Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Devin Balkind

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Devin Balkind

David Belkind runs sarapis.org.  They are behind nycprepared.org. They have also built an experimental WordPress based game/bank.

In addition he is an editor-at-large of occupywallstreet.net, wrote The FLO Consensus, and is finishing a forthcoming essay about how cryptocurrency and online games will unleash tremendous wealth over the next 10 years.

He is on the board of the Community Free Software Group and the Sahana Foundation.

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Feb 8

Who’s Who in Collective, Cyber, Earth, and Peace Intelligence: Jen Ziemke

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Jen Ziemke

Jen Ziemke

Co-Founder and Co-Curator

Crisis Mappers Net

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Sep 3

Who’s Who in Public Intelligence: Mark Lombardi

Mark Lombardi & Hillary LNU

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Mark Lombardi (March 23, 1951 – March 22, 2000) was an American Neo-Conceptualist and an abstract artist who specialized in drawings attempting to document financial and political frauds by power brokers, and in general “the uses and abuses of power.

Lombardi called his diagrams Narrative Structures.. They are structurally similar to sociograms – a type of graph drawing used in the field of social network analysis, and to a lesser degree by earlier artists like Hans Haacke. Other important influences on Lombardi were philosopher Herbert Marcuse,, and visualization expert Edward Tufte

In Lombardi’s historical diagrams, each node or connection was drawn from news stories from reputable media organizations, and his drawings document the purported financial and political frauds by power brokers. For instance, his 1999 drawing George W. Bush, Harken Energy and Jackson Stephens, ca 1979–90 shows alleged connections between James Bath, the Bush and bin Laden families, and business deals in Texas and around the world.

The Essence of Lombardi’s Work

The small circles in his drawings identified the main players — individuals, corporations and governments — along a time line. The arcing lines showed personal and professional links, conflicts of interest, malfeasance and fraud.

Solid lines traced influence, dotted lines traced assets and wavy lines traced frozen assets. Final denouements like court judgment, bankruptcy and death were noted in red.

Reading several newspapers a day, he culled his information entirely from published sources, keeping track of the articles with a card file that eventually held over 12,000 cards.

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Sep 11

Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Noah Raford

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Noah Raford

MIT Home Page

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, writing my dissertation on long term planning and strategy making during times of systemic change.

Large-scale participatory futures systems blog

Crisis as catalyst.  Risk as renewal.  Classical strategic planning is based upon the assumption of a slowly changing future. This assumption is wrong.  Climate change, technological innovation, resource challenges, political and social volatility, and increasingly frequent natural and technological disasters point to a newly emerging context for strategic planning. The U.S. Army War College calls this the “VUCA Context“; Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.

Noah Radford CV

Structured Hits

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Apr 23

Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Ben Brownell

 

Benjamin P. Brownell

Multidisciplinary freelance design artist and moonlight cultural theoristician
Rogue Valley, Jefferson State USA.

Today (2011):

Studying and implementing sustainably abundant economic systems and enterprise
Organizing local participatory democracy and ‘Gov2.0′ awareness/action
Practicing collaborative frameworks and group process facilitation
Developing a curation platform for engaging eco-social ‘good news’
Improvising interactive multimedia presentations for live events
Creating unique aesthetic natural built environments and landscapes
Appreciating a rich, safe, healthy, comfortable town/ecosystem that outdoes itself as Home

Seeking inspiration and partnership for constructive endeavors abroad and online

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Apr 17

Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Charles Wyble

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Charles Wyble

Charles Wyble is a senior systems and security engineer with 15+ years of experience. His focus in 2011 is contiuining to expand his data ownership, and building socalwifi.net

He lives in sunny southern california, with his wife Patricia and 3 dogs isis, ospf and Juniper . Yes they are named after routing protocols and the other networking company. He frequently hosts hacker parties, where all sorts of cool stuff gets built.

He believes very strongly in owning his data. It’s a critical and often overlooked part of security. As such, he maintains numerous web properties on a Linux server farm located at his residence, connected to the best DSL ATT has to offer.

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Apr 12

Who’s Who in Collective, Earth, Peace, & Public Intelligence: Robert David STEELE Vivas [Roberto David de Steele y Vivas de Porras]

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Robert David STEELE Vivas – Click to Enlarge

SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/Steele2012

NEW 14 Mar 14: Robert Steele International Speaker Bio and Topic Blurbs

NEW 6 Mar 14: INVITE Robert Steele to Speak & Nurture & Energize!

