Graphic: Connecting the Dots from Ingestion Onwards

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Connecting the Dots
Connecting the Dots

Mike Hayden introduced the important concept of being able to connect the dots across disciplines from ingestion point onwards, not only at the finished production level.  Steve Edwards flipped chart to show dots coming it at the top, and Robert Steele added the last three bars, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), Information Operations (IO), and all Other.

Graphic: Human Intelligence (HUMINT) J-2 Central

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HUMINT J-2 Central
HUMINT J-2 Central

This is a variation of the Human Intelligence (HUMINT) graphic greated in Sweden, one that shows the J-2 for a region, in this case AFRICOM, being central to the provision of leadership across all of the aspects of HUMINT represented within DoD and the rest of government, all of them largely “out of control” right now.

Graphic: The Four Quadrants of Knowledge

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The Original
The Original

This was inspired by Harold Wilenski's book, Organizational Intelligence (Knowledge and Policy in Government and Industry), and Robert Steele's growing awareness that what passes for “Knowledge Management” is nothing more than internal data mining.  Augmented by an understanding of collaboration networks and by the growing but still immature field of commercial intelligence, the chart took shape rather quickly.

Not anticipated, but now consistent with both the strategic direction of the Earth Intelligence Network, and the reality of how cell phones rather than laptops are the device of choice for the poor, was the seminal role of the cell phone as the device of choice for achieving organizational intelligence.

It can be useful placed side by side with Nova Spivak's Meta-Web illustration to see a convergence of the technical-centered (Spivak) and the human-centered (Steele).

Graphic: Regional Information-Sharing and Sense-Making Centre

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Regional Centre
Regional Centre

This is a basic regional centre that would initially work exclusively with open sources of information, but could, as trust and mutual intersts coincide, extend to do focused clandestine and covert actions, for example, against transnational criminal gangs, corrupt government officials and predatory corporate officials that loot commonwealths by bribing single officials at key points.

Graphic: Full Spectrum Human Intelligence (HUMINT)

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Human Intelligence (HUMINT) no longer exists as a serious craft in the USA.  The Clandestine Service, a few exceptions not-with-standing relies almost completely on hand-outs from foreign liaison services who know the limits of American historical and cultural savoire faire, and the depth of American naivete.  In the Department of Defense (DoD) the current clandestine training has been described as “push-ups done silently.”  Across the government, the human brain and the inate value of the human being is at an all-time low and there appears to be no one of any leadership standing actually willing to demand that we get HUMINT right.

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