Open Source Information is an Untapped Weapon

“Devaluing OSINT has become a more significant problem as Russia and China use social media as an arena to wage disinformation operations,” wrote Dana Priest, commenting in the New Yorker about the Russian meddling in the U.S election.

“I don’t think it has had its heyday,” Jason Matheny, director of IARPA, recently told The Cipher Brief about the state of open source intelligence. “We don’t invest very much in open source intelligence compared to classified sources of intelligence as the intelligence community.”

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