important. If you start early trying to have a perfect one in some simple thing like honesty, you’re well on your way to success in this world. Charlie Munger, Vice Chaiman, Berkshire & Hathaway

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)

All truth passes through three stages.  First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.  Arthur Schopenhauer

The truth at any cost reduces all other costsRobert Steele

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Other Quotations Representative of Our Perspective:

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.  Alexis de Tocqueville

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.  Buckminster Fuller

A Nation’s best defense is an educated citizenry.  Thomas Jefferson

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.  Thomas Jefferson

I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of Constitutional power.  Thomas Jefferson

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.  James Madison

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.  James Madison

When a nation begins to think, it is impossible to hold it back.  Voltaire

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice.  Ironically, their virftues make them vulnerable: they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.  Ernest Hemingway

A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else.  Fedor Dostoevsky

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.  Margaret Mead

Top managers’ information is invariably either biased, subjecive, filtered or late. . . . Using intelligence correctly requires a fundamental change in the way top executives make decisions.  Ben Gilad

The danger is, you’ll become like a moron. You’ll become incapable of learning from most people in the world, no matter how much experience they have in their particular areas that may be much greater than yours” [because of your blind faith in the value of your narrow and often incorrect secret information].  Daniel Ellsberg speaking to Henry Kissinger

The maintenance of secrets acts like a psychic poison which alienates the possessor from the community.  Carl Jung

When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.  Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Information is a substitute for time, space, capital, and labor.  Alvin Toffler

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.  Martin Luther King II

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Apr 24

As Featured In Selected Publications

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2013 Craft of Intelligence

2013 Craft of Intelligence

2012 Open Source Everything

2012 Open Source Everything

2011 National Intelligence and National Defense

2011 National Intelligence and National Defense

2010 The Ultimate Hack

2010 The Ultimate Hack

2009 Intelligence for the President--AND Everybody Else

2009 Intelligence for the President–                         AND Everybody Else

2009 Fixing the White House and National Intelligence

2009 Fixing the White House and National Intelligence

2008 World Brain as Earth Game

2008 World Brain as Earth Game

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2007 How to Restore Spies Credbility: Go Open Source

2006 On Intel

2006 On Intelligence

2006 Open Source Intelligence

2006 Open Source Intelligence

2002 New Craft

Smart Nation

1995 Smart Nation

1995 Reinventing Intelligence

1995 Reinventing Intelligence

1992 Ethics & Intelligence

1992 Ethics & Intelligence

1991 Expeditionary Intelligence

1991 Expeditionary Intelligence

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Jan 19

21st Century Public Intelligence 4.0

Categories: About the Idea

SHORT URL:  http://tinyurl.com/Steele21

Sample entries are carried here — for all others see the index pages.  This web site is unique as a historical record of all that was published going back to 1988 (by over 800 authorities), all of which has been ignored by the US Government particularly, other governments generally, because public intelligence in the public interest is the antethesis to corruption, fraud, waste, and abuse.  The only obstacle to creating a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for all, is the lack of public intelligence in the public interest — intelligence with integrity.  This demands a modern renaissance in education, intelligence, and research, the three fully integrated as Adas Bozeman has said, into “the thing entire.”  Design (free), Money (harmonized), Effect (peace & prosperity).

CLEANING UP, MAKING A META PAGE — IN PROGRESS

About Robert Steele

Who’s Who in Collective, Earth, Peace, & Public Intelligence: Robert David STEELE Vivas

2012 From Open Source Intelligence to Open Source Everything

Email: robert.david.steele.vivas [at] gmail [dot] com

About the Idea

2013 Robert Steele: Concise Summary of Three Paths to a Prosperous World at Peace

1976-2013: Intelligence Models 2.1

Reference: Russell Ackoff on Doing Right Things Righter

Reference: Strategic Analytic Model for Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

Search: M4IS2 [as of 20121013]

Search: “the central problem of our time” Steele

Search: “the truth at any cost reduces all other

The Way of the Truth — Reflections

About the Idea (Directory)

