OSINT Historic Contributions Directory (List)

Directory (List)

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1957 Quincy Wright (US) Project for a World Intelligence Center


1989 Al Gray (US) on Global Intelligence Challenges

1989 Horn (US) Reference: Mapping Hypertext

1989 Webb (US) CATALYST: Computer-Aided Tools for the Analysis of Science & Technology

1989 Worth a Look: 1989 All-Source Fusion Analytic Workstation–The Four Requirements Documents


1990 Handbook: First Earth Battalion Field Manual

1990 Reference (Video): Lewis Mumford Four Short Videos


1991 Leavitt (US) Reference: The Analyst and Technology–2000


1992 Barlow (US) Information Wants to Be Free

1992 Clift (US) on Open Source Solutions

1992 Dedijer (SE) OSS, Intelligence, and Secrecy

1992 Donahue (US) “There is PLENTY of Money for Open Source”

1992 Fedanzo (US) Distributed Contribution Model for OSINT

1992 Holden-Rhodes (US) Unlocking the Secrets–Open Source Intelligence and the War on Drugs

1992 Hutchinson (UK) on Rumor of War–Open Source Data in an Unstable World

1992 National Intelligence Council: Open Source Task Force–A Vision for the Future

1992 Ogdin (US) Words Are Not Enough

1992 Pedtke (US) et al Open Source Activities (S&T)

1992 Rheingold (US) Migrating Intelligence to the Public

1992 Shepard (US) Intelligence Analysis in the Year 2002

1992 Sibbit (US) Commercial Remote Sensing–Open Source Imagery Intelligence

1992 Strassmann (US) on Defense Information Productivity

1992 Studeman (US) on Teaching the Giant to Dance

1992 Wallner (US) on OSINT and the IC–Myths and Realities

1992 Whitney-Smith (US) on Information Revolutions


1993 (FR) Baumard on Learned Nations

1993 Alvin Toffler on National Knowledge Power

1993 Bonthous (FR) on Culture: The Missing Intelligence Variable

1993 Civille (US) The Spirit of Access

1993 Etheredge (US) National Knowledge Straties, the Intelligence Community, and the Library of the Future

1993 Fedanzo (US) A Genetic View of National Intelligence

1993 Greenwald (US) The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization: Diplomacy’s Cutting Edge

1993 Herring (US) The Role of Intelligence in Formulating Strategy

1993 Karraker (US) Highways of the Mind

1993 Leijonhelm (SE) Critical Role of Open Sources and Products in Economic Intelligence Cooperation Between Government and Industry

1993 On Defense & Intelligence–The Grand Vision

1993 Petersen A New Twenty-First Century Role for the Intelligence Community

1993 Shumpei Kumon (JP) From Wealth to Wisdom: A Change in the Social Paradigm

1993 Whitney-Smith Toward An Epistemology of Peace


1994 Basch (US) Secrets of the Super-Searchers

1994 Collier (UK) Future of the Information Industry and a New Information Paradigm

1994 Engelbart (US) Toward High-Performance Organizations: A Strataegic Role for Groupware

1994 Fuchs (SE) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Approach to Handling Information in Humanitarian Operations within Armed Conflicts

1994 Ogdin (US) and Giser (US) on Cyberglut


1995 Bender (US) The Information Highway: Will Librarians Be Left by the Side of the Road?

1995 Bjore (SE) Six Years of Open Source Information (OSI) Lessons Learned

1995 Ivian Smith (US) on US Intelligence Community Deficiencies

1995 Los Alamos National Laboratory: Guidelines for the Implementation of an Open Source Information System

1995 Lucas (US) Community Open Source Program Office (COSPO)

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

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

1995 Peters (US) INADEQUATE ANSWERS: Bureaucracy, Wealth, and the Mediocrity of U.S. Intelligence Analysis

1995 Schnittker (CA) Use of Open Sources in the Criminal Intelligence Program of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

