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

ReaderAdminCover, Appreciation, Foreword, Contents

1997

US

ReaderBaschSecrets of the SuperSearchers: A Personal and Practical Perspective

1997

FR

ReaderBaumardLearned Nations: Competitive Advantages Through Knowledge Strategies

1997

FR

ReaderBonthousCulture: The Missing Intelligence Variable

1997

UK

ReaderCollierToward the Global Information Industry and a New Information Paradigm

1997

US

ReaderDonahueNational Funding Directions for Open Source Intelligence

1997

US

ReaderFedanzoA Genetic View of National Intelligence

1997

US

ReaderFedanzoImplementing OSINT Through a Distributed Contribution Model

1997

US

ReaderHerringThe Role of Intelligence in Formulating Strategy

1997

US

ReaderHlavaSelected Professional or Trade Associations in Information

1997

US

ReaderKarraker (WIRED)Highways of the Mind

1997

US

ReaderKeesAdvanced Information Processing & Analysis

1997

SE

ReaderLeijonhelmEconomic Intelligence Cooperation Between Government and Industry

1997

US

ReaderMarkowitzCommunity Open Source Strategic Plan (COSPO)

1997

US

ReaderMcGillPrivate Sector Role in Collecting, Processing, & Disseminating Intelligence

1997

US

ReaderMITREOpen Source Research Processing Initiative

1997

US

ReaderPetersAfter the Revolution

1997

US

ReaderRheingoldTools for Thinking–Thinking New Thoughts

1997

US

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

1997

US

ReaderShepardIntelligence Analysis in the Year 2002: A Concept of Operations

1997

US

ReaderSibbitCommercial Remote Sensing: Open Source Imagery Intelligence

1997

US

ReaderSteeleACCESS: Theory and Practice of Intelligence in the Age of Information

1997

US

ReaderSteeleCommercial Imagery (OSS Notices Extract)

1997

US

ReaderSteeleDraft Legislation: The National Information Strategy Act of 1994

1997

US

ReaderSteeleE3i: Ethics, Ecology, Evolution, and Intelligence

1997

US

ReaderSteeleHAC Surveys Open Source Intelligence (OSS Notices Extract)

1997

US

ReaderSteeleInformation Concepts & Doctrine for the Future

1997

US

ReaderSteeleIntelligence Building Blocks (OSS Notices Extract)

1997

US

ReaderSteeleLip Service, Great Pretenders, & OSINT (OSS Notices Extract)

1997

US

ReaderSteeleMapping, Charting, & Geodesy Deficiencies (OSS Notices Extract)

1997

US

ReaderSteeleNational Intelligence: The Community Tomorrow? (SASA at NSA)

1997

US

ReaderSteeleOpen Source Intelligence: What Is It? Why Is It Important to the Military?

1997

US

ReaderSteeleOSINT: Graphical Overviews

1997

US

ReaderSteelePrivate Enterprise Intelligence: Its Potential Contribution to Nat’l Security

1997

US

ReaderSteeleReinventing Intelligence: The Advantages of Open Source Intelligence

1997

US

ReaderSteeleTalking Points for the Public Interest Summit

1997

US

ReaderSteeleTestimony to Commission on Eliminating Excessive Secrecy in Govt

1997

US

ReaderSteeleToward High-Performance Organizations: A Strategic Role for Groupware

1997

US

ReaderStudemanTeaching the Giant to Dance: Contradictions & Opportunities within the IC

1997

US

ReaderTofflerGlobal Security & Global Competitiveness (OSS ’03 Keynote)

1995

US

ReaderMarkowitzCOSPO: Community Open Source Program Office Strategic Plan

1995

US

ReaderPetersAfter the Revolution

1995

US

ReaderSteeleHouse Appropriations Committee Surveys Open Source Intelligence

1995

US

ReaderSteeleIntelligence Building Blocks

1995

US

ReaderSteeleLip Service, Great Pretenders, and Open Source Intelligence

1995

US

ReaderSteeleMapping, Charting, & Geodesy Deficiencies

1995

US

ReaderSteeleNational Intelligence: The Community Tomorrow? (At NSA, 1995)

1995

US

ReaderSteeleOSINT: What Is It?  Why Is It Important to the Military?

