1989 Expeditionary Environment Briefing

Briefings & Lectures
USMC EE Briefing
USMC EE Briefing

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1990 Expeditionary Environment Analytic Model

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1989 Webb (US) CATALYST: Computer-Aided Tools for the Analysis of Science & Technology

Analysis, C4/JOE/Software, Historic Contributions, Technologies, Tools

Short URL: http://tinyurl.com/CIA-CATALYST

When Diane Web reached the Office of Scientific and Weapons Research (OSWR) at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), she entered what John Perry Barlow called in a Forbes article “the gulag.”  Gray desks and rotten tools–she had better computers and better analytic tools as a graduate student prior to joining the CIA.  With help from Dennis McCormick and under the oversight of Gordon Oehler, she devised CATALYST, shown below in obth the original version and the enhanced version that Robert Steele acreated on top of contributions from Bill Ruh (CISCO AON).  Click on the Frog to reach the SOCOM J-23 list of unintegrated softwares, and the DARPA STRONG ANGEL TOOZL initiative.  Although dated 1989, this was devised in 1984 and took the usual four years of editing at CIA before it finally got into the public domain.

SOCOM SW Cluster and TOOZL
SOCOM SW Cluster and TOOZL

Put bluntly, the USA will continue to be stupid at the strategic, operational, tactical, and technical levels because none of the money being provided by the taxpayer and spent by the so-called policymakers has any connection to reality understood in the context of access to all information in all languages all the time, a strategic analytic model for holistic analysis of all ten threats to humanity acorss all twelve policy budget and behavior domains; and a toolset for multinational, multiagency, multidisciplinary, multidomain information sharing and sense-making (M4IS2).

Original Concept
Original Concept
New Cloud Concept
New Cloud Concept

Reference: Mapping Hypertext (1989)

Analysis, Analysis, Augmented Reality, C4/JOE/Software, Collective Intelligence, Geospatial, Historic Contributions, info-graphics/data-visualization, InfoOps (IO), IO Mapping, Journalism/Free-Press/Censorship, Maps, Methods & Process, Monographs, Open Government, Policy, Reform, Research resources, Strategy, Tools
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This is the seminal work in what the author has long named “information mapping.”  Posted as a public service with permission of the author, under Creative Commons license.  No commercial exploitation is permitted without documented consent of the author.

Book intended to be read two pages at a time.  The author suggests printing by the chapter, and then reading with even pages to the left and odd pages to the right, two pages at a time.

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Reference: 1989 USMC CLIC CIA DIA Aborted Baby


Shortly after this message that began connecting the dots for a “break-out” to create the inter-agency generic all-source fusion workstation. the MCIC IT budget was hijacked by DIA to test “small DODIIS”, and an Admiral  over-turned the JNIDS VI award to MCIC, but kept the malfeasance secret for a year so we could not get CMC to restore the win.  On such “administrative” decisions does a Nation turn.  It’s time (2010) to restore integrity to all that we do, at every level, every day.