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Open Source Intel: Everything They Want to Know Is Already Out There

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The latest intelligence breakthrough may not be someone’s deep, dark secret but rather information that’s public and readily available. The nation’s new intelligence director, John Negroponte, announced the start of the Open Source Center to collect and analyze information from everyday sources worldwide. “Just because information is stolen, that doesn’t make it more useful,” said Gen. Michael V. Hayden, the deputy national defense director. The center will operate from the CIA headquarters at Langley, Va. (11/9/05)