Searches (3): Golden Candle, OSINT, Platinum Awards

About the Idea, Awards 1992-2006, Historic Contributions
OSS Platinum Award

The PLATINUM Lifetime Awards of the Golden Candle Award were given out in 2006 to ten individuals and one couple (Alvin & Heidi Toffler).  A twelfth award was ultimately given in 2008 to Emmanuel Goldstein for Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE).

OSS Golden Candle Award

Golden Candle Awards were given out from 1992 to 2006 to 122 individuals and 50 organizations (some overlap).

The two together comprise the only persistent global recognition endeavor with respect to Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).

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OSS Golden Candle Awards Country/Organization Sort

Worth a Look: CrowdMap (Beta)

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Crowdmap (Liquida)

Crowdmap allows you to…

+ Collect information from cell phones, news and the web.
+ Aggregate that information into a single platform.
+ Visualize it on a map and timeline.

Crowdmap is designed and built by the people behind Ushahidi, a platform that was originally built to crowdsource crisis information. As the platform has evolved, so have its uses. Crowdmap allows you to set up your own deployment of Ushahidi without having to install it on your own web server.

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Graphics: Twitter as an Intelligence Tool

Reference: How to Use Twitter to Build Intelligence

Journal: Tech ‘has changed foreign policy’

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Search: Handbook First Earth Battalion Field Manual

Historic Contributions, HUMINT, Officers Call, Searches, Stabilization, UN/NGO
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This Handbook entry is inspired by the search <first earth battalion operations manual>.  We really appreciate searches of this nature, as they cause us to add entries that *should* be here.  Thank you for the search.

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First Earth Battalion Field Manual Free (Display & PDF for Print or Download)

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2014 Handbook Online for Internet Tools and Resources for Creating Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) by Dr. Ran Hock, Chief Training Officer, Online Strategies, Inc.

Historic Contributions, IO Tools, OSINT Generic
Ran Hock
Ran Hock

PLATINUM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT, Dr. Ran Hock

Dr. Ran Hock has done more than any single individual to educate both government and private sector parties with respect to the value of the deep web.  He has single-handedly trained hundreds of individuals in the nuances of this major new intelligence resource base.  Emphasizing individual analytic skills and common sense rather than arcane expensive and generally unproductive technologies, he represents the intersection of integrity, intelligence, and intuition in the service of all legitimate governments and organizations.

OSINT Online Training Handbook
OSINT Online Training Handbook Updated

The blurb from Arno Reuser, founder and chief of the Dutch military open source intelligence division, says essentially that attending Ran Hock’s course once a year made him look smart for the entire year.  Arno is a master librarian and a giant in the field, he is being modest, but this is the kind of praise that Ran Hock’s earns from the “best of the best.”

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