In about 200 words for each question answer the following:

  1. What kinds of intelligence can HUMINT provide that no other type of intelligence can collect?
  2. Define covert and clandestine. Explain the difference between overt and clandestine HUMINT collection. What are the primary advantages and disadvantages of each?
  3. Discuss STUXNET. What was it, what collection was required to support it, how did it work, how was it likely introduced, and what was its effect?
  4. Describe the categories of Open Source information listed in the readings. What are the top four obstacles to effectively using OSINT?
  5. Discuss the limitations and problems of using COMINT as a single source of information.




Open source

Congressional research report on OSINT

CIA site:


Article on role of HUMINT

CIA website on HUMINT

HUMINT article

COMINT Collection

CIA website on Signals intelligence:

COMINT geolocation:


NSA Cyber article:

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