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Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Analyst

Location: Arlington, VA

Department: Cyber

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Analyst

IDS International is seeking a Mid to Senior level OSINT Analyst to provide analysis and research open source and publicly available information requirements through identification, collect, and aggregation of OSINT, media, social media, imagery, or other publicly available information.


  • Develops and maintains analytical procedures to meet changing requirements and ensure maximum operational success.
  • Collects and implements metadata tagging for both structured and unstructured customer intelligence content using a combination of standard intelligence methods and business processes.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies and subject areas.
  • Provide support to worldwide information requirements through the identification, collection, and aggregation of OSINT, media, social media, gray literature, or other publicly available information using customer approved OSINT tools. Identify any products for dissemination and respond to Requests for Information (RFI) from various
  • Engage with deploying/deployed units, providing recommendations regarding publicly available information collection strategies to align with their information
  • Build tailored queries or assist customers with building queries utilizing enterprise OSINT
  • Maintain subject matter expertise and situational awareness in global areas of concern in order to better respond to customer
  • Draft and update publicly available information collection best practices in conjunction and coordination with existing and proposed Army, DoD and IC
  • Continuously identify new sources of publicly available information using multiple sources including websites, databases, and email distribution
  • Attend any relevant meetings, working groups, or conferences regarding OSINT capabilities or tools as
  • Create PowerPoint presentations and marketing material to articulate program


  • Bachelor’s degree with five (5) years’ experience of OSINT Intelligence experience or related military experience.
  • Four (4) years demonstrated experience in an intelligence discipline working in the DoD or IC within the last 7 years.
  • Two (2) years demonstrated experience working in a field related to OSINT research, collection management, or analysis or the exploitation of publicly available information or social media.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance. A current active Top-Secret security clearance is highly preferred.

Why Join IDS?

IDS personnel have built a strong reputation for their unparalleled depth of multi-disciplinary expertise in the 3Ds - defense, development, and diplomacy. We maintain an extensive network of interagency and smart power experts who have recently served in complex operations environments. Since 2006, IDS has helped develop multi-disciplinary solutions to government and private sector challenges. Our subject matter experts in civil-military operations, human terrain research and analysis, training and capacity building work closely with customers to create solutions that cross boundaries and reflect best practices.

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