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    Commentary: Boosting OSINT Use: A Smart Move
    10/3/2022 8:00:00 AM

    AFCEA President LTG Susan W. Lawrence, USA (Ret) advocates for the expansion in use of OSINT. We are particularly pleased with her support for professional standards and the standardization of OSINT credentials.


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    OSINT Foundation Briefs House Homeland Security Committee Staff
    9/19/2022 8:00:00 AM

    The staff of the House Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism recently requested an overview briefing on the OSINT Foundation. Our thanks to the Subcommittee staff, as well as the staff of both Chairwoman Elissa Slotkin and Ranking Member August Pfluger for attending the briefing, and for the insightful questions.


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    AFIO Now Interview with OSINT Foundation Director of Operations
    9/15/2022 8:00:00 AM

    A wide ranging interview covering the definition and role of OSINT, historical examples and a discussion of where OSINT is headed in the future.


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    Practitioner Committee Proposes Definitions
    9/6/2022 6:00:00 PM

    The Practitioner Committee released a proposed definitions document today in the member portal, (which begins a 30-day member comment period) for the terms OSINT, PAI and CAI. Comments received will be reviewed by the committee and a final set of definitions posted to the OSINT Foundation website. Become a member today and let your voice be heard!


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    OSINT Foundation Launches Practitioner Committee
    9/1/2022 8:00:00 AM

    Today, the OSINT Foundation launched the Practitioner Committee, which is tasked with delineating fundamental concepts of the open-source intelligence discipline. The OSINT Foundation, which began operations on August 1, is the professional association for Intelligence Community OSINT practitioners.


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    Resource: Academic Solicitation
    8/20/2022 8:00:00 AM

    A great resource by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) on academic solicitation by hostile foreign actors. How do foreign intelligence services select their targets? OSINT - remember it works both ways!


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    Guidehouse Bronze Sponsor of the OSINT Foundation
    8/15/2022 8:00:00 AM

    The OSINT Foundation is pleased to announce that Guidehouse has partnered with us as a Bronze Level Sponsor.


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    Elevating the Open Source Community in the IC
    8/11/2022 8:00:00 AM

    OSINT Foundation Featured in Justin Doubleday's Inside the IC podcast. 52 minutes dedicated to OSINT and the work of the OSINT Foundation.


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    Gnosis Solutions Platinum Sponsor of the OSINT Foundation
    8/8/2022 8:00:00 AM

    The OSINT Foundation is pleased to announce that Gnosis Solutions, Incorporated has partnered with us as a Platinum Level Sponsor.


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    OSINT Foundation Begins Operations
    8/1/2022 8:00:00 AM

    Today is the official launch of the newly formed Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Foundation. Created by former Intelligence leaders who recognize the critical role open source intelligence plays in national security, the OSINT Foundation is a professional association whose mission is to promote OSINT tradecraft, elevate the discipline, and develop the practitioner community to advance the national security of the United States.


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    Ron Burgess Joins Advisory Board
    7/29/2022 8:00:00 AM

    We are very pleased to announce Ron Burgess has joined the OSINT Foundation Board of Advisors. LTG Burgess is Executive Vice President at Auburn University. He served as the 17th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Acting Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. The OSINT Foundation Advisory Board provides thought leadership, advocacy, and subject matter expertise in support of our mission.


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    MG Barbara Fast Joins Advisory Board
    7/28/2022 8:00:00 AM

    We are very pleased to announce Barbara Fast has joined the OSINT Foundation Board of Advisors. MG Fast is President/CEO of BGF Enterprises, LLC. She served as Deputy Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), and Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca. The OSINT Foundation Advisory Board provides thought leadership, advocacy, and subject matter expertise in support of our mission.


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    New OSINT foundation aims to ‘professionalize’ open source discipline across spy agencies
    7/27/2022 2:00:00 PM

    Federal News Network published an in-depth article on the Foundation, discussing in detail the goals of the OSINT Foundation as well as what can be learned from the hobbyist community.


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    Dr. Tom Fingar Joins Advisory Board
    7/27/2022 8:00:00 AM

    We are very pleased to announce Tom Fingar has joined the OSINT Foundation Board of Advisors. Dr. Fingar is a Shorenstein APARC Fellow at Stanford University. He served as the first Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis and Chairman of the National Intelligence Council. The OSINT Foundation Advisory Board provides thought leadership, advocacy, and subject matter expertise in support of our mission.


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    OSINT Foundation Launch Featured in Wall Street Journal
    7/27/2022 6:00:00 AM

    The article entitled, "New Group to Promote Open-Source Intelligence, Seen as Vital in Ukraine War: Social media, satellite images, mobile-phone data can yield as much insight as traditional espionage, but few rules exist," covered the stand-up of the Foundation and its leadership.


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