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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (US Department of Health and Human Services) – ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/


 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Providing information, research, technology, policies and programs for security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth.  http://www.agr.gc.ca


Airflow and Pollutants Transport Group – Advice for Safeguarding Buildings Against Chem/Bio Attack – Intended for emergency personnel and for building operators. It contains current advice for dealing with a biological or chemical release in a building.  http://securebuildings.lbl.gov


All You Can Read – a collection of newspapers from around the world, sorted by country. http://www.allyoucanread.com/


ASI Group Hot Spots – ASI Group maintains a 24/7 Intelligence and Operations Center and uses state-of-the-art technology to collect, analyze and deliver actionable information.  http://www.asigroup.com/HOTSPOTS.asp


Australia’s Trusted Information Sharing Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection – provides information for the wider business community on security and business resilience.  http://www.tisn.gov.au/


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – http://www.atf.gov


Bureau of Intelligence and Research – the State Department – INR’s primary mission is to harness intelligence to serve U.S. diplomacy.  http://www.state.gov/s/inr/


Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre – The Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) is responsible for monitoring threats and coordinating the national response to any cyber security incident. Its focus is the protection of national critical infrastructure against cyber incidents. http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/prg/em/ccirc/index-eng.aspx


Canadian Transportation Emergency Centre (CANUTEC) – CANUTEC is the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre operated by Transport Canada to assist emergency response personnel in handling dangerous goods emergencies.  http://www.tc.gc.ca/canutec/en/services/services.htm


Cargo Security International – the Cargo Security International bi-monthly magazine and its dedicated news website offer a unique source of intelligence for transportation and security professionals. They cover all modes of transportation – air, rail, road and maritime – but always with a sharp focus on security. http://www.cargosecurityinternational.com/index.asp


Centers for Disease Control – provides a variety of resources related to preparedness and response. http://www.cdc.gov/


Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) – CREATE is an interdisciplinary national research center based at the University of Southern California and funded by the Department of Homeland Security. The Center is focused on risk and economic analysis of the U.S. and comprises a team of experts from across the country, including partnerships with New York University and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. http://www.usc.edu/dept/create/


Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) – the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. A bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, CSIS conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change. http://www.csis.org/


Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) – provides a variety of open source resources of interest to include the “World Fact Book” and “CBR Incident Handbook.”  https://www.cia.gov/


Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence – CSTPV is dedicated to the study of the determinants, manifestations and consequences of terrorism and other forms of political violence.



CERT – located at the Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. Studies internet security vulnerabilities, researches long-term changes in networked systems, and develop information and training to help you improve security.  http://www.cert.org/


Chem/Bio.com Resource Center – designed to provide you with one central place for key documents released by the government and other organizations related to chemical and biological terrorism.  http://www.chem-bio.com/resource/


CI Centre – The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies – website contains the latest news articles about counterintelligence, espionage, economic espionage, cybersecurity, U.S. and foreign intelligence, homeland security, counterterrorism, jihads, terrorism trials and much more.  http://cicentre.com/


Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports and Issues Briefs – The U.S. Department of State provides the latest updates of CRS Reports and Issue Briefs.  http://www.fpc.state.gov/c18185.htm


Counterterrorism Blog – The first multi-expert blog dedicated solely to counterterrorism issues, serving as a gateway to the community for policymakers and serious researchers. Designed to provide real-time information about terrorism cases and policy developments.  http://counterterrorismblog.org/


CountryWatch – Provides critical country-specific intelligence and data through its suite of products to over 4000 clients including public and private sector organizations with overseas operations and global interests http://www.countrywatch.com/


Customs and Border Patrol – provides a variety of security and travel alerts.  http://www.cbp.gov/


C-TPAT: Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism – C-TPAT is a voluntary government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security.  http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/cargo_security/ctpat/


Deep Web Technologies – provides a Guidebook on Open Source Intelligence by Categories http://osint.deepwebtech.com/categories.html


