The United States military is increasingly aware of the importance of the open source community and how its innovations may pose a risk to security, but can also be a solution for potential security breaches. The article, “An Army Introduction to Open Source Intelligence,” speaks to the Army’s interest in open source intelligence capabilities.
The article begins:
A new U.S. Army publication provides an introduction to open source intelligence, as understood and practiced by the Army. ‘Open-source intelligence is the intelligence discipline that pertains to intelligence produced from publicly available information that is collected, exploited, and disseminated in a timely manner to an appropriate audience for the purpose of addressing a specific intelligence and information requirement,’ the document says.
Earlier this year LucidWorks (formerly Lucid Imagination) announced a partnership with the Intelligent Software Solutions to help the government address its Big Data needs. The Government Open Source Conference is another way that the government stays abreast of important trends in the open source world. Open source vendors are right in seeing the government as a huge potential client. The government is smart to consult with big names in open source, like LucidWorks, to ensure that they are on top of emerging trends and the latest security issues.
Emily Rae Aldridge, September 24, 2012