Berto Jongman: IDA on Global Coverage — Without Reference to Prior Art or the Real World

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Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

Without reference to Boyd Sutton or anyone else of note.

Rethinking the Concept of Global Coverage in the U.S. Intelligence Community

Institute for Defense Analysis, May 2015

Robert David Steele Vivas
Robert David Steele Vivas

ROBERT STEELE: I have grown accustomed to the mediocrity of both the official US intelligence community and their camp followers. John A. Kringen has managed to produce a short piece that raises an important question while being devoid of substance. Failing to reference Boyd Sutton's well-known work on “The Challenge of Global Coverage,” or any of the many works by those I have sponsored and of course by myself, tells us all we need to know about IDA and its work.  A microcosm of the $100 billion a year in waste presided over by Jim Clapper and Mike Vickers. Also 25 years behind the rest of us.  One day the US IC will have honest visionary leadership. I hope to see that in my lifetime.

PS. I was quickly asked about the implied dishonesty of our current US IC leadership. That is a broad topic more suitable for extensive hearings before a new joint committee if and when we get an honest Congress. But for now, let's just take the well-intentioned ICD 205 on Analytic Outreach written by Andy Shepard with whom I came up in the ranks and who was one of the last truly honesst IC leaders I know of. This ICD calls for each analyst to identify and be in touch with the top experts in their domain — never mind that they can only speak to US citizens with clearances, or that the CIA clandestine service has forbidden everyone else from having direct contact with human subject matter experts, the idea is sound. Two years later, this ICD — like all the others — has not actually been implemented. The US IC under its present leadership does three things: a) lies to Congress (and the President); b) pushes paper; and c) spends money.Neither Jim Clapper nor Mike Vickers give a shit about actually being useful to strategy, policy, acquisition, or operations — neither of them has the moral courage to make the centrality of intelligence an issue. Shame on all who are a part of this macabre sideshow at a time when nothing (apart from electoral reform) could be more important to the future of the Republic than the artful integration of holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering.  Shame!

See Especially:

2015 Beyond Data Monitoring (UN White Paper)

2014 Applied Collective Intelligence (Spanda Journal)

2014 Keynote to Ecuadorean Intelligence Community

2013: The Evolving Craft of Intelligence 3.6 As Published

2007 Open Source Intelligence (Strategic) 2.0

2006 Sutton (US) Global Coverage, Looking Backward, Looking Forward

1997 Sutton (US) The Challenge of Global Coverage

1991 MCG Intelligence Support for Expeditionary Planners

1990 Intelligence in the 1990′s – Six Challenges

1989 Al Gray (US) on Global Intelligence Challenges

See Also:

NATO OSINT to OSE/M4IS2 Round-Up 2.0

OSINT Literature Review, Name Association, Lessons Learned

2015 ANSWERS Robert Steele for Sean Lorenz on OSINT Update 3

2015 Robert Steele – Foreword to Stephen E. Arnold’s CyberOSINT: Next Generation Information Access

2011 The Ultimate Hack Re-Inventing Intelligence to Re-Engineer Earth (Chapter for Counter-Terrorism Book Out of Denmark)

2014 Robert Steele Open Letter to Vice President of the United States of America Joe Biden, The White House

1957+ Story Board: Peace & Prosperity Through Ethical Evidence-Based Decision-Support — Analytic Sources, Models, Tools, & Tradecraft

For Information:

#6 in a Google search for “global coverage” intelligence, on the first screen.  How medicore can you get? IDA shows the way.

The Challenge of Global Coverage –…/Global%20Coverage%20Text.pdf

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