1994

US

ReaderBaschSecrets of the Super-Searchers

1994

UK

ReaderCollierToward a Global Information Industry and New Information Paradigm

1994

US

ReaderEnglebartToward High Performance Organizations

1994

US

ReaderSteeleDraft Legislation: National Security Act of 1994

1994

US

ReaderSteelePrivate Enterprise Intelligence: Its Potential Contribution to Nat’l Sec

1994

US

ReaderSteeleTalking Point for the Public Interest Summit

1993

US

ReaderMcGillPrivate Sector Role in Collecting, Processing, Disseming Intelligence

1993

FR

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

1993

US

ReaderSteeleReinventing Intelligence: The Advantages of OSINT

Legislation Archives on Public Intelligence (1992-2006)

Legislation

2004

US

Legilslation9-11 CommissionPage 413 showing Open Source Agency independent of CIA under DNI

2006

US

LegislationHASCHouse Section 931 Defense Authorization, on DoD OSINT

2006

US

LegislationSimmonsPolitical and Policy Preface to IO Book by Steele

2006

US

LegislationSteeleCore Questions for the Director of National Intelligence

2005

US

LegislationCongressCongressional Record of DNI Negroponte Nomination

2005

US

LegislationCongressDHS Act with Open Source Strategy

2005

US

LegislationDefense DailyCongress Wants DoD to Focus on OSINT

2005

US

LegislationSteeleSmart Nation Act for 108th Congress

2005

US

LegislationStudemanTestimony on Hill 22 Sep 05

2004

US

LegislationOSS108th Congress Ugly Draft Bill Creating Open Source Agency

2004

US

LegislationSenate Govt Af ComExcerpts and Comments on Hearings on Open Source Agency

2004

US

LegislationSimmonsExchange of Correspondence with General Schoomaker

2004

US

LegislationSteele108th Congress Lame Duck Smart Nation Act (Short Version)

2004

US

LegislationSteeleSASC Two Page Brief and One Page Budget Integrated

2004

US

LegislationSteele for Simmons108th Congress Bill for Independent Open Source Agency with OSIS-X

2003

US

LegislationSteeleSASC Two-Page Brief on OSINT

2003

US

LegislationSteeleSmart Nation Act for the 108th Congress (Version 1.3)

1995

US

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

1994

US

LegislationSteeleDraft Legislation: National Information Strategy Act of 1994

1992

US

LegislationCheneyTwo Letters Destroying Hope for National Security Act of 1992

1992

US

LegislationCheneySecDef Letter Destroying the National Security Act of 1992

Government Archive on Public Intelligence (1992-2006)

Government
Archives 1996-2006
Archives 1996-2006

2006

SA

GovernmentYekeloAfrican Early Warning

2002

US

GovernmentFSMOForeign Military Studies Office

2000

US

GovernmentSteeleSpies and Secrecy in an Open World

1999

US

GovernmentCoileInformation Overlay for Preparing & Coping with Local Disasters

1999

CA

GovernmentGeorgeOSINT: Islamic Unrest in China

1999

US

GovernmentHeidenrichGenocide Web Sites (At the Time)

1999

US

GovernmentHeidenrichSample Daily Briefing on Genocide

1999

UN

GovernmentMarksProposal for Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

1999

US

GovernmentOSSProliferation Web Sites (At the Time)

1999

US

GovernmentOSSSample Daily Briefing on Proliferation

1999

NL

GovernmentReservedOSINT: Foundation for Co-Ordination and Information Sharing

1999

US

GovernmentSanzNuclear Terrorism Literature Since 1992

1999

US

GovernmentSovereignInformation Sharing for the Lower End of the Spectrum

1999

US

GovernmentSteeleRelevant Information: New Approach to Collection, Sharing, Analysis

