Memorandum: OSS CEO to DNI One-Pager

Memoranda

The US Intelligence Community does not lack for well-intentioned leaders, but somehow, despite the efforts of Jim Schlesinger in the 1970’s and many others through the 1980’s and 1990’s and into the new century, transformation eludes us.  We speculate that secrecy has a great deal to do with it–and one leader commented, the only person who could brief him on a program he wanted to terminate was the person who stood to lose their fiefdom if he did.  Below is the single page summing up 20 years of endeavor, as delivered to the DNI.  It remains valid today (6 August 2009).

DNI 22 Jul 07

The two short-cut links no longer work. They are provided below in full title mode.

2007 Amazon as Hub of World Brain — 2013 Clean Movie Has Just Become Available

2006 Briefing to the Coalition Coordination Center (CCC) Leadership at the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)–Multinational Intelligence: Can CENTCOM Lead the Way? Reflections on OSINT & the Coalition

 

Reader Training Archive on Public Intelligence (1992-2006)

Methods & Process
Original
Original

1997

US

Reader Admin Cover, Appreciation, Foreword, Contents

1997

US

Reader Basch Secrets of the SuperSearchers: A Personal and Practical Perspective

1997

FR

Reader Baumard Learned Nations: Competitive Advantages Through Knowledge Strategies

1997

FR

Reader Bonthous Culture: The Missing Intelligence Variable

1997

UK

Reader Collier Toward the Global Information Industry and a New Information Paradigm

1997

US

Reader Donahue National Funding Directions for Open Source Intelligence

1997

US

Reader Fedanzo A Genetic View of National Intelligence

1997

US

Reader Fedanzo Implementing OSINT Through a Distributed Contribution Model

1997

US

Reader Herring The Role of Intelligence in Formulating Strategy

1997

US

Reader Hlava Selected Professional or Trade Associations in Information

1997

US

Reader Karraker (WIRED) Highways of the Mind

1997

US

Reader Kees Advanced Information Processing & Analysis

1997

SE

Reader Leijonhelm Economic Intelligence Cooperation Between Government and Industry

1997

US

Reader Markowitz Community Open Source Strategic Plan (COSPO)

1997

US

Reader McGill Private Sector Role in Collecting, Processing, & Disseminating Intelligence

1997

US

Reader MITRE Open Source Research Processing Initiative

1997

US

Reader Peters After the Revolution

1997

US

Reader Rheingold Tools for Thinking–Thinking New Thoughts

1997

US

Reader Schmidt A History of Failure, A Future of Opportunity: Reinventions and Deja Vu

1997

US

Reader Shepard Intelligence Analysis in the Year 2002: A Concept of Operations

1997

US

Reader Sibbit Commercial Remote Sensing: Open Source Imagery Intelligence

1997

US

Reader Steele ACCESS: Theory and Practice of Intelligence in the Age of Information

1997

US

Reader Steele Commercial Imagery (OSS Notices Extract)

1997

US

Reader Steele Draft Legislation: The National Information Strategy Act of 1994

1997

US

Reader Steele E3i: Ethics, Ecology, Evolution, and Intelligence

1997

US

Reader Steele HAC Surveys Open Source Intelligence (OSS Notices Extract)

1997

US

Reader Steele Information Concepts & Doctrine for the Future

1997

US

Reader Steele Intelligence Building Blocks (OSS Notices Extract)

1997

US

Reader Steele Lip Service, Great Pretenders, & OSINT (OSS Notices Extract)

1997

US

Reader Steele Mapping, Charting, & Geodesy Deficiencies (OSS Notices Extract)

1997

US

Reader Steele National Intelligence: The Community Tomorrow? (SASA at NSA)

1997

US

Reader Steele Open Source Intelligence: What Is It? Why Is It Important to the Military?

1997

US

Reader Steele OSINT: Graphical Overviews

1997

US

Reader Steele Private Enterprise Intelligence: Its Potential Contribution to Nat’l Security

1997

US

Reader Steele Reinventing Intelligence: The Advantages of Open Source Intelligence

1997

US

Reader Steele Talking Points for the Public Interest Summit

1997

US

Reader Steele Testimony to Commission on Eliminating Excessive Secrecy in Govt

1997

US

Reader Steele Toward High-Performance Organizations: A Strategic Role for Groupware

1997

US

Reader Studeman Teaching the Giant to Dance: Contradictions & Opportunities within the IC

1997

US

Reader Toffler Global Security & Global Competitiveness (OSS ’03 Keynote)

1995

US

Reader Markowitz COSPO: Community Open Source Program Office Strategic Plan

1995

US

Reader Peters After the Revolution

1995

US

Reader Steele House Appropriations Committee Surveys Open Source Intelligence

1995

US

Reader Steele Intelligence Building Blocks

1995

US

Reader Steele Lip Service, Great Pretenders, and Open Source Intelligence

1995

US

Reader Steele Mapping, Charting, & Geodesy Deficiencies

1995

US

Reader Steele National Intelligence: The Community Tomorrow? (At NSA, 1995)

1995

US

Reader Steele OSINT: What Is It?  Why Is It Important to the Military?

