EcoHealth Alliance ‘Ground Truth’ $2mln grant

1.a The NBIC, the DHS and the US Intelligence Community (IC)

fig #1: NBIC/DHS and the US biological defense program
fig #2: DHS role as non-military member of the IC (Intel Community), as per JP 2.0.
fig #3: NBIC Strategic Objective for private foreign sources of information

1.b The Ground Truth Network (GTN)

fig #4: GTN description on GovTribe
fig #5: GTN documents on GovTribe

1.c Tasks under the GTN:

fig #6: Information collected under Ground Truth
fig #7: Desired Capabilities of Ground Truth collectors
fig #8: Work required from Ground Truth collectors
  • Handling RFIs (Request For Information):
    RFI is standard intel language and part of the way requests are sent to the various entities and tracked while avoiding overlap. Basically take a very specific question, ask it to the relevant source, and get the answer back.
  • Doing Written Products:
    That means using some Subject Matter Expertise on top of info from sources to provide not just raw info but some analysis/evaluation. A Product is again standard intel phraseology and means a carefully crafted and reviewed assessment for the intel consumers where typically every word and turn of sentence matters. A simple answer to an RFI is normally not a Product.
fig #9: Intel TCPED process. From ‘The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection’ (2015)
fig #10: From the JP 2.0 (2013). A highly recommended read for a good introduction to US intel organisation.

2. The EHA Ground Truth grant

2.a Grant Details

fig #12: EHA grant details on usaspending.gov
fig #13: EHA grant funding details on usaspending.gov
fig #11: EHA grant details on usaspending.gov

2.b Some names:

fig #14: Google search results

3. Grant closure:

fig #15: Grant events (including closure)

4. Key Questions:

4.a How did EHA spend the $975k?

4.b What was the return on these $975k?

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