Which of these three assumptions is closest to your decades of experience?
A. Open sources are richer than the closed sources.
B. Open sources are as rich as the closed ones?
C. Open sources are the chiseled-out bits of closed sources which when put together can tell us about the closed sources they owe their existence to?
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This excellent person very senior retired officer speaks of OSINT collection rather than acquisition. Did you not make a vital distinction of this point in your past writing and speaking?
Q: Has India been utilizing Open Source Intelligence? How can OSINT be institutionalized in India?
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You have made frequent reference to computer aided tools for the analysis of science & technology. Can you please explain the below diagram?
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Sir, You have agreed with BGen James Cox, RN CA, with respect to the need for a separate Open Source Agency equivalent to the separate agencies for signals, imagery, and human intelligence. Given the nature of this agency as a direct support element to decision-makers including the national legislature and domestic customers including governors and mayors, where should such an agency reside within a national security structure?
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Do you think it wise to distribute OSINT into two components- analytical vs technical. Technical here means all those tools and wares that help in analysis. It doent mean any alleged omnipotent search engine that searches every thing.
For example, while ACH (Analysis of Competing Hypotheses) is an analytical method while the software that was later on developed by Mr. Heuer helped analysts feed in loads of data and reduce time taken for analysis.
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You ask, Is M4i2 a philosophy or a process (like C2)?
I want to answer that question in three ways:
M4IS2 is a philosophy.
M4IS2 is a process that must integrate Holistic Analytics (HA), True Cost Economics (TCE), and Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE)
M4IS2 at the highest level is a spiritual alignment of humanity with all stellar civilizations, and a form of advanced education, intelligence (decision-support), and inter-disciplinary research intended to elevate all of humanity, equally, and all species with protection for their diversity, to the next level of being.
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I am delighted to see you focusing on the necessary migration from C4 to M4IS2. You have asked me how these concepts can be correlated.
C4 is rooted in technology while M4IS2 is rooted in humanity.
C4 stands for command & control, communications, and computing. Generally the term used is C4I, adding intelligence, and the 1990's C4I2, adding interoperability. All focuses on technology.
M4IS2 stands for Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing & Sense-Making.
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