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This also applies at the operational, tactical, and technical levels; generally the 80-20 rules applies–80% open, 20% closed.  It merits comment that no one is actually producing Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) as a holistic persistent element of decision-making, nor is most secret “intelligence” actually intelligence –it is just classified information.

To qualify as OSINT one must integrate the proven process of intelligence with all sources in all mediums and all languages across all topics of concern to both Whole of Government and M4IS2 (Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making.

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This will not happen until the public gets serious about demanding the eradication of the ten threats to humanity through the  harmonizing what can be known and shared across the twelve policy domains, not only to stabilize and reconstruct the USA, but to render–with all due humility–assistance to Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Russia, Venezuela and Wild Cards so that they avoid our mistakes and embrace both Whole Systems thinking and True Cost Economics.

2008 Open Source Intelligence (Strategic)

Graphic: OSINT Relevance to High-Level Threats to Humanity [Graphic at Top Left] [Graphic at Bottom Right]  Graphic: OSINT Support to Four Levels of Analysis

This entire website, which is also the front end for www.oss.net and www.earth-intelligence.org, is about intelligence with integrity at all four levels of policy, acquisition, and operations, across all mission areas.

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