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The NATO series on OSINT, and such other core documents as we consider fundamental to understanding OSINT, intelligence reform, and the future of the seven tribes with seven standards.

» Ugly First Draft of Bill Proposing Open Source Agency,
Download file: 108th Congress Smart Nation Act Draft 1.0 RTF.rtf
» Transnational Threats Briefing 1000-1200 14 Jan 05 at CSIS,
Download file: CSIS_Invite__2_[1].doc
» Top Books on Intelligence Reform,
Download file: Top Intelligence Books.doc
This list, updated 12 April 2003, is an extraordinary grouping of books on intelligence reform (and intelligence deficiencies requiring reform).  What we find especially compelling is that most of these books were published in the two years prior to 9-11, suggesting that there is now a critical mass of informed expertise available to the public that could and should lead to a public demand for a National Security Act that will implement most of the needed changes.  The Homeland Security Act does not substantially improve US security, and America will not be safer until the concerns addressed in these books are addressed by legislation.
» The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis by Richard J. Heuer, Jr.,
Download file: Psychology of Intelligence Analysis.doc
Highly praised by Jack Davis, the dean emeritus of CIA's analytic community, these 14 chapters in 136 pages may be regarded as a seminal work on improving the process by which all-source analyts from any tribe might think about any problem.
» SecDef Dick Cheney's Two Letters Killing Intelligence Reform in 1992,
Download file: Cheney 1992 Letters Defeating Intelligence Reform.ppt
For those interested in how Vice President Dick Cheney might go about destroying intelligence reform in the aftermath of the 9-11 Commission report, this document provides the full text of the two letters he used to destroy intelligence reform in 1992, when the Senate and House intelligence committees were in full agreement that substantive reform was needed.
» Revolution in Intelligence Affairs: The Short Briefing,
Download file: InfoPeace Briefing.ppt
This is the keynote presentation at the Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association (NISA) conference in November 2002 that then became Chapter 13 in the book from the conference, PEACEKEEPING INTELLIGENCE: Emerging Concepts for the Future.  There is a "Revolution in Intelligence Affairs" brewing, and this briefing (and the chapter, also available free within this reference section) help outline the general directions that need to be understood.
» Proposed Budget for US DoD Open Source Intelligence Program,
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Developed when $125M/year was pre-approved at the highest levels of OMB, *conditional on a formal request from a theater CINC or a Cabinet member*, this budget is designed to both spread the program around key states in the US, and to create a global multinational Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) collection and processing network that is operationally-oriented and multinationally-effective.
» Proposed $125M/Year Budget for DoD OSINT Program,
Download file: SASC One-Pager OSIP of 7 Mar 03.xls
This is an immediately-executable global coverage budget that would provide every theater commander and all US policy officials with a doubing of relevant intelligence from around the world, while establishing a foundation for regional multinational intelligence centers that can eventually share the burden of clandestine and technical collection, processing, and analysis against targets of common concern.
» Peacekeeping Intelligence Leadership Digest 1.0,
Download file: 037 Leadership Digest 1.0 UK OK.doc
This 47-page document is the conclusion of the book on PEACKEEPING INTELLIGENCE: Emerging Concepts for the Future, edited by Ben De Jong, Wies Platje, and Robert David Steele.  The book--and the digest--bring together the experience and understanding of 21 international authorities on peacekeeping intelligence; the digest itself is structured to encapsulate the book in distilled form, but organized by strategic, operational, and tactical levels, while methodically addressing collection, analysis, processing, and security for each level. 
» Paper on Stuff,
Download file: INT 460 Clandestine and Secure Communications 2.0.doc
» Overview of Intelligence History, Problems, and Future,
Download file: ON INTELLIGENCE Overview Piece 1.6.doc

This is an ugly first draft commissioned by young editors of a university journal that has put together a kludge of articles on intelligence for a fall issue.  They could not deal with it, so rather than spend more time on it, we are posting it here for general use.  The outline:

What Is Intelligence and Why Does It Matter?

Four Threats, Four Quadrants

9-11: What Went Wrong and Why?

Iraq: What Went Wrong and Why?

America as Others See Us

Historical Endeavors to Reform U.S. Intelligence

Fixing Intelligence--National Security Act of 2005

New Rules for the New Craft of Intelligence

The Emerging Intelligence Renaissance 


» OSS.Net Global Intelligence Partnership--One Page on Offerings,
Download file: OSS.Net Four Commercial Offerings.doc
Most people do not realize that OSS.Net, apart from being the foremost educator on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and intelligence reform ideas, is also a provider of commercial intelligence in partnership with two truly extraordinary companies:  East View Cartographic, and Arnold Information Technologies.  The seven page corporate capabilities brief, including top-level past performance citations, is printable from the home page.  The one-page document shows how OSS.Net ideas can be obtained for as little as $34.95 (Books), $249 (one day of conference), $5000 (tailored one-day onsite training), or $99K (contract for tailored OSINT, also buys free access to all the OSINT being paid for by the US Government).
» Open Letter to Ambassadors Acredited to US,
Download file: Letter to Ambassadors of 21 Jul 03 (Online).doc
Cover the Revolution in Intelligence Affairs and the failure of all countries to properly pursue this revolution and its foundation, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).
» notes on 1993 event,
Download file: NOSE.pdf
Download file: Book.pdf
» Negroponte Nomination in the Senate,
Download file: Congressional Record DNI Nomination.doc
Download file: NATO OSINT Reader FINAL 11OCT02.pdf
Based on the original OSINT Reader created by Robert David Steele for the Defense Intelligence Agency in 1994, drawing on contributions to the annual OSS conference, this version has been much improved (40%) by contributions organized by Andrew Chester.  Signed out by Rear Admiral F. M. P. 't Hart, Netherlands Navy, in his capacity as Assistant Chief of Staff, Strategy, Atlantic Command (NATO).
Download file: NATO OSINT Handbook v1.2 - Jan 2002.pdf
Created by Robert David Steele (80%) and Andrew Chester (20%), signed out by General William Kernan in his dual hat at SACLANT.  This is the authoritative international starting point for OSINT in the service of government.
» NATO Intelligence Exploitation of the Internet,
Download file: Intelligence Exploitation of the Internet FINAL 18NOV02.pdf
This excellent document has been produced by LCdr Andrew Chester of SACLANT IN, with inputs from staff.  It is the best available overview of how to exploit the Internet legally and ethically in support of all-source government intelligence.  As with the other two NATO documents, it is equally useful to the other six tribes of intelligence.
» Markowitz on OSINT Investment Strategy (OSS '03),
Download file: Markowitz on OSINT.ppt

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