Steven Aftergood: CRS on Intelligence Oversight

Corruption, Government, Ineptitude
Steven Aftergood

Congressional Oversight of Intelligence:  Background and Selected Options for Further Reform

The usual suspects: joint committee, consolidated authorization & appropriation, dedicated HPSCI intelligence staff, abolish term limits for HPSCI Members.

PDF (20 Pages): 2018 CRS Intelligence Oversight

Robert David STEELE Vivas

ROBERT STEELE: This is the party line that assumes that minor tweaking will do the job. There is nothing serious about this report with respect to cutting up to 70% of each of the secret agencies that are pathologically dysfunctional both individually and in the aggregate, creating an Open Source Agency as a baseline, moving the National Intelligence Council into the Executive Office of the President. Ignores the substantive literature on intelligence reform.  In brief: D+.

See Especially:

Steele, Robert. For the President of the United States of America Donald Trump: Subject: EradicatingFake News and False Intelligence with an Open Source Agency That Also SupportsDefense, Diplomacy, Development, & Commerce (D3C) Innovation to Stabilize World. Earth Intelligence Network, 2017.

Steele, Robert, “Intelligence at a Cross Roads: To Be Or Not To Be (Review of Principled Spying by David Omand and Mark Phythian),” American Herald Tribune, 25 June 2018. PBI BackUp

Steele, Robert. “Augmented Intelligence with Human-Machine Integrity: Future-Oriented Hybrid Governance Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE),” forthcoming in Daniel Araya. Augmented Intelligence: Smart Systems and the Future of Work and Learning. Bern, CH: Peter Lang Publishing.

Steele, Robert. “Foreword,” in Stephen E. Arnold, CyberOSINT: Next Generation Information Access, Harrods Creek, KY: Arnold Information Technology, 2015.

Steele, Robert. “The Evolving Craft of Intelligence,” in Robert Dover, Michael Goodman, and Claudia Hillebrand (eds.). Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies, Oxford, UK: Routledge, July 31, 2013.

Steele, Robert. “Creating a Smart Nation” in Mark Tovey (ed.), Collective Intelligence: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace, Oakton, VA: Earth Intelligence Network, 2008, pp 107-130.

Steele, Robert. “World Brain as Earth Game,” in Mark Tovey (ed.), Collective Intelligence: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace, Oakton, VA: Earth Intelligence Network, 2008, pp 389-398

Steele, Robert. “Open Source Intelligence (Strategic),” in Loch Johnson (ed.), Strategic Intelligence: The Intelligence Cycle, Westport, CT: Praeger, 2007, Chapter 6, pp. 96-122.

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