1997 Creating a “Bare Bones” Capability for Open Source Support to Defense Intelligence Analysis

DOC: Creating a Bare Bones OSINT Capability When Paul Wallner, on rotation from DIA to CIA, first attempted to establiksh an Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) concept of operations, this was the first paper delivered to him.  At the same time, he gave OSS a fair shot at business with ten trial weekly reports spanning everything …

1997 Davis A Compendium of Analytic Tradecraft Notes

PLATINUM Jack Davis, Virtual Dean of US All-Source Analytic Corps For over three decades, Jack Davis has been the heir to Sherman Kent and the mentor to all those who would strive to be the world’s most effective all-source intelligence analysts.  As a Central Intelligence Agency analyst and educator, he combines intellect, integrity, insight, and …

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 Robert Steele on Waging War and Peace in the 21st Century — French National Flag Conference on Information Strategy

SECRETARIAT GENERAL DE LA DEFENSE NATIONALE Flag Conference on Information Strategy 15 December 1995 WAGING WAR AND PEACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY Mr. Robert D. Steele, Chairman & CEO OPEN SOURCE SOLUTIONS Group Challenge of Change: Six Revolutions Changing Threat–Four Warrior Classes/law enforcement as the new legionnaires Changing Dimensions of Time & Space–War/Peace, Here/There, Long/Short …

1995 National Information Strategy 101 Presentation to CENDI/COSPO*

NATIONAL INFORMATION STRATEGY: CENDI & COSPO AS CATALYSTS FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AND NATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS Introduction Open Source Roots–Copeland Anecdote Informing the Consumer or Collecting Secrets? 90% of Consumer’s Input Unclassified & Unanalyzed (Congress, White House, Bureaucracy, Foreign Governments, Lobbyists, Think Tanks, Media, Friends–<10% Intelligence) 40-80% of Producer’s Input from Open Sources–Allen Dulles New Threats/Environments Lend …

Reference: USMC Utilizing the Counter-Narcotics Center Experience as a Basis for General Intelligence Restructuring Initiatives (1991)

Author:  Robert Steele, then Special Assistant of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center APOLOGY. When we changed providers for oss.net we lost some of the links. I have this somewhere.  It was hugely substantive and part of my effort to redirect the US intelligence community but I was easily shut down by JCS, Big Army, and …