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OSS White Papers, all written by OSS CEO Robert D. Steele, represent close to a decade of reflection on intelligence reform and new approaches to open source intelligence (OSINT) methods useful to both the government and the private sector.

» Top Books Relevant to Intelligence Reform,
Download file: Top Intelligence Books.doc
» The New Craft of Intelligence: Personal, Public, & Political,
Download file: SAG.ppt
» THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AS A NEW MARKET,
Download file: INTELLIGENCECOMMUNITYASANEWMARKET.html
» REINVENTING INTELLIGENCE: FROM TRUTH, POWER,
Download file: REINVENTINGINTELLIGENCEFROMTRUTHPOWER.html
» OSS Bear Photo,
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» Open Sources and Operations Security,
Download file: Dark_Side_Of_OSI.html
There is a "dark side" to open source intelligence (OSINT), and it is important that we illuminate this "dark side" lest we find ourselves defeated by enemies who are quicker than we are at exploiting open sources.
» One-Pager on National Intelligence Reform,
Download file: NSC Talking Points on Intelligence Reform.doc
» One-Pager on Homeland Security Intelligence Program,
Download file: NSC Talking Points on Homeland Intelligence.doc
» Muddy Waters, Rusting Buckets: A Skeptical Assessment of U.S Naval Effectiveness in the 21st Century,
Download file: GONAVY.rtf
» HUMINT SUCCESSES, FAILURES, AND POSSIBILITIES,
Download file: HUMINTSUCCESSESFAILUSANDPOSSIBILITIES.html
» Fax to Condi Rice on Resignation in Relation to Iraq War,
Download file: Fax of 23 Jan 03.doc

"The President considers this nation to be at war," a White House source says, "and, as such, considers any opposition to his policies to be no less than an act of treason."This is not only moronic and anti-democratic, it is pathologically dangerous as well. You and Colin Powell have been loyal, but also diminished by your association .

» DESK-TOP-BASED KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT:,
Download file: KNOWLEDGEMANAGEMENT.doc
» Citizen in Search of a Leader: What I Want,
Download file: Citizen In Search of a Leader (Short).doc
» Campaign 2004: Updated "In Search of Leader" Coalition Reform Paper,
Download file: In Search of a Leader Updated.doc
» Alternative State of the Union Address 2003,
Download file: Alternative State of the Union 2003.doc
In anticipation of a trite and strategically useless State of the Union Address from President George W. Bush on Tuesday 28 January 2003, we respectfully offer to the American people this alternative address intended as a fantasy--as in "never in our wildest dreams."  This is a parody, a satire, a caricature.  Get it?  God willing, it will serve as food for thought.  We can do better, but until the American people--drop-outs, Independents, Greens, Reformists, Libertarians--re-engage in the political process and take back the power, we will continue to get the mediocre government we deserve.
» 99 STREAMLINING NATIONAL SECURITY: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE,
Download file: Streamlining.doc
» 99 Reflections on Intelligence and the End of the Cold War,
Download file: TexasReflections.rtf

 

» 98 TAKEDOWN: The Asymmetric Threat to the Nation,
Download file: ASYMMETRICWAR TheBigPicture.doc
» 97 THE FUTURE OF INTELLIGENCE -Global, Transnational, National, Civic, and Technical Intelligence,
Download file: Dearth1D.html

 

» 94 OPEN SOURCES, SYSTEMS, & SERVICES:A PRACTICAL OVERVIEW WITH EXAMPLES,
Download file: A_Practical_Overview.html

Outline of Presentation to the First Australian Seminar on "Information, Competitiveness, and Security" National Convention Center, Canberra 17 March 1994


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