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Robert David Steele (us)

Robert David Stelle Vivas has served the US Government in various capacities for over 30 years. A former spy who also worked on technical collection systems and was the senior civilian responsible for the creation of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center, he has testified against secrecy and against torture. A foremost international proponent for open-source intelligence, Steele has been a keynote speaker at many venues, including Hackers on Planet Earth, Gnomedex, L-3 Communications, the Department of State, and the Department of Homeland Security. A regular contributor to the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, he has published five books on intelligence and information operations. His work has also appeared in TIME, Forbes, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. Today he is the foremost proponent for M4IS2: Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making. He is the #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction, with over 1,800 books and some DVDs reviewed since 2000. He reads in 98 categories, with all of his reviews more easily accesses via Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog. His latest book is The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth & Trust.

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