Robert David STEELE Vivas
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REACTION TO: 2012 Robert Steele: The Human Factor & The Human Environment: Concepts & Doctrine? Implications for Human & Open Source Intelligence 2.0
These are my words, reflecting what I learned in multiple funded trips to work with Dutch intelligence at various levels, and multiple conversation across various conferences I attended in Europe. This is more or less what I told George Tenet when he became DCI….to no effect, naturally.
1994 was a very stressful time in Dutch intelligence history. A scandal had erupted in which the Parliament was investigating Dutch intelligence intrusions with audio-video into the homes of specific Dutch citizens suspected of this and that. Parliament was so angry they threatened to cut all funding for all intelligence. Two very good things emerged from this:
Reuser the Wizard
We came across this while trolling for worthwhile new stuff on OSINT; finding none, we thought to post this as a reminder that the OSINT Wizard lives and works in The Netherlands, and is open for business.
Remember the two cardinal rules:
1. Governments are the beneficiaries of OSINT done by others, not the benefactors.
2. OSINT is the old new idea. It still needs development, but the new new idea is M4IS2.
Rumor has it that Reuser and Steele will be doing something together, very dangerous, very hush hush…..tell no one.
PLATINUM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT, Dr. Ran Hock
Dr. Ran Hock has done more than any single individual to educate both government and private sector parties with respect to the value of the deep web. He has single-handedly trained hundreds of individuals in the nuances of this major new intelligence resource base. Emphasizing individual analytic skills and common sense rather than arcane expensive and generally unproductive technologies, he represents the intersection of integrity, intelligence, and intuition in the service of all legitimate governments and organizations.
OSINT Online Training Handbook Updated
The blurb from Arno Reuser, founder and chief of the Dutch military open source intelligence division, says essentially that attending Ran Hock’s course once a year made him look smart for the entire year. Arno is a master librarian and a giant in the field, he is being modest, but this is the kind of praise that Ran Hock’s earns from the “best of the best.”