2014 Robert Steele Open Letter to Vice President of the United States of America Joe Biden, The White House

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/OSA-Biden

These materials were delivered via certified mail to the Office of the Vice President on Monday 5 May 2014.

There is a better than even chance that the IC “minder” controlling the Vice President’s correspondence intercepted the package and the Vice President is therefore unwitting of this official certified as delivered communication.

1 May 2014 Letter to VP
Biden Six Slides
Open Source Agency Synopsis 2014
2014 Smart Nation Act (Simplified)
USPS Shipment Info for 9502600036814121000268

ADDENDUM: The OSA will be the premier decision-support organization in the world, promulgating the proven process of decision-support (requirements definition, collection management, source discovery and validation, multi-source fusion, geospatially-rooted processing, inter-disciplinary analysis, and open transparent action-enabling production). The OSA will also be the only USG element that provides Congress and the Executive with identical decision-support also shared with the public, and the only USG element that is “all in” on M4IS2/OSE. For those that have asked about personnel, tables of organization, budgets, etcetera — at this level of play, decisions are made on one line and a number. OMB has set the numbers — $125M IOC toward $2-3B FOC. My personal view is that the organization should consist of no more than  120 full-time personnel within the HQ element on the South-Central Campus. Spending will be focused on individual minds in every clime and place, and on incentivizing coalitions among the eight tribes across all boundaries. The School of Future-Oriented Hybrid Governance, the World Brain Institute, and the EarthGame will be independent subsidized elements manned by rotational personnel on sabatical — gatherings of eagles from across all nations, agencies, disciplines, and domains.

M4IS2: Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making

OSE: Open Source Everything — the only affordable, inter-operable, scalable, and therefore sustainable global approach to engineering

Full Text Below the Fold — Use Translate Box to Read in Other Languages

全文下方折 – 使用转换盒来阅读其他语言
Texte intégral en dessous du pli - Utiliser Traduire Boîte à lire dans d’autres langues
Полный текст ниже раза - Использование Перевести Box читать на других языках
पूर्ण पाठ तह के नीचे - उपयोग अन्य भाषाओं में पढ़ने के लिए बॉक्स अनुवाद
Texto completo abaixo da dobra - Utilize Caja Traduzir para ler em outros idiomas
Teks Penuh Di bawah Lipat - Gunakan Terjemah Box untuk Baca dalam Bahasa Lain
Texto completo debajo de la tapa - Utilizar Caja de Traducion para leer en otros idiomas Volledige tekst onder de vouw - Inzetten Vertalen Box te lezen in andere talen

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May 17

Berto Jongman: Complex Emergencies

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

This brief reviews the extant literature on complex emergencies (CE); it proposes a revised definition of what constitutes a CE, to include its causes and constituent parts; it provides a framework to distinguish CE’s from other ongoing conflicts; and it provides ways to respond to them.

Download: English (PDF · 8 pages · 1.0 MB)

Author: Léa Macias
Editor: Clionadh Raleigh
Series: CCAPS Briefs
Issue: 16
Publisher: Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) Program, United States

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Aug 26

Reference: National Intelligence Model (NIM)

National Intelligence Model (NIM)

What it is:

In the context of the Police Reform Agenda, the NIM is ‘A Model for Policing’ that ensures information is fully researched, developed and analysed to provide intelligence which enables senior managers to:

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Jan 16

Reference: Atlantic Council Envisioning 2030: US Strategy for a Post-Western World

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Document:  Envisioning 2030: US Strategy for a Post-Western World (Atlantic Council, 10 December 2030)

Executive Summary

Agree that we are at a potentially historic transition point.  However, the Atlantic Council lacks the strategic analytic model to make the most of its otherwise formidable brain trust.  Agree on the need for a new mental map, but they chose the wrong map.  See the HourGlass Strategy as an alternative (also below the line).

The report misses multiple big possibilities including the eight tribes, M4IS2, and OSE.

1. Frame second-term policies from a more strategic and long-term perspective, recognizing the magnitude of the moment and the likelihood that the United States’ actions now will have generational consequences.

