Robert David Steele (Vivas) is the founder of OSS.NET, a web site dedicated to international intelligence reform including improved use of open source intelligence (OSINT). He has served in three of the four directorates of the Central Intelligence Agency, as a clandestine case officer, an all-source requirements and collection manager, and as project leader for advanced information technology applications. He was the senior civilian responsible for founding the Marine Corps Intelligence Command. Mr. Steele holds a BA in Political Science with a thesis on multinational corporation operations and home-host country issues; an MA in International Relations from Lehigh University with a thesis on predicting revolutions; and an MBA in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma with a thesis on strategic and tactical information management for national security. He is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College, and has earned a certificate in Intelligence Policy from Harvard University. Mr. Steele is the author of On Intelligence: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World (AFCEA International Press 2000 and OSS International Press 2002) and The New Craft of Intelligence: Personal, Public, & Political (OSS International Press 2002) as well as many monographs, chapters, and articles on information and intelligence strategy and operations. He is the ranking reviewer on Amazon for non-fiction books about national security, information, intelligence, and related ethical issues. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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