I have noticed that good OSINT literature is hardly available for 2013-2016.
Post 2016, OSINT has been treated as a synonym to internet surfing. Any reasons?
OSINT was murdered in the mid-1990’s when Deputy Director of Central Intelligence Bill Studeman and DDCI for Collection Charlie Allen allowed Joan Dempsey, then DDCI for Community Management, to virtually assassinate Dr. Joseph Markowiitz (RIP) who had two good ideas: a marketplace for OSINT that all elements of the USG could access; and a Congressional Budget Justification Book (CBJB) to illuminate all expenditures on OSINT, which is roughly several billion dollars in waste today, and producing almost nothing of value.
https://tinyurl.com/PBI-Invite includes my two briefings for USDI that Dr. Markowitz helped me with. He and I also prevailed on OMB with the help of Don Gessaman, then ADD/NS, to create Code M320 I think it is, but this code, which is supposed to identify all monies being spent on OSINT, is not being enforced. An audit of just one contract, the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) contract with BAE for $400M would, I am quite sure, be an accurate measure of the waste and dysfunctionality of current OSINT practices is the USA.
Sadly, Admiral McConnell as DCI had an opportunity to fix OSINT — as did Keith Hall as Director of the NRO when questioned by Boyd Sutton — he provided the number that OMB accepted, $10M for each of 200 topics not covered properly by secret intelligence — this totals $2B a year — but McConnell was not willing to do the right thing. Today McConnell, Hall, and Dempsey all work for Booz Allen, which appears to be the Deep State’s alternative “Continuity of Government” enterprise and in my view suspect.
The American public has been dumbed down by design since the 1920’s when the Deep State took over the public education system to eliminate civics, critical thinking and later art, music, and physical education. In the 1970’s academia was gutted with a complete dismissal of all standards such that both tenure track professors and students could earn PhDs and graduate for going through the motions and not actually producing original thinking.
In the 1980’s the Zionists took over our communications and computing systems and advanced their hollowing out of our economy and society, see for instance
In the 1990’s CIA and DARPA created BigTech (FAANGY or #GoogleGestapo) and began the forceful fully funded development of an idiot public. This quote, from a woman I know who was in the room, is instructive:
What if Everything you have been told — is a lie?
“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” William Casey, CIA Director 1981-1987
“I am the source for this quote, which was indeed said by CIA Director William Casey at an early February 1981 meeting of the newly elected President Reagan with his new cabinet secretaries to report to him on what they had learned about their agencies in the first couple of weeks of the administration. The meeting was in the Roosevelt Room in the West Wing of the White House, not far from the Cabinet Room. I was present at the meeting as assistant to the Chief Domestic Policy Adviser to the President.”
I joined CIA to steal the truth for my country. I turned down a job with Covert Action Staff and in retrospect realize I fortuitously turned away from the rabbit hole — CIA has become the core for lying about everything (while also tradiing in children, bribing and blackmailing US national and state and local officials, doing rendition and torture and drone assassinations with a 98% collateral damage and now known, manipulating US as well as foreign elections with Dominion and related software.
I continue to believe we need the CIA — purged of its criminals and traitors — but we need an Open Source Agency more. Such an agency would create Web 3.0 that cannot be censored, a Presidential truth studio and channel, and it would reinstate integrity with intelligence across all “eight tribes.”
I had this nailed in 1988-1994 — the Deep State and its servants understood that everythiing I was recommending would elevate the 99% and the 1%.
- Steele, Robert. “Intelligence Support for Expeditionary Planners,” Marine Corps Gazette, September 1991, pp. 73-79.
- Steele, Robert. “Applying the ‘New Paradigm’: How to Avoid Strategic Intelligence Failures in the Future,” American Intelligence Journal, Autumn 1991, pp. 43-46.
- Steele, Robert. “Intelligence in the 1990’s: Recasting National Security in a Changing World,” American Intelligence Journal, Summer/Fall 1990, pp. 29-36.
- Gray, Al (Ghost-Written by Robert Steele), “Global Intelligence Challenges in the 1990’s,” American Intelligence Journal, Winter 1989-1990, pp. 37-41.
It should be a crime punishable by death to lie to the public.
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