NEW 8 Feb 14: YouTube: Steele @ Yale (31:26)

NEW 24 Jan 14: 2014 Intelligence Reform (Robert Steele)

Professional Documents:

The Short Story in Eight Slides

The Story — Selected Milestones

2014 Rethinking Intelligence — Seven False Premises Blocking Intelligence Reform

2013 Robert Steele: Reflections on Reform 2.3 Numbers for 30% DoD Cut over 2-4 Years

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

2013 The Evolving Craft of Intelligence [As Published]

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: 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 + Sanity RECAP

2012 Reflexivity = Integrity: Toward Earth/Life 4.0

2010 The Ultimate Hack Re-Inventing Intelligence to Re-Engineer Earth (As Published)

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

2009 Intelligence for the President–AND Everyone Else

2009 Fixing the White House & National Intelligence

2009 DoD OSINT Leadership and Staff Briefings

2008 DIA NDIC Multinational Intelligence Fellows

2007 Amazon as Hub of World Brain [Movie]

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

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

2004: Information Peacekeeping A Nobel Objective

2002 Information Peacekeeping (NISA Keynote NL)

2000 ONE WORLD, READY OR NOT: From National Capabilities to Global Coverage Through a Virtual Intelligence Community Coordinated by NATO/PfP

1997 CINCSOC 10-Minute Briefing That Created SOF OSINT

1996 GIQ 13/2 Creating a Smart Nation: Strategy, Policy, Intelligence, and Information [Full Text Online Here]

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

1992 E3i: Ethics, Ecology, Evolution, & intelligence [Full Text Online]

International Praise (Book Jacket Blurbs)

Robert Steele is unusual for an American…he is clearly internationalist in his orientation. He has written a book that can bring us together in facing our greatest enemies: ignorance, poverty, and mistrust.

Rear Admiral Hamit Gulemre Aybars, Turkish Navy (Retired)

Robert Steele’s vision for the future of intelligence is clearly “internationalist” in nature. It focuses on regional partnerships…and on the value of open source intelligence collection.

Rear Admiral Dr. Sigurd Hess, DE N(Ret), Former Chief of Staff, Allied Command Baltic Approaches

Constantly committed to truth and honesty, [his work] demonstrates his ability to grasp the real issues and to take into account the views and concerns of men of good will from all nations and all cultures.

Admiral Pierre Lacoste, French Navy (Ret), Former Director of Foreign Intelligence (DSGE)

Robert Steele goes well beyond the original visions of the best of the Directors of Central Intelligence, and has crafted a brilliant, sensible, and honorable future for the intelligence profession.

Major General Oleg Kalugin, KGB (Ret), former Elected Deputy to the Russian Parliament

Over a broad canvas reflecting the changing nature of information and information technologies, Robert Steele lays the foundation for the future of e-intelligence.

Commodore Patrick Tyrrell, OBE, Royal Navy, United Kingdom

Few have thought as deeply or imaginatively about such questions as a super-smart [now sixty-one]-year old former Marine and intelligence officer named Robert D. Steele…

Alvin & Heidi Toffler, War & Anti-War: Survival at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Steele consistently has been well ahead of the pack in his appreciation for everything from open source research to the implications of technology…his work thrills with its insights and ideas.

Ralph Peters, Fighting for the Future: Will America Triumph?

Robert Steele is about 100 times as smart and 10,000 times as dangerous as the best of the hackers, for he is successfully hacking the most challenging of bureaucracies…for the right reasons.

Bruce Sterling in Hacker Crackdown: Law and Order on the Electronic Frontier

Steele’s concept is simple: Empower the citizen and private sector to gather and analyze intelligence so that we can make informed decisions [using] Open Source Intelligence gathering [that] is faster, smarter, cheaper…

Robert Young Pelton, author, World’s Most Dangerous Places, producer, Come Back Alive

Robert Steele deserves our admiration and our focused attention for bringing the idea of open source information to the fore. His passion to serve the nation by developing this new approach…is exemplary.

Lieutenant General Patrick Hughes, U.S. Army (Retired)
Former Director, Defense Intelligence Agency

Robert Steele storms into the core of intelligence issues without fear. The scope of his work is impressive and whether you agree with him or not, you cannot ignore what he says.

