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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.

Rule 3: The J-2 is the proponent for OSINT inside the wire, to include requirements definitiion and collection management and exploitation.  In those agencies and departments of government lacking an intelligence function, where there is a DoD need (e.g. they are playing a role in AF, IQ or elsewhere), a dual-purpose OSINT cell can be embedded at the national level to both provide direct OSINT support for recipient support of DoD missions (e.g. in AF or IQ), and to help assure the instant channeling of OSIF to the high side.

Rule 4: The Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) will be the Whole of Government executive agent for Open Source, creating a new Directorate (DO) that is in direct support of but co-equal to DX, DH, and DI.  Within DoD, OSINT will be considered HUMINT vice TECHINT, and DO will play a subordinate supporting role in helping DH and DI make the most of overt human sources world-wide while creating three divisions, one each for defense policy, defense acquisition, and defense-centered inter-agency operations support.

Rule 5: DIA will create and manage a service of common concern, the Defense Open Source Center (DOSC), with an embedded Multinational Decision Support Center (MDSC) staffed by 90 countries at their option, with unimpeded two-way reachback to military hubs in each participating coalition country.  Ideally this should be located on the South-Central Campus between the Department of State and the U.S. Institute for Peace (USIP).

Rule 6: All elements of the force–civilian and military–will be trained and equipped in acquiring multilingual multimedium Open Source Information (OSIF)–and provided with effective means of sending all collected OSIF to tactical, operational, and strategic multinational multifunctional information coordination centers overseen by State/ Civil Affairs but funded and managed by DIA.  A citizen-centered means for digitazing all information in all languages all the time will be a mid-term objective for the global OSINT grid.

Rule 7: Direct OSINT support to the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and all Congressional jurisdictional committees will be provided on demand, with simultaneous copies to the corresponding executive element, and to the public.  As a general rule, all OSIF acquired at taxpayer expense outside the US IC will be placed in the public domain as soon as operationally feasible.

The future of OSINT is M4IS2.  DoD can have 90 nations engaged within 90 days.

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2009: Search: United Nations Intelligence Training

2009: BRF Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Trilogy

2009 HBK OSINT Links Directory by Ben Benavides

2009 HBK Handbook Online for Internet Tools and Resources for Creating Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) by Dr. Ran Hock, Chief Training Officer, Online Strategies, Inc.

2009 DOC Perhaps We Should Have Shouted: A Twenty-Year Restrospective

2009 BRF DoD OSINT Leadership and Staff Briefings

2008 DOC Rebalancing the Instruments of National Power–Army Strategy Conference of 2008 Notes, Summary, & Article

2008 DOC Open Source Intelligence (Strategic)

2008 DOC Open Source Intelligence (Operational)

2008 DOC IJIC 21/3 The Open Source Program: Missing in Action

2008 BRF DIA NDIC Multinational Intelligence Fellows

2007 DOC Memoranda: OSS CEO to DNI One-Pager

2007 DOC IJIC 20/1 Foreign Liaison and Intelligence Reform: Still in Denial

2007 BRF United Nations “Class Before One” Infomation-Sharing and Analytics Orientation

2006 REF Susan Turnbull (US) on Collaboration & Sharing

2006 REF Stephen E. Arnold (US) Google and Sharing Across Boundaries

2006 REF Rob Simmons (US) Policy Preface to Information Operations (IO) Book

2006 REF Peter Morville (UK) Ambient Findability Massive Scale Beyond Your Imagination A Recommedned Approach to Creating the World Brain with Instant Recall

2006 REF Joe Markowitz (US) Open Source Information and US Transitions to and from Hostilities (Defense Science Board Report, December 2004), in Relation to Information-Sharing with non-DoD and Froeign Parties

2006 REF GordonYekelo (ZA) Continental Early Warning & Information Sharing: A Military Perspective on Deterring & Resolving Complex Emergencies

