Graphic: OSINT Competing Models

Analysis, Balance, Capabilities-Force Structure, ICT-IT, Innovation, Leadership-Integrity, Multinational Plus, Strategy-Holistic Coherence
OSINT Competing Models
OSINT Competing Models

The US secret intelligence community will never be able to fulfill the National Intelligence Strategy ambitions to provide decision-support to all who need it, so long as they are bonded to the old model of high-side default.  A United Nations model of low-side default is the only possible means of achieving pervasive multinational information-sharing and sense-making, all of which can be fed to the high-side in near-real-time, none of which may be mis-directed or constrained by the high-side.  OSINT is a free and independent discipline whose center of gravity lies outside the wire and outside the control of any government.