2006 Simmons (US) Policy Preface to Information Operations (IO) Book

Historic Contributions, Legislation

Congressman Rob Simmons got into the Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) arena in 1995, and grew to understand vastly more than those serving in the U.S. Government, then or now.  He was among the first if not the only Member to recognize that Information Operations (IO) was the totality of the information and intelligence spectrum, encompassing not just “intelligence” but also logistics, friendly force information, and all other information.  He understood the Special Operations Command point of view: “Secret intelligence is 10% of All-Source Intelligence; and All-Source Intelligence is 10% of Information Operations.”  Below is his Foreword to the first book on IO to be written from an intelligence foundation but with a World Brain perspective.

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