Open Source Indicators


The OSI Program aims to develop methods for continuous, automated analysis of publicly available data in order to anticipate and/or detect significant societal events, such as political crises, humanitarian crises, mass violence, riots, mass migrations, disease outbreaks, economic instability, resource shortages, and responses to natural disasters. Performers will be evaluated on the basis of warnings that they deliver about real-world events. If successful, OSI methods will “beat the news” by fusing early indicators of events from multiple publicly available data sources and types.

Related Publications

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Contact Information

Program Manager

Main Office

Related Program(s)

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Link(s) to BAA


Solicitation Status


Proposers' Day Date

August 3, 2011

BAA Release Date

August 23, 2011

Prime Performers

  • HRL Laboratories, LLC
  • Raytheon BBN Technologies
  • Virginia Polytechnic University

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