Open-Source & Civil Society

Civil society actors are increasingly broadening their knowledge spheres through utilizing traditional and alternative intelligence collections methods. Open source intelligence is an especially useful tool within and outside intelligence communities, as it provides accessible, detailed information and reporting to those who normally might not have the resources to obtain and collect important data. Open-source has evolved into an essential resource for security actors to tap into, discussed here by Melissa Hanham of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.