Samuel Culper’s Appearance on The Hagmann Report

FO‘s Samuel Culper joins Doug and Joe on The Hagmann Report to talk about Afghanistan, Syria, leftist political violence, intelligence gathering, and more.

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FO Podcast Episode 059 – Intro to HUMINT

In this week’s podcast, I break down some introductory information on Human Intelligence, or HUMINT.

Consider placement, access, exposure, and motivation when speaking with your friends, family

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The Secrets of Countersurveillance

Almost any criminal act, from a purse-snatching to a terrorist bombing, involves some degree of pre-operational surveillance. In fact, one common denominator of all the different potential threats —

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Battle Track the Inauguration – After Action Review

The Inauguration of President Donald Trump came and went with considerable pomp and fanfare.  (And all the predictions that I warned against of a catastrophic, history-changing event didn’t come

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Battle Track the Inauguration SITREP 1830E

At 0800 on 20 January 2017, Forward Observer’s Analysis & Control Element (ACE) began battle tracking civil disturbances in the Capitol area of Washington DC during the Inauguration of President

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Operations Security (OPSEC) E-Course

Here are the two lectures from 2015’s Operations Security (OPSEC) E-Course.  During these webinars, I cover how to how to build in better security for your organization by identifying vulnerabilities

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Judging Single Source Intelligence Information

Single source intelligence information is a double-edged sword.  Sometimes a potential source of information is so well-placed that there’s no way to corroborate the information.  For instance

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A Primer on Tactical Intelligence Collection

Tornadoes, flooding, and wildfires are just three examples of localized and very personal emergency events that we saw last year, and they illustrate the devastation by an event for which there is immediate

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US Critical Infrastructure in Six Maps (New GEOINT Resource)

The critical infrastructure of the US is massive.  Here are six maps sourced through OpenStreetMap that show the array of six sectors of critical

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[Video] A Brief Introduction to Intelligence Gathering

In the first video on our YouTube channel, I talk about the OODA Loop and the four intelligence disciplines for local intelligence gathering.

– Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) – Imagery

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