Robert Steele: Intelligence 101 – The Series

Categories: Advanced Cyber/IO
Robert Steele

Robert Steele

This is the original series created in 2004 for the Military Intelligence Academy in Italy, where Carol Dumaine then on active duty with CIA also offered two excellent lectures rooted in her Global Futures Partnership concept. I sense that the tide is turning — there is now a willingness among some policy makers and select senior professionals to reconsider their premises and their processes. In 1995 Bob Gates spoke immediately after me at a French national conference. After my remarks he strode up to the podium, sniffed, and said “I’m not going to touch that.” Today Bob Gates sounds like me — I find that both troubling and interesting. If ever America needed intelligence with integrity, now is that time.

 

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Oct 31

Worth a Look: PediaCities

logo pediacitiesPedia Cities Core Value: Data Wrangling in Geospatial Context

We offer three types of data wrangling services: data cleaning, data enrichment, and data gathering. Our team will work with you to evaluate your data needs and develop a package of services to maximize the usefulness of your data.

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Oct 31

Jack Davis: Role of the Intelligence Professional — Doctor, Lawyer .. Teacher … Priest?

Jack Davis

Jack Davis

Jack Davis, dean of analysts and integrity czar for the CIA, was recognized today with a lifetime achievement award from the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAIE), Dr. Bill Spracher Chapter Chair presiding. After laudatory anecdotes from several senior members, Jack offered a few comments centered around his learning over time that intelligence professionals must not only be doctors to the policy client, but lawyers as well. Implicit in his remarks and his lifetime of service as a trusted briefer was a third role, that of  teacher. During the Q&A he was asked about a fourth role, positing a corrupt government, that of priest.

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Oct 30

Jean Lievens: Nationalize Amazon & Google? Absolutely NOT — Let Them Both Die.

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Let’s nationalize Amazon and Google: Publicly funded technology built Big Tech

They’re huge and ruthless and define our lives. They’re close to monopolies. Let’s make them public utilities

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Broadband as a public utility? If not for corporate corruption of our political process, that would seem like an obvious solution. Instead, our nation’s wireless access is the slowest and costliest in the world.

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Oct 30

Stephen E. Arnold: Google Being Sued for Search Malfeasance

Categories: IO Impotency
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Google Not Accurate in Search Results

I read “Is Google Responsible for Delivering Accurate – And Truthful – Search Results?” The main idea of the write up is that at least one person perceives Google’s search results as “riddled with lies, deception, even criminal intent.”

Google? My goodness. A locksmith is taking Google to court over his allegations about Google’s search results. The aggrieved locksmith is quoted as saying: “People think this search engine stuff is accurate. A lot of times it isn’t.”

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Oct 29

Howard Rheingold: 23 IO Tool Ideas for Leveraging Twitter

Categories: IO Tools
Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold

When I teach infotention, I show learners how they can curate Twitter lists and use Paper.li to turn the lists into daily briefings by networks of experts on topics of their choosing. Curating, focusing, distilling, and formatting incoming streams of information about precisely the topics that interest you at any time is a key infotention skill. h/t Tracy Vu

23 seldom-used ideas for how to utilize Twitter lists

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Oct 28

Berto Jongman: Ebola Airborne?

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Infectious Disease Experts Argue: ‘Ebola Virus Could Be an Aerosol-Transmissable Disease’

Healthcare workers should be equipped with air-purifying respirators because “patients and procedures generate aerosols, and Ebola virus remains viable in aerosols for up to 90 minutes,” they noted.

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Oct 28