Mr. Scott Bird
IOP '06. For over ten years, as a strictly personal interest, Mr. Scott Bird has studies Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and its potential utility to increasing state revenue by detecting fraud and waste, and in reducing state costs by identifying faster, better, cheaper alternatives. This year his work culminated in an extraordinary presentation of his personal views to an international audience of government and industry, views that were validated and appreciated by all present. He is a pioneer in state-level OSINT applications, and recognized as such by the award of this Golden Candle.