Search: “Joe Markowitz” OSINT

Joe Markowitz
Joe Markowitz

Hand-culled best of the best for Joe Markowitz:

2006 Markowitz (US) Open Source Information and US Transitions to and from Hostilities (Defense Science Board Report, December 2004), in Relation to Information-Sharing with non-DoD and Froeign Parties

2003 Markowitz (US) Open Source in Support to All-Source Intelligence

1995 Markowitz (US) Community Open Source Program Office (COSPO)

1995 Markowitz (US) Community Open Source Program Office (COSPO) Strategic Plan

Defense Science Board to DoD: Get Brain + RECAP

OSINT Literature Review, Name Association, Lessons Learned

Reference: Open Source Agency Synopsis (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Steven Aftergood: Defense Science Board Slams CIA…

Search: definition of osint

Search: national open source center cospo

Search: “osc” and “osint”

Who’s Who in Public Intelligence: Joseph Markowitz

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“Joe Markowitz” OSINT @ Google

Search: political positions of robert david steele

Robert David STEELE Vivas
Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David Steele has ONE political position: that integrity must be restored to the US electoral system, and thence to US governance, the US economy, and US society. We must break the back of the two-party tyranny and restore the primacy of We the People — all of the people — over our local to national governance process.  People over parties. Integrity over corruption.

The Electoral Reform Summit and the Electoral Reform Act of 2015, together with the creation of the long-envisioned public intelligence network as designed by the non-profit Earth Intelligence Network, are how we do this.  Do consider his essay on Democracy Lost supplemented by Amazon book reviews.

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Search: 9 Types of Energy

05 Energy, Searches

We love searches that show us new stuff. Here at Phi Beta Iota the top Energy mind is that of Sepp Hasslberger, a wizard curator on renewable energies and related technologies. See his contributions below:

Sepp Hasslberger @ Phi Beta Iota

Here are some charts we pulled in as a result of this interesting search.

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Reflections: how can the intelligence community remain relevant in the 21st century

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Robert David STEELE Vivas
Robert David STEELE Vivas

Reflections: Seven Steps to US Intelligence Reform

I was quite surprised to see multiple searches using the same language. It is an important question that I have been asking — and answering — since 1988 when I helped create the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (today a mini-me of the larger mis-directed secret intelligence world).

My six challeges defined and published (with pre-publication clearance as usual) in 1994 have still not been met because we have not had any intelligence “leaders” willing to commit to intelligence with integrity.

I now believe that the DNI was a wrong turn. The next DNI should be charged by the next President with dismantling the DNI, restoring the DCI position, and executing a variety of straight-forward reforms that I have championed for a quarter century. A transformative intelligence reform process would shut down ODNI, restore the DCI, create an Open Source Agency (OSA), and elevate  the National Intelligence Council (NIC) to the Executive Office of the President (EOP). Somewhere in there OMB, Congress, the media, and the public would receive public (open unclassified) ethical evidence-based decision-support on all threats, policies, and country counterparts, while creating Community Decision-Support Networks that implement the proven process of intelligence at the local, county, state, and regional issue management levels.

Seven Steps to US Intelligence Reform*

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Search: humint definitions

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HUMAN INTELLIGENCE (HUMINT): As with many other definitions, this one has been abjectly corrupted by over two centuries of government emphasis on secret sources & methods to the exclusion of proper stewardship of education, open source intelligence, and research.  HUMINT is any process that relies on a human mind to collect, process, and convert data and information into intelligence.  99% of HUMINT is not secret or expensive.  Most of its is also not in English.  Below is illustrated a concept for “Full Spectrum HUMINT” that leads to Organizational Intelligence and ultimately to a Smart Nation, a Smart Continent (Africa First), and a Prosperous World at Peace.

Above from Definitions: The Basics

See Especially:

humint definitions @ Phi Beta Iota & HUMINT @ Phi Beta Iota

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Phi Beta Iota: Robert Steele is available to mentor, train, & manage 21st Century HUMINT/OSINT operations.  OSINT is HUMINT, not TECHINT.  HUMINT is best done multinationally, not unilaterally. Clandestine HUMINT cannot be done from within official cover installations. Clandestine HUMINT can generally not be done by active duty personnel with a corafam shoe mind-set or by young people who have led boring US-based lives.  To be effective, HUMINT requires a cultural, historical, and linguistic analytic foundation and a ruthless pervasive counterintelligence safety net — none of these are characteristic of USA “HUMINT” at this time. Email him at robert.david.steele.vivas [at] gmail [dot] com. Non-US governments and non-state emissaries are welcome to communicate as securely as they wish to 11005 Langton Arms Court, Oakton VA 22124.

