1995 Markowitz (US) Community Open Source Program Office (COSPO) Strategic Plan

Collaboration Zones, Communities of Practice, Director of National Intelligence et al (IC), Historic Contributions
Joseph Markowitz
Joseph Markowitz

PLATINUM LIFETIME AWARD Dr. Joseph Markowitz

Dr. Joseph Markowitz is without question the most qualified Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) pioneer in the ranks of those presently in or retired from U.S. government service.  As the only real chief of the Community Open Source Program Office (COSPO) he tried valiantly to nurture a program being systematically undermined by both the leadership and the traditional broadcast monitoring service.  When he moved on to advise the Defense Science Board, he served America well by helping them fully integrate the need for both defense open source information collection and exploitation, and defense information sharing with non-governmental organizations.  His persistent but diplomatic efforts merit our greatest regard.

Although published internally in 1995, this plan is recorded as having been shared with the OSS ’97 audience as included in the OSINT READER.

COSPO Strategic Plan February 1995
COSPO Strategic Plan February 1995