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 …

1994 Sounding the Alarm on Cyber-Security

This is the cover letter to the US Government official most responsible for thinking about the National Information Infrastructure (NII) and the security of that infrastructure.  Three “top guns,” one of the the foremost authority in the public arena, another the foremost expert on these matters advising the National Security Agency (NSA) all agreed on …

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 …

1988 Generic Intelligence Center Production Requirements

The Marine Corps Intelligence Center (MCIC), today a Command, broke new ground, but failed to achieve traction despite strong support from the mid-career professionals.  For example, the Marine COrps submission won the Joint National Intelligence Development Staff (JNIDS) competition one year with its proposal for a generic all-source analytic workstation, but they were over-ruled by …

Supplemental Observation

In DIA OSINT is treated as an Automated Teller Machine (ATM), distributing money to the standard suspects without any form of strategic guidance, operational harmonization, or tactical effect.  DIA does not “do” OSINT because neither the DIA leadership nor the so-called leadership of the intelligence directorate at DIA, where the Defense Intelligence Open Source  Program …