The Honorable Richard Kerr
Former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence

Snap-Shots

Amazon Page

Amazon Page

Robert David STEELE Vivas [Vivas is the Latino matronymic] is the intellectual and spiritual practitioner leader of the third era of the craft of intelligence [decision-support], advancing the craft of intelligence far beyond the first era of secret war and the second era of strategic analytics over-whelmed by clandestine and covert programs never intended by President Harry Truman.

Specifically focused on open source everything and the role of transparency, truth, and trust in creating resilient and sustainable hybrid governance rooted in sharing information and collaborative multinational sense-making, he seeks to unify and harmonize  the eight communities that together create the “intelligence commons:” academia, civil society, commerce, government, law enforcement, media, military, and non-governmental/non-profit.

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Robert David STEELE Vivas is the academic and practitioner pioneer picking up for Buckminster Fuller, Russell Ackoff, and John N. Warfield, among others, advancing reflexive practice and whole systems analytics to create Smart Nations, the World Brain, and the Global Game.  As the foremost practioner-critic of wasteful and ineffective secret intelligence sources and methods (while still respecting the need for focused accountable secrecy), and as one of the foremost critics of organizational fraud, waste, and abuse — characterizing any falsehood or corrupt act as “sand in the gears” of a complex delicate whole system — he has led the creation of the Strategic Analytic Model and pioneered the concepts for hybrid forms of panarchy in which all minds are linked to all information in all languages all the time, allowing for the harnessing of collective intelligence and wisdom.

Amazon Page

Amazon Page

Best known outside the world of intelligence for his defense of hackers as pioneers on the bleeding edge full of the “right stuff,” and as the champion for “Open Source Everything” (OSE) he is also the comprehensive architect for electoral, intelligence, governance, and national security reform through the practice of reality-based decision making that is characterized by  intelligence applied with absolute integrity, while calling for a completely transparent process of Multinational, Multiagency, Multidsiciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making (M4IS2).

Amazon Page

Amazon Page

Robert David STEELE Vivas is a former Marine Corps infantry officer and then a CIA clandestine case officer (spy) against extremist targets including terrorist groups; the senior civilian founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center; author of On Intelligence: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World andas well as The New Craft of Intelligence: Personal, Public, & Political — and many other seminal works relevant to commercial and civil society decision-support; an honorary hacker, and the number one non-fiction reviewer at Amazon.com.  He is highly skilled at program builds from scratch, documenting requirements, outlining human, technical, and other capabilities needed, and doing all the justification documentation from Service level to Congressional Budget Justification Book (CBJB).

Amazon Page

Amazon Page

As CEO of OSS.Net, Inc. Robert has worked with the U.S. Special Operations Command and other regional commands; with the Department of State, the United Nations, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with EUROPOL, INTERPOL, and Scotland Yard; and with over 7,500 mid-career officers from across 66 countries attracted to his annual training conferences on real-world intelligence.  In 2006, inspired by the report of the UN High-Level Threat Panel, he created and funded Earth Intelligence Network, a 501c3, and organized 23 others in creating the Strategic Analytic Model for creating a prosperous world at peace.  He shut down OSS.Net, Inc. at the end of 2008, closing it legally at the end of 2010, and is at this time devoted to creating public intelligence in the public interest as the CEO (pro bono) of Earth Intelligence Network.  He is available for assignment and globally mobile.

Four Ideas in One Place

Four Ideas in One Place

Robert David STEELE Vivas is a natural-born citizen of the USA (a son of New York and decades long resident of Virginia) who ran for President briefly, accepted by the Reform Party as a candidate for their nomination. Working with many others he created We the People Reform Coalition to aggregate the very best ideas from all sides. Using his status as a candidate he connected with every single other candidate from Ron Paul to Rocky Anderson. All of them, without exception, refused to come together around the central issue of our Republic, electoral reform.

Top-Level Collected Contributions

Production:

Personal:

Profiles of Steele by Others:

In His Own Words

Mashpedia (Sort by Most Relevant, Most Watched, Most Recent)

Open Source Intelligence & Everything

Electoral Reform, Governance & Intelligence

SPY IMPROV at Hackers on Planet Earth

Vea Tambien (Steele in Spanish):

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

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

Photographs: Robert David STEELE Vivas at 60

Reach him at robert.david.steele.vivas  [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Apr 8

Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

P2P Wiki:  Sepp Hasslberger’s Roadmap

Stage 1:  Co-Op.   Stage 2: Digital Village.  Stage 3: Toward Unity.  Stage 4: A Backbone of Our Own.  Stage 5: A Human Right.  See also Free Network Movement, Diaspora, A Human Right, and Buy This Satellite.

