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Open Source Analyst

Washington Metropolitan Area, USA

Full Time

TS/SCI with polygraph

Position Summary

The Open Source Analyst will be capable and comfortable working in an open, collaborative, mission-critical environment. The Open Source Analyst will be responsible for developing professional research packages utilizing sources (in some cases in multiple languages) and reporting findings and case summaries of relevant, actionable data to various stakeholders.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- The creation, delivery, and presentation of OSINT reports on a variety of subjects and targets of interest.

- Employing various research and open source tools, techniques, and best practices to identify relevant information from Open Source.

- Analyzing findings in a larger strategic context to demonstrate and highlight the importance of identified research to specific law enforcement and intelligence efforts.

- Briefing various government stakeholders, to include senior leaders, on open source finding and OSINT approaches best practices.


Required Skills:

  • Senior level: Bachelor's Degree and 10-20 years of relevant experience; Mid-level: Bachelor’s Degree with 5-10 years of relevant experience. Master’s degree counts towards 2 years of experience.

  • In-depth experience conducting open source research and analysis

  • Must have knowledge of social media and social networking sites, the dark web, and OSINT research utilizing open source research security best practices.

  • Strong communication skills and presentation ability.

  • Strong written communication following IC standards.

  • Excellent analytical skills with close attention to detail, strong critical thinking/logic skills, and an ability to learn/adapt quickly in solution-oriented culture.

  • US Citizenship

  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph


Desired Skills:

  • Past experience supporting the US Military or Intelligence Communities using OSINT and social media tools and best practices.

  • Proficiency in any of the following languages: Arabic, Pashtun, Farsi, Urdu, Russian

  • Basic understanding of geospatial tools like GoogleEarth, ArcGIS, Tableau


Required Application Materials:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Please submit the required application materials to The subject line of your email must be the following: Open Source Analyst Your resume and cover letter must be attached to the email as a PDF or MS Word document.

About the Company

COA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, COA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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