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Robert Steele Biography and Linked Publications

Search: open source intelligence history 1.1

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There is nothing new about open source information.  What is new about open source intelligence

(ethical evidence-based decision-support based solely on open, legal, ethical sources and methods)

is the attempt to fully integrate the proven process of intelligence

(requirements definition, collection management, source discovery and validation, multi-source fusion (both machine and human), visualization (both machine and human), analytic tradecraft, and communication to those who wish to make an informed decision).

Intelligence is DECISION-SUPPORT.  It is required at four levels (strategic, operational, tactical, technical) across all mission areas, and is best when it is holistic — most of what the secret world does is NOT intelligence, it is merely classified spending with very little decision support resulting.

Note: the hardest problem for any intelligence professional is finding a customer with integrity who actually wants to make a decision based on ethical evidence-based decision support.   Most customers are arrogant, ignorant, and generally corrupt to the bone, making decisions on the basis of what they think they know, or what someone has paid them to think is in their selfish interest.  This is why we have wasted so much blood, treasure and spirit (the national soul is black right now) since 2000.

The second hardest problem is achieving the moral and intellectual mind-shift away from drowning in money and inputs that emphasize technology, and migrating toward the more professional focus on humans and outputs — decision-support.  That is the second hardest because it can be achieved without demanding that the consumer have integrity — only the intelligence professional needs to reconnect with their integrity (in the holistic all source sense).

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Search: environment and the 21st century naval war at sea

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15 searches for this phrase today.  It’s really three completely different concepts:

01  21st Century war at sea (submarine, surface, air, and electromagnetic)

02  21st Century sea control (special focus on non-state maritime actors)

03  21st Century maritime environment (Arctic, rising sea level, pollution, fisheries, minerals, role of the ocean as source for desalinated water, infinite free energy).

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China’s new emphasis on maritime power does not in any way justify the insane “pivot to Asia.”  There is no pivot to Asia, to do so would be to put the US Navy into the same sad position that the US Army now occupies, having been put into Afghhanistan and Iraq on the basis of hundreds of lies and multiple acts of treason by political “leaders” who betrayed the public trust.

If someone wants to send an email to robert.david.steele.vivas [at] gmail [dot] com, interested in discussing the context for the query.  Below are a few hits from both Phi Beta Iota and the broader Internet, with a special tribute to Col Dr. Max Manwaring, who understood environmental security decades before everyone else.  Neither NMITC nor MCIA are serious about strategic intelligence — it would be quite useful to get a DEEP BLUE SHALLOW BROWN team together that is.

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Search: NATO SOCOM Open Source Agency

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This is an emerging possibility.  Below is the original but newly revised link on the Open Source Agency.  Central to the revision is the growing understanding within NATO, SOCOM, and AFRICOM that “traditional” C2 (proprietary) and “traditional” intelligence (secret) are Dead on Arrival (DOA).  The new meme within official circles is Alternative C2 and Alternative ISR.  Both are open.  At least one OSD principal is starting to wrap their mind around this, and NDU may be the surprise catalyst for change.

2013 Open Source Agency: Executive Access Point 2.0

Here is the memorandum version of the new beginning of the above link, suitable for staffing:

DOC (6 Pages):  2013 Open Source Agency 2.0

Here is the memorandum prepared for circulation within NATO, and published by NATO Watch:

PDF (2 Pages):  NATO WATCH Challenges and Solutions 4.0

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Search: the craft of intelligence


For reasons we do not comprehend, searching Google works better than searching within a given WordPress site.

Here is the preprint, followed by the three previous “revolutionary” articles.

2012 PREPRINT: The Craft of Intelligence 3.5

2009 Intelligence for the President–AND Everyone Else

2006 Open Source Intelligence (Strategic) 2.0

1990 Intelligence in the 1990′s – Six Challenges

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