1992 Barlow (US) Information Wants to Be Free

Collective Intelligence, Historic Contributions
John Perry Barlow
John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow is known for being the lyricist for the Grateful Dead, and with Mitch Kapor, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).  Howard Rheingold made his acceptance of our invitation to speak conditional on our giving John Perry Barlow time to speak as well, and the rest is history.  He nailed it.

Information Wants to Be Free
Information Wants to Be Free

1992 Dedijer (SE) OSS, Intelligence, and Secrecy

Commercial Intelligence, Historic Contributions
Stevan Dedijer
Stevan Dedijer

Stevan Dedijer (RIP) is the father of business intelligence defined as decision-support, not myopic internal data mining as the term is used today.  When Admiral Studeman over-ruled CIA in 1992 (“we’ll come if the conference is SECRET U.S. Citizens Only”) we did not advertise the event and expected 150 people.  675 or so showed up, including a 15-person delegation from Sweden led by Stevan Dedijer.

Open Source Solutions, Intelligence, and Secrecy
Open Source Solutions, Intelligence, and Secrecy

1992 Donahue (US) “There is PLENTY of Money for Open Source”

Government, Historic Contributions
Chief, C4I
Chief, C4I

Arnie Donahue was the only person in the Office of Management and Budget with ALL of the CODEWORD compartments.  He knew where every dollar was going, at the time $30 billion or so.  When he stood up and said “There is PLENTY of Money for Open Source,” there was an ambient chill.  Everyone wanted to know what Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) was, but no one wanted to pay for it “out of hide.”  He and his boss at the time, Don Gessaman, were instrumental in establishing in the year 2000, at the direction of Sean O’Keefe,  Code M320 for all DoD expenditures on OSINT, a time bomb that is about to explode (or a bill that is about to come due, as it were).

Plenty of Money for Open Source
Plenty of Money for Open Source

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

Collective Intelligence, Historic Contributions
Sumpei Kumon
Shumpei Kumon

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 reading.  Clicking on the photograph will lead to the present-day website of the Global Communications enterprise led by Shumpei Kumon.

Wealth to Wisdom
Wealth to Wisdom

1992 AIJ Winter National Security Act of 1992

Articles & Chapters, Government
AIJ Win 92
AIJ Win 92

1992 Fedanzo (US) Distributed Contribution Model for OSINT

Collective Intelligence, Historic Contributions
Distributed OSINT Model
Distributed OSINT Model

1992 Ogdin (US) Words Are Not Enough

Cultural Intelligence, Historic Contributions
Carol Anne Ogdin
Carol Anne Ogdin

1992 Rheingold (US) Migrating Intelligence to the Public

Collective Intelligence, Historic Contributions
Howard Rheingold
Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold first came to the attention of the secret world when his book, Tools for Thinking, was integrated into Project George (Smiley) in the Office of Information Technoloigy.  Independently of Diane Webb, whose articulation of CATALYST (Computer Aided Tools for the Analysis of Science and Technology) he defined human-centered and analytically-oriented computing.  The US Govenrment STILL does not have serious analytic workstations today, nor do most.  Organizations are stuck in Quadrant I (Knowledge Management) while individuals are playing around in Quadrant II (Social Networking.  OSS and a handful of commercial practitioners have been in Quadrant III (External Direct Access)  since 1995 or so, and we are all now getting ready to migrate to Quadrant IV (Organizational Intelligence).

Migrating Intelligence to the Public
Migrating Intelligence to the Public

1992 Shepard (US) Intelligence Analysis in the Year 2002

Government, Historic Contributions
Andy Shepard
Andy Shepard