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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ProcessCRSData Mining and Homeland Security

2006

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ProcessTurnbullGSA Collaborative Workshop on Information Sharing

2005

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ProcessClapperInterview

2005

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ProcessDNIPress Release on Appointment of ADDNI/OS

2005

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ProcessDNIOffice of the DNI Organization Charts

2005

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ProcessGerechtNeed for New Clandestine Service

2005

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ProcessHarrisABLE DANGER Summary

2005

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ProcessJHU-APLAsymmetric Information

2005

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ProcessKamien et allNeeds Analysis for Information Sharing

2005

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ProcessLiszkiewiezReconfiguring the Global System through Mobile Democracy

2005

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ProcessPetersOn the Soul of Intelligence

2005

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ProcessRushkoffOpen Source Democracy

2004

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ProcessSteeleOSS Proprietary Listing of Capabilities Needed by Open Source Agency

2001

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ProcessChesterThe Atlantic Command’s Open Source Intelligence Approach & Future

2001

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ProcessDziedzic & WoodInformation Technology as Catalyst for Civil-Military Unity of Effort

1999

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ProcessApplebyFeedback: The Missing Link in Information Superiority

1997

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ProcessGupta & PabianTricks of the Trade: Analytic Tools and Techniques

1997

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ProcessPinchotBeyond Bureaucracy: Intrapreurship

1993

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ProcessBermudezLetter from a Source

1993

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ProcessBonthousCulture: The Missing Intelligence Variable

1993

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ProcessBrodwin & BernardiInformation Overload

1993

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ProcessChristianArea Information Servers (WAIS) and Global Change Research

1993

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ProcessHalberstadtPower and Communication in the Information Age

1993

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ProcessHerringThe Role of Intelligence in Formulating Strategy

1993

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ProcessHorowitzUnderstanding Sources: The Real Challenge

1993

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ProcessIshiiCross-Cultural Communication & Computer-Supported Collaboration

1993

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ProcessMageeThe Age of Imagination: Coming Soon to a Civilization Near You

1993

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ProcessPedtkePutting Functionality in the Open Source Network

1992

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ProcessAndrioleIT Support for OSINT Analysis & Production (Slides)

1992

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ProcessAndrioleIT Support for OSINT Analysis & Production (Text)

1992

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ProcessBodansky & ForestGOP Terrorism Task Force: Research Techniques & Philosophy

1992

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ProcessFedanzoImplementing OSINT Through a Distributed Collection Model

1992

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ProcessKeesAdvanced Information Processing and Analysis

1992

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ProcessMcIntyreCompetitive Advantage: The Power of Online Systems

1992

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ProcessOgdinWords Are Not Enough

1992

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ProcessSacksUsing the Telephone as a Research Tool

1992

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ProcessShepardAnalysis in the Year 2002: A Concept of Operations

1992

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ProcessSibbetCommercial Remote Sensing: Open Source Imagery Intelligence

1992

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ProcessTennyGovernment Information Wants to be Free

1992

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ProcessThompsonRanked Retrieval and Extraction of Open Source Intelligence

1992

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ProcessTowPainting the Future: Some Remarks from INTERVAL

1992

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ProcessWhitney-SmithInformation Revolutions and the End of History

2003

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ProcessDoDDefense Intelligence Meta-Tagging

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

Methods & Process

2002

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TrainingBjoreOSINT 101: Sense-Making

2002

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TrainingBlackOSINT 101: Desktop Tools for Smart People

2002

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TrainingChesterOSINT 101: NATO Lessons Learned

2002

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TrainingHenkOSINT 101 Respecting the Cultural Dimension: Intelligence and Africa

2002

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TrainingHockOSINT 101: Overview of the World of Information

2002

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TrainingHohhofOSINT 101: Competitive Intelligence Analysis Tools & Web-Sites

2002

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TrainingKlavans & AshtonOSINT 101: Technology Mapping with Open Sources of Information

2002

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TrainingLeeOSINT 101: Geospatial Information Sources

2002

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TrainingManwaringOSINT 101: Intelligence & Asymmetric Warfare

2002

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TrainingMarshallPSINT 101: OSINT and Global Hotspots

2002

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TrainingMoore & KrizanOSINT 101: Core Analytic Competencies

2002

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TrainingSmithOSINT 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