Search: dia diospo

WordPress responds better to simple requests, for example,< dia dispo > yields a more limited results than < diospo > by itself, the most significant additional hit being 2009 DoD OSINT Leadership and Staff Briefings. Nothing DIA does really matters–its leadership, like that of NSA, CIA, and the NRO–lacks integrity.  All of them are sucking …

Journal: DoD Mind-Set Time Lags Most Fascinating

Pentagon Shifts Its Strategy To Small-Scale Warfare By August Cole and Yochi J. Dreazen Wall Street Journal  January 30, 2010  Pg. 4 The shift in strategy sets up potential conflicts with defense contractors and powerful lawmakers uneasy with the Pentagon’s growing focus on smaller-scale, guerilla warfare. In particular, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has come to …

Journal: LEXIS-NEXIS OSINT Kiss to CIA/OSC

  More Than Espionage: Open-source intelligence should be part of solution   Washington Times   January 27, 2010    Pg. B3 By Andrew M. Borene Here’s some food for thought: White House policymakers and Congress can help develop an increasingly robust national intelligence capacity by investing new money in the pursuit of a centralized open-source intelligence (OSINT) …

Search: OSINT Conference 2010

After Jardines broke his word and stole Steele’s conference, and then imploded,  DNI staff seems to have taken a strategic pause, along with delegating its ADDNI/OS responsibilities to the CIA/OSC director, which is contrary to the DNI Directive.   Right now OSC deals with a very small number of countries and has nothing to offer the …

Journal: Strategy versus Secrecy

We pay careful attention to the search terms used by those who visit us, and have noticed a very healthy focus on strategy and on secrecy.  The two are incompatible. Strategy, by its inherent nature, must be holistic, transparent, and sustainable.  It demands broad collaboration and the broadest possible information-sharing and sense-making. Secrecy, by its …

Journal: US IC Re-Discovers the Davies J-Curve

15,000 Affected By Intelligence Community Server Shutdown Atlantic POLITICS Oct 8 2009, 9:53 am Marc Ambinder EXTRACT: A CIA analyst who works on open source projects with state and local law enforcement officials said that uGov provided the only secure way to provide them with critical homeland security information. Several Defense Intelligence Agency employees wrote …

Journal: Director of National Intelligence Reverses Progress–Time to Rethink Everything

Shutdown Of Intelligence Community E-mail Network Sparks E-Rebellion The Atlantic POLITICS Marc Ambinder Oct 6 2009 The intelligence community’s innovative uGov e-mail domain, one of its earliest efforts at cross-agency collaboration, will be shut down because of security concerns, government officials said.  The decision, announced internally last Friday to the hundreds of analysts who use …

Reference: National Open Source Enterprise

The National Open Source Enterprise (NOSC) of April 2006 is all that is left of the Jardines Fiasco.  Here are our comments. 1.  Illustration is wrong.  OSINT is both its own discipline and the FOUNDATION for all of the other disciplines.  It is especially valuable as a gap filler and in taking care of all …

Supplemental Observation

In DIA OSINT is treated as an Automated Teller Machine (ATM), distributing money to the standard suspects without any form of strategic guidance, operational harmonization, or tactical effect.  DIA does not “do” OSINT because neither the DIA leadership nor the so-called leadership of the intelligence directorate at DIA, where the Defense Intelligence Open Source  Program …