Yoda: CIA Director “Discovers” Open Source…

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yoda with light saberExquisite, this is.

CIA Director: Open Source a ‘Tremendous Advantage’

Housing the Open Source Enterprise within the CIA’s new Directorate of Digital Innovation allows a combination of the right personnel and tools to get a more accurate analysis of world events, Brennan said.

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Robert David Steele
Robert David Steele

ROBERT STEELE: Director Brennan means well, but he has absolutely no idea what he is talking  about. He is surrounded by people who think that OSINT is TECHINT and that surfing the web with US citizens with clearances is the whole enchilada. He is also surrounded by “digital innovators” that have still not figured out what we (Gordon Oehler, Diane Webb, Dennis McCormick, myself and the other members of the Artificial Intelligence Staff at CIA’s Office of Information Technology) knew in 1986-1989 — without an all-source tool-kit and a geospatial foundation (NGA tries but event and location based fusion are still retarded — at the 1% of 1% level) and broad access across all fifteen slices of HUMINT both multinationally and across the eight tribes of information — all you get is noise. The Clandestine Service has forbidden the Open Source “Enterprise” from talking to Subject Matter Experts (SME) — I wonder if Director Brennan knows that. CIA is not even close.

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See Especially:

2016 Robert Steele on OSINT – Why and How

2015 Memorandum for the Vice President: Open Source (Technologies) Agency

2015 Robert Steele – Foreword to Stephen E. Arnold’s CyberOSINT: Next Generation Information Access

2014 Robert Steele Open Letter to Vice President of the United States of America Joe Biden, The White House

2007 Memorandum: OSS CEO to DNI (McConnell) One-Pager

2004 Testimony: White Paper for DCI John Negoponte on Leveraging OSINT to Enhance CIA/IC Mission Success

1993 Talking Points for the Director of Central Intelligence

OSINT Literature Review, Name Association, Lessons Learned

See Also:

OSINT @ Phi Beta Iota