Dr. Russell Ackoff (P): Reflections on Intelligence Leaks and Contractors 1.1

Reflections on Intelligence Leaks and Contractors Dr. Russell Ackoff (P) Congressmen and others are suggesting that, because it was a contractor who leaked information about NSA’s surveillance activities, that the number of contractors in intelligence should be reduced.  Is it true that reducing contractors will reduce leaks? Leaks can be measured in several different ways …

Dr. Russell Ackoff (P): Reflections on IC and DoD + Design RECAP

Doing the Right Thing for IC and DoD Dr. Russell Ackoff (P) The President wants $400B shaved off security over 12 years. The DNI thinks he is excluded from that number. Possibly, but that’s only because the President hasn’t yet come up with a similar number for intelligence. $80B for all intelligence is too much, …

Reference: Russell Ackoff on Doing Right Things Righter

Phi Beta Iota: Government is broken.  Ron Paul has that exactly right.  It is broken for two reasons: first because over time those spending the money have grown distant from those providing the money, the individual taxpayers, AND from reality.  The second reason it is broken is because knowledge itself has become fragmented, and “systems …

ANSWERS Robert Steele for a Professor Thinking About How Intelligence Should Access Outside Experts

The IC inability to leverage external expertise is rooted in a number of factors: 01 arrogance and insularity centered on believing that only stolen secrets matter 02 lack of structures, funding, and mind-sets for external exploitation of experts on all topics in all languages and mediums — this includes the obvious cut-outs to conceal the …

Berto Jongman: Former Head of MI-6 Loses His Mind – “Good-bye James Bond, hello big data”

Goodbye James Bond, hello big data Former head of Britain’s MI6 recounts how intelligence gathering has changed deeply “Now, the most important person in any intelligence service is the data analyst, because it’s the data analyst who will tell you where the threats are coming from and where the opportunities are emerging that you as …