More on the information war front: Charles Cameron has an excellent article on open source intelligence in OJR. It points to the 9-11 Commision's recommendation for an open source intel agency, and one current bill of two to establish that very thing, along with at least one non-governmental attempt.
Open-source intelligence is thus a story, an invitation and a threat -- or a promise. It's a threat of sorts to those journalists who might not welcome intelligence folk reading their articles with more than the usual care and indeed data-mining them with powerful new technologies. But it's a promise of relevance to those who would welcome their analytic skills and research receiving more attention in policy-making circles.