Methods and Tools for Automated Data Collection and Collation of Open Source Information

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Authors
  1. Hagen, L.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN);CAE Professional Services, Ottawa (ON)
Abstract
A search of open source resources was completed in order to understand the landscape with respect to software tools that are readily available to support the automated collection and collation of open source information. The intent is to create an understanding of potential technological options for supporting open source intelligence (OSINT) activities within the Canadian Joint Operational Command (CJOC). To that end, this preliminary search revealed the following high-level findings: -There are numerous existing tools with a select number available free of charge to support the collection and collation of OSINT; -Individual tools typically provide functionality to support the several phases of the Intelligence cycle (i.e., collection, collation, and analysis); -Individual tools are generally tailored to handle a specific class of OSINT (i.e., media, geospatial); however, certain tools possess functionality to handle multiple classes of OSINT material.

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Report Number
DRDC-CORA-CR-2013-119 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Aug 2013
Number of Pages
60
DSTKIM No
CA037911
CANDIS No
537793
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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