1994

US

Reader Basch Secrets of the Super-Searchers

1994

UK

Reader Collier Toward a Global Information Industry and New Information Paradigm

1994

US

Reader Englebart Toward High Performance Organizations

1994

US

Reader Steele Draft Legislation: National Security Act of 1994

1994

US

Reader Steele Private Enterprise Intelligence: Its Potential Contribution to Nat’l Sec

1994

US

Reader Steele Talking Point for the Public Interest Summit

1993

US

Reader McGill Private Sector Role in Collecting, Processing, Disseming Intelligence

1993

FR

Reader Schmidt A History of Failure, A Future of Opportunity: Reinvention & Deja Vu

1993

US

Reader Steele Reinventing Intelligence: The Advantages of OSINT

Legislation Archives on Public Intelligence (1992-2006)

Legislation

2004

US

Legilslation 9-11 Commission Page 413 showing Open Source Agency independent of CIA under DNI

2006

US

Legislation HASC House Section 931 Defense Authorization, on DoD OSINT

2006

US

Legislation Simmons Political and Policy Preface to IO Book by Steele

2006

US

Legislation Steele Core Questions for the Director of National Intelligence

2005

US

Legislation Congress Congressional Record of DNI Negroponte Nomination

2005

US

Legislation Congress DHS Act with Open Source Strategy

2005

US

Legislation Defense Daily Congress Wants DoD to Focus on OSINT

2005

US

Legislation Steele Smart Nation Act for 108th Congress

2005

US

Legislation Studeman Testimony on Hill 22 Sep 05

2004

US

Legislation OSS 108th Congress Ugly Draft Bill Creating Open Source Agency

2004

US

Legislation Senate Govt Af Com Excerpts and Comments on Hearings on Open Source Agency

2004

US

Legislation Simmons Exchange of Correspondence with General Schoomaker

2004

US

Legislation Steele 108th Congress Lame Duck Smart Nation Act (Short Version)

2004

US

Legislation Steele SASC Two Page Brief and One Page Budget Integrated

2004

US

Legislation Steele for Simmons 108th Congress Bill for Independent Open Source Agency with OSIS-X

2003

US

Legislation Steele SASC Two-Page Brief on OSINT

2003

US

Legislation Steele Smart Nation Act for the 108th Congress (Version 1.3)

1995

US

Legislation Straub View from the Hill: Members View OSINT as Free, Are Skeptical

1994

US

Legislation Steele Draft Legislation: National Information Strategy Act of 1994

1992

US

Legislation Cheney Two Letters Destroying Hope for National Security Act of 1992

1992

US

Legislation Cheney SecDef Letter Destroying the National Security Act of 1992

Government Archive on Public Intelligence (1992-2006)

Government
Archives 1996-2006
Archives 1996-2006

2006

SA

Government Yekelo African Early Warning

2002

US

Government FSMO Foreign Military Studies Office

2000

US

Government Steele Spies and Secrecy in an Open World

1999

US

Government Coile Information Overlay for Preparing & Coping with Local Disasters

1999

CA

Government George OSINT: Islamic Unrest in China

1999

US

Government Heidenrich Genocide Web Sites (At the Time)

1999

US

Government Heidenrich Sample Daily Briefing on Genocide

1999

UN

Government Marks Proposal for Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

1999

US

Government OSS Proliferation Web Sites (At the Time)

1999

US

Government OSS Sample Daily Briefing on Proliferation

1999

NL

Government Reserved OSINT: Foundation for Co-Ordination and Information Sharing

1999

US

Government Sanz Nuclear Terrorism Literature Since 1992

1999

US

Government Sovereign Information Sharing for the Lower End of the Spectrum

1999

US

Government Steele Relevant Information: New Approach to Collection, Sharing, Analysis

