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    Recorded Future Gold Sponsor of the OSINT Foundation
    11/14/2022 8:00:00 AM

    The OSINT Foundation is pleased to announce that Recorded Future has partnered with us as a Gold Level Sponsor.


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    A Dozen Years of Little CUI Progress
    11/7/2022 8:00:00 AM

    An ignominious milestone in the lack of progress with regards to revamping the old FOUO/SBU framework. The current state of affairs is both deeply frustrating but also impedes the IC’s OSINT efforts, particularly when it comes to widest dissemination of OSINT products. The Intelligence and National Security Alliance report on the CUI program is well worth the read.


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    OSINT Foundation President Briefs Defense Intelligence Alumni Association
    11/1/2022 8:00:00 AM

    OSINT Foundation President Barbara Alexander spoke at the Defense Intel Alumni Association Forum about the mission and activities of the Foundation. She provided an overview of the Foundation since its launch, fielded questions about OSINT generally, and encouraged DIAA members to check us out.


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    IC OSINT Advocate Award Named for Dr. Joseph Markowitz
    10/24/2022

    We are pleased to announce the IC OSINT Advocate Award has been named after Dr. Joseph Markowitz. The award recognizes recognizes the U.S. Intelligence Community senior leader who has greatly advanced the OSINT discipline. Dr. Joseph Markowitz served as the first Director of the Community Open Source Program Office (COSPO) and dramatically advanced the Intelligence Community's OSINT capabilities.


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    IC OSINT Practitioner of the Year Award Named for LTC Ed Waller
    10/17/2022 8:00:00 AM

    We are pleased to announce the IC OSINT Practitioner of the Year award has been named after LTC Ed Waller. The award recognizes the OSINT professional who has demonstrated exceptional service to the nation. LTC Waller served as an military intelligence officer, and in his second career with ODNI, drove both innovation and common standards for the discipline. He was a tireless advocate for OSINT practitioners and was highly regarded by IC senior leaders and peers.


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    National Security Strategy Calls for Greater Integration of Open Sources
    10/13/2022 8:00:00 AM

    The recently released NSS highlights the IC's need to enhance the integration of open sources. On page 46 under "Sharpen Our Tools of Statecraft" it states, "Adapting the Intelligence Community (IC), including by aligning our organizations to better address competition, embracing new data tools, and enhancing integration of open source material."


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    OSINT Unit Award Named For Dr. Graham Turbiville
    10/10/2022 8:00:00 AM

    We are pleased to announce the OSINT Unit of the Year award has been named after Dr. Graham Turbiville. The award recognizes the U.S. Intelligence Community unit which has demonstrated exceptional impact to national security and contributed to the OSINT discipline. Dr. Graham Hall Turbiville, Jr., served as Director of the U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Office, a widely respected member of the defense intelligence community, and steadfast advocate of open-source intelligence.


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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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