NGA’s ‘Tearline’ project and the future of open source in the intelligence community

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s “Tearline” project is a unique “open source” endeavor in the intelligence community. And its efforts aren’t going unnoticed: Tearline recently won the inaugural “OSINT Unit of the Year” award from the OSINT Foundation. I spoke with Chris Rasmussen, the Tearline’s founder and program manager, about the project’s origins, what it’s been up to lately, and its future as a potential OSINT trailblazer for the U.S. government.