ANSWERS 2014 Robert Steele with Pierre Cloutier on Smart Nations and the Future of Quebec

Robert, you are the originator of the concept of a Smart Nation, with your article in 1996 published in the Government Information Quarterly, entitled “Creating a Smart Nation: Strategy, Policy, Intelligence, and Information.” Quebec is a nation, recognized by Canada, with a distinct culture, a distinct geography, and perhaps a distinct future.

Reference: Draft Smart Nation Act of 2014

DOC (1 Page): Draft Smart Nation Act of 2014 Proposed Legislation: The Smart Nation Act of 2014 • Within the Department of State, expands the capabilities for Open Government, Citizen Engagement, Participatory Budgeting, Global Engagement and Whole of Government planning, programming, and budgeting, by providing the Secretary of State with oversight authority of the Open …

SmartPlanet: The world’s top universities — still no “smart nation”

Western universities still dominate the upper reaches of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. But a power shift is underway and the east is beginning to rise through the ranks. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings powered by Thomson Reuters judges research-led universities on teaching, research, citations (research influence), industry income and international …

Worth a Look: THE SMART NATION ACT – Public Intelligence in the Public Interest

From the Publisher This book, while available to the public and especially to those who hope to restore informed democracy by reducing secret back room deals and lies based on secrecy, was actually published in order to distribute 1,000 copies to every Senator, every Representative, every Governor, and every Cabinet Officer, as well as 200 …

What Presidents Don’t Know About Education Plus RECAP of 6 Star Plus Books Relevant to Creating a Smart Nation with a Strategic Narrative that WORKS

How to Get a Real Education Forget art history and calculus. Most students need to learn how to run a business, says Scott Adams (Creator of Dilbert) Wall Street Journal, 9 April 2011 I understand why the top students in America study physics, chemistry, calculus and classic literature. The kids in this brainy group are …

Michael Bloomberg, Vice President for Education, Intelligence, & Research — Creating a Smart Nation

Robert David Steele Recovering spy, serial pioneer for open and public intelligence Posted: October 7, 2010 10:13 AM Michael Bloomberg, Vice President for Education, Intelligence, & Research — Creating a Smart Nation Click on Title to Read at Huffington Post and Make Comments. Below, as a memory aid and brought forward from the second post …

Search: smart nation intelligence reform electoral reform national security reform

Lovely to see a search like this.  Here are the core references and then a comment and then a number of other references, but the reality is that this entire website is about creating a smart nation, and world brain, and four reforms: electoral, intelligence, governance, and national security. Afterthought:  all the references from the …

Journal: Police Chiefs Get Smart About Citizen Intelligence–As Called for by The Smart Nation Act

Police chiefs endorse anti-terror community watch By EILEEN SULLIVAN and P. SOLOMON BANDA (AP) 4 October 2009 DENVER — A store clerk’s curiosity about why Najibullah Zazi was buying large quantities of beauty supply products indicated that something about the transaction wasn’t quite right — and it’s an example of the kind of citizen vigilance …