OSINT Resources

Below is a modest OSINT literature list holding titles of report and books we consider a ”must read” for OSINTians.

We offer two literature lists for now, ordered by broad category. The first category is on Open Source Intelligence only. The second list is on Intelligence analysis techniques. The third is a list of literature on intelligence in general (it’s use, significance, politics, intelligence failures etc.).

If you know of any other titles that should be on this list, do not hesitate to contact us.


Open Source Intelligence literature list

Articles

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  • H. Bean, “Is open source intelligence an ethical issue?,” Research in social problems and public policy, vol. 19, pp. 385-402, 2011.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{bean,
    author="Hamilton Bean",
    title="Is open source intelligence an ethical issue?",
    year="2011",
    journal="Research in Social Problems and Public Policy",
    volume="19",
    pages="385-402",
    note="THIS is a note",
    }
  • [PDF] D. A. Charters, “Osint for peace support operations : perspectives from un operations,” , [2000].
    [Bibtex]
    @article{,
    author="David A. Charters",
    title="OSINT for peace support operations : perspectives from UN operations",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="Centre for Conflict Studies",
    organization="University of New Brunswick, Canada",
    journal="",
    month="",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="[2000]",
    publisher="",
    note="",
    pdf="http://rr.reuser.biz",
    }
  • M. Glassman and M. J. Kang, “Intelligence in the information age : the emergence and evolution of open source intelligence (osint),” Computers in human behavior, vol. 28, iss. 2, pp. 673-682, 2012.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{glassman,
    author="M. Glassman and M.J. Kang",
    title="Intelligence in the information age : the emergence and evolution of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)",
    address="",
    journal="Computers in Human Behavior",
    volume="28",
    number="2",
    year="2012",
    month="",
    pages="673-682",
    }
  • [PDF] S. C. Mercado, “Sailing the sea of osint in the information age : a venerable source in a new era,” , vol. 48, iss. 3, 2007.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{mercado2007,
    author="Stephen C. Mercado",
    title="Sailing the sea of OSINT in the information age : a venerable source in a new era",
    edition="",
    series="Studies in Intelligence",
    editor="",
    institution="Center for the Study of Intelligence",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="April",
    volume="48",
    number="3",
    year="2007",
    publisher="Central Intelligence Agency",
    address="Washington D.C.",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }
  • [PDF] D. F. Noble, “Fusion of open source information,” , 2005.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{noble2005,
    author="David F. Noble",
    title="Fusion of Open Source Information",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="Evidence Based Research, Inc.",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="2005",
    publisher="",
    address="Vienna VA",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }
  • [PDF] D. F. Noble, “Asessing the reliability of open source information,” , 2004.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{noble2004,
    author="David F. Noble",
    title="Asessing the reliability of Open Source Information",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="Evidence Based Research, Inc.",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="2004",
    publisher="",
    address="Vienna VA",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }
  • C. Pallaris, “Open source intelligence : a strategic enabler of national security,” Css analysis in security policy, vol. 3, iss. 32, 2008.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{pallaris,
    author="Chris Pallaris",
    title="Open Source Intelligence : a strategic enabler of national security",
    address="Zurich",
    journal="CSS Analysis in Security Policy",
    volume="3",
    number="32",
    year="2008",
    month="May",
    }
  • [PDF] R. D. Steele, “The importance of osint to the military,” International journal of intelligence and counterintelligence, vol. 8, 1995.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{steele1995,
    author="Robert David Steele",
    title="The importance of OSINT to the military",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="",
    organization="",
    journal="International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence",
    month="Winter",
    volume="8",
    number="",
    year="1995",
    publisher="",
    address="",
    note="p. 457-470",
    pdf="http://",
    annote="",
    }
  • P. A. Watter, “Modelling the effect of deception on investigations using open source intelligence (osint),” Journal of money laundering control, vol. 16, iss. 3, pp. 238-248, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{watter,
    author="Paul A. Watter",
    title="Modelling the effect of deception on investigations using open source intelligence (OSINT)",
    address="",
    journal="Journal of Money Laundering Control",
    volume="16",
    number="3",
    year="2013",
    month="",
    pages="238-248",
    }
  • [PDF] A. Yates and N. Zvegintzov, “A siberian reality check on open source information,” Aslib proceedings, vol. 51, iss. 6, 1999.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{yates1999,
    author="Athol Yates and Nicholas Zvegintzov",
    title="A Siberian reality check on open source information",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="Institution of Engineers, Australia National Office",
    organization="",
    journal="Aslib Proceedings",
    month="June",
    volume="51",
    number="6",
    year="1999",
    publisher="",
    address="",
    note="",
    annote="athol_yates@eol.ieaust.org.au",
    }

