Who’s Who is Public Intelligence: Daniel Sheehan

Daniel Sheehan

Daniel Sheehan

Daniel Sheehan is a Harvard-trained Constitutional and public interest lawyer. Over the last forty-five years his work as an attorney, speaker, and educator has helped to expose the structural sources of injustice in the United States and abroad, protect the fundamental and inalienable rights of the world’s citizens, and elucidate an inspiring and compelling vision for the direction of thehuman family. Daniel’s dedication to his vision and work has put him at the center of some of the most important legal cases and social movements of our lifetimes. After meeting Sara Nelson during their work on the Silkwood Case, they started the Christic Institute, which would go on to uncover the Iran-Contra Affair.

Today, Daniel Sheehan is general counsel of the Romero Institute, where his current focus is the Lakota People’s Law Project. The Lakota People’s Law Project seeks to end the epidemic of child seizures of Native American Lakota children in South Dakota, and stop the state practice of placing the vast majority of these Lakota children in non-Native families, in violation of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act.

In addition, he recently published a memoir, The People’s Advocate: The Life and Legal Hitory of America’s Most Fearless Public Interest Lawyer, and is finishing work for a book on the most up-to-date theories of the John F. Kennedy assassination.

Wikipedia / Daniel Sheehan

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Feb 15

Who’s Who in Earth Intelligence: Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling

Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Discoverd konzo, a new epidemic paralytic disease, when serving as doctor in Mocambique 1979-81. Two decades of research in rural Africa traced the cause to toxic ill-processed cassava roots, hunger and poverty. Co-founded Médecines sans Frontier Sweden. Started courses and wrote textbook on Global Health. Initiated university collaborations with Asia and Africa. Co-founded Gapminder that unveils the beauty of statistics by turning boring numbers into enjoyable animations that make sense of the world.

QWANT Media / Hans Rosling

Wikipedia / Hans Rosling

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Jan 16

Who’s Who in Public Intelligence: Jameson Quinn

Jameson Quinn

Jameson Quinn has been interested in election theory for over ten years. He has worked as a programmer and as a Guatemalan public school principal and teacher. He has served as statistical analyst for an independent survey of the quality of Guatemalan voter rolls, and initiated the creation of the consensus Declaration of Electoral Reform Advocates. He grew up in California, studied applied math and cognitive science in Massachusetts and Ohio, and lives in Guatemala.

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Nov 15

Who’s Who in Public Intelligence: Larry Sanger

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Larry Sanger Blog

Founder of Wikipedia (which lost its way, trolls took over), founder of WatchKnow.org, an educational video directory, founder of Citizendium, a wiki encyclopedia project that is expert-guided, public participatory, and real-names-only.  Ph.D. 2000, The Ohio State University, Philosophy.  Dissertation: Epistemic Circularity: An Essay on the Problem of Meta-Justification.  See also The Digital Universe, The Digital Universe Foundation, and the Encyclopedia of Earth (2005-6)

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Jun 13

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

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Apr 23

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

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 Earth Intelligence: Rolf Sattler

Rolf Sattler

Rolf Sattler, Ph.D., D.Sc. (h.c.), F.L.S., F.R.S.C., (born March 8, 1936) is a Canadian plant morphologist, biologist, philosopher, and educator. He is considered one of the most significant contributors to the field of plant morphology. His contributions are not only empirical but involved also a revision of the most fundamental concepts, theories, and philosophical assumptions.

The major focus of his philosophical contributions to plant morphology and our understanding of reality has been on process philosophy, integral philosophy, holism, contextualism, perspectivism, and complementarity. Besides hierarchy (holarchy) he underlines the importance of complementary perspectives such as dialectics, holism as undivided wholeness, Yin-Yang, continuum and network views. Besides Aristotelian either/or logic, he emphasizes the importance of fuzzy logic. He explores how either/or logic can lead to conflict and even war, whereas fuzzy logic and Yin-Yang thinking can be healing because they connect what either/or logic has torn apart. Finally, he also emphasizes that beyond all perspectives is the unnamable, the source, emptiness (in the Buddhist sense), mystery, which is of ultimate importance for healing and total Being.

Web Stack

Wikipedia

Personal Website

Chapter: The Dynamic Mandala

Graphic: Dynamic Mandala Map

Book (1986) BioPhilosophy

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Mar 26

Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Sam Rose

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Sam Rose

Samuel Rose created Socialsynergyweb.com to help people deal with the complexities of knowledge, understanding, change, human systems, evolution, foresight, cooperation and collaboration, and technology. This business is now integrated into both Forward Foundation and Future Forward Institute.

He is a principal contributor to the Autonomous Internet Road Map.

He is interested in effective knowledge synthesis, and in exploring and developing the concepts of open knowledge, open design, and open business.

He is involved in a growing list of blogs, wikis, social software experiments and developings, including CoummunityWiki, Meatball Wiki, Cooperation Commons Weblog, Smartmobs Weblog.

Past clients have included Howard Rheingold, MacArthur Foundation, MIT Press, Stanford University, USDA, David Korten and People Centered Development Forum, and the Cooperation Commons and Social Media Classroom community.

twitter: @SamRose

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Mar 3

Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Douglas Rushkoff

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Douglas Rushkoff

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

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Douglas Rushkoff (born 18 February 1961) is an American media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist and documentarian. He is best known for his association with the early cyberpunk culture, and his advocacy of open source solutions to social problems.

Rushkoff is most frequently regarded as a media theorist, and known for coining terms and concepts including viral media (or media virus), digital native, and social currency.

Wikipedia Page (Especially Well Done)

An Interview With Douglas Rushkoff, Author of Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age

Douglas Rushkoff: ‘I Would Do It for Arianna. I Won’t Do It for AOL’

Digital Nation Documentary & Commentary

Internet as Easy Prey for Government (Facebook & Twitter as Crutches)

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Feb 13

Who’s Who in Commercial Intelligence: James C. Spohrer

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Dr. James (“Jim”) C. Spohrer

Director of IBM University Programs (IBM UP) since 2009, Jim founded IBM’s first Service Research group in 2003 at the Almaden Research Center with a focus on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) for Service Sector innovations.  He led this group to attain ten times return on investment with four IBM outstanding and eleven accomplishment awards over seven years.  Working with service research pioneers from many academic disciplines, Jim advocates for Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Design (SSMED) as an integrative extended-STEM framework for global competency development, economic growth, and advancement of science. In 2000, Jim became the founding CTO of IBM’s first Venture Capital Relations group in Silicon Valley. In the mid 1990’s, he lead Apple Computer’s Learning Technologies group, where he was awarded DEST (Distinguished Engineer Scientist and Technologist)  Jim received a Ph.D. in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence from Yale University and a B.S. in Physics from MIT.

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

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REFERENCE: IBM At Its Very Best

IBM Smarter Planet

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Jan 19