Berto Jongman: CIA’s Digital Innovation…

Government, Ineptitude, IO Impotency

berto smallCIA goes live with new cyber directorate, massive internal reorganization

The DDI’s formation implies that the CIA is increasingly bent on securing 21st century relevance on the overall American spying landscape, where other agencies — namely the cyber- and electronic-surveillance-focused National Security Agency (NSA) — have emerged as dominant shapers of U.S. intelligence policy.

Robert David Steele Vivas
Robert David Steele Vivas

ROBERT STEELE: CIA means well, no question, but it probably has not occurred to CIA that 98% of what we need to know is not digital and not in English and not published. I was actually among those responsible for digital innovation within the CIA’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) in 1986, leading Project George (DDO) and Project Tess (DDI), and what I learned, sadly, is that the CIA simply cannot handle open, digital, agile, or innovation. I am pretty sure that can not changed in the 25 years they have chosen to ignore all intelligence reform suggestions. As with NSA and the NGA, going through the motions will be the order of the day. What we need is an Open Source Agency under diplomatic and development auspices but funded by and responsive to defense.  It would create both a United Nations Open Source Decision-Support Information Network (all humans in all languages) and investments in open source technologies starting with energy, water, shelter, and food.

See Especially:

1992 Information Concepts & Doctrine for the Future

2014 Robert Steele Applied Collective Intelligence

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

Berto Jongman: Dutch Teen-Ager Produces Best Map of ISIS in Syria and Has Best Direct Human and Open Source Feeds

BOOK: Intelligence for Earth: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity, & Sustainability

BOOK: The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, & Trust

Human Intelligence: All Humans, All Minds, All the Time (Strategic Studies Institute)

UN Paper: Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything

See Also:

Analytics @ Phi Beta Iota

Big Data @ Phi Beta Iota

Clandestine @ Phi Beta Iota

Collective Intelligence @ Phi Beta Iota

Counterintelligence @ Phi Beta Iota

Decision Support @ Phi Beta Iota

Integrity @ Phi Beta Iota

Intelligence @ Phi Beta Iota

Search: Steele USMC C4I 1990’s

Who is Robert Steele Who Got All This 25 Years Before Everyone Else?

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