Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS)

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS)

The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) is an open source intelligence component of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Science and Technology.

It monitors, translates, and disseminates within the U.S. government openly available news and information from media sources outside the United States. Its headquarters is in Reston, Virginia, and it maintains 19 overseas monitoring stations worldwide.

In November 2005, it was announced that FBIS would become part of the newly-formed Open Source Center, tasked with the collection and analysis of freely-available intelligence.  Below are documents related to the FBIS.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) History, Part 1: 1941-1947 [311 Pages, 14.9 MB]

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