1992-2012 CIA Still Does Not “Get” Open Source

Advanced Cyber/IO, Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Government, Officers Call, Policies
Who, Me?

Today’s News, Brought to You by Your Friends at the CIA

Spy Service Translates World’s Papers at Secret Cost; Mr. Hounsell Has Few Buyers

Phi Beta Iota: Worth a full read (click on headline).  One word summary: “stagnant.”  Neither the DNI nor the CIA nor DoD nor anyone else is serious about Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), known as “Open Sores” within the secret and largely useless U.S. Intelligence Community, which provides, 4% “at best” according to General Tony Zinni, USMC (Ret) of what any senior commander needs, and nothing tailored to the needs of everyone else according to Robert Steele, OSINT proponent since 1988.  If Congress were not so busy steam-rolling pork through secret channels as the open ones dry up–if Congress had any integrity at all–it would be asking the fundamental question: if we spent $3 billion on a proper Open Source Agency, how much of the $70-90 billion secret fraud, waste, and abuse could we eliminate?  The answer?  50% in quick time, 75% over six years.  Meanwhile, the real world is now routing around the US Government.

See Also:

ON INTELLIGENCE: Open Letter to the President

Michael Bloomberg, Vice President for Education, Intelligence, & Research — Creating a Smart Nation

History of Opposition (15)  ..   Historic Contributions (264)  ..   Awards 1992-2006 (2)

Search: how did open source get squelched?

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Starting Point

Greater Democracy: Citizen in Search of a Leader

Reference: Transparency Killer App Plus “Open Everything” RECAP (Back to 01/2007)