2006 REF Boyd Sutton (US) Global Coverage, Looking Backward, Looking Forward

2006 REF Arno Reuser (NL) on Virtual Open Source Agency

2006 HBK Handbook: Global Monitoring and Decision Support

2006 HBK Carole Dumaine Global Futures Partnership “Are You Ready”

2006 DOC IJIC 19/3 Peacekeeping Intelligence & Information Peacekeeping

2006 BRF Briefing to the Coalition Coordination Center (CCC) Leadership at the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)–Multinational Intelligence: Can CENTCOM Lead the Way? Reflections on OSINT & the Coalition

2006 Abe Lederman (US) Deep Web Access to All Information in All Languages All the Time

2006  REF House Appropriations Committee Public Law 109-163 6 January 2006 Section 931 Department of Defense Strategy for Open-Source Intelligence

2005 REF Rob Simmons (US) Puts Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) into Intelligence Reform Legislation

2005 DOC Memorandum: $2 Billion Obligation Plan Centered on Defense, for a New Open Source Agency

2005 DOC Memoranda: Creating a New Agency with a New Mission, New Methods, and a New Mind Set

2005 BRF Army War College E3i–Making the Revolution

2004: BRF Information Peacekeeping A Nobel Objective

2004 REF Tom Atlee (US) Beyond Intelligence Reform: Shifting from Intelligence to Co-Intelligence

2004 REF Tom Atlee (US) A Model of the Operational Subsystems and Dynamics Within Intelligent Systems (Individual, Organizational, Societal)

2004 REF Stephen E. Arnold (US) New Opportunities: Update on New Technology

2004 REF Siegfried Beer (AT) The Need for a Theory of Intelligence as Exemplified in the Contact of Austrian History, 1918-1955, Toward an Agenda for Central European Intelligence Studies

2004 REF Scott Mutton (CA) on OSINT Burden Sharing

2004 REF Paul van Tongeren (NL) A Need for a Global Alliance for Human Security

2004 REF Mats Bjore (SE) Software, Humanware and Intelligence: Distributed Data Capture Templates and Analytic Tools

2004 REF Joe Mazzafro (US) Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Global Issues

2004 REF Janet Scheitle Knowledge Management Overview from Perspective of Federal Library Depositiory and Network Manager

2004 REF Greta Marlatt (US) Military Librarianship in an Academic Environment

2004 REF Cees Wiebes (NL) Intelligence and the war in Bosnia 1992 – 1995 The role of the intelligence and security services

2004 REF Ben Harrison (US) Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Requirements Management: A U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Perspective

2004 HBK Special Operations Forces OSINT Handbook (Strawman)

2004 DOC Stockholm Peacekeeping Intelligence Trip Report

2004 DOC OSS CEO Response to Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Call for Data on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

2004 DOC IJIC 17/2 Information Peacekeeping & The Future of Intelligence

2004 BRF NEW RULES for the New Craft of Intelligence

2004 BRF DoD OSINT Program: A Speculative Overview

2004 BRF Department of State (March)

2003 REF Steve Edwards (UK) Open Source Intelligence Gathering Within the UK Police National Intelligence Model (NIM)

2003 REF Patrick Cammaert (NL) Reflections on Peace Intelligence with the Military Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations

2003 REF Patricia Lewis (UNIDIR) Creating the Global Brain: The United Nations

2003 REF Joe Markowitz (US) Open Source in Support to All-Source Intelligence

Review: Combatant Commander OSINT Briefing

2003 REF Jack Davis (US) Analytic Paradoxes: Can Open Source Intelligence Help?

2003 REF Greg Fyffe (CA) Intelligence Sharing and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

2003 REF Carmen Medina (US) 21st Century Analysis–The Coming Revolution in Intelligence Analysis: What to do when the Traditional Model Fails

2003 REF Ben Harrison (US) Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Requirements, Collection, and Production Management

2003 REF Arno Reuser (NL) on Intelligence Librarian Tradecraft

2003 HBK Brahimi (AF) Report Extracts from the Executive Summary and Links to the Full Report of the United Nations (UN) Panel on Peace Operations

2003 DOC Peacekeeping Intelligence Leadership Digest

2003 DOC Memorandum: One-Page Initial Operating Capability (IOC) for a National Open Source Program (NOSP) as Delivered to the Senate Armed Service Committee (SASC)

2003 DOC Information Peacekeeping & The Future of Intelligence: The United Nations, Smart Mobs, and the Seven Tribes

2002 REF Monty Marshall (US) Tomorrow’s Global Hotspots: Global Systems Analysis–What Can Open Information Contributute to Conflict Managements and the Avoidance of Future Catastrophe?

