Graphic: 9-11 Commission Open Source Agency

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The 9-11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, 26 July 2004.  As found on Page 23 in the Summary and Page 413 within Chapter 13, “How to Do It?  A different Way of Organizing the Government.”

See also: Search: The Future of OSINT [is M4IS2-Multinational]

Despite its severe short-comings, Lee Hamilton and a single CIA officer with a big brain were able to force the Open Source Agency (OSA) into the report at the very last minute (no text is associated with this little box).  Hamilton was a member of the Aspin-Brown Commission who observed the Burundi Exercise in which Robert Steele beat the hell out of the entire IC with six telephone calls.

As agreed upon by Congressman Rob Simmons (R-CT-02), the Congressional “owner” of OSINT, Joe Markowitz, and Robert Steele, the Open Source Agency should be outside the IC, under diplomatic auspices, ideally funded by DoD on a non-reimbursable basis, with three client-oriented deputy directors, one each for the IC, DoD, and Whole of Government.  As conceptualized by Robert Steele, the IC would be guaranteed real-time and near-real-time COPIES of all open sources as they are received, but would no longer be able to “lock up” the OSINT–the original would stay outside the wire under diplomatic (and within DoD, Civil Affairs) auspices and be freely shareable with multinational multifunctional personnel.

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