2006 Stephen E. Arnold (US) Google and Sharing Across Boundaries

Historic Contributions, Technologies, Tools
Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold has been the virtual Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the global multinational open source information grid, and remains the “top gun” for seeing the future of non-state civil society information technologies.

PLATINUM LIFETIME AWARD, 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

Frog Left gets you to his online book for sale, really an intense analysis of Google patents, most not visible to normal researchers, entitled Google 2.0: The Calculating Predatory.  Frog Right gets you to our review of Arnold contribution, which was also send to four Ambassadors and eight CEOs with the most to gain or lose from understanding the totality of the Google supranational strategy.

Google 2.0: The Calculating Predator
Google 2.0: The Calculating Predator
Review of Google 2.0
Review of Google 2.0

Memorandum: USSOCOM Software List and STRONG ANGEL TOOZL

Reform, Technologies, Tools
SOCOM SW List and TOOZL
SOCOM SW List and TOOZL

In 1985 CIA knew all it needed to know to create the all-source analytic workstation.  It never happened for all the reasons that continue to  incapacitate the DNI today.

Ref: Computer-Aided Tools for the Analysis of S&T (CATALYST)

Continue reading “Memorandum: USSOCOM Software List and STRONG ANGEL TOOZL”

2004 Bjore (SE) Software, Humanware and Intelligence: Distributed Data Capture Templates and Analytic Tools

Analysis, Collaboration Zones, Communities of Practice, Historic Contributions, Methods & Process, Technologies, Tools

Mats Bjore
Mats Bjore

PLATINUM LIFETIME AWARD, Mr. Mats Bjore, Sweden

There is no other person who has created a national open source intelligence capability, with recognition from the Royal War Academy for doing so; then gone on to rationalize McKinsey knowledge management in the Nordic region, then created the foremost international commercial intelligence practice in InfoSphere AB, and concluded with the creation of Silobreaker, a combination of sources and tools that takes the information industry to a new level.  Mats Bjore is the ultimate Long Range Reconnaissance Philosopher-Warrior.

Below is the presentation made to OSS ’06.

Mats Bjore
Mats Bjore

Reference: Italian Ministry of Defense Briefings

Analysis, Budgets & Funding, Collaboration Zones, Communities of Practice, DoD, Ethics, Key Players, Methods & Process, Policy, Reform, Strategy, Threats, Tools

These briefings were commissioned by the Ministry of Defense in Italy and delivered over two days with independent official briefings from Carol Dumaine, then the active leader of the Global Futures Partnership Initiative (GFP).

2002 FAILURE of 20th Century Intelligence

2004 The Failure of 20th Century Intelligence (Updated 2006)

2004 COLLECTION: Know Who Knows

2004 PROCESSING: Make the Most of What You Know

2004 ANALYSIS: All-Source Analysis, Making Magic

2004 NEW RULES for the New Craft of Intelligence

2003 Stephen E. Arnold (US) One Machine…One View

Historic Contributions, Technologies, Tools
Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

PLATINUM 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.

Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

2003 Hock (US) The Open-ness of the Open Internet

Historic Contributions, Methods & Process, Tools

Ran Hock
Ran Hock

PLATINUM LIFETIME AWARD, Dr. Ran Hock

Dr. Ran Hock has done more than any single individual to educate both government and private sector parties with respect to the value of the deep web.  He has single-handedly trained hundreds of individuals in the nuances of this major new intelligence resource base.  Emphasizing individual analytic skills and common sense rather than arcane expensive and generally unproductive technologies, he represents the intersection of integrity, intelligence, and intuition in the service of all legitimate governments and organizations.

The Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) revolution began in 1988, and one could say that the Internet revolution began to sweep seriously into government in 1993 or so, that is the year that both DDCI Bill Studeman and Robert Steele both got emails and websites.  Dr. Ran Hock has been “the” online access trainer of choice for the multinational audience choosing to attend the annual conferences, and the handbooks he created, new each year, have been prized references.

Below is his presentation to OSS ’03 (actually just the summary), and on the right, click on the Frog to go to the current up-to-date OSINT Handbook Online that he maintains.

Ran Hock Outline
Ran Hock Outline
Ran Hock OSINT Online
Ran Hock OSINT Online

2002 Stephen E. Arnold (US) Nomadic Computing: Anytime, Anyplace Access

Historic Contributions, Technologies, Tools
Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

PLATINUM Lifetime Award  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.