Defense Intelligence Agency – www.dia.mil


Defense Technical Information Center – www.dtic.mil


Department of Energy – http://www.energy.gov/


Department of Treasury – http://www.treasury.gov/Pages/default.aspx


DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report (Daily Report) – is collected each week day as a summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues. Each Daily Report is divided by the critical infrastructure sectors and key assets defined in the National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assetshttp://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/editorial_0542.shtm


Department of Homeland Security State Points of Contact Information http://www.dhs.gov/xgovt/grants/


European Commission for Justice and Home Affairs – offers a variety of informational resources related to crime and terrorism.  http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/fsj/intro/fsj_intro_en.htm


Federal Bureau of Investigation – http://www.fbi.gov


Federal Bureau of Investigation Most Wanted Lists – http://www.fbi.gov/wanted.htm


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – provides up-to-date information on current disasters. http://www.fema.gov/


Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) – FIRST brings together a variety of computer security incident response teams from government, commercial, and educational organizations. FIRST aims to foster cooperation and coordination in incident prevention, to stimulate rapid reaction to incidents, and to promote information sharing among members and the community at large.  http://www.first.org/


Government Accountability Office Topic Collections – includes collections of reports and testimony on a variety of topics related to national security and emergency management. http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/featured/index.html


Information Sharing and Analysis Centers Council (ISAC Council) – advances the physical and cyber security of the critical infrastructures of North America by establishing and maintaining a framework for valuable interaction between and among the ISACs and with government. Includes links to individual infrastructure councils. http://www.isaccouncil.org


Institute for the Study of War – The Institute for the Study of War is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution whose goal is to educate current and future decision makers and thereby enhances the quality of policy debates. The Institute’s work is addressed to government officials and legislators, teachers and students, business executives, professionals, journalists, and all citizens interested in a serious understanding of war and government policy.  http://www.understandingwar.org/


Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR) – offers a variety of services to include actionable intelligence.  http://www.terrorresponse.org


IntelCenter – IntelCenter’s focus as a company is on studying terrorist groups and other threat actors and disseminating that information in a timely manner to those who can act on it. They look at capabilities and intentions, warnings and indicators, operational characteristics and a wide variety of other points in order to better understand how to interdict terrorist operations and reduce the likelihood of future attacks.  http://www.intelcenter.com/


International Institute for Counter-Terrorism – Founded in 1996, the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) is the leading academic institute for counterterrorism in the world, facilitating international cooperation in the global struggle against terrorism. ICT is an independent think tank providing expertise in terrorism, counterterrorism, homeland security, threat vulnerability and risk assessment, intelligence analysis and national security and defense policy.  http://www.ict.org.il/


IWS – The Information Warfare Site – is an online resource that aims to stimulate debate on a variety of issues involving information security, information operations, computer network operations, homeland security and more. It is the aim of the site to develop a special emphasis on offensive and defensive information operations.



Jack Placke’s NBC Links – provides easy access to information related to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) warfare, defense, and domestic preparedness.  http://www.nbc-links.com/


Jane’s Information Group – Jane’s extensive open source intelligence is able to be tailored to your needs. It is also available through a wide range of delivery options, for seamless integration into your own intelligence and decision-making processes.  http://www.janes.com/


Jihad Watch – Jihad Watch is dedicated to bringing public attention to the role that jihad theology and ideology plays in the modern world, and to correcting popular misconceptions about the role of jihad and religion in modern-day conflicts.  http://www.jihadwatch.org/


John Hopkins Office of Critical event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) – Johns Hopkins’ Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) serves as the command center for enterprise-wide planning for and reaction to a disaster.  http://www.hopkins-cepar.org/


National Counterterrorism Center – In August 2004, the President established the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) to serve as the primary organization in the United States Government (USG) for integrating and analyzing all intelligence pertaining to terrorism and counterterrorism (CT) and to conduct strategic operational planning by integrating all instruments of national power.  http://www.nctc.gov/


National Geospatial Intelligence Agency – The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the national Intelligence Community (IC). NGA develops imagery and map-based intelligence solutions for U. S. national defense, homeland security and safety of navigation. https://www1.nga.mil/Pages/Default.aspx