2002 REF Max Manwaring (US) Asymmetry, Conflict, and the Need to Achieve Both Vertical and Horizonal Integration

2002 REF Martin van Creveld (IL) Twenty-Four Theses on Intelligence

2002 REF David Moore (US) & Lisa Krizan (US) Core Competencies for Intelligence Analysts

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

2002 REF Carol Dumaine (US) Global Futures Partnership–Vision of Lasting Value

2002 REF Berto Jongman (NL) World Conflict & Human Rights Map 2001/2002

2002 REF Alessandro Politi (IT) The 11th of September and the Future of European Intelligence

2002 DOC New Rules for the New Craft of Intelligence (Book 2 Chapter 15)

2002 BRF NSA in Las Vegas The New Craft of Intelligence: What Should the T Be Doing to the I in IT?

2002 BRF Information Peacekeeping (NISA Keynote NL)

2001 REF Michael Dziedzic (US) Information Technology as a Catalyst for Civil-Military Unity of Effort: The Kosovo Test Case

2001 REF Andrew Chester (NATO) Shaping Intelligence for the Future

2001 DOC Threats, Strategy, and Force Structure: An Alternative Paradigm for National Security

2001 DOC Memorandum: Open Source Intelligence and Government Operations (as Read by Seniors at Office of Management and Budget, OMB)

2001 DOC Decision for the Vice-President Elect on Creating an Open Source Information Program (OSIP) in Support of National Security Decision-Making, with Emphasis on Third World/Non-State Threats

2000-2002 HBK NATO OSINT Handbooks

2000 REF Wolfgang Mueller (AT) Some Thoughts on Open Source

2000 REF Vladimir Budzko (RU) The Russian Viewpoint on Electronic Open Source Technologies

2000 REF Patrick George (BE) Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Developments: A Belgian Situation Report

2000 REF Kaluba Chitumbo (UN) The Role of Open Source Information in Enhancing Nuclear Transparency (International Atomic Energy Agency)

2000 REF James Cox (CA) Reflections of the former NATO Deputy N-2

2000 REF Frans Mulschlegel (EU) EUROPOL’s Open Sources & Documentation Unit

2000 REF Frank Asbeck (DE) Western European Union (WEU) Satellite Centre

2000 REF Dominic Farace (NL) Gray Literature

2000 REF David Charters (CA) OSINT for Peace Support Operations: Perspectives from UN Operations

2000 REF Alessandro Politi (IT) The Birth of OSINT in Italy

2000 BRF ONE WORLD, READY OR NOT: From National Capabilities to Global Coverage Through a Virtual Intelligence Community Coordinated by NATO/PfP

1999 REF Philippe Lejeune (BE) Open Source Intelligence: The INTERPOL Experience

1999 REF Peter Fuchs (CH) International Committee of the Red Cross (IHRC) Protocols for Information Acqusition, Exploitation, and Sharing

1999 REF Ian Wing (AU) Optimising Open Source Information Sharing in Australia

1999 REF Frank Storbeck (EU) EUROPOL Chief, Open Source Intelligence: A Foundation for Regional Cooperation in Fighting Crime and Establishing a Regional Intelligence Community

1999 REF Doug Dearth (US) Peacekeeping in the Information Age

1999 REF Anon (Dutch Intelligence Chief) Open Source Intelligence: the Lingua Franca or Common Language for Regional Intelligence Co-Ordination and Information Sharing

1999 DOC Setting the Stage for Information-Sharing in the 21st Century: Three Issues of Common Concern to DoD and the Rest of the World

