Words, Terms and Codes
Here is a reference
resource for all those spy codes and covert talk.
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- OBS –
Croatia's intelligence agency, the Obavestajna Bezbednostna
- OP –
- OFFENSIVE PENETRATION
OPERATION – infiltration of an
agent into a target group or organization.
- OFFSITE –
a covert FBI site or facility situated away from a field
- OG –
an acronym for original gangmembers, now in their thirties and
forties, who supply cocaine and heroin to street gangs.
- ONE-TIME PAD
– an unbreakable code system that works by
adding the numeric value of the plaintext with a
randomly-generated code string (the one-time pad). Also see
- intelligence gained from public materials.
- OSA –
official secrets act, usually a law to enable governments to
conceal their mistakes from their own population.
-: open source intelligence; an all-source process
which includes HUMINT, IMINT, SIGINT, and MASINT which
analysts must understand and integrate to produce the best
- Office of
Strategic Services; U.S.'s WWII intelligence, sabotage, and
- OUTRIDER –
a wheel artist responsible for ensuring that the target does
not get outside the floating box of surveillance vehicles. See
also FLOATING BOX.
- OVERT TARGET
– deliberately attempts to draw attention and
drain the resources of an intelligence agency or security
service. Occasionally a decoy.