National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) – The Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism believes that superior knowledge is the key to preventing terrorism. To that end, MIPT operates a training and education center informing the response community, academics and the public about terrorism.  http://www.mipt.org/


National Military Intelligence Association – NMIA is a national association of intelligence professionals. NMIA was founded in 1973 at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Members include military and civil service professionals actively engaged in military intelligence careers as well as reserve, former and retired intelligence personnel and U.S. citizens who have an interest in intelligence and support the vital role of military intelligence in safeguarding our nation’s security.  http://www.nmia.org/


National Reconnaissance Office – When the United States needs eyes and ears in critical places where no human can reach – be it over the most rugged terrain or through the most hostile territory – it turns to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites.  http://www.nro.gov


National Security Agency – NSA – The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) is home to America’s codemakers and codebreakers.  http://www.nsa.gov


National Vulnerability Database – NVD is the U.S. government repository of standards based vulnerability management data. This data enables automation of vulnerability management, security measurement, and compliance. 



Office of the Director of National Intelligence – The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) serves as the head of the Intelligence Community (IC), overseeing and directing the implementation of the National Intelligence Program and acting as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to the national security. Working together with the Principal Deputy DNI (PDDNI) and with the assistance of Mission Managers and four Deputy Directors, the Office of the DNI’s goal is to effectively integrate foreign, military and domestic intelligence in defense of the homeland and of United States interests abroad.



Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (Department of Transportation) – formulates, issues and revises Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) under the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Law. The HMR cover hazardous materials definitions and classifications, hazard communications, shipper and carrier operations, training and security requirements, and packaging and container specifications. With responsibility for compliance with the HMR, other than those regulations applicable to a single mode of transportation, OHM places emphasis on packaging manufacturers, re-testers and re-conditioners, and multimodal shippers of hazardous materials. OHM uses risk management principles and security threat assessments to understand, communicate, and reduce dangers inherent in hazardous materials transportation.  http://hazmat.dot.gov/hazhome.htm


Open Source Center – OpenSource.gov provides timely and tailored translations, reporting and analysis on foreign policy and national security issues from the Open Source Center and its partners.  https://www.opensource.gov


OnStrat – is a utilization of internet tools and resources used for open source intelligence


Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada.  http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/index-eng.htm


SITE Intelligence Group – the SITE Intelligence Group offers monitoring services, which provide numerous daily translations of terrorist propaganda and multimedia from primary source terrorist websites. http://www.siteintelgroup.org/


South American Theft Group Intelligence Network – SATGIN provides the only secure networking platform for the communication and sharing of SATG intelligence between law enforcement officers throughout North America at no cost to the officers or their agencies. SATGIN also offers a secured area for the private sector to enable safe communication and sharing of information between representatives of many industries who are impacted by the SATG such as jewelry, Retail, Banking, Hospitality, Security, Shipping, Airports, Insurance, and Lottery Commissions. http://www.SATGIN.org


STRATFOR – Stratfor is the world’s leading online publisher of geopolitical intelligence. Provides members with insights into political, economic, and military developments to reduce risks, to identify opportunities, and to stay aware of happenings around the globe.  http://www.stratfor.com/


Terrorism Research Center – Founded in 1996, the Terrorism Research Center, Inc. (TRC) is an independent institute dedicated to the research of terrorism, information warfare and security, critical infrastructure protection, homeland security, and other issues of low-intensity political violence and gray-area phenomena. http://trc.uark.edu/


United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) – a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the public and private sectors. Established in 2003 to protect the nation’s Internet infrastructure, US-CERT coordinates defense against and responses to cyber attacks across the nation. http://www.us-cert.gov/


United States Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research – CBER is committed to providing up-to-date information to the public, healthcare professionals, the media and product manufacturers about the products CBER regulates.  http://www.fda.gov/CBER/


United States Joint Forces Command – http://www.jfcom.mil


United States Secret Service Advisories – contains a listing of the Secret Service’s Most Wanted fugitives. http://www.ustreas.gov/usss/advisories.shtml


World Health Organization (WHO) – WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.  http://www.who.int/en/

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