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|U.S. Navy test shows 60 percent of carrier crew have coronavirus antibodies | National Post|
WASHINGTON A U.S. Navy investigation into the spread of the coronavirus aboard the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier has found that about 60 percent of sailors tested had antibodies for the coronavirus, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday, suggesting a far higher infection rate than previously known.
The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that about 400 volunteers participated in the serology tests, lower than the 1,000 volunteers that were sought. (Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart; editing by Grant McCool)
|Analytic Reflection: Measuring the Attributes of Open and All-Source Intelligence Homeland Security Today|
(U) On the analytic lines of the ICA, the Committee concludes that allanalytic lines are supported with all-source intelligence, although with varying substantiation. The Committee did not discover any significant analytic tradecraft issues in the preparation or final presentation of the ICA.
(U) The Committee found that specific intelligence as well as open source assessments support the assessment
Volume IV: Review of Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA), Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has forced some members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) to change the nature of their work into a more open environment, it is an opportune time to not only learn how to operate therein, but better determine the true attributes of open source information in a more reflective manner. This valuable exercise could directly meet a suggestion posed in the 2007 Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report for Congress titled Open Source Intelligence (OSINT): Issues for Congress, and mimic the same progression that occurs across every other type of intelligence to this day.
There are some that believe that open source information, a key and expanding source of intelligence used significantly by its officers for decades, is now the preeminent type of information we should exclusively gravitate toward as professionals. It is not and should be carefully tested instead as an integral piece on a larger chessboard. Open source is easily the most voluminous and accessible type of information available, but it is also becoming the most corruptible and misleading as a result.
(U) The analytic line on new normal serves as both prediction and warning, and the Committee notes that IC and open source reporting has revealed much evidence to reinforce the ICs 2016 assessments.
Volume IV: Review of Intelligence Community Assessment, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
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