Friday, May 1, 2009

Leaked documents offer a Who's Who of Cuba

Click chart to see full-sized version

Secrecy News has posted two background documents on the top leaders of the Cuban government. One document is a 17-page report dated April 16 giving an overview of the leadership. The other document is an organizational chart, shown above.
The Open Source Center, based at the CIA, compiled the reports, which are not classified, but weren't meant for public release.

Then-CIA chief Porter Goss and former director of National Intelligence John Negroponte announced the creation of the Open Source Center in November 2005. Negroponte said:
The Open Source Center is the centerpiece of my response to the WMD Commission’s recommendations calling for the Intelligence Community to devote more attention and resources to exploiting openly available information.
A November press release said the center:
...Will advance the Intelligence Community’s exploitation of openly available information to include the Internet, databases, press, radio, television, video, geospatial data, photos and commercial imagery.

The Center’s functions will include collection, analysis and research, training and information technology management to facilitate government-wide access and use.

The Center will build on the established expertise of the CIA’s Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), which has provided the U.S. Government a broad range of highly valued products and services since 1941.

The Director of the CIA will administer the Center on behalf of the DNI.
Links:
Open Source Center report on Cuban leadership, PDF
Open Source Center Cuba organizational chart, PDF (1.2 MB)
The Cuban Triangle, the blog where I spotted the documents

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