This is an old report but it is a must read for OSINT professionals is the CRS Report to Congress entitled Open Source Intelligence: Issues For Congress (December 5, 2007, Order Code: RL34270). The CRS report summary (pgs. 24-25) mentions that OSINT was slighted in the past by the intelligence community (IC), but the consensus has changed rapidly. Thus, the Intelligence Community (IC) created the Assistant Director for National Intelligence for Open Source and the National Open Source Center.
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