Stephen E. Arnold has been the virtual Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for OSS and EIN all these years, as a pro bono contribution.  He has also been the architect behind FirstGov and GovUSA, and is now supporting efforts by Medard Gabel to build the World Brain as EarthGame.  Below is his contribution OSS ’02.

Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

2002 Bjore (SE) InfoSphere Knowledge Making Sense

Analysis, Historic Contributions, Tools
Mats Bjore
Mats Bjore

PLATINUM Lifetime Award, Mr. Mats Bjore, Sweden
There is no other person who has created a national open source intelligence capability, with recognition from the Royal War Academy for doing so; then gone on to rationalize McKinsey knowledge management in the Nordic region, then created the foremost international commercial intelligence practice in InfoSphere AB, and concluded with the creation of Silobreaker, a combination of sources and tools that takes the information industry to a new level.  Mats Bjore is the ultimate Long Range Reconnaissance Philosopher-Warrior.

Then Major Bjore came to the 1992 conference, absorbed all he could, and returned to Sweden to create the first military open source unit of consequence.  He has been the originator and primary international practitioner of Commercial Intelligence, which is an order of magnitude more holistic, substantive, and profitable than Competitive Intelligence or worse, Business Intelligence (internal data mining).  While OSS.Net, Inc. retains all rights to the sales phrase “Information costs money, Intelligence makes money,” Mats Bjore and InfoSphere have epitomized the concept in their being.  He is also a principal in the creation of SILOBREAKER, follow the Frog to experience that free online analytic toolkit.  Below is his contribution to OSS ’02.

Mats Bjore
Mats Bjore
World Conflict Map 2001
SILOBREAKER

2002 Hohhof (US) Competitive Intelligence Analysis Tools

Commercial Intelligence, Tools
Bonnie Hohhof
Bonnie Hohhof

When Jan Herring, former National Intelligence Office (NIO) for Science & Technology, and co-founder of the Academy of Comptetitive Intelligence, wants an information broker as a partner for a complex assignment, Ms. Bonnie Hohhof is who he turns to.

Although dated, the below presentation is a model for what analysts should be thinking about as they assemble off-the-shelf tools to make up for the severe deficiencies still extant in the world of government “cut and paste” hard-copy analytics.

Bonnie Hohhof
Bonnie Hohhof

2001 Porter (US) Tools of the Trade: A Long Way to Go

Historic Contributions, Methods & Process, Technologies, Tools
1985 CATALYST Concept
1985 CATALYST Concept

In 1985-1986 an utterly brilliant woman, Diane Webb, working with Dennis McCormich and under the oversight of Gordon Oehler, established the definitive requirements statement for an all-source analytic workstation.  We still do not have such a workstation, and the lack of integrity among intelligence community leaders and vendors is the reason.  No one is willing to sponsor a generic Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS) solution that can be used by both all-source analysts and all external analysts.  DARPA STRONG ANGEL TOOZL is a start, but inadequate to the needs of all-source analysts dealing with multiple complex challenges.  Below is the best slide from a presentation to OSS ’01 by Claudia Porter from Austin Information Systems, who totally impressed the audience because unlike all other vendors trying desperately to propose “single-point technology solutions” that are nothing more than a deep hook that shuts the customer off from all other solutions, she examined where specific tools fit on a matrix of need.   Click on the slide to see the entire briefing. Click on Frog Right to see the list of softwares that the US Special Oprations Command J-23 (Open Source Branch) uses today, none of them integrated because the US Government refuses to cooperate with the OMB/GSA efforts–mandated by the White House–to find “common solutions.”  One day, Claudia Porter may get to direct a skunkworks with an anti-turst waiver from the Department of Commerce that achieves what we knew we needed in 1985.

Porter Slide Enhanced
Porter Slide Enhanced
SOCOM SW Cluster and TOOZL
SOCOM SW Cluster and TOOZL

Reference: Mapping Hypertext (1989)

Analysis, Analysis, Augmented Reality, C4/JOE/Software, Collective Intelligence, Geospatial, Historic Contributions, info-graphics/data-visualization, InfoOps (IO), IO Mapping, Journalism/Free-Press/Censorship, Maps, Methods & Process, Monographs, Open Government, Policy, Reform, Research resources, Strategy, Tools
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