This is a way of looking at Information Operations (IO) in an integrated fashion. It is not possible to be effective at IO (of which all-source intelligence less than 10% of the total) or at governance at any level (global to local) without a holistic appreciation of all forms of knowledge.
Col Dr. Max Manwaring defined the first six generations of warfare, Robert Steele converted those to information operaitons (IO) eras, and added the 7th era, which is easiy to achieve with leadership integrity, virtually impossible to achieve as long as any government persists in retaining legacy systems that are stovepipes within stovepipes surrounded by security and legal and personality strait-jackets from earlier eras and totally ignorant of modern possibilities.
The lack of leadership integrity, combined with the information asymmetries and data pathologies that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is culturally and intellectually unable to address, leave the U.S. Government operating on 2% of the relevant information, providing the President with 4%, “at best” according to General Tony Zinni, USMC (Ret) of what he needs, and providing nothing of substantive value to all of the other Cabinet officers, all of the Action Offices from Assistant Secretary on down, and all of the Congressional jurisdictions.
The USA is a “stupid nation” rather than a “smart nation,” and that can be easily fixed with just one word: INTEGRITY.
This is the original implementation vision graphic for the Earth Intelligence Network (EIN), such that needs at the individual and household level can be “called in” via Rapid SMS with geospatial coordinates, then clustered, then acted upon by individual or combinations of individual or organizational donors.
We can do this today, all we lack is leadership.
This is a very straight-forward matrix that is not in use by any intelligence community we know of, and that would be incomprehensive to any policy maker for the simple reason that they do not think in holistic terms–they are all stove-piped by issue and blind-folded by time and place.
Lee Kuan Yew, Minister Mentor of Singapore, has it right: the family is the core foundation for national and cultural power over time, and the USA has trashed the family with virtually every single policy at every level in the past fifty years.
Energy and Immigration bracket the family, and we use them to illustrate how other policies impact. Bad energy policy and bad immigration policy destroys neighborhoods, jobs, and local tax bases that fund education. It is all connected and no one in Washington is paying attention to the destruction of the family.
The U.S. Intelligence Community and the U.S. policy-aquisition-operations communities do not think in these holistic terms. That is a strategic error of huge proportions.
Most policy makers are very poorly read and life a life, to quote Madeline Albright, as “gerbils on a wheel.” The ignorance, bias, and helplessness of good people in a bad system cannot be exaggerated. The U.S. Government specifically is not trained, equipped, or organized to “do” intelligence (decision-support) across all topics leveraging all information in all languages all the time.