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 …

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 …

Review: Nation on the Take – How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy

Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman 4 Stars New Material on One Old Issue — Neglects the Other Eleven Electoral Reform Issues There is new material in this book, the authors are passionate, informed, and articulate, and they raise an issue that is of vital importance. However, and I list ten other books below to make …

Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) — a Nordic Manifesto

This is what I am taking to the Nordics. Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) Robert D. Steele, Earth Intelligence Network Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) is affordable, inter-operable, and scalable to the five billion poor now neglected by industrial-era engineers. Data-driven, a design revolution could enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) within …

2016 Robert Steele: Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) – Creating the Academy, Economy, Government, and Society of the Future

Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE): Creating the Academy, Economy, Government, and Society of the Future Robert Steele ABSTRACT I have decided to focus on the possibilities of integrating True Cost Economics, Holistic Analytics, and Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE). This concept is human-centric, rooted in advanced digital information management including new concepts for embedded intelligence …

Robert Steele: Advanced Scale Computing — Probably Not in Our Lifetime…

Advanced Scale Computing – Probably Not In Our Lifetime Unless we embrace Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) In the ideal, Advanced Scale Computing (ASC) would be holistic – integrating all information across all disciplines, languages, domains, and modes of cyber space-time. ASC today does not integrate all measurements such as true cost economics (e.g. natural …

Jean Lievens: Social Costs of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Here Are The New Social Risks Of The Fourth Industrial Revolution Christophe Degryse, Social Europe, 29 February 2016 But this 4th industrial revolution also contains its share of new risks in the world of labour, including the ‘remake’ of existing jobs, the destruction of many of them, the relocation of countless others. For society as …

Stephen E. Arnold: Google Risks 90% of Revenue on Shift to AI for Search

Alphabet Google Search: Dominance Ending? I read “Will PageRank Expiration Threaten Google’s Dominance.” The main point is that Google’s shift to artificial intelligence “hurt Google Search’s market share and its stock price?” The write up references the 1997 write up about the search engine’s core algorithms. (There is no reference to the work by Jon …

Berto Jongman: Pirate Science — Are Elsevier & Thomson Reuters Joining Bloomberg in the Tarpit?

Russian Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles – almost every single peer-reviewed paper every published – freely available online. And she’s now refusing to shut the site down, despite a court injunction and a lawsuit …