Robert David Steele
Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele is the pro bono Chief Enabling Officer (CEO) of Earth Intelligence Network, a 501c3 devoted to teaching holistic analytics (HA), true cost economics (TCE), and open source everything engineering (OSEE). He seeks to create an Open Source (Technologies) Agency inclusive of a United Nations Open-Source Decision-Support Information Network (UNODIN) for local to global information-sharing and sense-making. UNODIN will enable achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in quick time at a fraction of the cost required by conventional processes and technologies.  Robert is a Latino fluent in Spanish with lapsed French, and globally mobile for engagements of any duration.

AUTHOR: Eight books on intelligence reform, two on electoral reform, multiple Kindle Shorts as well as articles, chapters, lectures, monographs, online posts, and testimony. His work is informed by being the top Amazon reviewer for non-fiction, respecting the work of other authors, publishing over 2,000 reviews in 98 categories of non-fiction reading.

BLOG: Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog is where he curates over 80 contributors who believe that the truth at any cost lowers all other costs.

PUBLIC SERVICE: USMCR Infantry, Adjutant, Intelligence 1976-1996; CIA Clandestine Service 1979-1988; USMC Civil Service 1988-1993, #2 civilian in USMC Intelligence, responsible for creating the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity; CEO Open Source Solutions, Inc. 1993-2010, responsible for creating the Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) discipline world-wide, training over 7,500 mid-career officers from across 66+ countries; CEO Earth Intelligence Network, 2006 to date. External Researcher, US Army Strategic Studies Institute (SSI), 1998 to date. Now leading the OSINT Done Right – Active OSINT movement.

POLITICAL: Foremost transpartisan proponent for integrated electoral reform — evidence-based governance is not possible absent comprehensive electoral reform. Foremost transpartisan proponent for intelligence and national security reform starting with the need for a Grand Strategy. Eight books on intelligence reform, two with Forewords by former Chairmen of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), Senators David Boren (D-OK) and Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS). One of the first to define a comprehensive model for predicting revolution, his single chart of preconditions of revolution existing today in the US and UK was featured in The Guardian in June 2014, garnering 73,000 shares to date.This chart is “Ref A” for both domestic policy focused on well-being of the public (the fundamental source of national power) and foreign policy focused on the well-being of  other publics (that will become illegal immigrants, insurgents, or terrorists if not gainfully employed and treated with dignity by their governments). A son of New York, he voted Republican throughout his career; vetted by Office of Presidential Personnel under President Ronald Reagan for a Department of State post, became an activist in 2011, accepted as one of three candidates for the Reform Party presidential nomination in 2012, went on to write two books on electoral and governance reform as well as multiple Kindle Shorts, the previous four of which directly championed Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton as the best choice for President. Voted for Donald Trump on Election Day.

HOBBIES: Reading; Offshore Sailing; Stream Trails; Racketball.

LEARN MORE: Bio Steele Strategic Foresight (1 Page)  .  Bio Steele Open Source Everything (3 Pages)  .  Bio Steele Information Technology (3 Pages)   .   Bio Steele Peace Intelligence (4 Pages)  .  Contact Robert.