1995 Shepard (US) Reference: Error Management in US Intelligence

1995 Shepard (US) Reference: Keeping a Watchful Eye on Incoming Information, at Less Cost

1995 Shepard (US) Reference: Meeting the Immediate Needs of Intelligence Consumers

1995 Simmons (US) Open Source Intelligence: An Examination of Its Exploitation in the Defense Intelligence Community


1996 Call (US) Day to Day Realities and Myths Regarding Financial Research Using Open Sources

1996 Clerc (FR) The French Model for Economic and Financial Intelligence

1996 Donnelly (US) Open Source Intelligence in the Information Age: Opportunities and Challenges

1996 Roger (AU) Open Source Strategies for Law Enforcement

1996 Strassmann (US) U.S. Knowledge Assets: Choice Traget for Information Crime

1996 Zuckerman (US) Economic Intelligence and the National Interest


1997 Andrew (UK) Presidents, Secret Intelligence, and Open Sources

1997 Arnold (US) Technology Vectors 1998 and Beyond

1997 Botbol (FR) The Open Source Revolution: Early Failures and Future Prospects

1997 Davis (US) A Compendium of Analytic Tradecraft Notes

1997 Herman (UK) Has the (Secret) Community a Future?

1997 Kelly (US) New Rules for the New Economy

1997 Kerr (US) The Intelligence Community Today and Tomorrow

1997 Mayer-Kress (GE) The World Brain

1997 Pinchot (US) Beyond Bureaucracy: The Rise of the Intelligence Organization

1997 Sutton (US) The Challenge of Global Coverage

1997 Tyrrell (UK) Proposals for the Development of an Open Source Programme to Support NATO and PfP Activities


1998 Arnold (US) New Trends in Automated Intelligence Gathering Software

1998 Arnold (US) The Changing Intelligence Environment

1998 Arnold (US) The Future of Online Sources & Methods

1998 Baumlin (FR) From Black to White to Gray: The Realities of the International Investigative Marketplace

1998 Beaver (US) & Shanahan (US), Operationalizating Information Operations (IO) in Bosnia-Herzegovina

1998 Cailloux (BE) Belgian Intelligence Oversight and Strategic Opportunities for Change

1998 Clerc (FR) Economic Intelligence

1998 Cucuzza (IT) Globalization Consequences and Risk (Crime, Law Enforcement, and Open Sources of Information)

1998 Dearth (US) Government and the Information Marketplace

1998 Donahue (US)  Geographic Information for the 21st Century: Building a Strategy for the Nation

1998 Fry (UK) Open Sources and Law Enforcement–Learning Curves and Pain Barriers within Scotland Yard (Metropolitan Police of London)

1998 Glabus (US) Metaphors and Modern Threats: Biological, Computer, and Cognitive Viruses

1998 Hughes (US) Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) 1995-1998: Transition and Transformation

1998 Mti (ZA) Open Source Intelligence, the African Renaissance, and Sustainable Development: the Emerging National Intelligence Model for South Africa

1998 Myers (US) et al Virtual Information Center (VIC) Conocept Refinement Workshop Exploring Other Enablers: Working Group Report

1998 Open Source Intelligence: Private Sector Capabiltiies to Support DoD Policy, Acquisition, and Operations

1998 Politi (IT), Becher (DE) et al, Toward a European Intelligence Policy (Chaillot Paper 34)

1998 Prinslow (US) & Bond (US) Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies: Workshop Report

1998 Schlickmann (DE) Ensuring Trust and Security in Electronic Communication


1999 Allen (US) Requirements, Collection, and Current Awareness: The Human Dimension (The Role of Open Sources as the Foundation for Successful All-Source Collection Strategies)

1999 Anon (Dutch Intelligence Chief) Open Source Intelligence: the Lingua Franca or Common Language for Regional Intelligence Co-Ordination and Information Sharing