As Featured in Media

As Featured in Media

Articles & Chapters

2014 Robert Steele: Rethinking Intelligence — Seven False Premises

2013 Robert Steele Foreword to NATO Book on Public Intelligence for Public Health

2013 The Evolving Craft of Intelligence As Published

2010 The Ultimate Hack: Re-Inventing Intelligence to Re-Engineer Earth All Articles & Chapters (Directory)

Books by or with Robert Steele

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

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

Amazon Links for All Books with Robert Steele All Books with Robert Steele (all but the last free online)

Book Reviews

Review: Griftopia–Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

Review: Homeland Earth Review: Open Veins of Latin America–Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

Review: Philosophy and the Social Problem–The Annotated Edition

6 Star (Top 10%) in Reverse Chronological Order

All Book Reviews (98 Categories, Multiple Lists)

Briefings & Lectures

2013 Intelligence Future — The Third Era of Local to Global Intelligence Robert Steele Overview & Workshop 2.7

2013 Robert Steele on Healing the Americas with an Open Source Agency — and Integrity; Dicho Sobre la Curacion de las Américas con una Agencia de Todo Abierto – y la Integridad 2012 Reflexivity = Integrity: Toward Earth/Life 4.0

All Briefings & Lectures (Directory)

Classics

1997 VIRTUAL INTELLIGENCE: Conflict Avoidance and Resolution Through Information Peacekeeping (Author’s Final, 1 April 1997)

1996 GIQ 13/2 Creating a Smart Nation: Strategy, Policy, Intelligence, and Information

1993: God, Man, & Information – Comments to Interval In-House (Full Text Online)

1992 E3i: Ethics, Ecology, Evolution, & intelligence (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

1992 AIJ Fall ‘New Paradigm” and Avoiding Future Failures

1992 Information Concepts & Doctrine for the Future

1990 Intelligence in the 1990′s – Six Challenges

1989 Al Gray (US) on Global Intelligence Challenges

Congressional Research Service

Congression Research Service Reports at Federation of American Scientists (Index)

Correspondence (Unsuccessful)

2012 Steele for Branson: The Virgin Truth 2.6

Reference: Four Letters That Changed Nothing

Earth Intelligence Network

Earth Intelligence Network (Parent, Now Static)

EIN Global Survey (2007)

Graphic: Six Circles–Earth Intelligence Network Operational Concept

Foreign Language Interventions

French

1997 Strategic Intelligence in the USA: Myth or Reality?

1995 Re-Inventing Intelligence The Vision and the Strategy

1993 On Defense & Intelligence–The Grand Vision

Spanish

2013 Robert Steele on Healing the Americas with an Open Source Agency — and Integrity; Dicho Sobre la Curacion de las Américas con una Agencia de Todo Abierto – y la Integridad

2013 Robert Steele on Healing the Americas with an Open Source Agency — and Integrity; Dicho Sobre la Curacion de las Américas con una Agencia de Todo Abierto – y la Integridad 1.7

2011: Inteligencia Empresarial y Estrategia Competitiva en Mercados Internacional – Contexto y Desafio [Commercial Intelligence and Competitive Strategy in International Markets – Context and Challenge]

2010 M4IS2 Presentacion por Sur America (ANEPE Chile) — 2010 M4IS2 Briefing for South America

Graphics

Graphic: Difference Between a Boss and a Leader

Graphic: Eight “Tribes” or Communities of Information & Intelligence

Graphic: Epoch B Swarm Leadership

Graphic: Four Forces After Next with IO

Graphic: Four Quadrants J-2 High Cell SMS Low

Graphic: Four Threat Classes

Graphic: Four World-Brain Web Sites in University of the 21st Century Context

Graphic: Human Intelligence (HUMINT) 102 (Right Way)

Graphic: Human Intelligence (HUMINT) J-2 Central

Graphic: Integrated HUMINT/OSINT Management for Defense & Service Strategy & Priorities, Policies, Acquisition, & Operations

Graphic: Information Operations (IO) Cube

Graphic: Information Operations (IO) Eras

Graphic: OSINT, Missions, & Disciplines

Graphic: Strategic Analytic Matrix

Graphics List (in English)

Spanish Language Graphics (List)