Books

  • [PDF] Intelligence exploitation of the internet, [. D. Steele], Ed., , 2002.
    [Bibtex]
    @book{steele2002,
    author="",
    title="Intelligence exploitation of the Internet",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="[Robert David Steele]",
    institution="SACLANT",
    organization="SACLANT",
    journal="",
    month="October",
    volume="",
    number="3 ",
    year="2002",
    publisher="",
    address="",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }
  • [PDF] Nato open source intelligence reader, [. D. Steele], Ed., , [2002].
    [Bibtex]
    @book{steele2002b,
    author="",
    title="NATO Open Source Intelligence Reader",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="[Robert David Steele]",
    institution="SACLANT",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="[2002]",
    publisher="",
    address="",
    note="",
    pdf="http://",
    annote="",
    }
  • C. Hobbs and M. Moran, Open source intelligence in the twenty-first century : new approaches and opportunities, Saarbrucken: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @book{hobbs,
    author="Christopher Hobbs and Matthew Moran",
    title="Open Source Intelligence in the twenty-first century : new approaches and opportunities",
    address="Saarbrucken",
    publisher="Palgrave MacMillan",
    year="2014",
    }
  • [PDF] W. F. Kernan, Nato open source intelligence handbook, [. D. Steele], Ed., Norfolk VA: SACLANT, 2002.
    [Bibtex]
    @book{steele2001,
    author="W.F. Kernan",
    title="NATO Open Source Intelligence handbook",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="[Robert David Steele]",
    institution="NATO",
    organization="SACLANT",
    journal="",
    month="",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="2002",
    publisher="SACLANT",
    address="Norfolk VA",
    note="",
    pdf="http://",
    annote="",
    }
  • [PDF] R. D. Steele, The new craft of intelligence : personal, public, & political, Oakton VA: OSS International Press, 2002.
    [Bibtex]
    @book{steele2002c,
    author="Robert David Steele",
    title="The new craft of intelligence : personal, public, & political",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="April",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="2002",
    publisher="OSS International Press",
    address="Oakton VA",
    note="",
    pdf="http://",
    annote="",
    }
  • S. Tekir, Open source intelligence analysis : a methodological approach, Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag, 2009.
    [Bibtex]
    @book{tekir,
    author="Selma Tekir",
    title="Open source intelligence analysis : a methodological approach",
    address="Saarbrucken",
    publisher="VDM Verlag",
    year="2009",
    }

In Books

  • A. H. P. Reuser, “Open source intelligence,” in Inlichtingen- en veiligheidsdiensten, B. de Graaf, Ed., Deventer: Kluwer, 2010, pp. 377-406.
    [Bibtex]
    @inbook{arkluwer,
    author="Arno H.P. Reuser",
    editor="Bob de Graaf",
    chapter="17",
    pages="377-406",
    title="Open Source Intelligence",
    year="2010",
    address="Deventer",
    publisher="Kluwer",
    booktitle="Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdiensten",
    series="Orde en Veiligheid",
    note="In Dutch"
    }

