List of intelligence gathering disciplines

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Intelligence Gathering Disciplines

HUMINT[edit]

Human Intelligence—gathered from a person on the ground.

GEOINT[edit]

Geospatial Intelligence—gathered from satellite, aerial photography, mapping/terrain data

MASINT[edit]

Measurement and Signature Intelligence

OSINT[edit]

Open Source Intelligence—gathered from open sources.

Can be further segmented by source type; Internet/General, Scientific/Technical and various HUMINT specialties (e.g. trade shows, association meetings, interviews, etc.)

SIGINT[edit]

Signals Intelligence—gathered from interception of signals

TECHINT[edit]

Technical Intelligence—gathered from analysis of weapons and equipment used by the armed forces of foreign nations, or environmental conditions.

CYBINT/DNINT[edit]

Cyber Intelligence/Digital Network Intelligence—gathered from Cyber Space

FININT[edit]

Financial Intelligence—gathered from analysis of monetary transactions

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