2000 Farace (NL) Gray Literature

Dominic Farace is one of a handful of pioneers who have defined the Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and now the Public Intelligence domain, discipline, community of practice, whatever you want to call it.  Where others sought to extract cash by doing, this pioneer sought to create value by connecting dots to dots, dots to people, …

2000 Politi (IT) The Birth of OSINT in Italy

Alessandro Politi was “present at the creation” in 1992, and on that occasion, while not a speaker, coined the term “intelligence minuteman” over dinner, and was instantly recognized as a thought leader.  he went on to pioneer modern OSINT within Italy as well as the Western European Union. Golden Candle Award: Mr. Alessandro Politi, Western …

2000 Presidential Intelligence (Book 1 Chapter 13)

  Presidential Intelligence   Dear Mr. President,   Now that you have won election as President of the United States of America, you must come to grips with what may well be the most fundamental topic pertinent to your success as our leader.  I refer to the need to make America a “Smart Nation”, a …

1998 Cucuzza (IT) Globalization Consequences and Risk (Crime, Law Enforcement, and Open Sources of Information)

EuroIntel ’98: Servizio Centrale di Investigazione sulla Criminalità Organizzata (SCICO) della Guardia di Finanza, for its emerging commitment to the use of open sources in the war on organized crime. General Osvaldo Cucuzzapersonally presented his reflections on the consequences and risks of globalization, with a focus on the role of open sources in support of …

Reference (1996): The Brown Commission and the Future of Intelligence

The Brown Commission and the Future of Intelligence A Roundtable Discussion On 1 March 1996, the Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the United States Intelligence Community (the Brown Commission) issued its report to the President and to Congress. On 26 March, Studies in Intelligence board members Brian Latell, Robert Herd, John Wiant, and …

1995 Simmons (US) Open Source Intelligence: An Examination of Its Exploitation in the Defense Intelligence Community

GOLDEN CANDLE AWARD: CONGRESSMAN ROB SIMMONS (R-CT-02) IOP ’06.  To Congressman Rob Simmons (R-CT-02), who, as a pioneer in the 1990’s, won his first Golden Candle as a Lieutenant Colonel commanding an open source unit, later  officially recognized as the “Best Small Unit in the US Army Reserve.  As a Congressman, elected in 2000, he has …

1993 Corporate Role in National Competitiveness: Smart People + Good Tools + Information = Profit (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Corporate Role in National Competitiveness: Smart People + Good Tools + Information = Profit What is the Secretary of Labor trying to tell us that the Director of Central Intelligence needs to help his staff to understand? Robert David Steele – Vivas Proceedings, Society of Photo-Optical Engineers (Spring 1994) Original As Published (OSS ’93) Full …

1993: God, Man, & Information – Comments to Interval In-House (Full Text Online)

“GOD, MAN, & INFORMATION: COMMENTS TO INTERVAL IN-HOUSE” Tuesday, 9 March 1993 Robert David Steele Executive Summary Electromagnetic pollution–in the form of both increased levels of uncontrolled and misunderstood levels of emission, and in the form of broader and more intense bandwidth exploitation–constitutes the technical terror of the 21st century.[1] There is another terror facing …

1993 Shumpei Kumon (JP) From Wealth to Wisdom: A Change in the Social Paradigm

Howard Rheingold was a decade or two ahead of the secret world in understanding the essence of Japan in so far as information and communications and computing technologies and their implications for both indigenous social networking, and global interactions and impacts.  He brought this gentleman to our attention and flagged the below document as essential …

1992 Information Concepts & Doctrine for the Future

INFORMATION CONCEPTS & DOCTRINE FOR THE FUTURE Robert David Steele 1 December 1992 Policy At the policy and decision-making level, the timeliness of communication and the manner of presentation is far more important than the content. The strategic objective of C41 should be productivity–the optimization of knowledge, time, product mix, process mix, and organizational structure–all …