1993 Leijonhelm (SE) Critical Role of Open Sources and Products in Economic Intelligence Cooperation Between Government and Industry

Commercial Intelligence, Government, Historic Contributions
Jan Leijonhelm
Jan Leijonhelm

1992 Dedijer (SE) OSS, Intelligence, and Secrecy

Commercial Intelligence, Historic Contributions
Stevan Dedijer
Stevan Dedijer

Stevan Dedijer (RIP) is the father of business intelligence defined as decision-support, not myopic internal data mining as the term is used today.  When Admiral Studeman over-ruled CIA in 1992 (“we’ll come if the conference is SECRET U.S. Citizens Only”) we did not advertise the event and expected 150 people.  675 or so showed up, including a 15-person delegation from Sweden led by Stevan Dedijer.

Open Source Solutions, Intelligence, and Secrecy
Open Source Solutions, Intelligence, and Secrecy