OSINT Foundation Award

On March 1, 2023, The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's Tearline Project received the OSINT Foundation's inaugural "OSINT Unit of the Year" for materially advancing the discipline of OSINT. The OSINT Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on promoting open-source intelligence (OSINT) tradecraft, elevating the discipline, and developing the OSINT practitioner community to advance the national security of the United States.

The Tearline Project has materially contributed to the national security of the United States by establishing a public-facing website which highlights OSINT-enabled GEOINT products of national security interest. The Program’s resulting intelligence products better inform decision makers and the general public regarding the topics covered, while also educating prospective Intelligence Community professionals on OSINT and GEOINT exploitation and analytical tradecraft. Tearline advances the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) mission by delivering world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to its consumers. Tearline Project provides high-quality OSINT products that support NGA’s consumers, train the future NGA workforce, and educate the public.

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