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Awards

  • September 2002 – selected as the “Site of the Week” by StrategyPage.com
  • September 2001 – selected as a Featured Site by the Naval & Maritime page of the World Wide Web Virtual Library.

Reviews

  • April 23, 2012 – Pacific Standard

    “Until recently, open-source intel was conducted by government outsiders, like Cockburn, who were trying to make educated assessments of foreign powers. That is changing, says Michael D’Alessandro, a physician who, since 2000, has been aggregating information about the world’s navies on his website, Naval Open Source Intelligence. “With the advent of the Internet and the new generation of intelligence analysts who are ‘digital natives,’ [open-source intel] is now gaining greater traction in the intelligence community,” D’Alessandro says…Whether the forumers’ work is unofficial PR sponsored by Beijing or open-source intelligence that slips past the censors, Michael D’Alessandro, the website editor, argues, it is equally valuable to the U.S.: the information matters more than the circumstances of its origins. “The more we know and understand about each other, the less the chance of misunderstanding between us and the less the chance of accidental and avoidable conflict between us.”
    China’s accidental spies might also be its accidental diplomats.”

  • January 28, 2009 – Defense Industry Daily

    “Naval Open Source Intelligence is a good set of quick links to international navy-related stories in the news.”

  • January 28, 2009 – War is Boring

    “Dr. Michael D’Alessandro compiles links to naval stories every day at his excellent website Naval Open Source Intelligence.”

  • January 24, 2008 – Defense Industry Daily

    “Naval Open Source Intelligence is a good set of quick links to international navy-related stories in the news.”

  • February 14, 2007 – Flight International

    “There are a couple of areas that I like to keep in touch with, but don’t need to examine in detail for my job – so for defence I dip into the intriguing Naval Open Source Intelligence, which is mostly second-hand news and no views, but that’s fine for me.”

  • May 28, 2004 – International Institute for Strategic Studies Web Bulletin

    “a resource providing news on world naval operations gathered from open source intelligence”

  • March 28, 2003 – Washington Post – “Blogging the War: A Guide”

    This blog calls itself a “a digital library of world naval operational news…from open source intelligence”

  • September 2001 – Naval & Maritime page of the World Wide Web Virtual Library

    “Clean, simple, timely and selective in content.”


Statistics

  • 2000 – 18,205 pages read (page hits) from 8,612 users (visitors). There were 6 links to the home page.
  • 2001 – 92,436 pages read (page hits) from 39,079 users (visitors). There were 36 links to the home page.
  • 2002 – 175,462 pages read (page hits) from 67,242 users (visitors). There were 87 links to the home page.
  • 2003 – 209,699 pages read (page hits) from 90,017 users (visitors). There were 89 links to the home page.
  • 2004 – 209,986 pages read (page hits) from 115,315 users (visitors). There were 54 links to the home page.
  • 2005 – 254,437 pages read (page hits) from 136,797 users (visitors). There were 82 links to the home page.
  • 2006 – 216,179 pages read (page hits) from 119,473 users (visitors).
  • 2007 – 177,202 pages read (page hits) from 106,546 users (visitors).
  • 2008 – 189,995 pages read (page hits) from 115,850 users (visitors).
  • 2009 – 194,560 pages read (page hits) from 122,852 users (visitors).
  • 2010 – 180,010 pages read (page hits) from 120,095 users (visitors). There were 63,972 post views (impressions) and 134 fans (members) on the NOSI Facebook page.
  • 2011 – 168,013 pages read (page hits) from 120,000 users (visitors). There were 76,299 post views (impressions) and 239 fans (members) on the NOSI Facebook page.
  • 2012 – 146,514 pages read (page hits) from 103,142 users (visitors). There were 280 followers of the RSS feed. There were 87,797 post views (impressions) and 29,536 unique users (reach) and 389 fans (members) on the NOSI Facebook page.
  • 2013 – 144,030 pages read (page hits) from 114,938 users (visitors). There were 11 email subscribers. There were 135,467 post views (impressions) and 68,907 unique users (reach) and 665 fans (members) on the NOSI Facebook page.
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Comments

