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Commerical Open Source Intelligence: An Organizational Communication Perspective


Commerical Open Source Intelligence: An Organizational Communication Perspective

Abstract: 

On November 8, 2005 the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) established the Open Source Center (OSC) within the CIA to collect and study publicly available information from around the world. Intelligence based on publicly available or unclassified information is called open source intelligence (OSINT). Trends in intelligence outsourcing indicate that the OSC will turn to commercial OSINT providers to help meet its objectives. The author examines how organizational communication and structure constitute each other in the case of OSINT. The author finds that inconsistencies in stakeholder conceptions about OSINT create challenges for managing OSINT resources within the Intelligence Community.

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Bean, Hamilton. 2006. "Commerical Open Source Intelligence: An Organizational Communication Perspective." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Diego. http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/0/9/8/0...

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Hamilton Bean
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