1999 BRF Web-Based Concept for a Global Information Sharing Environment

1999 BRF Tough Love at DIA for SASA

1998 REF Yves Baumlin (FR) From Black to White to Gray: The Realities of the International Investigative Marketplace

1998 REF Philippe Clerc (FR) Economic Intelligence

1998 REF Osvaldo Cucuzza (IT) Globalization Consequences and Risk (Crime, Law Enforcement, and Open Sources of Information)

1998 REF Linda Mti (ZA) Open Source Intelligence, the African Renaissance, and Sustainable Development: the Emerging National Intelligence Model for South Africa

1998 REF David Fry (UK) Open Sources and Law Enforcement–Learning Curves and Pain Barriers within Scotland Yard (Metropolitan Police of London)

1998 REF Danielle Cailloux (BE) Belgian Intelligence Oversight and Strategic Opportunities for Change

1998 DOC Open Source Intelligence: Private Sector Capabiltiies to Support DoD Policy, Acquisition, and Operations

1998 DOC JFQ The Asymmetric Threat: Listening to the Debate

1998 DOC Information Peacekeeping: The Purest Form of War

1997 REF Patrick Tyrrell (UK) Proposals for the Development of an Open Source Programme to Support NATO and PfP Activities

1997 REF Maurice Botbol (FR) The Open Source Revolution: Early Failures and Future Prospects

1997 REF Gottfried Mayer-Kress (GE) The World Brain

1997 HBK Jack Davis A Compendium of Analytic Tradecraft Notes

1997 DOC USIP Conference on Virtual Diplomacy Virtual Intelligence: Conflict Avoidance and Resolution through Information Peacekeeping

1997 BRF CINCSOC 10-Minute Briefing That Created SOF OSINT

1996 REF Philippe Clerc (FR) The French Model for Economic and Financial Intelligence

1996 REF Paul Roger (AU) Open Source Strategies for Law Enforcement

1995 REF Rob Simmons (US) Open Source Intelligence: An Examination of Its Exploitation in the Defense Intelligence Community

1995 REF Mats Bjore (SE) Six Years of Open Source Information (OSI) Lessons Learned

1995 REF Lori Schnittker (CA) Use of Open Sources in the Criminal Intelligence Program of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

1995 REF Joe Markowitz (US) Community Open Source Program Office (COSPO) Strategic Plan

1995 REF Jim Lucas (US) Community Open Source Program Office (COSPO)


1994 REF Peter Fuchs (CH) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Approach to Handling Information in Humanitarian Operations within Armed Conflicts

1994 REF Harry Collier (UK) Future of the Information Industry and a New Information Paradigm

1993 REF Shumpei Kumon (JP) From Wealth to Wisdom: A Change in the Social Paradigm

1993 REF Jean-Marie Bonthous (FR) on Culture: The Missing Intelligence Variable

1993 REF Jan Leijonhelm (SE) Critical Role of Open Sources and Products in Economic Intelligence Cooperation Between Government and Industry

1993 REF Alvin Toffler (US) on National Knowledge Power

1993 DOC On Defense & Intelligence–The Grand Vision

1992 Reference: USMC C4I Campaign Plan

1992 REF Stevan Dedijer (SE) OSS, Intelligence, and Secrecy

1992 REF Robert Hutchinson (UK) on Rumor of War–Open Source Data in an Unstable World

1992 REF Paul Wallner (US) on OSINT and the IC–Myths and Realities

1992 REF Arnie Donahue (US) “There is PLENTY of Money for Open Source”

1992 REF Andrew Shepard (US) Intelligence Analysis in the Year 2002

1992 DOC MCU Thinking About Revolution

1992 DOC Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield: The Marine Corps Viewpoint

1992 DOC Intelligence Lessons Learned from Recent Expeditionary Operations

1992 DOC Information Concepts & Doctrine for the Future

1991 DOC MCG Intelligence Support for Expeditionary Planners

1991 DOC Defense Intelligence Productivity

1990 DOC Expeditionary Environment Analytic Model

1989 HBK Diane Webb (US) CATALYST: Computer-Aided Tools for the Analysis of Science & Technology

1988 DOC Generic Intelligence Center Production Requirements

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