Draft Chapter for Strategic Intelligence
16 Robert Steele is the primary author on the concept of “smart nation.” Among the early works were “Creating a Smart Nation: Information Strategy, Virtual Intelligence, and Information Warfare,” in Alan D. Campen, Douglas H. Dearth, and R. Thomas Goodden (contributing editors), CYBERWAR: Security, Strategy, and Conflict in the Information Age (AFCEA, 1996); “Creating a Smart Nation: Strategy, Policy, Intelligence, and Information,” Government Information Quarterly (Summer 1996); “Reinventing Intelligence: The Vision and the Strategy,” International Defense & Technologies (December 1995), bilingual in French and English; and “Private Enterprise Intelligence: Its Potential Contribution to National Security,” paper presented to the Canadian Intelligence Community Conference on “Intelligence Analysis and Assessment,” 29 October 1994, reprinted in Intelligence and National Security (Special Issue, October 1995), and also in a book by the same name, 1996.
17 The sections that follow deliberately relate OSINT to reform of the secret elements of the intelligence cycle. Complete multi-media lectures, a total of eight, are easily accessed via .
18 A variation of this chart appears on page 53 of the author’s ON INTELLIGENCE, supra note 13. It is based on differing renditions as used by Greg Treverton in teaching the Intelligence Policy Course at Harvard University in the 1980’s, and Jack Davis teaching at CIA on challenges to intelligence analysis effectiveness.
19 (United Nations, 2004), The endeavor benefited from the participation of The Honorable LtGen Dr. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret), former national security advisor to President George Bush. Terrorism is either fifth on this list or seventh if the first is counted as three. The report, 262 pages in length, can be seen at .
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