Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is not worth a doctorate. What is worth a doctorate is the ability to meld intelligence and policy-making into a coherent ethical whole. Reflexive practice and comprehensive design are also worth PhDs, both are integrated in principle into the PhD central to the new holistic public policy PhD. Here is one vision for greating a new reflexive practice that allows political and civil service professionals to be both ethical and effective.
Journal: Reflections on Integrity [Many Links]
If you were looking for PhD Author Dissects Intelligence Reformer Robert Steele, that is here.