The Failure of 21st Century Intelligence. Robert David Steele Intelligence Coach [email protected] Prepared 24 October 2002. Elements of Intelligence. Covert Action Black Ops Mind Ops. Collection Human Technical. Leadership Mindset Courage. Analysis Current Estimative.
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The Failure of 21st Century Intelligence
Robert David Steele
Prepared 24 October 2002
US military buys what contractors want to sell, not what we need.
Strategic generalizations about the real world have no impact on procurement.
US ignores allied interoperability and affordability needs.
Line of sight distances
Bridge loading limits
Ports (-), Airheads (+)
OOTW assets (MP etc.)
Failed to legislate stable transparent Application Program Interfaces (API).
Failed to define generic functionalities for joint development.
Failed to define an agile security architecture.
US mobility, weapons, and C4I systems do not program funds for the acquisition and delivery of necessary data.
Intelligence is treated as a “free” good.
Commanders “assume” intelligence will be provided when needed.