Yoda: Open Source Climate Data — Finally — Time for ALL Data to be Open Source!

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yoda with light saberOpen-Source Climate Change Data From NASA, NOAA, & Others Available For 1st Time

There is a need to make that data available in a jargon-free format and with guidance on how to use it effectively. A new organization will do just that. On September 22, PREP, the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness, was launched by the White House Office of Science and Technology PolicyWorld Resources Institute, U.S. Global Change Research Program, and a host of industry supporters including Microsoft and Google. PREP will harness the data revolution to strengthen climate resilience efforts, streamline climate data delivery, and inform researchers and data providers which climate data are most valuable.

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Sep 28

Yoda: Greg Satell in Forbes on Why Open Beats Closed

yoda with light saberWhy Open Beats Closed

Greg Satell

Forbes, 26 September 2016

Now, however, it’s becoming increasingly clear that no one can go it alone and firms must choose where they will cooperate and where they will compete. This is especially true when it comes to innovation, where no single entity is likely to be able to develop more than a piece of the overall puzzle. Today, open systems are not a choice, They are an imperative.

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Sep 27

KINDLE: Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Done Right: An Indictment of 25 years of expensive passive failure

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This briefing has been funded and approved for delivery in its present form, in April 2016, to the military, police, and national intelligence services of Denmark. It was also presented in Norway, but less formally. As NATO and a number of countries “re-think” Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), this briefing and the related white paper, should help focus on the essentials that have been neglected for the past quarter century.

It is nothing less than an indictment of 25 years of expensive passive failure associated with the mis-direction of OSINT away from active human sourcing as I originally envisioned, toward passive online searching that is, as one study recently concluded, over 80% absolute garbage.

This is what BGen Dr. James Cox, the original sponsor of my work for NATO in 2000-2002, had to say in 2013:

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Sep 27