"I can't get into detail of what, but I'll just say the amount of open sourceNow there may be a disconnect that the agency that is paying to put phony stories in foreign newspapers is getting their information from foreign newspapers. The real intelligence goldmine comes from another source according to Open Source Center Director Douglas Naquin;
reporting that goes into the president's daily brief has gone up rather
significantly," Eliot A. Jardines, assistant deputy director of national
intelligence for open source said.
"A lot of blogs now have become very big on the Internet, and we're getting aThe CIA is paying people to read blogs and then believing what they read because, you know, if it's on the Internet it has to be true. Then they pass it on to our President in his daily briefing reports. GW doesn't believe what he reads in the papers so he ignores it, then gets his news from blog digests. Think about how often Spivak and Bice get it right and then be very afraid.
lot of rich information on blogs that are telling us a lot about social
perspectives and everything from what the general feeling is to ... people putting information on there that doesn't exist anywhere
else." (emphasis mine)
...now our customer base literally ranges from the president to local police
departments," Mr. Naquin said. The Fairfax County police use OSC products, as do
police departments in San Diego, New York and Baltimore. The center also
provides support to the U.S. military.
So the CIA now has a "customer base." Do you suppose they are trying to become a profit center rather than a cost center? What else are they selling and to whom? If they're using high powered computers to "sift" the Internet, which dolphins are they catching with the tuna?
"I can't get into detail of what, but I'll just say the amount of open
source reporting that goes into the president's daily brief has gone up rather
significantly," Mr. Jardines said