Stevan Dedijer (RIP) is the father of business intelligence defined as decision-support, not myopic internal data mining as the term is used today. When Admiral Studeman over-ruled CIA in 1992 (“we'll come if the conference is SECRET U.S. Citizens Only”) we did not advertise the event and expected 150 people. 675 or so showed up, including a 15-person delegation from Sweden led by Stevan Dedijer.
1993 Shumpei Kumon (JP) From Wealth to Wisdom: A Change in the Social ParadigmCollective Intelligence, Historic Contributions
Howard Rheingold was a decade or two ahead of the secret world in understanding the essence of Japan in so far as information and communications and computing technologies and their implications for both indigenous social networking, and global interactions and impacts. He brought this gentleman to our attention and flagged the below document as essential reading. Clicking on the photograph will lead to the present-day website of the Global Communications enterprise led by Shumpei Kumon.
1992 Fedanzo (US) Distributed Contribution Model for OSINTCollective Intelligence, Historic Contributions
1992 Ogdin (US) Words Are Not EnoughCultural Intelligence, Historic Contributions
1992 Rheingold (US) Migrating Intelligence to the PublicCollective Intelligence, Historic Contributions
Howard Rheingold first came to the attention of the secret world when his book, Tools for Thinking, was integrated into Project George (Smiley) in the Office of Information Technoloigy. Independently of Diane Webb, whose articulation of CATALYST (Computer Aided Tools for the Analysis of Science and Technology) he defined human-centered and analytically-oriented computing. The US Govenrment STILL does not have serious analytic workstations today, nor do most. Organizations are stuck in Quadrant I (Knowledge Management) while individuals are playing around in Quadrant II (Social Networking. OSS and a handful of commercial practitioners have been in Quadrant III (External Direct Access) since 1995 or so, and we are all now getting ready to migrate to Quadrant IV (Organizational Intelligence).
1992 Whitney-Smith (US) on Information RevolutionsCultural Intelligence, Historic Contributions
USMC 1991 National Intelligence Topics FIXEDEthics, Military, Peace Intelligence
In 1991 the Marine Corps sought to change the National Intelligence Topics (NIT) away from their heavy emphasis on the Soviet Union, China, and North Korea, and toward the emerging threats in the Third World, including non-state actors. The effort died in staffing. This is the sole surviving documentation from that effort.
PDF (4 Pages): 2019 USMC NITS Redirection 1991
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