The single best articulation of how to get OSINT right in the context of global and US needs remains:
OSINT is a sub-set of M4IS2 (Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making), a Swedish military concept adapted and enhanced by the Earth Intelligence Network, a 501c3 dedicated to helping create public intelligence in the public interest.
The international OSINT conference that ran from 1992-2006, suspended from 2007-2010, is being resumed as an M4IS2 summit using Open Space Technology (OST), and focusing on the ten threats, twelve policies, and eight challengers. Summit ’11 will be the first in the new series but unlike the earlier series, will be run by Earth Intelligence Network, a 501c3. OSS.Net, Inc. has been sold and is being managed by a new CEO.
We continue to support an Open Source Agency (OSA) under diplomatic auspices as a sister-agency to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), with a $125M a year start toward $3 billion a year at Full Operating Capability (FOC).
That agency should in turn fund the Multinational Decision-Support Centre (MDSC) with two-way reach-back, using all militaries as hubs for leveraging the eight tribes of each nation, and for creating regional multinational Stations capable across all of the disciplines applied to all of the domains.
That agency would also fund 50 state-wide Distributed Community Intelligence Network (DCIN), using the National Guard (able to have law enforcement commissions as well as foreign intelligence clearances) as the 24/7 watch-standers around which the eight tribes in each state might rally, with deliberate overlap across all relevant borders.