Handbooks

2013 Ben Benavides OSINT 2ool Kit On The Go Bag (Bag O’Tradecraft)

2004 Special Operations Forces OSINT Handbook (Strawman)

2000-2002 NATO OSINT Handbooks

All Handbooks Sorted by Category:

Historic Contributions & Honors

Golden Candle & Lifetime Achievement Awards

Historic International Contributions (Directory)

Search: The Future of OSINT [is M4IS2-Multinational]

Interviews

2013 Robert Steele in HighGainBlog on Open and Secret Intelligence

2001 INTERVIEW: PBS Frontline with Robert Steele on Hackers

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

Interview @ Phi Beta Iota

Movies & Videos

2012  Remarks on Open Source Intelligence in Spanish in Spain

2010 M4IS2 Briefing for South America — 2010 M4IS2 Presentacion por Sur America (ANEPE Chile)

2007 Amazon as Hub of World Brain

John Maguire: YouTube (6:30) Robert Steele, Open-Source, and You

YouTube (4:10) The Open Source Everythinig Manifesto: Transparency, Truth & Trust

Other multimedia can be viewed at Who’s Who….Robert David STEELE Vivas

Open Source Everything (OSE) Including OSINT

2012 Reality Sandwich: The Open Source Everything Manifesto

2008 Open Source Intelligence (Strategic)

2.0 Open Source Everything — The List and the Book

OSINT Literature Review, Name Association, Lessons Learned

Open Source Everything @ Phi Beta Iota

Open Source Intelligence @ Phi Beta Iota

Open Source Solutions Network

Access OSS.Net Archives C Corporation closed 31 Dec 2010, 1992-2006 Archives Preserved for Public. Speakers, authors, and topics are best searched for directly via Phi Beta Iota’s search box.

Reflections (Index Page)

All Reflections (Directory)

Searches & Summaries

RECAPS use one main post to bring together all past posts.  See All RECAPS (List) Searches strive to answer the question while providing related information.  See Searches (List)

Word Press does well with single or combo word searches.

Tools

1988-2009 OSINT-M4IS2 TECHINT Chronology

2012 Handbook Online for Internet Tools and Resources for Creating Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) by Dr. Ran Hock, Chief Training Officer, Online Strategies, Inc.

2013 Ben Benavides OSINT 2ool Kit On The Go Bag (Bag O’Tradecraft)

All Tools (Index)

Transformation Fundamentals

Alternative C2 (AltC2)

2013 Robert Steele Reflections on Alternative Command & Control (AltC2) — Five Questions and a Game Plan 1.1 [Written for NATO ACT Innovation Hub]

2013 Robert Steele — Alternative Command & Control and Four Transformation Forcing Concepts [Written for NATO ACT Innovation Hub]

Cyber-Security

2012 Itemization of Information Pathologies

2011 Cyber-Command or IO 21 + IO Roots

2010: OPINION–America’s Cyber Scam

1998 TAKEDOWN: Targets, Tools, & Technocracy

1994 Sounding the Alarm on Cyber-Security

Journal: Army Industrial-Era Network Security + Cyber-Security RECAP (Links to Past Posts)

Search: robert garigue security bio

Decision Support (Intelligence)

Decision Support Story Board

Way of the Truth

Economics

Biomimicry @ Phi Beta Iota

Natural Capitalism @ Phi Beta Iota

True Cost @ Phi Beta Iota

Education

Review: Making Learning Whole–How Seven Principles of Teaching can Transform Education

Education @ Phi Beta Iota

Electoral & Governance Reform

Electoral Reform Act of 2012 4.3 MOVED Broken Link Fixed 30 Apr

USA Reform Ideas

Governance

2013 Public Governance in the 21st Century: New Rules, Hybrid Forms, One Constant – The Public [Work in Progress]

2008 Rebalancing the Instruments of National Power–Army Strategy Conference of 2008 Notes, Summary, & Article

2008 The Substance of Governance

PROPOSAL: 21st Century Governance – Beyond Participatory Budgeting

Human Factor, HUMINT, & Revolution

2012 Robert Steele: The Human Factor & The Human Environment: Concepts & Doctrine? Implications for Human & Open Source Intelligence 2.0 [Written for NATO ACT Innovation Hub]