1999 Appleby (US) Feedback: The Missing Link in Information Superiority

1999 Coile (US) Preparing for and Coping with Local Disasters: An Information Overlay

1999 Connors (US) JV2010 Initiative: Virtual Information Center (VIC) US Pacific Command J-08

1999 Dearth (US) Intelligence in the 21st Century: Re-focusing Intelligence to Shape the Strategic Environment

1999 Dearth (US) Peacekeeping in the Information Age

1999 Edwards (UK) Scotland Yard SO11 Open Source Unit Presentation

1999 Fuchs (CH) International Committee of the Red Cross (IHRC) Protocols for Information Acqusition, Exploitation, and Sharing

1999 Heidenrich (US) Early Warning of Genocide: The Utlity of Open Sources & Methods

1999 Lee (US) Letter to Congressional Intelligence Committees and Briefing on New Developments in Access to Russian Military Mapping

1999 Lejeune (BE) Open Source Intelligence: The INTERPOL Experience

1999 Marks (US) UN/OCHA Joint Proposal for IRIN and ReliefWeb Activities and Funding in 1999

1999 Rollington (UK) Messages in Western Information, Knowledge and Intelligence

1999 Sovereign (US) Information Superiority for the Lower End of the Spectrum (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief)

1999 Storbeck (EU) EUROPOL Chief, Open Source Intelligence: A Foundation for Regional Cooperation in Fighting Crime and Establishing a Regional Intelligence Community

1999 Wing (AU) Optimising Open Source Information Sharing in Australia

1999 Wirtz (US) Bridging the Cultural Gap: Open Source Intelligence and the Tet Offensive


2000 Asbeck (DE) Western European Union (WEU) Satellite Centre

2000 Budzko (RU) The Russian Viewpoint on Electronic Open Source Technologies

2000 Charters (CA) OSINT for Peace Support Operations: Perspectives from UN Operations

2000 Chitumbo (UN) The Role of Open Source Information in Enhancing Nuclear Transparency (International Atomic Energy Agency)