  • June 4, 2014 – “NOSI.org is one of my prime sources for knowing what is going on in the world.” – Lt. F.V-L. (Naval officer, Belgian Navy)
  • November 8, 2013 – “Keep up the great work. I read your site every day, especially the geopolitical posts.” – M.B.
  • August 9, 2013 – “I have depended on your excellent site for years to keep me up to date with naval affairs. It proved very useful in my work, which in the past included writing speeches for the head of the navy.” – C.H.B. (Manager of the Royal Canadian Navy’s broadcast unit), Canada
  • March 23, 2013 – “Use NOSI for weekly update on world defence news.” – J.F. (Civilian consulting in the defence area)
  • March 6, 2013 – “Use it every day to keep up with Navy/USMC events and weapons systems. Great site, I have used it daily for MANY years. Keep up the good work. Thanks again for giving me a site to look forward to visiting every day. WELL DONE Shipmate!!!! – R.H. (Retired Naval Intelligence Officer)
  • August 25, 2011 – “I’ve enjoyed your website.” – J.F.
  • December 17, 2010 – “I use your web site for professional development, and as a good place to constructively kill time when I have nothing to do. I like the selection of articles you post on your web site. Even when the articles are about a subject that doesn’t really interest me, I usually still enjoy reading them. Just wanted to say that you have a great web site and I really appreciate the work you put into maintaining it and finding great articles to post on it. It is one of my favorite web sites.” – LT.JG. E.H., USNR
  • October 6, 2010 – “This is a great resource for the arm chair naval strategist. Thanks.” – D.C.
  • September 28, 2010 – “I just wanna say that I’ve been visiting NOSI for nearly ten years now (probably began during the April 2001 USA-PRC EP3 crisis) and I have always been pleased to find links to the best quality articles on your site. A lot of sites would have drifted into the crazy/specialist/ranting fields by now, would be swamped by advertising or would simply have stopped being updated. Kudos for keeping it running for such a long period at a consistant quality. We do appreciate the good work. Keep it up.” – P.I., Australia
  • September 16, 2010 – “Thanks for the excellent service and sources.” – C.G., Australia
  • August 17, 2010 – “I occasionally forward relevant articles to instructors at the Infantry School.” – E.N. (US Army retired CSM, currently working for the Center for Army Lessons Learned)
  • April 18, 2010 – “I have accessed your very useful site I guess for about 8-10 years. I am not sure about the duration- a long time. The site is useful to me because it regularly promulgates professionally interesting and important articles and news from a wide range of sources, some of which I do not see.” – C.G. (Royal Australian Naval Reserve)
  • April 6, 2010 – “You run a fascinating site.” – M.B., Canada
  • March 5, 2010 – “Enjoy scanning the site…keep up the good work.” – Lt. R.M., USN (ret)
  • November 5, 2009 – “Monday-Friday, I compile “In the News” from sites [in English] throughout the world, that have that which might be of interest to those interested in Homeland Security. I do this for my InfraGard chapter as well as colleagues and peers in the SDSU HS graduate program. I use NOSI as one of my sources for material. I can certainly appreciate all the effort that you put into the website…..and I just wanted to let you know, and to thank you!!” – B.B. (Graduate student in Homeland Security Studies)
  • September 24, 2009 – “Really enjoy your site. It is a useful addition to get the whole picture…many of my colleagues in the NavInt world have your site bookmarked…I appreciate the time and effort you put into the site. As you are probably aware a lot of our time is spent seeking Open Source info, and I am a big fan of persons like yourself who spend the time and effort to keep the Intel community and the public better informed.” – Sub-Lieutenant J.W., Canadian Navy
  • September 8, 2009 – “Thanks for all the hard work you’ve put into the site.” – M.B. (Intelligence contractor)
  • June 18, 2009 – “Naval Intel is my passion…I like NOSI.” – Sub-Lieutenant J.W., Canadian Navy
  • June 7, 2009 – “I am a reader of your NOSI site and appreciate the information it provides.” – D.L.
  • June 4, 2009 – “I consider NOSI to be a useful source of information and articles that would otherwise be lost.” – R.S. Royal Naval Reserve, England
  • May 3, 2009 – “Love your Web site…” – LCDR(ret) R.H., USN (former intelligence officer)
  • April 28, 2009 – “Love your site, have applied to become a Navy Officer in the RAN. NOSI is great to make sure I’m up to date on current Naval matters for ongoing interviews.” – C.T., Australia
  • April 24, 2009 – “Your site is GREAT” – A.H.
  • March 13, 2009 – “I use NOSI as a news portal to highlight interesting stories and developments. I only have positive feedback to offer and would like to say keep up the good work.” – D.S., United Kingdom
  • February 23, 2009 – “I would like to congratulate you and all NOSI staff members for creating a very usefull website with full of information and resources. I mostly visit NOSI and read your articles since I’m a journalist based in the war-torn country Somalia and I work for Voice of America-Somali service.” – H.M.A., Somalia
  • January 11, 2009 – “Now this is a far field from “Virtual Naval….” !!! But, equally excellent!” – C.B.
  • November 12, 2008 – “NOSI provides a great service.” – C.G.
  • November 7, 2008 – “I appreciate your efforts in creating and maintaining this site. Very interesting reading.” – M.M.
  • November 4, 2008 – “I think what you’re doing is quite valuable and interesting. I use NOSI personally, as a way to keep up with the latest developments in both naval and national security affairs in general. Keep up the good work!” – D.S.
