Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Starting Point

Definitions, Methods & Process, Tools

2006: BASIC: Open Source Intelligence Familiarization Documents (Original)

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) leads to Information Operations (IO), which leads to Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making (M4IS2), which leads to Cyber-Command (CYCO6), a mis-nomer, but representing all information in all languages all the time, with every person and every artifact having their own IP address.

All of this–OSINT, IO, M4IS2, CYCO6–is Human Intelligence (HUMINT), not Technical Intelligence (TECHINT).  In the immortal words of Paul Strassman, then Director of Defense Information, “Information Technology makes bad management worse.”  We're there.  Peter Drucker said it in 1998 in Forbes ASAP, Robert Steele said it in 2000 to NSA in Las Vegas, we need to stop focusing on the T and start focusing on the I.  The “I” is about human brains, human minds, human relationships, human understanding.

Practical Do It Yourself (DIY) OSINT

2011 OSINT Discovery Toolkit–Reuser’s Repertorium

2010 Handbook Online for Internet Tools and Resources for Creating Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) by Dr. Ran Hock, Chief Training Officer, Online Strategies, Inc.

2009 OSINT Links Directory by Ben Benavides

2004 Special Operations Forces OSINT Handbook (Strawman)

2000-2002 NATO OSINT Handbooks

Strategic Enabling for a Smart Nation Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

Open Source Agency: Executive Access Point

2012 THE OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING MANIFESTO: Transparency, Truth & Trust

2012 INTELLIGENCE FOR EARTH: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity & Sustainability

2008 COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

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Analysis, Definitions, Ethics, Historic Contributions, IO Sense-Making, Methods & Process
Jack Davis

While the automated search produces the relevant results, Jack Davis is the Sherman Kent of our time and deserves a cleaner quicker result.  Here is the human in the loop distillation of this great man's contributions as they appear on this web site and the two web sites in Sweden where all our stuff is safely preserved.

Who’s Who in Public Intelligence: Jack Davis

Review: Improving CIA Analytic Performance–Four Papers by Jack Davis

2003 Davis (US) Analytic Paradoxes: Can Open Source Intelligence Help?

1997 Davis A Compendium of Analytic Tradecraft Notes

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Journal: Opinion on the Failure of “The System”

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Analysis

Review: Assessing the Tradecraft of Intelligence Analysis

Review: Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism That Changed the World

Review: The Landscape of History–How Historians Map the Past (Paperback)

Review: Strategic Intelligence–Windows into a Secret World

2000 PRIMER on Open Sources & Methods

Review: Thinking in Time–The Uses of History for Decision-Makers

1998 Open Source Intelligence: Private Sector Capabiltiies to Support DoD Policy, Acquisition, and Operations

Review: Strategic intelligence for American world policy (Unknown Binding)

Definitions: Spatial Referencing System (SRS)

Definitions, Geospatial
Wikipedia Page

A spatial referencing system (SRS) or coordinate reference system (CRS) is a coordinate-based local, regional or global system used to locate geographical entities. Some of systems in existence are:

Related References:

01 OMB Circular A-16 SUBJECT: Coordination of Geographic Information and Related Spatial Data Activities, August 19, 2002

02  UN Global Map Specifications (2006 Memorandum)

03  OpenGIS® Standards and Related OGC documents

04  OGC Reference Model (ORM)

05  TerraSeer Space-Time Intelligence System™

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2009 Robert Steele: Politics & Intelligence–Partners Only When Integrity is Central to Both

About the Idea, Collaboration Zones, Communities of Practice, Definitions, Ethics, Key Players, Policies, Real Time, Reform, Strategy, Threats, True Cost
Robert David STEELE Vivas
Robert David STEELE Vivas

We've spent a great deal of time reflecting on Paradigms of Failure, and in the course of our broad reading programs, been inspired by, among others, Will Durant (especially Philosophy and the Social Problem) and Buckminster Fuller (especially Critical Path).

The central problem of our time is the failure of human organization–its failure to scale, to adapt, to assimilate.

We believe the failure stems directly from a rejection of diversity and a falsification of feedback loops–the absence of integrity.

We've come to the conclusion that the discord between politics and intelligence is contrived–there is no inherent opposition between politics (choice of best path for all) and intelligence (presentation of best achievable truth for all) provided ONE condition is met: integrity among the majority of individuals engaged in each.

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Interview: Robert Steele on Echo Chamber 2006

About the Idea, Blog Wisdom, Briefings & Lectures, Budgets & Funding, Collaboration Zones, Communities of Practice, Corruption, Counter-Oppression/Counter-Dictatorship Practices, Definitions, Ethics, InfoOps (IO), Intelligence (government), IO Multinational, IO Sense-Making, Methods & Process, Misinformation & Propaganda, Money, Banks & Concentrated Wealth, Officers Call, Secrecy & Politics of Secrecy, Strategy
26 Minutes Audio

First shot at 21st Century Budget:

$200 billion for military
$200 billion for peace
$100 billion for cyber-all