The OSINT Foundation is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) which is focused on lessening the burdens of government and serves as the association for US Intelligence Community OSINT practitioners and an educational resource for the general public. For additional information regarding our regulatory disclosures, please visit our Public Inspection page.
Motto: Primum Cognoscimus (We Know First Of All)
Foundation Strategic Goals
Develop the OSINT Practitioner Community
Provide scholarships as well as opportunities for forums, continuing education, and networking.
Formalize Tradecraft and Certification
Promulgate tradecraft best practices, develop professional certification standards, and recognize performance excellence.
Effect OSINT Resources and Representation
Advocate for an OSINT program of record throughout the Intelligence Community, and recommend appropriate strategies and policies for OSINT at enterprise scale.
Additional information regarding our leadership, Board of Advisors, an FAQ section and a contact us form can be found here:
Press About the OSINT Foundation
New Group to Promote Open-Source Intelligence, Seen as Vital in Ukraine War, Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2022
New OSINT foundation aims to 'professionalize' discipline across spy agencies, Federal News Network, July 27, 2022
Elevating the open source community in the IC, Inside the IC Podcast with Justin Doubleday, July 27, 2002