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The future of OSINT is M4IS2.

The future of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is Multinational, Multifunctional, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing & Sense-Making (M4IS2).

The following, subject to the approval of Executive and Congressional leadership, are suggested hueristics (rules of thumb):

Rule 1: All Open Source Information (OSIF) goes directly to the high side (multinational top secret) the instant it is received at any level by any civilian or military element responsive to global OSINT grid.  This includes all of the contextual agency and mission specific information from the civilian elements previously stove-piped or disgarded, not only within the US, but ultimately within all 90+ participating nations.

Rule 2: In return for Rule 1, the US IC agrees that the Department of State (and within DoD, Civil Affairs) is the proponent outside the wire, and the sharing of all OSIF originating outside the US IC is at the discretion of State/Civil Affairs without secret world caveat or constraint.  OSIF collected by US IC elements is NOT included in this warrant.

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Process Archives on Public Intelligence (1992-2006)

Methods & Process

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ProcessCRSData Mining and Homeland Security

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ProcessTurnbullGSA Collaborative Workshop on Information Sharing

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ProcessClapperInterview

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ProcessDNIPress Release on Appointment of ADDNI/OS

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ProcessDNIOffice of the DNI Organization Charts

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ProcessGerechtNeed for New Clandestine Service

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ProcessHarrisABLE DANGER Summary

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ProcessJHU-APLAsymmetric Information

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ProcessKamien et allNeeds Analysis for Information Sharing

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ProcessLiszkiewiezReconfiguring the Global System through Mobile Democracy

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ProcessPetersOn the Soul of Intelligence

2005

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ProcessRushkoffOpen Source Democracy

2004

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ProcessSteeleOSS Proprietary Listing of Capabilities Needed by Open Source Agency

2001

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ProcessChesterThe Atlantic Command’s Open Source Intelligence Approach & Future

2001

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ProcessDziedzic & WoodInformation Technology as Catalyst for Civil-Military Unity of Effort

1999

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ProcessApplebyFeedback: The Missing Link in Information Superiority

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ProcessGupta & PabianTricks of the Trade: Analytic Tools and Techniques

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ProcessPinchotBeyond Bureaucracy: Intrapreurship

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ProcessBermudezLetter from a Source

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ProcessBonthousCulture: The Missing Intelligence Variable

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ProcessBrodwin & BernardiInformation Overload

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ProcessChristianArea Information Servers (WAIS) and Global Change Research

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ProcessHalberstadtPower and Communication in the Information Age

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ProcessHerringThe Role of Intelligence in Formulating Strategy

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ProcessHorowitzUnderstanding Sources: The Real Challenge

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ProcessIshiiCross-Cultural Communication & Computer-Supported Collaboration

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ProcessMageeThe Age of Imagination: Coming Soon to a Civilization Near You

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ProcessPedtkePutting Functionality in the Open Source Network

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ProcessAndrioleIT Support for OSINT Analysis & Production (Slides)

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ProcessAndrioleIT Support for OSINT Analysis & Production (Text)

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ProcessBodansky & ForestGOP Terrorism Task Force: Research Techniques & Philosophy

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ProcessFedanzoImplementing OSINT Through a Distributed Collection Model

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ProcessKeesAdvanced Information Processing and Analysis

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ProcessMcIntyreCompetitive Advantage: The Power of Online Systems

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ProcessOgdinWords Are Not Enough

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ProcessSacksUsing the Telephone as a Research Tool

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ProcessShepardAnalysis in the Year 2002: A Concept of Operations

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ProcessSibbetCommercial Remote Sensing: Open Source Imagery Intelligence

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ProcessTennyGovernment Information Wants to be Free

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ProcessThompsonRanked Retrieval and Extraction of Open Source Intelligence

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ProcessTowPainting the Future: Some Remarks from INTERVAL

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ProcessWhitney-SmithInformation Revolutions and the End of History

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ProcessDoDDefense Intelligence Meta-Tagging

2001 Dziedzic (US) Information Technology as a Catalyst for Civil-Military Unity of Effort: The Kosovo Test Case

Civil Society, Historic Contributions, Law Enforcement, Military, Peace Intelligence
Dziedzic
USIP Bio Page

Col Michael J. Dziedzic is one of those very rare officers of such intelligence and integrity that he was able to run against the grain for years, focusing on the vital importance of civil-military operations other than war (OOTW) that were “buried” by a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who said (we are not making this up), “Real men don’t do OOTW.”  Of course the Defense Science Board Report on Transitions to and From Hostilities (December 2004) and the current Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, say otherwise.  Principle co-author with Ambassador Bob Oakley of Policing the New World Disorder, still the seminal work in the field, this is an officer, along with Colonel Ferd Irizzary, whom we hope to see earn multiple promotions as we all realize that a multinational multifunctional Earth Rescue Network is a non-negotiable first step to “getting a grip.”  We hold this officer in the very highest esteem.

IT Civil-Military
IT Civil-Military

2001 Oakley (US) The Use of Military & Civilian Power for Engagement and Intervention

Civil Society, Government, Historic Contributions, Military, Peace Intelligence
Amazon Page and Steele Summative Review
Amazon Page and Steele Summative Review

To the left is the cover of the seminal work by Ambassador Bob Oakley and Col Mike Dziedzic and others, at Amazon.  The National Defense University (NDU) logo leads to the book free online at NDU. This book is long over-due for updating and reissuance, this time including a proper index.

Book Free Online
Book Free Online

Below is Ambassador Oakley’s briefing from 2001.

Bob Oakley
Bob Oakley