Technical Reports

  • [PDF] “Osint 2020 : the future of open source intelligence,” , Washington D.C. 2010.
    [Bibtex]
    @techreport{osint2020,
    author="",
    title="OSINT 2020 : the future of Open Source Intelligence",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="Lexis Nexis",
    institution="",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="June",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="2010",
    publisher="Office of the Director of National Intelligence",
    address="Washington D.C.",
    note="",
    pdf="http://",
    annote="'The LexisNexis-hosted OSINT Roundtable was created to make a public space for discussion about the government’s needs for Open Source Intelligence in order to facilitate relationships between government officials and private sector leaders'",
    }
  • [PDF] R. A. Best and A. Cumming, “Open source intelligence (osint) : issues for congress,” 2007.
    [Bibtex]
    @techreport{best2007,
    author="Richard A. Best and Alfred Cumming",
    title="Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) : issues for Congress",
    edition="",
    series="CRS Report for Congress",
    editor="",
    institution="",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="December",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="2007",
    publisher="Congressional Research Service",
    address="",
    note="",
    pdf="http://",
    annote="",
    }
  • [PDF] P. J.Schoomaker, “Open source intelligence,” United States Army, Washington D.C. 2006.
    [Bibtex]
    @techreport{schoomaker2006,
    author="Peter J.Schoomaker",
    title="Open Source Intelligence",
    edition="",
    series="Field Manual Interim ; FMI 2-22.9",
    editor="",
    institution="United States Army",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="December",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="2006",
    publisher="Headquarters, Department of the Army",
    address="Washington D.C.",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }
  • [PDF] F. Juhl, C. Pallaris, and F. Schauer, “Osint report 1/2010,” International Relations and Security Network (ISN), Zurich 2010.
    [Bibtex]
    @techreport{juhl2010,
    author="Felix Juhl and Chris Pallaris and Florian Schauer",
    title="OSINT report 1/2010",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="International Relations and Security Network (ISN)",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="2010",
    publisher="ETH Zurich",
    address="Zurich",
    note="",
    annote="Mainly technological overview of challenges and opportunities",
    }
  • [PDF] V. Tise, “The use of open source information & planning terrorism scenarios,” Scientific Research Corporation 2007.
    [Bibtex]
    @techreport{tise2007,
    author="Victor Tise",
    title="The use of open source information & planning terrorism scenarios",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="Scientific Research Corporation",
    organization="CDCA First Annual C4ISR Transformation and Fusion Government and Industry Conference",
    journal="",
    month="",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="2007",
    publisher="",
    address="",
    note="",
    pdf="http://",
    annote="",
    }

Intelligence analysis literature list

Articles

  • [PDF] “A tradecraft primer : structured analytic techniques for improving intelligence analysis,” , 2009.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{primer2009,
    author="",
    title="A tradecraft primer : structured analytic techniques for improving intelligence analysis",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="US Government",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="March",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="2009",
    address="",
    publisher="",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }
  • [PDF] .”
    [Bibtex]
    @article{,
    author="",
    title="",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="",
    address="",
    publisher="",
    note="",
    pdf="http://",
    annote="",
    }

Books

  • R. J. Heuer, Psychology of intelligence analysis, Washington D.C.: Central Intelligence Agency, 1999.
    [Bibtex]
    @book{heuer1999,
    author="Richards J. Heuer",
    title="Psychology of intelligence analysis",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="Center for the study of intelligence",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="1999",
    address="Washington D.C.",
    publisher="Central Intelligence Agency",
    note="nnnnnn",
    annote="aaaaaaaaa",
    }

Master’s Theses

  • [PDF] S. E. Maceda, “Dysfunction junction : intelligence, peacekeeping, and the united nations,” Master Thesis.
    [Bibtex]
    @mastersthesis{maceda2007,
    author="Steven E. Maceda",
    title="Dysfunction Junction : intelligence, peacekeeping, and the United Nations",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="",
    organization="Naval Postgraduate School",
    journal="",
    month="September",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year=2007"",
    address="",
    publisher="",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }

Technical Reports

  • [PDF] “A compendium of analytic tradecraft notes,” Directorate of Intelligence, Notes 1-10, 1997.
    [Bibtex]
    @techreport{compendiumnotes,
    author="",
    title="A compendium of analytic tradecraft notes",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="Directorate of Intelligence",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="February",
    volume="1",
    number="Notes 1-10",
    year="1997",
    publisher="Central Intelligence Agency",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }
  • [PDF] R. Johnston, “Analytic culture in the us intelligence community : an ethnographic study,” , Washington D.C. 2005.
    [Bibtex]
    @techreport{johnston2005,
    author="Rob Johnston",
    title="Analytic culture in the US intelligence community : an ethnographic study",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="",
    organization="The Centre for the Study of Intelligence",
    journal="",
    month="",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="2005",
    address="Washington D.C.",
    publisher="Central Intelligence Agency",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }
  • [PDF] L. H. Silberman and C. S. Robb, “The commission on the intelligence capabilities of the united states regarding weapons of mass destruction : report to the president of the united states,” 2005.
    [Bibtex]
    @techreport{silberman2005,
    author="Laurence H. Silberman and Charles S. Robb",
    title="The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States regarding weapons of mass destruction : report to the President of the United States",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="March",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="2005",
    address="",
    publisher="",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }
  • [PDF] G. F. Treverton and B. C. Gabbard, “Assessing the tradecraft of intelligence analysis,” National Security Research Division, Santa Monica cop. 2008.
    [Bibtex]
    @techreport{treverton2008,
    author="Gregory F. Treverton and C. Bryan Gabbard",
    title="Assessing the tradecraft of intelligence analysis",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="National Security Research Division",
    organization="Rand corporation",
    journal="",
    month="",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="cop. 2008",
    address="Santa Monica",
    publisher="Rand",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }

