PLATINUM LIFETIME AWARD Arnold, Mr. Stephen E. Arnold
For his constant demonstration of the utility of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) in the understanding of social networks, emerging technologies, and cultural realities. As a world-renowned authority on information and communications, with a deep understanding of the public policy value of open source information, he has made himself available around the world, and had much more influence than most realize. His publication of the book, The Google Legacy, is a mere milestone in one of the most distinguished information careers in the world.
Mr. Arnold has been the sole repeat speaker at OSS from 1997-2006. He displaced In-Q-Tel when the particiapnts expressed a preference for only one technologies briefing. He is one of the most gifted patent and primary (direct voice) researchers we have ever encountered. His second book, Google- 2.0: The Calculating Predator, nails the future. Below is his first presentation to the multinationla public intelligence network.
Doug Engelbart invented the mouse, hypertext, and other foundational elements for what we have today in the way of cyberspace communications. He received $10,000 from the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) for his mouse patent. They sold it to Logitech for $80,000, and of course today there are billions of the little suckers generating perpetual revenue. He remains devoted to achieving the Holy Grail: enabling the human species to fulfil its role as Earth sense-maker and cosmic force. Below is the presentation he made to OSS '94.
The Marine Corps Intelligence Center (MCIC), today a Command, broke new ground, but failed to achieve traction despite strong support from the mid-career professionals. For example, the Marine COrps submission won the Joint National Intelligence Development Staff (JNIDS) competition one year with its proposal for a generic all-source analytic workstation, but they were over-ruled by a Navy Admiral who ordered them to do an anti-submarine problem instead. It is that lack of integrity that has incapacitated the intelligence and defense communities–both the Admiral who abused his position, and the JNIDS staff who allowed him to do so, lacked the kind of integrity that the Constitution calls for among its civilian and uniformed servants to the public interest.