2000 Cox (CA) Reflections of the former NATO Deputy N-2

2000 Ermarth (US) Open Source Intelligence: A Fresh Look at the Past and the Future

2000 Farace (NL) Gray Literature

2000 George (BE) Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Developments: A Belgian Situation Report

2000 Hughes (US) Open Sources and Intelligent Solutions

2000 Mueller (AT) Some Thoughts on Open Source

2000 Mulschlegel (EU) EUROPOL’s Open Sources & Documentation Unit

2000 Politi (IT) The Birth of OSINT in Italy

2000 Reynolds (US) Global Reach without Global Intelligence

2000 Sandman (US) Applied Human Intellect: Interpreting the Data Bits


2001 Chester (CA) Shaping Intelligence for the Future

2001 Dumaine (US) Global Futures Partnership “Are You Ready”

2001 Dziedzic (US) Information Technology as a Catalyst for Civil-Military Unity of Effort: The Kosovo Test Case

2001 Foster (US) Getting to Tomorrow: A Plea for Strategic Reformation

2001 Gessaman (US) Understanding the Federal Budget–If It Is Not in the Budget, It is Not Policy

2001 Godson (US) Governments and Gangs

2001 Heibel (US) Intelligence Training and the Difference Between Information and Intelligence

2001 Jongman (NL) World Conflict & Human Rights Map

2001 Oakley (US) The Use of Military & Civilian Power for Engagement and Intervention

2001 Porter (US) Tools of the Trade: A Long Way to Go

2001 Rotheray (UK) New Risks of Crisis: Fresh Perspectives from Open Source

2001 Treverton (US) Reshaping National Intelligence in an Age of Information

2001 Wallach Public Citizen Using Public Intelligence in the Public Interest


2002 Arnold (US) Nomadic Computing: Anytime, Anyplace Access

2002 Betts (US) The Next Intelligence Failure: The Limits of Prevention

2002 Bjore (SE) InfoSphere Knowledge Making Sense

2002 Creveld (IL) Twenty-Four Theses on Intelligence

2002 Davis (US) Leadership in Intelligence Analysis (August 2002)

2002 Fyffe (CA) Synopsis of A Canadian Perspective on Global Issues

2002 Hardee (US) Growing an Open Source Program for the U.S. Special Operations Command and the Global War on Terrorism

2002 Henk (US) Respecting the Cultural Dimension: Intelligence and Africa

2002 Hock (US) The World of Information: Content, Content, and Content

2002 Jongman (NL) World Conflict & Human Rights Map 2001/2002

2002 Klavans (US) Technology Mapping: A Workshop on (Open) Sources & Methods for Identifying Commercial Opportunities in Technology

2002 Klavans (US) Tomorrow’s Hotspots: Identifying Commercial Opportunities from Science

2002 Lee (US) Geospatial Information Sources: A Global Primer

2002 Manwaring (US) Asymmetry, Conflict, and the Need to Achieve Both Vertical and Horizonal Integration

2002 Marshall (US) Tomorrow’s Global Hotspots: Global Systems Analysis–What Can Open Information Contributute to Conflict Managements and the Avoidance of Future Catastrophe?

2002 Moore (US) & Krizan (US) Core Competencies for Intelligence Analysts

2002 Pinkham (US) Citizen Advocacy in the Information Age

2002 Politi (IT) The 11th of September and the Future of European Intelligence

2002 Vickers (US) Inconvenient Warning

2002 Wheaton (US) Transitions From Authoritarian Rule: An Iterative Model

2002 Wheaton (US) Virtual Afghanistan


2003 Andregg (US) State of the Academic Tribe in 2003

2003 Arnold (US) One Machine…One View

2003 Cammaert (NL) Reflections on Peace Intelligence with the Military Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations

2003 Copeland (US) Is the “New Terrorism” Really New? An Analysis of the New Paradigm for Terrorism

2003 Czech The Steady State Revolution for National Security and International Stability

2003 Davis (US) Analytic Paradoxes: Can Open Source Intelligence Help?

2003 Edwards (UK) Open Source Intelligence Gathering Within the UK Police National Intelligence Model (NIM)

2003 Fyffe (CA) Intelligence Sharing and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

2003 Hardee (US) Special Operations Panel on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

2003 Harris (US) Beautiful Minds (Ralph Peters, Maverick Analyst)

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

2003 Hock (US) The Open-ness of the Open Internet

2003 Lewis (UNIDIR) Creating the Global Brain: The United Nations

2003 Manwaring (US) War & Conflict: Six Generations

2003 Markowitz (US) Open Source in Support to All-Source Intelligence

2003 Medina (US) 21st Century Analysis–The Coming Revolution in Intelligence Analysis: What to do when the Traditional Model Fails

2003 Pak (US) & Zdanowicz (US) An Estimate of 2001 Lost U.S. Federal Income Tax Revenues Due to Over-Invoiced Imports and Under-Priced Exports

2003 Pelton (US) World’s Most Dangerous Places

2003 Reuser (NL) on Intelligence Librarian Tradecraft


2004 (US) Spinney Water and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

2004 Andregg (US) Why the Intelligence Community (IC) System Drives You Crazy, and How to Come In From the Cold

2004 Arnold (US) New Opportunities: Update on New Technology

2004 Atlee (US) A Model of the Operational Subsystems and Dynamics Within Intelligent Systems (Individual, Organizational, Societal)

2004 Atlee (US) Beyond Intelligence Reform: Shifting from Intelligence to Co-Intelligence

2004 Beer (AT) The Need for a Theory of Intelligence as Exemplified in the Contact of Austrian History, 1918-1955, Toward an Agenda for Central European Intelligence Studies

2004 Bjore (SE) Software, Humanware and Intelligence: Distributed Data Capture Templates and Analytic Tools

2004 Bjorgo (NO) Root Causes of Terrorism

2004 Stephen Cambone, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, Speech to the Security Affairs Support Association (SAS) on Need for Universal Coverage at the Neighborhood Level of Granularity

