The history of the private intelligence goes all the way back to the Civil war with Allan Pinkerton and his company Pinkerton National Detective Agency. Pinkerton provided these services to Abraham Lincoln. Ever since then the outsourcing of US intelligence services has been an option that is often used. Most generally speaking the type of intelligence that is often outsourced is the OSINT or better known as Open Source Intelligence. The often cited benefit of the contracting of intelligence operations to the private industry is that the private industry is a change from the highly centralized counterpart within the US government. After the 9/11 Commission report cited many problems within the current intelligence community congress set out to remedy the problem.
Congress’s answer to the problems set forth in the commission’s report was to expand the intelligence community to private contractors to fulfill the war time need for more intelligence. When this occurred ...
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