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 …

Worth a Look: Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support)

A bargain at 99 cents, with live links. 42 pages representing a lifetime of reflection and contributions from hundreds of other subject matter experts devoted to the idea that we can create a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for all. As the United Nations (UN) contemplates its most important new economic and …

Yoda: Sense-Making for Intelligence (Decision-Support)

Worthy. Data Frame Model of Sensemaking Moore and Hoffman Creating intelligence is a cognitive activity. Intelligence professionals – while they may use specific techniques or tools in their work – primarily think in order to understand complex causation and project to the future. See Also: Sensemaking Process Pirolli and Card Information Foraging Theory: Adaptive Interaction …

UN Paper: Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything

SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/EIN-UN-SDG Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything BACKGROUND RESEARCH PAPER Submitted to the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda DOC (23 Pages): Beyond Data Monitoring 3.4 See Also: 2014 Robert Steele Applied Collective Intelligence 2014 …

Reflections on the Ecuador Initiative — Open Source Everything Combined with Ethical Evidence-Based Decision-Support 1.1

Michel Bauwens, founder of the Peer to Peer (P2P) Foundation and one of my personal pioneer heroes, is deeply engaged in Ecuador with a Presidential initiative. This endeavor could be world-changing, first in Ecuador, then across South America, and ultimately around the globe starting with the BRICS and the rest of the Southern Hemisphere. I …

Reflections: Policy Makers and Social Science — Distant & Lacking Value-Added Decision-Support

Carnegie and the Stimson Center are exploring the distant and largely dysfunctional relationship between policy makers and the social sciences. This is an important topic that could usefully be expanded to explore the similar distance between government and the other information tribes.* Below are two seminal references in this area. Carnegie Stimson National Security Programs …

Stephen E. Arnold: Tables and News — or Tables and Decision-Support?

Tablets and Periodicals October 19, 2013 Are tablets the salvation of the newspaper industry? Google’s chief economist thinks they may be. In a speech he recently gave in Milan, Hal Varian points to the ways consumers’ usage of tablets differs from that of other devices. Writer Will Conley summarizes: “Varian said tablets are the most …

Graphic: Evaluating Intelligence (Decision-Support) – Four Aspects 1.1

Slide: Evaluating Intelligence 1.1 Caption:  Robert David Steele, “Graphic: Evaluating Intelligence (Decision-Support) – Four Aspects 1.1,”  Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog, 30 January 2013 Updated to add Real-Time 1 February 2013. Inspired by:  Dover, Robert and Milja Kurki (2013), “Unwritten Assumptions: The Role of Theories in the Study of Intelligence,” UNPUBLISHED DRAFT See …

INTELLIGENCE with INTEGRITY: Enabling Hybrid Public Governance with Open-Source Decision-Support [Table of Contents]

Table of Contents  (& Free Online DRAFT Chapters) WARNING NOTICE:  The book will be UGLY and incomplete until each chapter reaches reaches 11 out of 15. Crowd-sourcing of content is INVITED. Send email with suggestions to robert.david.steele.vivas [at] gmail [dot] com. . . . . . . Appreciation i Table of Contents iii Table of …

Patrick Meier: UN, Social Media, HUMINT, and Geospatial Decision-Support –a REAL Revolution in Intelligence Affairs

How the UN Used Social Media in Response to Typhoon Pablo Our mission as digital humanitarians was to deliver a detailed dataset of pictures and videos (posted on Twitter) which depicted the damage and flooding following the Typhoon. An overview of this digital response is available here. The task of our United Nations colleagues at the Office of the …