Posted April 1, 2008
Today’s front page article in USA Today points out the growing importance that intelligence gleaned from the open source Internet plays in national security. Excerpts:
The explosion of information available via the Internet and other public sources has pushed the collection and analysis of that material to the top of the official priority list in the spy world, intelligence officials say.
Open sources can provide up to 90% of the information needed to meet most U.S. intelligence needs, Deputy Director of National Intelligence Thomas Fingar said in a recent speech.