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Robert Steele is a former spy -- one of the first to chase terrorists in the 1980's -- who has become known for his global proponency of Open Source Everything (OSE). Raised abroad by a father born in New York and a mother born in Colombia, he spent four years on active duty as a Marine Corps infantry officer and S-1/Adjutant (personnel and security management), followed by sixteen years in the Reserve (as a Service-level military intelligence officer) after he joined the CIA's clandestine service (9 years including three back to back overseas tours and 3 headquarters tours in counterintelligence, advanced information technology, and satellite plans & programs). In 1988 he left CIA to accept a Marine Corps invitation to be the senior civilian creator of the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA). In 1993 he resigned from the Marine Corps to create Open Source Solutions, Inc., going on to train over 7,500 mid-career officers across US defense intelligence, special operations, and the member nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Partnership for Peace (PfP). He has testified to multiple Presidential and Congressional Commissions including the Moynihan Commission and the Aspin-Brown Commission, published nine books and many articles and chapters on intelligence reform, and generally been the single individual persisting in the view that the US Government should be devising strategy, policy, acquisition, and operations on the basis of ethical evidence-based decision-support. In 2012 he was a candidate for the Reform Party presidential nomination; his platform can still be viewed at We the People Reform Coalition

He is a member of Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) and of the Silicon Valley Hackers Conference founded by Stewart Brand. In passing he has become the #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction, reading in 98 categories. He curates Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog with over 800 contributors going back to 1992. His motto is "the truth at any cost lowers all other costs."

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(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 20, 2016
Sanders for President by Breaking the Super-Delegates? The Game Plan for Winning and Governing with Intelligence and Integrity
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Revolution Now! Non-Violently -- for Electoral Reform Act of 2015 in Time for 2016 - Public Intelligence Blog Revolution Now! Non-Violently -- for Electoral Reform Act of 2015 in Time for 2016 - Want an Honest Government Of, By, and For We the 99%? Here's How. I cannot stress this enough: whatever your issue, however righteous and important it might be, it will never get a fair hearing as things now stand.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Secret Torture versus Open Source Intelligence Torture is not the only secret program that has failed to produce intelligence with integrity -- this failure is true of every part of the secret world from the CIA...
(34 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 27, 2014
Rebuilding National Intelligence -- A 12-Step Plan Top US intelligence reformer and former spy, honorary hacker Robert Steele lays out in blunt detail what's wrong and how to fix it. All we need now is a who that wants to get it right.