This article needs to critique open source intelligence, discuss how OSINT has become every professionals starting point and that it is increasingly embracing other types of intelligence such as IMINT, GEOINT, COMINT etc. It needs to include a strategic critique of institutional responses to OSINT. Open source has become ubiquitous and is now a foundational part of all forms of information collection, processing and analysis to produce actionable intelligence, therefore this needs to be addressed.
It has been around for over 50 years but in its second generation it has gone beyond where it might have been perceived to be, as it moves quickly and expands taking into account other intelligence sub-sets/types in its wake.
The conclusion must seek to offer recommendations for future learning, practically or in policy terms.
These are the learning outcomes:
1. Critically analyse and evaluate contemporary academic and professional concerns, problems and theories related to intelligence
2. Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the practitioner perspective on intelligence priorities and conceptualise and evolve strategies that go beyond the traditional institutional formats to address new challenges in intelligence.