Absolutely.  Understanding emergent public governance trends rooted in true cost and whole system analytics, which harness the distributed intelligence of the five billion poor, not in this report.

2. Continue to emphasize what has been called “nation-building at home” as the first foreign policy priority, without neglecting its global context.

Left unsaid is the need to establish a plan, coincident with the creation of a 450-ship Navy, a long-haul Air Force, and an air-liftable Army, to close most of our military bases around the world, and bring all of our troops – and their purchasing power – home.

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Dec 19

Reference: NUCLEAR FAMINE – A BILLION PEOPLE AT RISK Global Impacts of Limited Nuclear War on Agriculture, Food Supplies, and Human Nutrition + Eugenics RECAP

NUCLEAR FAMINE: A BILLION PEOPLE AT RISK

Global Impacts of Limited Nuclear War on Agriculture, Food Supplies, and Human Nutrition

Ira Helfand, MD
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Physicians for Social Responsibility

Credits and Acknowledgements
The publication of this briefing paper was made possible
thanks to the generous financial support of the Swiss Federal
Department of Foreign Affairs.

Executive Summary

Over the last several years, a number of studies have shown that a limited, regional nuclear war between India and Pakistan would cause significant climate disruption worldwide.

Two studies published this year examine the impact on agricultural output that would result from this climate disruption.  In the US, corn production would decline by an average of 10% for an entire decade, with the most severe decline, about 20% in year 5. There would be a similar decline in soybean production, with, again, the most severe loss, about 20%, in year 5.

A second study found a significant decline in Chinese middle season rice production. During the first 4 years, rice production would decline by an average of 21%; over the next 6 years the decline would average 10%.

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May 13

Reference: Strategic National Risk Assessment PPD-8

Marcus Aurelius

Here, from a Federal web site open to the public, is an unclassified summary of what the US Government considers to be the risks from certain natural and manmade threats. Recognize it for what it is: an unclassified summary.

The Strategic National Risk Assessment in Support of PPD 8 A Comprehensive Risk-Based Approach toward a Secure and Resilient Nation

Phi Beta Iota:  An interesting effort with potential.  It’s greatest failure is to avoid any consideration of national riots and armed insurrection in the face of complex inter-acting disasters that turn into catastrophes for lack of intelligence and integrity at all levels of all eight tribes, the government, military, law enforcement, and commerce especially.  It’s second greatest failure is to ignore the fact that most of our problems are of our own making, and that the single fastest way to secure the USA would be to eradicate corruption and high crimes and misdemeanors now routine at the highest levels of Congress, the Executive, and as with CITIZENS UNITED, the Supreme Court.  As marginally clever as this summary is, it is completely lacking in a strategic analytic model, a matrix for identifying and remediating all the preconditions of revolution, and any semblance of a “net assessment” that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) might use to be effective –but in fairness to OMB, the White House clearly does not want OMB to be effective, just to fake the numbers and keep the theater up until after November 2012.

See Also:

Charles Perrow, The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters (Princeton University Press, 2011)

Obama in a Strategic & Intellectual Vacuum

Who Needs Enemies When We Have Us?

2012 PREPRINT FOR COMMENT: The Craft of Intelligence

2012 Reflexivity = Integrity: Toward Earth/Life 4.0

2009 Perhaps We Should Have Shouted: A Twenty-Year Retrospective

2009 Fixing the White House & National Intelligence

2009 Intelligence for the President–AND Everyone Else

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

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Mar 24

Reference: Political Terror Scale

Political Terror Scale Home Page

Political Terror Scale Levels

level 5 Level 5 : Terror has expanded to the whole population. The leaders of these societies place no limits on the means or thoroughness
with which they pursue personal or ideological goals.

level 4 Level 4 : Civil and political rights violations have expanded to large numbers of the population. Murders, disappearances, and torture are a common part of life. In spite of its generality, on this level terror affects those who interest themselves
in politics or ideas.

level 3 Level 3 : There is extensive political imprisonment, or a recent history of such imprisonment. Execution or other political murders and brutality may be common. Unlimited detention, with or without a trial, for political views is accepted.

level 2 Level 2 : There is a limited amount of imprisonment for nonviolent political activity. However, few persons are affected, torture and beatings are exceptional. Political murder is rare.

level 1 Level 1 : Countries under a secure rule of law, people are not imprisoned for their views, and torture is rare or exceptional. Political murders are extremely rare.