2012 Robert Steele: The Human Factor & The Human Environment: Concepts & Doctrine? Implications for Human & Open Source Intelligence [Written for NATO ACT Innovation Hub]

2011 Thinking About Revolution in the USA and Elsewhere 2010 Human Intelligence: All Humans, All Minds, All the Time

HUMINT @ Phi Beta Iota

REVOLUTION Graphic & Refs

Revolution @ Phi Beta Iota

Integrity

2014 Year 1 for INTEGRITY

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on Inspectors General

2013 Robert Steele: Reflections on Lincoln, Principle, Compromise, Autonomous Internet & Citizen Intelligence / Counterintelligence 2.0 with Meta-RECAP

2010 Robert Steele: Reflections on Integrity UPDATED + Integrity RECAP

2009 Robert Steele: Politics & Intelligence–Partners Only When Integrity is Central to Both

Intelligence Reform

2014  Rethinking Intelligence — Seven False Premises

2013  Intelligence with Integrity Chapter 1: Public Governance & Public Intelligence

2012: The Battle for the Soul of the Republic

2011 National Intelligence and National Defense

2009 Fixing the White House & National Intelligence

2009 Intelligence for the President–AND Everyone Else

2006 Open Source Intelligence (Strategic) 2.0 [Full Text Online]

2006 Forbes Blank Slate On Intelligence

2002 TIME Magazine The New Craft of Intelligence

2002 New Rules for the New Craft of Intelligence (Book 2 Chapter 15)

2000 Presidential Intelligence (Book 1 Chapter 13)

1990 Intelligence in the 1990′s – Six Challenges

Graphic: Smart Safe Nation via Intelligence with Integrity in Four Quadrants – USA Fails

International Organization

2013 Robert Steele Reflections on NATO 4.0 — Key Challenges AND Solutions

2013 Robert Steele on Healing the Americas with an Open Source Agency — and Integrity; Dicho Sobre la Curacion de las Américas con una Agencia de Todo Abierto – y la Integridad

2012 Robert Steele: Practical Reflections on UN Intelligence + References & Reviews + UN RECAP Updated

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on United Nations Intelligence & Counterintelligence

2010 M4IS2 Briefing for South America — 2010 M4IS2 Presentacion por Sur America (ANEPE Chile)

2006 Briefing to the Coalition Coordination Center (CCC) Leadership at the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)–Multinational Intelligence: Can CENTCOM Lead the Way? Reflections on OSINT & the Coalition

2008 DIA NDIC Multinational Intelligence Fellows

 

Military

2013 Robert Steele: Reflections on Reform 2.2 Numbers for 30% DoD Cut over 2-4 Years

2012 Robert Steele: Addressing the Seven Sins of Foreign Policy — Why Defense, Not State, Is the Linch Pin for Global Engagement

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on the US Military — Redirection Essential — and a Prerequisite to Creating a 450-Ship Navy, a Long-Haul Air Force, and an Air-Liftable Army

2012 U.S. Naval Power in the 21st Century: 450-Ship Navy, <24 Hours to Anywhere, Peace from the Sea — Full Text Online

2011 Peace from Above: Future of Intelligence & Air Power NATO OSINT to OSE/M4IS2 Round-Up

Unrealized Possibilities

2013 General Game Plan and New Logo

2012 Robert Steele: World Brain / Global Game Update with Concept for School of Future-Oriented Hybrid Governance and Centre for Multinational Multiagency Multidisciplinary Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making (M4IS2)

2012 The Open Source Everything Manifesto (Extracts)

2012 The Open Source Everything Manifesto (List & Book)

2011 Open Source Agency: Executive Access Point

2010 The Ultimate Hack Re-Inventing Intelligence to Re-Engineer Earth (Chapter for Counter-Terrorism Book Out of Denmark)

2008: World Brain as EarthGame (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

2007: Earth Intelligence Network Concept

2002: New Rules for the New Craft of Intelligence

1957 Quincy Wright: Project for a World Intelligence Center

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Sep 21