Q. Does AU have access to FBIS, World News Connections & Open Source Center OSC.gov ?

Answered By: Kathryn Ray
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2024     Views: 152

FBIS & its successor, World News Connection, are CIA research tools that monitored and translated non-US public news. AU students, faculty & staff may search these databases:

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1941-1996 and Annexes

  • The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports are U.S. government transcriptions and translations of radio broadcasts from foreign countries. Annexes comprise an additional 7,000 transcripts to the Daily Reports. The modern successor to the FBIS Daily Reports is the World News Connection.

World News Connection Archive (1995-2013)

  • News from non-U.S. news sources from 1995 to 2013 in English or translated into English by the Director of National Intelligence Open Source Center (OSC). It is the continuation of the CIA's Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS).The Director of National Intelligence Open Source Center was the focal point for the intelligence community's exploitation of open source material. research tool and news service for monitoring non-U.S. media sources. It also aimed to promote the acquisition, procurement, analysis, and dissemination of open source information, products and services throughout the U.S. Government. The Open Source Center was established at the Central Intelligence Agency and succeeded the former Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS). Another collection of OSC products is available from Public Intelligence.

In October 2015, the Open Source Center was redesignated the Open Source Enterprise.

Access these databases from the library's homepage > Research Assistance > Databases.

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