Learn more.

Tip of the Hat to Berto Jongman.

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Mar 14

Reference: The Predicament of Mankind: A Quest for Structured Responses to Growing World-Wide Complexities and Uncertainties (Original Proposal to the Club of Rome).

Ozbekhan, H. (1970)  The Predicament of Mankind: A Quest for Structured Responses to Growing World-Wide Complexities and Uncertainties Proposal to the Club of Rome.

Club of Rome Original Proposal 1970

Phi Beta Iota:  The Club of Rome considered two proposals.  Limits to Growth, a top-down micro-management approach won.  The losing proposal focused on educating people and assuring public buy-in to achieve implementable and sustainable reforms.

See Also:

Reference: Ken Bausch on Third Phase Science and Dialogic Design Science

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Mar 4

Reference: Ken Bausch on Third Phase Science and Dialogic Design Science

FREE BLEEDING EDGE THINKING  — 

ADVANCES IN ACHIEVING INTELLIGENCE WITH INTEGRITY

Memorable Short-Cut:  http://tinyurl.com/GWU-3rdOrder

2012-03-04 Ken Bausch on Third Phase Science (Handout)

2012-03-04 Ken Bausch Third Phase Science (Slides)

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The George Washington University
University Seminar on Reflexive Systems
Friday, March 2, 2012 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Funger Hall, Room 320,
2201 G Street NW

A Confluence of Third Phase Science
And Dialogic Design Science

Kenneth C Bausch
Institute for 21st Century Agoras
Riverdale, GA 30274

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Gerard de Zeeuw introduced the term ‘Third Phase Science’ in 1997.   A deliberative method which is called Dialogic Design Science (DDS; see http://dialogicdesignscience.wikispaces.com) illustrates an effective way of implementing third phase science as a means of understanding and adapting complex social situations. This presentation will explain De Zeeuw’s concept in non-specialist language and expand on the historical context of third phase science as a means of addressing contemporary needs. It shows how DDS completes Third Phase Science as an axiomatic science and makes third phase science into a valuable design methodology.

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Kenneth C. Bausch, PhD, grew up in Ohio and received his BA in Philosophy from Duns Scotus College followed by four years of intensive theological studies at St. Leonard’s College.  He began his professional life as a Catholic priest of the Franciscan Order and has been a pastor, a high school teacher, an inner-city organizer working with street gangs and community groups, a counselor, a social service administrator, a real estate agent, a homebuilder, a contractor, a university professor, a research director, and an organizational consultant. Ken holds an MA in

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Psychology from the State University of West Georgia and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Saybrook University.  Ken now holds the leadership role at the Institute for 21st Century Agoras Institute, Capella University, and is currently teaching an online course through Flinders University in Australia.  His published books include The Emerging Consensus in Social Systems Theory (with Aleco Christakis; Information Age Publishing, Greenwich, CT 2006) and with Tom Flanagan, A Democratic approach to Sustainable Futures (2011).

See Also:

How People Harness Their Collective Wisdom And Power to Construct the Future (Research in Public Management)

 

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Mar 4

Reference: Future-Proofing Cities (Craig Applegath)

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Future-Proofing Cities: Strategies to Help Cities Develop Capacities to Absorb Future Shocks and Stresses (PDF, 20 Pages, 2012)

See Also:

Graphic: Food Production (Future-Proofing Cities)

Graphic: Metabolism of Food-Energy-Water (Future-Proofing Cities)

Graphic: Distributed Integrated Production Food-Energy-Water (Future-Proofing Cities)

Graphic: Integrated Durability of Key Components (Future-Proofing Cities)

Robert Steele: Future-Proofing the City

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Mar 4