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Press Release - DNI and D/CIA Announce Establishment of the DNI Open Source Center

DNI and D/CIA Announce Establishment of the DNI Open Source Center

November 8, 2005


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 (OSC) based at CIA, effective 1 November 2005.

DCIA Porter Goss, who will administer the Center on behalf of the DNI, said, "The DNI Open Source Center represents a major strategic initiative and commitment to the value we place on openly available information."

The Center will build on the established expertise of the CIA's Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) — an organization that enjoys a long history of providing the US government highly valued open source products and services. The Center's functions will include collection, analysis and research, training, and information technology management to facilitate government-wide access and use.

The Center's director will be Douglas J. Naquin, a senior CIA manager with extensive experience in the open source and information technology fields. Mr. Naquin most recently served as the Director of FBIS. He will be assisted by two deputies: one will focus on the Center's day-to-day operations; the other will be responsible for Community Integration. The Center's director will report directly to the CIA Deputy Director in executing strategy, policy, and program guidance established by the DNI through his Assistant Deputy Director for Intelligence for Open Source.

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