Robert Steele: 31 Years After I Said So, Army Gets a Clue on Open Source and Cyber … UPDATE 1: DefDog Comments

Corruption, Government, Idiocy, Ineptitude, IO Impotency

Commercial threat intelligence has become a key Army tool

What we find is, we go out and we buy commercial threat intel,” Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, the head of Army Cyber Command, said Sept. 16 at an event hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

In addition, the recently retired head of Special Operations Command, Gen. Raymond “Tony” Thomas has described how intelligence will begin with open source and then officials will fill in the gaps with information from classified channels. The proliferation of technology and information sharing capability is “forcing us to reconsider the art and science of intelligence,” he said in August 2018.

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Zero Hedge: Will McCabe Bring the FBI Down With Him? Will McCabe’s Indictment and the DoJ Memo Exonerate Mike Flynn?

09 Justice, 11 Society, Corruption, Idiocy, Ineptitude, Law Enforcement, Officers Call

Will McCabe Bring The FBI Down With Him?

Authored by Daniel John Sobieski via The American Thinker blog,

The DoJ’s rejection of a last-ditch appeal by the legal team representing fired FBI Director Andrew McCabe and the recommendation by federal prosecutors that charges actually be filed against the documented liar, leaker, and co-conspirator in the attempted coup against duly elected President Donald Trump puts the deep state in a face-to-face confrontation with a potential legal Armageddon. An indictment will leave McCabe with no excuse for not carrying out his threat to bring them all down with him.

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Ed Jewett: US Intelligence Community Admits Ineptitude with Open Source Information

Corruption, Government, Idiocy, Ineptitude

 Intel Community Grapples With Key Open Source Intel

“In our defeat-ISIS activities, we’ve had a struggle and presently continue to struggle with the challenge of open source and publicly available information, and how we leverage that to make it truly useful for the warfighter,” Jospeh Votel, former head of both Special Operations Command and Central Command.

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Berto Jongman: CIA Clown Show — Garbage Man as “Top Spy” and the Framing of Donald Trump UPDATE 1

Government, Ineptitude
Berto Jongman

CIA’s Kremlin agent was a ‘lackey’ who drank too much and complained about his pay, claim furious Russians as he is revealed to have swapped two-room Moscow apartment for $925,000 Virginia home

Phi Beta Iota: This is unprofessional across the board, starting with his being “placed” in a luxury mansion in the DC area rather than in witness protection.  This is also a clear attack on the President by Deep State minions within CIA who should be rooted out and heavily sanctioned. The media narrative — and the CIA narrative — are absolute bullshit — a “signature” of John Brennan.

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Robert Steele: President’s R&D Guidance is WEAK

03 Economy, 04 Education, 07 Health, Government, Ineptitude, Science, Strategy

White House Issues a “National” Science & Tech Agenda

Hat’s off to Steve Aftergood for sharing with us the extraordinarily weak, biased, and ineffective national S&T guidance.

R&D today is corrupt because it is focused on increasing the transfer of wealth from the 99% to the 1%. In that sense, reducing existing R&D programs is the right thing to do.

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Berto Jongman: Neuro-Capitalism – Your Brain Has No Rights.

Government, Idiocy, Ineptitude, IO Impotency
Berto Jongman

Brain-reading tech is coming. The law is not ready to protect us.

In the era of neurocapitalism, your brain needs new rights.

Phi Beta Iota: As with cyber-security (Robert Steele wrote the first warning to the White House in 1994), nothing is being done. Total abdication of all responsibility, once again.

Chuck Spinney with Pierre Sprey & Winslow T. Wheeler: Bankrupt and Irrelevant – the Presidential Debates and Four Recent Studies on Pentagon Spending

Corruption, Idiocy, Ineptitude, Military

Bankrupt and Irrelevant: the Presidential Debates and Four Recent Studies on Pentagon Spending

In the almost 12 hours of Democratic Party presidential primary debates on June 26-27 and July 30-31, the words “Pentagon budget” or “defense spending” were not uttered, except for a fleeting, unanswered comment from Senator Bernie Sanders. Nor did any of the cable news moderators ask a single question about the more than $1.25 trillion dollars spent in 2019 for national security.

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John Petersen: Adam Gopnik Is Intelligence Intelligent? Are Spies More Trouble Than They’re Worth?

04 Inter-State Conflict, 05 Civil War, 06 Genocide, 07 Other Atrocities, 09 Terrorism, 10 Transnational Crime, Corruption, Government, Idiocy, Ineptitude

Are Spies More Trouble Than They’re Worth?

The history of espionage is a lesson in paradox: the better your intelligence, the dumber your conduct; the more you know, the less you anticipate.

The universal law of unintended consequences rules with a special ferocity in espionage and covert action, because pervasive secrecy rules out the small, mid-course corrections that are possible in normal social pursuits.

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Robert Steele: James Mattis — A Leadership Failure?

Corruption, Ineptitude, Military

There is an excellent overview of the new book by James Mattis, Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, and I recommend the overview to one and all:

In Book, Former Defense Chief Mattis Sideswipes President Trump’s Leadership Skills

I will not be spending time or money on this book because I know from experience that General Mattis, who means well, simply does not get it. President Trump was absolutely right to fire him. Below are a few of my thoughts.

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Berto Jongman: The Plain View Project – Police in Social Media in Their Own Words, Bias and Violent Policing and All….

Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Idiocy, Ineptitude, Law Enforcement
Berto Jongman

The Plain View Project

The Plain View Project is a database of public Facebook posts and comments made by current and former police officers from several jurisdictions across the United States.

Phi Beta Iota: All US police trained by Israel should be required to attend a remediation course that corrects all the brutality and bias taught by the  Zionists.