Intelligence literature list

Articles

  • [PDF] “A tradecraft primer : structured analytic techniques for improving intelligence analysis,” , 2009.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{primer2009,
    author="",
    title="A tradecraft primer : structured analytic techniques for improving intelligence analysis",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="US Government",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="March",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="2009",
    address="",
    publisher="",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }
  • [PDF] .”
    [Bibtex]
    @article{,
    author="",
    title="",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="",
    address="",
    publisher="",
    note="",
    pdf="http://",
    annote="",
    }

Books

  • R. J. Heuer, Psychology of intelligence analysis, Washington D.C.: Central Intelligence Agency, 1999.
    [Bibtex]
    @book{heuer1999,
    author="Richards J. Heuer",
    title="Psychology of intelligence analysis",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="Center for the study of intelligence",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="1999",
    address="Washington D.C.",
    publisher="Central Intelligence Agency",
    note="nnnnnn",
    annote="aaaaaaaaa",
    }

Master’s Theses

  • [PDF] S. E. Maceda, “Dysfunction junction : intelligence, peacekeeping, and the united nations,” Master Thesis.
    [Bibtex]
    @mastersthesis{maceda2007,
    author="Steven E. Maceda",
    title="Dysfunction Junction : intelligence, peacekeeping, and the United Nations",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="",
    organization="Naval Postgraduate School",
    journal="",
    month="September",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year=2007"",
    address="",
    publisher="",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }

Technical Reports

  • [PDF] “A compendium of analytic tradecraft notes,” Directorate of Intelligence, Notes 1-10, 1997.
    [Bibtex]
    @techreport{compendiumnotes,
    author="",
    title="A compendium of analytic tradecraft notes",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="Directorate of Intelligence",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="February",
    volume="1",
    number="Notes 1-10",
    year="1997",
    publisher="Central Intelligence Agency",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }
  • [PDF] R. Johnston, “Analytic culture in the us intelligence community : an ethnographic study,” , Washington D.C. 2005.
    [Bibtex]
    @techreport{johnston2005,
    author="Rob Johnston",
    title="Analytic culture in the US intelligence community : an ethnographic study",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="",
    organization="The Centre for the Study of Intelligence",
    journal="",
    month="",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="2005",
    address="Washington D.C.",
    publisher="Central Intelligence Agency",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }
  • [PDF] L. H. Silberman and C. S. Robb, “The commission on the intelligence capabilities of the united states regarding weapons of mass destruction : report to the president of the united states,” 2005.
    [Bibtex]
    @techreport{silberman2005,
    author="Laurence H. Silberman and Charles S. Robb",
    title="The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States regarding weapons of mass destruction : report to the President of the United States",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="",
    organization="",
    journal="",
    month="March",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="2005",
    address="",
    publisher="",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }
  • [PDF] G. F. Treverton and B. C. Gabbard, “Assessing the tradecraft of intelligence analysis,” National Security Research Division, Santa Monica cop. 2008.
    [Bibtex]
    @techreport{treverton2008,
    author="Gregory F. Treverton and C. Bryan Gabbard",
    title="Assessing the tradecraft of intelligence analysis",
    edition="",
    series="",
    editor="",
    institution="National Security Research Division",
    organization="Rand corporation",
    journal="",
    month="",
    volume="",
    number="",
    year="cop. 2008",
    address="Santa Monica",
    publisher="Rand",
    note="",
    annote="",
    }

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