OpenBTS at Burning Man: Best Full Story

Burning Man’s open source cell phone system could help save the world Solar-powered OpenBTS systems costs pennies a day and operates in the farthest outreaches of Earth. By Julie Bort, Network World August 30, 2010 02:47 PM ET Today I bring you a story that has it all: a solar-powered, low-cost, open source cellular network …

Review: Cyberpower and National Security

Franklin D. Kramer (Editor), Stuart H. Starr (Editor), Larry Wentz (Editor) Read Macgregor & Steele for the Other Half January 1, 2011 I like the book and I like the authors and I do NOT like the fact that neither decision-support nor intelligence (decision-support) nor M4IS2* are in this book. Retired Reader’s review–at five stars–is …

Wikileaks V Rolling Update CLOSED

30 December 2010 Cyber-sabotage and espionage top 2011 security fears (BBC) The WikiLeaks War on America (Commentary) The Dark Side of Wikileaks (Atlanta Post) Assange: I’ll reveal info that will spark Arab world coups (YNETNews) Assange: Many Arab Officials Work With CIA (CBSNews) WikiLeaks founder vows to release all files in case of death or …

Journal: A Glimpse Into Emergent Populist Intelligence

Tags Activist Altruist Centrist Coffee Party Communitarian Globalist Green Humanist Organizer Patriot Peacemaker Programmer Progressive Spiritual Theorist Transpartisan Universalist Volunteer Worker Writer Issues Balanced judgment Church and state Citizen participation and engagement Cooperation Corporate power Fragmented or disjointed thinking Grassroots mobilization Inclusion Media Mistrust Money in politics National unity Partisanship in politics Spin and distortion …

Search: naquin washington times

CIA mines ‘rich’ content from blogs 11:01 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2006 President Bush and U.S. policy-makers are receiving more intelligence from open sources such as Internet blogs and foreign newspapers than they previously did, senior intelligence officials said. The new Open Source Center (OSC) at CIA headquarters recently stepped up data collection and analysis …

Reference: Bell System Technical Journal, 1922-1983

The scientific discoveries and technological innovations produced by Bell System research and engineering were critical not only to the evolution of global telecommunications but, more widely, they had a considerable impact on the technological base of the global economy and, indeed, on our daily lives. Bell Labs is the source of many significant contributions, of …

Michael Bloomberg, Vice President for Education, Intelligence, & Research — Creating a Smart Nation

Robert David Steele Recovering spy, serial pioneer for open and public intelligence Posted: October 7, 2010 10:13 AM Michael Bloomberg, Vice President for Education, Intelligence, & Research — Creating a Smart Nation Click on Title to Read at Huffington Post and Make Comments. Below, as a memory aid and brought forward from the second post …

Worth a Look: Intelligent Design–Six Star Stuff

Before & After Books Recommended by Seth Godin. Before and After How To Design Cool Stuff By John McWade Before & After, How To Design Cool Stuff, is 226 pages of design for every designer, young and old, who is looking for inspiration as well as instruction. In a friendly and straightforward style, this book …

Review: Rethink–A Business Manifesto for Cutting Costs and Boosting Innovation

It’s About Context, Business Ecosystems, and IT Impact September 18, 2010 Ric Merrifield I bought this book on the recommendation of a colleague whom I have known for twenty years, both of us members of the Silicon Valley Hackers Conference started by Stewart Brand and now managed by Glen Tenney. When I came to buy …

Journal: DoD, WikiLeaks, JCS, Security Ad Naseum…

Defense News August 23, 2010 Experts: DoD Could Have Prevented WikiLeaks Leak By William Matthews While senior Pentagon officials resort to bluster in hopes of preventing the WikiLeaks website from posting any more secret Afghan war documents on the Internet, security experts say there is a lot the U.S. military could have done to prevent …

Search: mapping community values

Here is what comes up on Phi Beta Iota, followed by additional “human in the loop” suggestions. Review : Global Shift–How A New Worldview Is Transforming Humanity Here is what you were probably looking for: Mapping community values for natural capital and ecosystem services A couple more links we like (remember, US still does not …

Journal: William Polk on Afghanistan Non-Strategy Plus Consolidated Journal, Review, and Reference Links for Afghanistan

William R. Polk recently sent out the attached letter to his distribution list.  It is a very comprehensive and I believe important review of Afghanistan.  I urge you to take the time to read it.  Appended to the end are a series of notes he used in the construction of his letter.   Polk know …

Journal: Lockheed Mark to Market Pentagon Style

“Mark to Market” is (or was?) an accounting standard  that required financial institutions to value their assets at their current market value.  Thus a stock portfolio would be valued at an amount determined by the stock market, if the stock holder sold all his assets in that market. Last Spring, when the government was contemplating …

Search: scope triangle

Very interesting.  Below are a couple of links to top pieces on the scope triangle, search appreciated. A Project Management Primer: Basic Principles – Scope Triangle The “Broken Iron Triangle” Software Development Anti-pattern Phi Beta Iota: The Scope Triangle  is desperately out of date.    The two new major factors are first: the role that intelligence …

Journal: Yemen and the “Great Game”

The real motives behind the increasing US involvement in Yemen are obscure, to put it charitably. M.K. Bhadrakuma, retired Indian diplomat, presents a complex and fascinating — and no doubt controversial — hypothesis in this regard. Bhadrakuma, a prolific writer, is an astute observer of the Central and South Asia, and judged by his writings, …