Sepp Hasslberger at P2P Foundation (Posts)

Sepp Hasslberger’s New Blog

My views are influenced by Ron Hubbard of “Scientology” fame, by Silvio Gesell’s “Natural Economic Order”, by Viktor Schauberger, the “Water Wizard” of early 20th century Austria and by “Spaceship Earth” Buckminster Fuller, the gentle giant and prolific discoverer of synergy and tensegrity. I acknowledge a deep debt of gratitude to all of these great thinkers.

It is my belief that mankind must get ready for its transit into a new space age. We are not alone in this universe, but before we can become part of what I call ‘the galactic community of sentient beings’, we must put barbarism behind us and show that we can take care of ourselves and our planet. To start agitating for change, I have identified certain areas that need change. They are described in an article on Health Supreme: “Genova, the Azores and our Common Future”.

The best way to achieve change is of course communication. So, in order to figure out where we should be directing our energies for that coming transition, I have joined a group of Communication Agents working through a number of websites supported by my friend Robin Good.

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Apr 8

Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Mike Pheneger

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Col Mike Pheneger, USA (1988)

Col Mike Pheneger, U.S. Army (Ret.), U.S. Special Operations Command

OSS ’95:  Col Mike Pheneger, USA (Ret.), former J-2 U.S. Special Operations Command, for his paradigm-shattering unclassified exposures of our lack of tactical military maps for 90% of the world, and our enormous over-investment in duplicative and contradictory orders of battle.

Col Mike Pheneger, USA (Ret) (2011)

Colonel Pheneger spent 30 years on active duty as a US Army Intelligence Officer retiring in 1993. He had overseas assignments in Germany, Vietnam, Korea, Panama, and the Middle East. Key assignments include: Commander, US Army Intelligence School (Fort Devens – then part of the National Security Agency’s Cryptologic Training System); Director of Intelligence, US Special Operations Command (MacDill AFB); Deputy Director of Intelligence, US Central Command (MacDill AFB); Commander, 470th MI Group (Panama); G2, Second Infantry Division (Korea), and Director of Operations, 66th MI Brigade (Germany). As Director of Intelligence for USSOCOM, Colonel Pheneger campaigned to end duplicative intelligence production to expand our focus on neglected third-world and low intensity conflict situations that were more likely to require the deployment of US forces.  He holds an M.P.A. from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, a B.S from Bowling Green State University, and is a graduate of the Command & Staff Course, US Naval War College, and the US Army War College.  After military retirement he developed training programs for adult professionals for the University of South Florida’s Professional and Workforce Development Division. He teaches courses on the Bill of Rights, The Constitution, Terrorism and Geo-Politics for learning-in-retirement programs in Tampa and Sarasota.  He received the Open Source Solutions’ Golden Candle Award in 1995.

Colonel Pheneger is President of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. He previously served on the ACLU’s National Board and National Executive Committee.  He speaks frequently on issues involving Civil Liberties and National Security and the ethical and constitutional aspects of intelligence collection and operations. He has spoken widely on the USA Patriot Act, torture, Guantanamo, and warrantless wiretapping and has submitted declarations in federal court proceedings supporting the ACLU’s requests for documents under the Freedom of Information Act.  He served as an expert witness in a case to enjoin the Tampa Sports Authority from conducting pat-down searches as a condition of attending NFL football games.

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Mar 31

Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: James Vasile

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James Vasile

James Vasile, Counsel to the Software Freedom Law Foundation,  holds a Juris Doctor (JD) from Columbia Law School, where he was a member of the law review and a Stone Scholar. He also has a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Fordham University. He spent several years in the litigation department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he worked on a range of cases and dealt with a variety of new media issues. Vasile has also contributed code and documentation to numerous FOSS software projects. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

He is a principal member of the team that conceived the Freedom Box (first briefed to Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) in 2010) and is now forming under the leadership of Eben Moglen, to create the software that will displace CISCO and other “closed box” routers while also being much more than a router–it will be the foundation of the Freedom Stack.

http://duckduckgo.com/?q=Douglas+Johnson+faith+religion

Web Stack

Personal Blog: Hacker Visions–At the Intersection of Freedom, Technology, & Community

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Mar 7