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Robert David Steele, former spy, the most published critic of US secret intelligence world, has been named as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize to be awarded in 2017
Washington, DC (PRUnderground) February 8th, 2017
On 6 February 2017, Jan H. Kalvik, Editor-in-Chief of Defence and Intelligence Norway, published a documented critique of the Nobel Peace Prize process to date, “Intelligence & the Nobel Peace Prize,“and announced that he has recommended Robert David Steele for nomination by a Norwegian Minister. Only Ministers, Parliamentarians, and certain peace institute directors and professors are accredited nominators.
Kalvik wrote, [Steele] “is qualified both for helping to prevent World War III this past year, publicly confronting the lies being told by his own national intelligence community with respect to the Russians hacking the US election, and for his body of work in the preceding year and over time, as summarized here:
For leadership in redirecting the craft of intelligence (decision-support) away from spies and secrecy enabling war and waste, toward open sources and methods favorable to peace and prosperity.”
Since creating the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity in 1988 and discovering that the US secret world knows nothing about 96% of the real world, Steele has been the leading global champion for Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), and more recently, Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE).
In Steele’s view, an international Open Source (Technologies) Agency would allow achievement of all seventeen of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) within a decade or two at a documented cost of less than 20% — and as little as 10% of the prevailing cost using proprietary technologies.
Nominating Document: NOMINATION FOR THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE – Robert David Steele
Learn more: http://robertdavidsteele.com
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For me, intelligence requires search. Professional operatives rely on search and retrieval technology. The name of the function is changed because keywords are no longer capable of making one’s heart beat more rapidly. Call search text analytics, cognitive insight, or something similar, and search generates excitement.
I thought about the link between finding information and intelligence. My context is not that of a person looking for a pizza joint using Cortana. The application is the use of tools to make sense of flows of digital information.
I read “Intelligence & the Nobel Peace Prize,” [as published in Defence and Intelligence Norway]. My recommendation is that you read the article as well. The main point is that recognition for those making important contributions has ossified. I would agree.
The most interesting facet of the write up is a recommendation that the Nobel Committee award the Nobel Peace Prize to a former intelligence operative and officer. The write up explains:
the Committee would do well to consider information-era criteria for its nomination this year and going forward into the future. An examination of all Nobel Peace Prizes awarded to date finds that none have been awarded for local to global scale information and intelligence endeavors – for information peacekeeping or peacekeeping intelligence that empowers the peace-loving public while constraining war-mongering banks and governments. It was this final realization that compelled me to recommend one of our authors, Robert David Steele, for nomination by one of our Norwegian Ministers, for the Nobel Peace Prize. We do not expect him to be selected – or even placed on the short list – but in our view as editors, he is qualified both for helping to prevent World War III this past year, publicly confronting the lies being told by his own national intelligence community with respect to the Russians hacking the US election, and for his body of work in the preceding year and over time…
My view is that this is an excellent idea for three reasons:
Robert Steele has been one of the intelligence professionals with whom I have worked who appreciates the value of objective search and retrieval technology. This is unusual in my experience.
Second, Steele’s writings provide a continuing series of insights generated by the blend of experience, thought, and research. Where there is serious reading and research, there is information retrieval.
Third, Steele is a high energy thinker. His ideas cluster around themes which provide thought provoking insights to stabilizing some of the more fractious aspects of an uncertain world.
If you want to get a sense of Steele’s thinking, begin with this link or begin reading his “Public Intelligence Blog” at www.phibetaiota.net. (In the interest of keeping you informed, Steele wrote the preface to my monograph CyberOSINT: Next Generation Information Access.)
Stephen E Arnold, February 6, 2017