March 4, 2011 at 8:14 am
We activated the Standby Volunteer Task Force (SBTF) on March 1st and quickly launched a Crisis Map of Libya to support humanitarian preparedness opera-tions. This is the largest deployment of the Task Force since it was formed at the 2010 International Conference on Crisis Mapping in Boston (ICCM 2010). I’m amazed at how far we’ve come since the response to the Haiti earthquake.
Phi Beta Iota: We’ve been championing Open Everything since 1988, each year growing from our first realization that Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) was urgently needed to bring government back to accountability, legitimacy, and sanity through transparency. Below are two graphics, two briefings and two chapters that summarize our recent work in this area. Here we want to emphazize the emergence of the Autonomous Internet Road Map and the fact that the Crisis Mapping initiative is a very strong manifestation of the power of public intelligence in the public interest.