Search: The Future of OSINT [is M4IS2-Multinational]

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The future of OSINT is M4IS2.

The future of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is Multinational, Multifunctional, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing & Sense-Making (M4IS2).

The following, subject to the approval of Executive and Congressional leadership, are suggested hueristics (rules of thumb):

Rule 1: All Open Source Information (OSIF) goes directly to the high side (multinational top secret) the instant it is received at any level by any civilian or military element responsive to global OSINT grid.  This includes all of the contextual agency and mission specific information from the civilian elements previously stove-piped or disgarded, not only within the US, but ultimately within all 90+ participating nations.

Rule 2: In return for Rule 1, the US IC agrees that the Department of State (and within DoD, Civil Affairs) is the proponent outside the wire, and the sharing of all OSIF originating outside the US IC is at the discretion of State/Civil Affairs without secret world caveat or constraint.  OSIF collected by US IC elements is NOT included in this warrant.

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Process Archives on Public Intelligence (1992-2006)

Methods & Process

2006

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Process CRS Data Mining and Homeland Security

2006

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Process Turnbull GSA Collaborative Workshop on Information Sharing

2005

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Process Clapper Interview

2005

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Process DNI Press Release on Appointment of ADDNI/OS

2005

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Process DNI Office of the DNI Organization Charts

2005

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Process Gerecht Need for New Clandestine Service

2005

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Process Harris ABLE DANGER Summary

2005

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Process JHU-APL Asymmetric Information

2005

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Process Kamien et all Needs Analysis for Information Sharing

2005

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Process Liszkiewiez Reconfiguring the Global System through Mobile Democracy

2005

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Process Peters On the Soul of Intelligence

2005

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Process Rushkoff Open Source Democracy

2004

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Process Steele OSS Proprietary Listing of Capabilities Needed by Open Source Agency

2001

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Process Chester The Atlantic Command’s Open Source Intelligence Approach & Future

2001

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Process Dziedzic & Wood Information Technology as Catalyst for Civil-Military Unity of Effort

1999

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Process Appleby Feedback: The Missing Link in Information Superiority

1997

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Process Gupta & Pabian Tricks of the Trade: Analytic Tools and Techniques

1997

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Process Pinchot Beyond Bureaucracy: Intrapreurship

1993

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Process Bermudez Letter from a Source

1993

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Process Bonthous Culture: The Missing Intelligence Variable

1993

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Process Brodwin & Bernardi Information Overload

1993

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Process Christian Area Information Servers (WAIS) and Global Change Research

1993

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Process Halberstadt Power and Communication in the Information Age

1993

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Process Herring The Role of Intelligence in Formulating Strategy

1993

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Process Horowitz Understanding Sources: The Real Challenge

1993

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Process Ishii Cross-Cultural Communication & Computer-Supported Collaboration

1993

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Process Magee The Age of Imagination: Coming Soon to a Civilization Near You

1993

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Process Pedtke Putting Functionality in the Open Source Network

1992

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Process Andriole IT Support for OSINT Analysis & Production (Slides)

1992

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Process Andriole IT Support for OSINT Analysis & Production (Text)

1992

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Process Bodansky & Forest GOP Terrorism Task Force: Research Techniques & Philosophy

1992

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Process Fedanzo Implementing OSINT Through a Distributed Collection Model

1992

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Process Kees Advanced Information Processing and Analysis

1992

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Process McIntyre Competitive Advantage: The Power of Online Systems

1992

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Process Ogdin Words Are Not Enough

1992

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Process Sacks Using the Telephone as a Research Tool

1992

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Process Shepard Analysis in the Year 2002: A Concept of Operations

1992

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Process Sibbet Commercial Remote Sensing: Open Source Imagery Intelligence

1992

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Process Tenny Government Information Wants to be Free

1992

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Process Thompson Ranked Retrieval and Extraction of Open Source Intelligence

1992

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Process Tow Painting the Future: Some Remarks from INTERVAL

1992

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Process Whitney-Smith Information Revolutions and the End of History

2003

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Process DoD Defense Intelligence Meta-Tagging

2002 OSINT 101: Basic Training in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Methods & Process

2002

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Training Bjore OSINT 101: Sense-Making

2002

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Training Black OSINT 101: Desktop Tools for Smart People

2002

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Training Chester OSINT 101: NATO Lessons Learned

2002

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Training Henk OSINT 101 Respecting the Cultural Dimension: Intelligence and Africa

2002

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Training Hock OSINT 101: Overview of the World of Information

2002

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Training Hohhof OSINT 101: Competitive Intelligence Analysis Tools & Web-Sites

2002

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Training Klavans & Ashton OSINT 101: Technology Mapping with Open Sources of Information

2002

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Training Lee OSINT 101: Geospatial Information Sources

2002

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Training Manwaring OSINT 101: Intelligence & Asymmetric Warfare

2002

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Training Marshall PSINT 101: OSINT and Global Hotspots

2002

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Training Moore & Krizan OSINT 101: Core Analytic Competencies

2002

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Training Smith OSINT 101: Internet and Commercial Online Exploitation

2001 Chester (CA) Shaping Intelligence for the Future

Historic Contributions, Military
Legacy Documents
Legacy Documents

PLATINUM  LCdr Andrew Chester, RN, Canada
LCdr Andrew Chester, RN, Canada, has distinguished himself, first, as a pioneer for the exploiotation of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) within and throughout the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Partners for Peace (PfP), and subsequently as a trainer and practitioner with an especially constructive influence upon the international military environment.

If BGen Jim Cox (CA) was the visionary within NATO who saw the need and orchestrated the direction, LCdr Andrew Chester (CA) was the “doer” who executed the single most intelligent and original Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) conceptual process it has ever been our pleasure to support.    He is one of a dozen Platinum Lifetime Award receipients from the first 20 years of group endeavor.  Below is his presentation to OSS ’01.

Andrew Chester
Andrew Chester