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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Hypotheses

H1: Intelligence comprises the collection, processing, analysis and production, classification and dissemination of information ultimately addressing a government requirement. H2: Intelligence disciplines can be defined by the type (HUMINT or TECHINT) and accessibility (OSINT or NOSINT) of their respective sources and means. H3: OSINT is opposed to NOSINT, which includes information from sources not legally […]

Assumptions

A1: Intelligence requires a governmental mandate and controlling, unless solely and explicitly related to private and business endeavors. A2: The IC has a broader legal authority, yet not necessarily more capabilities and/or resources than the public. A3: The IC acts solely within its legal restraints.

Official Definition

Open-source intelligence is the discipline that pertains to intelligence produced from publicly available information that is collected, exploited, and disseminated in a timely manner to an appropriate audience for the purpose of addressing a specific intelligence requirement. Open-source intelligence (OSINT) is derived from the systematic collection, processing, and analysis of publicly available, relevant information in […]

Just Another INT?