Answers: Robert Steele to Kevjn Lim on Big Data

Kevjn Lim is an independent writer and Middle East foreign policy analyst at Open Briefing: The Civil Society Intelligence Agency. In the latter half of 2013, he was Turkey representative for the Syria Needs Analysis Project (SNAP), covering the Syrian crisis in the northern governorates and Turkey. From 2007-2011, he served as delegate with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in …

Reflections: Appraisal of Analytic Foundations – Email Provided, Feedback Solicited – UPDATED

SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/Steele-Analysis I was thinking this morning about how little has changed since I was a founding member of the Advanced Information Processing and Analysis Steering Group (AIPASG) and also a member of the Information Handling Committee (IHC) for the US secret world (late 1980’s early 1990’s). I note in passing my continued dismay …

Stephen E. Arnold: Content Processing SUCKS

Next Generation Content Processing: Tail Fins and Big Data Posted: 18 Aug 2013 03:11 PM PDT Note: I wrote this for Homeland Security Today. It will appear when the site works out its production problems. As background, check out “The Defense Department Thinks Troves of Personal Data Pose a National Security Threat.” If the Big …

Reference (2012): Expectations of Intelligence in the Information Age, Review by Steele, Wright, Anon & New Link 3.0

UPDATE: 1 January 2013 from Spanish Dancer: What is most striking to me, and to a few others I have spoken to recently, is the SECDEF quote early in the paper.  If we follow its premise it puts anyone who opposes our projection of power in the cross hairs.  It is this doctrinal fluff that …

Richard Wright: Michael R. Davidson, CIA DO SIS (Ret), Comments on Steele & OSINT with Steele Response 2.1

UPDATE 2 Dec 2012:  Wright update, Steele update, at end of original post. As received: On the Linkedin Group, “Intelligence and Security”, a member started a discussion on open source intelligence using a quote from your [forthcoming chapter], “The Craft of Intelligence.” Davidson (a self proclaimed “former CIA Senior Intelligence Officer”) made such a wildly ignorant …

2011 Robert Steele: Global Trends 2030 – Gaps + RECAP

UPDATE 11 December 2012:  The report is now out.  The below commentary was posted 12 December 2011, one year prior to the final report.  Global Trends 2030: Full Copy (166 Pages) Here, Review by Robert Steele — Report Lauds Fracking as Energy Solution, Disappoints on Multiple Fronts Although Global Trends 2030 will not be released …

Review: Intelligence Analysis – Behavioral and Social Scientific Foundations

Baruch Fischhoff and Cherie Chauvin (eds.) Insider/Academic/Psychology Overview, Avoids the Negatives,July 25, 2011 First off, this book is not being offered by Amazon but rather by third party sellers seeking to leverage public ignorance. The book is available for $70 instead of $130 at National Academies Press, where it is also available for free by …

Reference: David Moore on Sense-Making

PDF at Source (NDU) Phi Beta Iota: David Moore is one of a tiny handful of pioneers that remain employed within the US Intelligence Community, but like Carmen Medina, Carol Dumaine, Andy Shepard and others, the “establishment” cannot comprehend anything anti-thetical to business as usual.  This is a good book, it merits careful study, along …

Secrecy News: ODNI Tools for Data Fusion & Analysis

ODNI DESCRIBES EMERGING TOOLS FOR DATA FUSION, ANALYSIS Several intelligence community initiatives to develop improved tools for data search, analysis and fusion were described in the latest report to Congress (pdf) from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on data mining. A new program called DataSphere is intended “to aid in the discovery …

References on Intelligence Analysis

Intelligence Analysis: Behavioral and Social Scientific Foundations National Research Council, 2011 Intelligence Analysis for Tomorrow: Advances from the Behavioral and Social Sciences National Research Council, 2011 Phi Beta Iota: There is nothing in either of these that Jack Davis, Stephen Andriole, Andy Shepard, and a whole lot of others do not already know.  Going through …

Structuring Strategic Decision Support Intelligence

According to a 16 February piece in the New York Times by Mark Lander, “President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, administration officials said Wednesday.”  Participants included …

Search: global challenges forum dumaine switzerl

Not on the site, but always appreciated as a lead, the event has taken place so it will not be placed in Events. Rule one with Word Press is to do short simple searches. Global Challenges Forum does NOT produce the sought after conference but see the interesting results in related hits by clicking on …