Search: the expanding role of open source information and social media for the intelligence community


The Expanding Role of Open Source Information and Social Media for the Intelligence Community

Open source information and social media have caused a huge growth in the amount of data available to the intelligence community. In a budget constrained environment, this information explosion may become a major source for producing intelligence and protecting our nation.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM National Press sClub

Phi Beta Iota:  The US Intelligence Community costs over $80 billion dollars a year and produces “at best” 4% of what a major commander needs to know (and nothing for everyone else including Cabinet Secretaries, Assistant Secretaries, and desk officers.  The nominal Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) element within the secret world is a runt off-spring of the same bad practices.  We have wasted a quarter century on bad leaders, bad methods, bad contracts, and abysmally derelict marginal outcomes.

Alternative Study:

2012 Robert Steele Answers PhD Student Questions

2012 PREPRINT FOR COMMENT: The Craft of Intelligence

2012:  Open Source Agency: Executive Access Point

ROOT: The Open Source Everything Convergence


Financial Liberty at Risk-728x90