2003 Harrison (US) Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Requirements, Collection, and Production Management

Historic Contributions, Military

Ben Harrison
Ben Harrison

PLATINUM LIFETIME AWARD Mr. Ben Harrison, OSINT Pioneer

Mr. Ben Harrison is a master of both the military bureaucracy, and the global open source intelligence (OSINT) world.  He has been a pioneer in all respects–helping the larger Department of Defense Community understand OSINT; creating innovative solutions for his own Command, the U.S. Special Operations Command; and helping teach otherss about the basics of OSINT.  Within the U.S. Department of Defense, he is the tip of the spear for DoD OSINT.

The USSOCOM unit today answers 40% of all (ALL) Global War on Terror (GWOT) Essential Elements of Information (EEI) from all (ALL) Special Forces world-wide.   The OSINT they produce is specific, timely, and actionable.   Below is the low-key public presentation given by Ben Harrison at OSS -03.  He cannot talk about the concept we pioneered in the late 1990’s, Black OSINT, but he it is safe to say that he is the one person in the US Government that has achieved “dominance” on both White OSINT and Black OSINT.

Ben Harrison
Ben Harrison