Graphic: OSINT by InfoSphere (Company)

Capabilities-Force Structure, Collection, Graphics, ICT-IT, Innovation, Processing, Strategy-Holistic Coherence, Tribes
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Source: Email from CEO of InfoSphere SA (SE)

InfoSphere CEO Comment:  We never talk OSINT.. We talk sourceinfo. This is the Infosphere view.   Remote is what you do with your computer, phone, etc.  Direct is when you collect on the ground.  Covert or Overt – lines are blurry.  The output is intelligence, the input data and information.   We argue that HUMOSI SIGOSI, etc is a part of the game.  When you monitor social media like twitter  or look into a facebook profile with a fake profile –is that HUM or SIG or OSI  Intelligence is defined by the output… 

Phi Beta Iota:  We include HUMINT-acquired handheld video and photos in IMINT, and we have a separate SIGINT column for HUMINT-enabled close-in SIGINT, but generally speaking this slide and the capabilities it represents are “best in class.”  InfoSphere remains the only commercial intelligence provider we take seriously.  Everyone else has practical, intellectual, ethical, or financial issues that in our view render less than full scope.  Most governments do not do OSINT, they have an open source dribble into all-source that is largely comatose, the Nordics and Netherlands being the exceptions.  InfoSphere SA is also the only company we have found that is truly able, over the past decade, to BOTH place people on the ground in any of 33 languages within 24-72 hours AND properly process, visualize, and deliver the full spectrum collection in an actionable form understandable by a consumer with a three color mind-set (red, yellow, green).  See Also:  SiloBreaker (search and analytics tool both free and for fee).

Graphic: Changing Centers of Gravity for Intelligence in an Open World

Balance, Capabilities-Force Structure, Collection, Graphics, ICT-IT, Processing
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Source Page 11

Steele-Wright Commentary on Source with Graphics

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See Also:

2011 Open Source Agency: Executive Access Point

Graphic: OSINT Competing Models

Graphic: OSINT, We Went Wrong, Leaping Forward

Books on Intelligence & Information Operations by Robert David STEELE Vivas et al

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Reference: Human Intelligence (HUMINT) – All Humans, All Minds, All the Time [Full Text Online for Google Translate]

Review: No More Secrets – Open Source Information and the Reshaping of U.S. Intelligence

Review: Open Source Intelligence in a Networked World

Search: osint models

Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Robert David STEELE Vivas

Graphic: UN 6 OSINT Relevance to UN Ten High-Level Threats

Citizen-Centered, Collection, Earth Orientation, Graphics, ICT-IT, Leadership-Integrity, Multinational Plus, Policies-Harmonization, Political, Processing, Reform, Strategy-Holistic Coherence, Threats, United Nations
Economic and Social Threats, including 95%
01 Poverty 99%
02 Infectious Disease 95%
03 Environmental Degradation (includes Climate Change) 90%
04 Inter-State Conflict 75%
Internal-Conflict, including 90%
05 Civil War 80%
06 Genocide 95%
07 Other Large-Scale Atrocities 95%
08 Proliferation of nuclear, radiological, chemical, and biological weapons (many would add small arms as well) 75%
09 Terrorism (often mis-labeled and actually internal conflict) 80%
10 Transnational Organized Crime 80%

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Graphic: UN 13 Earth Intelligence Network “Six Bubbles”

Analysis, Balance, Budgets & Funding, Capabilities-Force Structure, Citizen-Centered, Collection, Earth Orientation, Education, Geospatial, Graphics, History, ICT-IT, Innovation, Leadership-Integrity, Multinational Plus, Policies-Harmonization, Political, Processing, Reform, Resilience, Strategy-Holistic Coherence, United Nations
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Graphic: IBM Big Data (Severely Retarded)

Collection, Graphics, ICT-IT, Multinational Plus, Policies-Harmonization, Processing, Threats, Tribes
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Source: Big Data is big, but still not trustworthy: study

Phi Beta Iota:  IBM and the US secret intelligence community share the same intellectual deficiencies — they just cannot come to grips with two facts: a) 80% or more of the data that is online is Deep Web and NOT subject to search discovery in its present state of infantile development; and b) 80% of relevant information is not digital, not in English, and not even published in analog form.

See Also:

21st Century Intelligence Core References 2007-2013


Graphic: Graph Entropy

Analysis, Balance, Collection, Graphics, ICT-IT, Innovation, Processing
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Phi Beta Iota:  This would be even more interesting if citation analytics and disciplinary dictionaries could be cross-referenced, that would potentially identify MISSING words and concepts, and POTENTIAL relationships between disciplines now operating in isolation from one another.  There are many information pathologies buried within all existing texts and images, there appears to be no serious research on this aspect of basic research.

See Also:

Graphic: Information Pathologies

Graphic: Web of Fragmented Knowledge

Internet Economy Meta Language (Pierre Levy)

Robert Steele: Itemization of Information Pathologies

Graphic: Fragmented Knowledge to World Brain 4.0

Analysis, Balance, Capabilities-Force Structure, Citizen-Centered, Collection, Innovation, Leadership-Integrity, Multinational Plus, Policies-Harmonization, Political, Processing, Reform, Strategy-Holistic Coherence, Threats, Tribes, True Cost
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Phi Beta Iota: Created by Robert Steele using an original citation analysis map from Dick Klavans. For more on what can be done to visualize citation analytics, see Maps of Science.