1999

US

Government Steele Web-Based Concept for a Global Information Sharing Environment

1999

CA

Government Stout & Quiggin OSINT: High Resolution Imagery for Anyone

1999

AU

Government Wing Optimizing Open Source Information Sharing in Australia

1999

AU

Government Wing OSINT in Australia: The Report

1998

NL

Government BVD Annual Report of the National Security Service

1998

BE

Government Cailloux Belgian Observations on Intelligence Oversight

1998

BE

Government Cailloux Report of the Intelligence Oversight Committee

1998

FR

Government Clerc Economic Intelligence

1998

US

Government Dearth Government and the Information Marketplace

1998

US

Government Hughes FBIS 1995-1998: Transition and Transformation

1998

US

Government Lee Letter to HPSCI Urging Attention to Commercial Mapping Technology

1998

SE

Government Leijonhelm OSINT  and Information Sharing Between Government & Industry

1998

S. Africa

Government Mti OSINT, the African Renaissance, and Sustainable Development

1998

GE

Government Schlickman Ensuring Trust and Security in Electronic Communications

1998

US

Government Steele INFORMATION PEACEKEEPING: The Purest Form of War

1998

US

Government Steele Strategic Issues in National and Regional Intelligence & Security

1998

US

Government Steele Clandestine Human Intelligence Successes, Failures, Possibilities

1998

US

Government Steele (in French) Strategic Intelligence in the USA: Myth or Reality?

1997

UK

Government Andrew Presidents, Secret Intelligence, and Open Sources

1997

US

Government Carroll CENDI Information Managers Group

1997

US

Government Haakon Commercial Imagery Options and Trade-Offs

1997

US

Government Hodge CENDI: Help!  Impact of the Internet on the Consumer

1997

US

Government Johnson National Technical Information Center

1997

US/UK

Government Kerr & Herman Does the Intelligence Community Have a Future? (Two Items in One)

1997

US

Government Robideau Department of Energy Technical Information Program

1996

US

Government Kalil (NEC) Leveraging Cyberspace

1996

US

Government Lucas (COSPO) The Open Source Information System

1995

US

Government Markowitz Community Open Source Program Office (COSPO), Report on the Program

1995

US

Government Peters INADEQUATE ANSWERS: Bureaucracy, Wealth, & Mediocrity (US IC)

1994

US

Government Carroll Harsh Realities: S&T Acquisition Costs, Obstacles, and Results

1994

AU

Government Chantler Producing Intelligence in Australia: H National Open Source Foundation?

1994

US

Government Devost Digital Threat: United States National Security and Computers

1994

US

Government Wiener The Intelligence Community: An Outsider’s View

1993

SE

Government Heden & Dedijer The State of the National Intelligence and Security Community of Sweden

1992

US

Government Cotter NASA Open Source Intelligence Requirements & Capabilities (Slides)

1992

US

Government Cotter NASA Open Source Intelligence Requirements & Capabilities (Text)

1992

US

Government Johnson NTIS Open Source Intelligence Requirements & Capabilities

1992

US

Government Keyworth Government as a Customer in the Digital Age

1992

US

Government McConnell Planned Revisions to Circular No. A-130

1992

US

Government Molholm The CENDI Paradigm: How Some Federal Managers Have Organized

1992

US

Government Mortimer LC FRD Open Source Intelligence Requirements & Capabilities

1992

US

Government Riddle FBIS Open Source Intelligence Requirements & Capabilities

1992

US

Government Steele Information Concepts & Doctrine for the Future

1992

US

Government Studeman Teaching the Giant to Dance

2003 Hock (US) The Open-ness of the Open Internet

Historic Contributions, Methods & Process, Tools

Ran Hock
Ran Hock

PLATINUM LIFETIME AWARD, Dr. Ran Hock

Dr. Ran Hock has done more than any single individual to educate both government and private sector parties with respect to the value of the deep web.  He has single-handedly trained hundreds of individuals in the nuances of this major new intelligence resource base.  Emphasizing individual analytic skills and common sense rather than arcane expensive and generally unproductive technologies, he represents the intersection of integrity, intelligence, and intuition in the service of all legitimate governments and organizations.

The Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) revolution began in 1988, and one could say that the Internet revolution began to sweep seriously into government in 1993 or so, that is the year that both DDCI Bill Studeman and Robert Steele both got emails and websites.  Dr. Ran Hock has been “the” online access trainer of choice for the multinational audience choosing to attend the annual conferences, and the handbooks he created, new each year, have been prized references.

Below is his presentation to OSS ’03 (actually just the summary), and on the right, click on the Frog to go to the current up-to-date OSINT Handbook Online that he maintains.

Ran Hock Outline
Ran Hock Outline
Ran Hock OSINT Online
Ran Hock OSINT Online