Answers on OSINT for India 36: Where Should the Open Source Agency Reside within a National Security Structure?

Sir, You have agreed with BGen James Cox, RN CA, with respect to the need for a separate Open Source Agency equivalent to the separate agencies for signals, imagery, and human intelligence. Given the nature of this agency as a direct support element to decision-makers including the national legislature and domestic customers including governors and …

Answers on OSINT for India 35: Should OSINT Technical Be Separate from OSINT Analysis?

Sir, Do you think it wise to distribute OSINT into two components- analytical vs technical. Technical here means all those tools and wares that help in analysis. It doent mean any alleged omnipotent search engine that searches every thing. For example, while ACH (Analysis of Competing Hypotheses) is an analytical method while the software that was …

Answers on OSINT for India 34 — M4I2 as Philosophy and Process Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, & Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE)

You ask, Is M4i2 a philosophy or a process (like C2)? I want to answer that question in three ways: M4IS2 is a philosophy. M4IS2 is a process that must integrate Holistic Analytics (HA), True Cost Economics (TCE), and Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) M4IS2 at the highest level is a spiritual alignment of humanity …

Answers on OSINT for India 30 – Gibson’s Flawed Understanding

Sir, How correct is the given depiction by Mr Gibson (PhD Thesis)? Dear Colleague, As annoying as it is to be reminding of Gibson’s clerical inventory lacking in any substantive value, this graphic is useful as a means of both reiterating Gibson;s ignorance, and the importance of understanding the true cost of varied open sources. …

Answers on OSINT for India 29 – Case Studies, Persuading a Station Head to Use OSINT

Sir, Do you have any case study on some OSINT op? How does one persuade a Station Head to use OSINT in support of his  clandestine and technical operations? I am finding that there is more information about secret successes than there is about OSINT successes at the same time that OSINT was eclipsed by …

Answers on OSINT for India 28 – What OSINT is NOT!

Sir: In my paper, I am including ‘What OSINT is not’. Imagine that you are telling a stubbornly dedicated SIGINT operator about OSINT. The operator believes OSINT to be some simple net surfing used for gaining cursory information on anything. Or he relates OSINT to needle-in-haystack kind of discipline where discoveries are made by chance. …