In this blog, we discuss issues related to government transparency and secrecy, particularly the theory and practice of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). We define OSINT as the systematic collection, processing, and analysis of publicly available and legally accessible, relevant information in response to governments’ intelligence requirements addressing national security.
Our blog’s subtitle, “The real intelligence hero is Sherlock Holmes, not James Bond”, is a citation by Lieutenant General (ret.) Samuel L. Wilson, former director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
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