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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2002 Henk (US) Respecting the Cultural Dimension: Intelligence and Africa

Cultural Intelligence, Historic Contributions

Col Dr. Dan Henk, USAF is a classical scholar-warrior, and one of the finest observers and interpreters of African realities and all of their nuances that we have encountered.  He is the prototypical “class act” and a role model for what every senior analyst should be—engrossed in the subject, fluent with the mediums, open-minded, versatile, adaptive, and coherent in the articulation of who and what matters why.

Below is the outline of his contribution to OSS ’02.  The actual briefings, constantly updated, are replete with extraordinary photographs that make his point in compelling ways.  We’ve found no finer briefing on regional, religious, ethnic, and tribal nuances than this officer.

Dan Henk
Dan Henk

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

Methods & Process

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TrainingBjoreOSINT 101: Sense-Making

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TrainingBlackOSINT 101: Desktop Tools for Smart People

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TrainingChesterOSINT 101: NATO Lessons Learned

2002

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TrainingHenkOSINT 101 Respecting the Cultural Dimension: Intelligence and Africa

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TrainingHockOSINT 101: Overview of the World of Information

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TrainingHohhofOSINT 101: Competitive Intelligence Analysis Tools & Web-Sites

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

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TrainingLeeOSINT 101: Geospatial Information Sources

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TrainingManwaringOSINT 101: Intelligence & Asymmetric Warfare

2002

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TrainingMarshallPSINT 101: OSINT and Global Hotspots

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TrainingMoore & KrizanOSINT 101: Core Analytic Competencies

2002

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TrainingSmithOSINT 101: Internet and Commercial Online Exploitation