Robert Steele

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Robert David Steele Vivas is a US citizen and activist focused on electoral reform, intelligence reform, and open source everything.


From Robert Steele:

I consider myself an activist for electoral reform and open source everything. The two go together. One empowers the 99% inclusive of the five billion poorest, and the other makes possible the creation of infinite distributed wealth, a world characterized by peace and prosperity for all.

From Wikipedia (now deleted):

"Robert David Steele Vivas (born 16 July 1952) is an American activist and a former Central Intelligence Agency clandestine services case officer known for his promotion of open source intelligence (OSINT). He is the founder and CEO of OSS.Net as well as the Golden Candle Society. He was a Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer for twenty years and was the second-ranking civilian (GS-14) in Marine Corps Intelligence Activity from 1988–92, and was also an adjunct instructor at Marine Corps University in the mid-1990s.

Steele was a candidate for the Reform Party's nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election until 23 February 2012." (

Personal Biographic & Production Page

Steele's official home page with complete biographic information, testimonials & profiles, and links to his life work as well as interviews is

Alternative Form of Name

The form Robert David Steele Vivas is also used, with Vivas being the Latino matronymic honoring Robert's mother born in Cali, Colombia, gaining naturalized citizenship in the USA in 1951. Robert's legal name is Robert David Steele.

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