Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Re-Boot

Articles & Chapters

The two below references have finally been updated and the original PDFs are now online (they were lost when site moved from Sweden and previous oss.net shortcuts were lost).

NEW:  2008 Open Source Intelligence (Strategic)  OLD:  http://www.oss.net/OSINT-S

Introduction  OSINT and Intelligence Reform  – History  – Requirements  – Collection  – Processing  – Analysis  – Covert Action  – Counterintelligence  – Accountability, Civil Liberties, and Oversight  – Strategic Warning  – Strategic Sharing  – Emerging Prospects  — Digitization  — Visualization  —  Peer-to-Peer (P2P)  OSINT and Electoral Reform  OSINT and Governance Reform  OSINT and Strategic Budgetary Reform  Notes 1-44

NEW: 2008 Open Source Intelligence (Operational)  OLD:  http://www.oss.net/OSINT-O

Executive Summary  – Definition and scope  – Open source intelligence and joint or coalition operations  – Private sector information offerings  – OSINT and the emerging future intelligence architecture of NATO  Introduction to Open Source Intelligence  – Definitions  – OSINT in context  – OSINT and information operations  – OSINT and national security  – OSINT and the larger customer base for intelligence  – OSINT and the levels of analysis  – OSINT and coalitions  – OSINT and saving the world  – OSINT as a transformative catalyst for reform  Open Sources of Information  Open Source Software and Software for Exploitation  Open Source Services  The Open Source Intelligence Cycle  Applied Open Source Intelligence  – Open source intelligence tradecraft  – Mission relevance of open source intelligence  — Missioon area applications  Conclusion  – Money Matters  — Funding trade-offs  — Contracting mistakes  — Metrics for measuring return on investment  —–Cost of secrecy  —–Relative value  —–Return on sharing  — Commercial strategy  — Budget and manning implications  – The value of sharing  References  Acronyms  Notes 1-30

See Also:

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Starting Point

Open Source Agency Executive Access Point