1997 Pinchot (US) Beyond Bureaucracy: The Rise of the Intelligence Organization

Communities of Practice, Historic Contributions
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Gifford Pinchot
Gifford Pinchot

Gifford Pinchot captivated several hundred mid-career profressionals from around the world at OSS ’97.  He was so compelling that the long break was cancelled to give him overtime.  Below is a copy of his presentation.  See also the review of the book, The End of Bureaucracy, a copy of which was provided to each participant.

Amazon Page
Amazon Page
Beyond Bureaucracy
Beyond Bureaucracy

1997 Tyrrell (UK) Proposals for the Development of an Open Source Programme to Support NATO and PfP Activities

Historic Contributions, Military, Non-Governmental, Peace Intelligence
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1997 NATO Handbooks
Commodore Patrick Tyrell, RN OBE

Without the leadership of then Capt Patrick Tyrrell, RN OBE, these handbooks would not exist today.  He started the ball rolling, BGen Jim Cox, CA, then NATO and SHAPE Deputy J-2 organized a lecture to all the flag officers in charge of military intelligence, and finally directed SACLANT, then led by General William Kernan, USA, to create these first multinational doctrinal guides.  Under the direct supervision of Admiral Sir William Pewone, RN, this was done over the course of two years. Below is the white paper and lecture that started it all.

NATO Awakes....
NATO Awakes....

1997 Open Source Intelligence: What Is It? Why Is It Important to the Military?

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1997 Open Source Intelligence: What Is It? Why Is It Important to the Military? (Proceedings, OSS ’97)

Subsequently published as “The Importance of Open Source Intelligence to the Military,” in Loch K. Johnson and James J. Wirtz (eds.), Strategic Intelligence: Windows into a Secret World (Cary, NC: Roxbury, 2004), pp. 112-119.