European and action-oriented, EUROSINT FORUM is a not-for-profit association                                                     (Belgium ASBL) dedicated to European cooperation and use of Open Source                                                       Intelligence that prevent risks and threats to peace and security.

EUROSINT FORUM is acting to:

  • Identify needs in process, methodology and tools
  • Study best practices
  • Encourage pre-competitive research project
  • Bring together specialists and users
  • Increase opportunities for cross-fertilization
  • Help promote relevant Scientific and Technical Development
Open Source Intelligence or "OSINT"
OSINT refers to an intelligence gathering discipline based on analyzing information collected from open sources, i.e. information available to the general public. These sources include newspapers, the internet, books, phone books, scientific journals, radio broadcasts, television, and others (Source: Wikipedia).

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By Adam Stone

April 26, 2016

Source: C4ISR & Networks

When the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency released eight new open-source coding projects earlier this spring, the move marked a milestone in the agency’s efforts to share the task of software development with the wider developer community.

“They are doing exceptional work,” said Brian Monheiser, director of U.S. federal programs for open-source geospatial software provider Boundless Spatial Inc. “...


By Sean Lyngaas

April 12, 2016

Source: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security has suggested striking significant passages from a draft White House policy on open software out of concern that baring too much source code will increase the government's vulnerability to hacking.

Many private security firms don't publish their source code because it allows attackers to "construct highly targeted attacks against the software" or "build-in malware directly into the source code," DHS said in...