Monday, October 1, 2007

The “new” open source intelligence and Silobreaker

The Tsunami that struck South East Asia on December 26th 2004 was a wakeup call for the world in many aspects. Hurricane Katrina that struck New Orleans 8 months later was another. The crisis in Darfur is here and now.

The heartbreaking stories about human loss and torn-apart families will eventually fade. The insights about what was really working in information matters will live on in the ways how we need to interact with information, knowledge and intelligence. Governments’ slow decision cycles, below-par information management and in some cases extremely hierarchical fears makes them slow to respond. Media are a little bit faster but the proliferation of information and the global scope make the validation of what people need to find, know and understand extremely complex.

But this is the world we all live in. Instabilities such as war, terrorism, environment, crime, disease, human rights issues, political upheaval, and natural disasters are global and affect us all. There is a lot we do not know and cannot foresee, but many times the writing is on the wall somewhere in the world, if we just know how and where to look for it....

Click here to read the full article from Mats Bjore, Director of Silobreaker and former Founder and Head of the Open Source Intelligence Section at the Swedish Headquarters Military Intelligence & Security Service.

Silobreaker - Insight as a service

Help us spread the word - tell friends and colleagues about Silobreaker!

2 comments:

Shawmut said...

Great site. I love to be able to get a fact when I need it. HAppy to pop it around.
FYI I was directed to it via osint@yahoo.com. I hope to add it to my own blog (If I amy.).

bhattathiri said...

Excellant blog. Her art of Management has become a part and parcel of everyday life, be it at home, in the office or factory and in Government. In all organizations, where a group of human beings assemble for a common purpose irrespective of caste, creed, and religion, management principles come into play through the management of resources, finance and planning, priorities, policies and practice. Management is a systematic way of carrying out activities in any field of human effort. Management need to focus more on leadership skills, e.g., establishing vision and goals, communicating the vision and goals, and guiding others to accomplish them. It also assert that leadership must be more facilitative, participative and empowering in how visions and goals are established and carried out. Some people assert that this really isn't a change in the management functions, rather it's re-emphasizing certain aspects of management.
Its task is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their weaknesses irrelevant, says the Management Guru Peter Drucker. It creates harmony in working together - equilibrium in thoughts and actions, goals and achievements, plans and performance, products and markets. It resolves situations of scarcity, be they in the physical, technical or human fields, through maximum utilization with the minimum available processes to achieve the goal. Lack of management causes disorder, confusion, wastage, delay, destruction and even depression. Managing men, money and materials in the best possible way, according to circumstances and environment, is the most important and essential factor for a successful management.