1999 Muddy Waters, Rusting Buckets: A Skeptical Assessment of U.S. Naval Effectiveness in the 21st Century

Muddy Waters, Rusting Buckets: A Skeptical Assessment of U.S Naval Effectiveness in the 21st Century by Robert D Steele Neither the U.S. Navy nor the U.S. Marine Corps are ready for the 21st Century. The current plan for a 320-ship Navy not only leaves America without sustainable power projection, but also makes no provision for …

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 Bjore (SE) Six Years of Open Source Information (OSI) Lessons Learned

Mats Bjore, along with Arno Reuser, Steve Edwards, Joe Markowitz, is one of a tiny handful of “originals” who have striven to create the discipline of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) that has now morphed into M4IS2 (Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making).  Collective Intelligence, Cognitive Science, and Civil Affairs as well as Civil Society …

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 …