Spies Like Us

Friday, November 12, 2004

"Open source" intelligence is, roughly speaking, the sea of public information we swim in – things like news reports, academic studies, and scientific research. And it plays an increasing role in plans to restructure U.S. intelligence agencies. The 9/11 Commission report recommended creating a new agency to better use "open source" intelligence. Bills in Congress are pushing for the same thing. Policy analyst Charles Cameron tells Bob that anyone can be a spy in this brave new "open source" world.

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