Josh Kerbel,War on the Rocks, January 20, 2016
To change this situation, the intelligence community must get over its now illusory belief that its value-added comes mostly from information to which it alone has access — secrets.
ROBERT STEELE: This is of course what I pointed out from 1988 onwards, publicly leading the Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) revolution from 1992, a revolution that was hijacked and corrupted. The secret world is about expensive technology, not useful thinking. My one regret is that I did not immediately move to create an alternative intelligence community far removed from the secret world.