Housing the Open Source Enterprise within the CIA’s new Directorate of Digital Innovation allows a combination of the right personnel and tools to get a more accurate analysis of world events, Brennan said.
ROBERT STEELE: Director Brennan means well, but he has absolutely no idea what he is talking about. He is surrounded by people who think that OSINT is TECHINT and that surfing the web with US citizens with clearances is the whole enchilada. He is also surrounded by “digital innovators” that have still not figured out what we (Gordon Oehler, Diane Webb, Dennis McCormick, myself and the other members of the Artificial Intelligence Staff at CIA’s Office of Information Technology) knew in 1986-1989 — without an all-source tool-kit and a geospatial foundation (NGA tries but event and location based fusion are still retarded — at the 1% of 1% level) and broad access across all fifteen slices of HUMINT both multinationally and across the eight tribes of information — all you get is noise. The Clandestine Service has forbidden the Open Source “Enterprise” from talking to Subject Matter Experts (SME) — I wonder if Director Brennan knows that. CIA is not even close.