2004 Daly (US) Globalization and National Defense–Implications of the Effective Erasure of National Boundaries in an Era of Ecological Economics

2004 Gill (US) Open Wireless Spectrum and Democracy

2004 Harrison (US) Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Requirements Management: A U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Perspective

2004 Kaplan (US) The Saudi Connection: How billions in oil money spawned a global terror network

2004 Knapp (US) Al-Qaeda Use of the Mass Media in InfoWar/Netwar; The Distortion of Islamic Concepts and Practices by Muslim Extremists; Diversity in Islam

2004 Marlatt (US) Military Librarianship in an Academic Environment

2004 Mazzafro (US) Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Global Issues

2004 Mutton (CA) on OSINT Burden Sharing

2004 Palmer (US) Achieving Universal Democracy by Eliminating All Dictators within the Decade

2004 Pelton (US) Value-added Citizen Blogs, Forums, and Wars

2004 Ray (US) Values in America and the New Political Compass

2004 Scheitle Knowledge Management Overview from Perspective of Federal Library Depositiory and Network Manager

2004 Seagrave (US/FR) Interview with Sterling and Peggy Seagrave on Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold

2004 Simmons (US) & Schoomaker (US) Hearing on Army Transformation Remarks on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

2004 Simmons (US) Draft Legislation Smart Nation Act

2004 Simmons (US) Foreword to the Special Operations Forces (SOF) Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Handbook

2004 Simmons (US) to Schoomaker (US) Concern of Army Mis-Definition of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) as a Category of Information Instead of a Transformational Discipline in its Own Right

2004 Tongeren (NL) A Need for a Global Alliance for Human Security

2004 Vlahos (US) The Muslim Renovatio and US Strategy

2004 Wiebes (NL) Intelligence and the war in Bosnia 1992 – 1995 The role of the intelligence and security services


2005 Simmons (US) Puts Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) into Intelligence Reform Legislation


2006 Arnold (US) Google and Sharing Across Boundaries

2006 Echo Chamber Project Focus on OSS ’06

2006 House Appropriations Committee Public Law 109-163 6 January 2006 Section 931 Department of Defense Strategy for Open-Source Intelligence

2006 Lederman (US) Deep Web Access to All Information in All Languages All the Time

2006 Markowitz (US) Open Source Information and US Transitions to and from Hostilities (Defense Science Board Report, December 2004), in Relation to Information-Sharing with non-DoD and Froeign Parties

2006 Morville (UK) Ambient Findability Massive Scale Beyond Your Imagination A Recommedned Approach to Creating the World Brain with Instant Recall

2006 Pelton (US) Recommends The Changing Face of Global Violence

2006 Reuser (NL) on Virtual Open Source Agency

2006 Simmons (US) Policy Preface to Information Operations (IO) Book

2006 Steele Interview on Echo Chamber 2006

2006 Sutton (US) Global Coverage, Looking Backward, Looking Forward

2006 Turnbull (US) on Collaboration & Sharing

2006 Yekelo (ZA) Continental Early Warning & Information Sharing: A Military Perspective on Deterring & Resolving Complex Emergencies


2007 George (US) Meeting 21st Century Transnational Challenges: Building a Global Intelligence Paradigm


2008 Paul Ray The Political Compass (Updated)


2009 Arnold Google: The Digital Gutenberg

2009 Paul Ray New Emerging Culture in the USA


2010 Hock (US) Handbook Online for Internet Tools and Resources for Creating Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) UPDATED ANNUALLY

2010 Warner (US) Handbook: Synergy Strike Force, Round II

2010 Warner (US) UnityNet — an M4IS2 Option


2011 Atlee (US): Our Choice–Changing the Game

2011 Dumain (US): Who’s Who in Public Intelligence

2011 Garigue (CA):  Who’s Who in Cyber-Intelligence

2011 Reuser (NL): OSINT Discovery Toolkit