ODNI Announces Establishment of Open Source Center
November 8, 2005
ODNI News Release No. 6-05
The Director of National Intelligence, John D. Negroponte, and the
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Porter J. Goss, today
announced the creation of the DNI Open Source Center.
“The Open Source Center is the centerpiece of my response to
the WMD Commission’s recommendations calling for the Intelligence
Community to devote more attention and resources to exploiting openly
available information,” said John D. Negroponte, Director of
Based at the CIA, the Center will advance the Intelligence Community’s
exploitation of openly available information to include the Internet,
databases, press, radio, television, video, geospatial data, photos
and commercial imagery. The Center’s functions will include collection,
analysis and research, training and information technology management
to facilitate government-wide access and use. The Center will build
on the established expertise of the CIA’s Foreign Broadcast Information
Service (FBIS), which has provided the U.S. Government a broad range
of highly valued products and services since 1941. The Director of
the CIA will administer the Center on behalf of the DNI.
Mr. Douglas J. Naquin, a senior CIA manager with extensive experience
in open source and information technology, will be the Center’s
director. Two deputies will assist him: the Deputy for Community Integration
and the Deputy for Open Source Operations. Mr. Naquin will execute
the DNI’s policy and guidance provided by the Assistant Deputy
Director of National Intelligence for Open Source. The Assistant Deputy
Director of National Intelligence for Open Source will be announced
in the near future.
The Center’s establishment is a step toward The National Intelligence
Strategy of the United States of America goal to build an integrated
intelligence capability and tap expertise where it resides.