1999

US

GovernmentSteeleWeb-Based Concept for a Global Information Sharing Environment

1999

CA

GovernmentStout & QuigginOSINT: High Resolution Imagery for Anyone

1999

AU

GovernmentWingOptimizing Open Source Information Sharing in Australia

1999

AU

GovernmentWingOSINT in Australia: The Report

1998

NL

GovernmentBVDAnnual Report of the National Security Service

1998

BE

GovernmentCaillouxBelgian Observations on Intelligence Oversight

1998

BE

GovernmentCaillouxReport of the Intelligence Oversight Committee

1998

FR

GovernmentClercEconomic Intelligence

1998

US

GovernmentDearthGovernment and the Information Marketplace

1998

US

GovernmentHughesFBIS 1995-1998: Transition and Transformation

1998

US

GovernmentLeeLetter to HPSCI Urging Attention to Commercial Mapping Technology

1998

SE

GovernmentLeijonhelmOSINT  and Information Sharing Between Government & Industry

1998

S. Africa

GovernmentMtiOSINT, the African Renaissance, and Sustainable Development

1998

GE

GovernmentSchlickmanEnsuring Trust and Security in Electronic Communications

1998

US

GovernmentSteeleINFORMATION PEACEKEEPING: The Purest Form of War

1998

US

GovernmentSteeleStrategic Issues in National and Regional Intelligence & Security

1998

US

GovernmentSteeleClandestine Human Intelligence Successes, Failures, Possibilities

1998

US

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

1997

UK

GovernmentAndrewPresidents, Secret Intelligence, and Open Sources

1997

US

GovernmentCarrollCENDI Information Managers Group

1997

US

GovernmentHaakonCommercial Imagery Options and Trade-Offs

1997

US

GovernmentHodgeCENDI: Help!  Impact of the Internet on the Consumer

1997

US

GovernmentJohnsonNational Technical Information Center

1997

US/UK

GovernmentKerr & HermanDoes the Intelligence Community Have a Future? (Two Items in One)

1997

US

GovernmentRobideauDepartment of Energy Technical Information Program

1996

US

GovernmentKalil (NEC)Leveraging Cyberspace

1996

US

GovernmentLucas (COSPO)The Open Source Information System

1995

US

GovernmentMarkowitzCommunity Open Source Program Office (COSPO), Report on the Program

1995

US

GovernmentPetersINADEQUATE ANSWERS: Bureaucracy, Wealth, & Mediocrity (US IC)

1994

US

GovernmentCarrollHarsh Realities: S&T Acquisition Costs, Obstacles, and Results

1994

AU

GovernmentChantlerProducing Intelligence in Australia: H National Open Source Foundation?

1994

US

GovernmentDevostDigital Threat: United States National Security and Computers

1994

US

GovernmentWienerThe Intelligence Community: An Outsider’s View

1993

SE

GovernmentHeden & DedijerThe State of the National Intelligence and Security Community of Sweden

1992

US

GovernmentCotterNASA Open Source Intelligence Requirements & Capabilities (Slides)

1992

US

GovernmentCotterNASA Open Source Intelligence Requirements & Capabilities (Text)

1992

US

GovernmentJohnsonNTIS Open Source Intelligence Requirements & Capabilities

1992

US

GovernmentKeyworthGovernment as a Customer in the Digital Age

1992

US

GovernmentMcConnellPlanned Revisions to Circular No. A-130

1992

US

GovernmentMolholmThe CENDI Paradigm: How Some Federal Managers Have Organized

1992

US

GovernmentMortimerLC FRD Open Source Intelligence Requirements & Capabilities

1992

US

GovernmentRiddleFBIS Open Source Intelligence Requirements & Capabilities

1992

US

GovernmentSteeleInformation Concepts & Doctrine for the Future

1992

US

GovernmentStudemanTeaching 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