Search: The Future of OSINT [is M4IS2-Multinational]

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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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Analysis Archives on Public Intelligence (1992-2006)

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Analysis Bjore Sample SILOBREAKER Slides

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Analysis OSS Menopause Memorandum

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Analysis Andregg Wisdom versus Intelligence

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Analysis Davis Analytic Paradoxes: Can OSINT Help?

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Analysis Medina 21st Century Analysis

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Analysis Moore Analytic Competencies

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Analysis Andregg Intelligence-Academia Relationship

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Analysis Hueur The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis

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Analysis Madison OSINT and Analysis (One Slide)

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Analysis Steele Future of Analysis (Two Slides)

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Analysis Whitney-Smith Analysis for Information Revolutions: Dynamic Analogy Analysis

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Analysis Shepard Intelligence Analysis in the Year 2002

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Analysis NA Discovering and Understanding Elites

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Interview with Carmen Medina
Interview with Carmen Medina

Carmen Median retired–her brilliance and innovative spirit surfaced at the top too late in the game.  She is, however, like General Peter Schoomaker, USA (Ret), one of those bright lights that in our view should be brought back in to manage a global multinational information sharing and sense-making grid.  She is not forgotten, and we hold her in the very highest esteem.

Below is the presentation she made to OSS ’03, and a link to the article in Studies in Intelligence that remains, along with everything written by Jack Davis, seminal.

Carmen Medina
Carmen Medina
Carmen Medina What to Do When Traditional Models Fail
Carmen Medina What to Do When Traditional Models Fail