  • October 19, 2008 – “Miss the hell out of you when you take a few days off.” – LCDR J.E., USN (ret)
  • October 19, 2008 – “Keep up the good work. It is blogging at its best – assembling information that I would not find otherwise…The content is unique.” – CDR P.M., USN (ret)
  • August 26, 2008 – “I use NOSI to keep myself informed about defence and geopolitics: it illuminates ordinary “news” considerably. NOSI is good; improving it would hard” – J.D., United Kingdom
  • August 21, 2008 – “Check it daily for Navy news along with Early Bird and my homepage is Google customized to provide Navy news (sometimes the three of you provide different stories). Have been regularly checking your site for about 4 years. You can call it professional or personal study, its the same when you love your job. Love the site. Great stories featured, reading lists, and links to other sites also very interesting. Year in review feature is very well done (wish it was bigger).” – Ensign A.P., USN
  • August 3, 2008 – “Like it all.” – LCDR(ret) J.E., USN
  • July 6, 2008 – “Fabulous site” – J.A., Portugal (Masters Degree student at Portuguese Military Academy)
  • March 21, 2008 – “I am an Australian Naval Officer (aviation and seaman specializations) of 42 years experience. Now retired but I remain in what the Australian Defence Force calls Active Reserve. So I occasionally serve short periods still and therefore need to keep up with developments. I find NOSI keeps me informed of the more strategic developments and “Governmental thinking” in international navies. I also subscribe to Janes. The two sources complement each other. And I achieve a fairly good coverage of developments and thinking…NOSI is a fabulous resource as it is. I have used it for several years now. Thank you for your work and conscientious commitment!” – C.G., Australia
  • March 20, 2008 – “I use NOSI to stay “tuned-in.” – CAPT T.W., USNR (ret)
  • December 18, 2007 – “I am just glad someone is doing this…Great Web site…Keep up the good work.” – CDR R.P., USN
  • October 4, 2007 – “I use NOSI for general information related to the defense industry. I really enjoy being kept up to date through NOSI on military related events happening all over the world.” – C.Q. (Defense contractor)
  • July 24, 2007 – “Your website with its navy focus makes it so easy to keep abreast of developments in this service.” – N.D.
  • June 1, 2007 – “GREAT site! Keep up the outstanding work…” – T.P., Canada
  • March 26, 2007 – “I am a retired US Navy Officer working for the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center. I work for 8 high level supervisors at that Navy Command. I provide them with current information in Administration, Force Transformation, Techincal, and General subjects; all of which they often use for decison making. I also research items and information they need for their current work. Very often, you provide me with information I need to ensure the people I work for get what they need.” – J.E.
  • February 4, 2007 – “I have been visiting your Web site for over two years and find it one of the most interesting nexuses of non-mainstream defense stories.” – A.S.
  • August 26, 2006 – “Keep up the OUTSTANDING work on the OSINT site!” – T.P., Canada
  • August 2, 2006 – “Thank you for what you are doing and I think that OSINT is the wave of the future if it is embraced and used properly by the intelligence community.” – M.E. (Journalist)
  • July 15, 2006 -”Like the simple approach and broad casting of research net…(I) like the resource!” – T.P., Canada
  • March 28, 2006 – “(I use NOSI) to keep up to date internationally.” – C.B., Canadian Navy Public Affairs and LCDR(res)
  • March 14, 2006 – “Your site is quite good and I thank you for keeping it going.” – S.L.
  • January 28, 2006 – “I would like to express my sincere thanks for the work that makes the NOSI site so valuable. I read it every evening and have passed it on to other medical types who are naval reserve officers.” – W.G., D.D.S., US Army(ret)
  • January 26, 2006 – “I’m a Navy veteran. I read NOSI to keep up with what is happening with the Navy. I enjoy your web page keep up the great work.” – T.H.
  • December 28, 2005 – “The NOSI Web site is excellent…I have been doing research on OSINT for long time.” – I.J.
  • October 22, 2005 – “I have started to use NOSI for information and insight in crafting blog posts, as well as to advance my understanding of issues surrounding the Navy and its current and future missions…(NOSI has) A wealth of useful and interesting material…Thanks for putting this all together. You’re doing great.” – E.B., USN
  • February 19, 2005 – “I use it as one of my information sources for keeping up-to-dae on developments in the world that affect myself and my Sailors…I am a Chief Personnelman. I have 25 Sailors who work for me that I try and keep informed and positioned to succeed in their professional and personal lives. With all of the changes going on in the Navy and world in general, it can be challenging for them (and me sometimes) to really put the pieces together and see the big picture. I make sure I am informed so that I can pass on to them what they need to know. Your website helps me with this. ” – L.P., US Navy
  • February 19, 2005 – “NOSI often provides technical information regarding force transformation and naval operations that is not available elsewhere. I use your information found in NOSI about 3 days a week. Yours is a favorite site.” – J.E.
  • February 19, 2005 – “(I use) quite a few (naval sites)…But NOSI has its own charm. – CDR V.S., Indian Navy (retired)
  • February 18, 2005 – “This is an excellent site. Outside of the official site for the US Navy this is the site I visit the most for current naval information.” – M.K.
  • February 18, 2005 – “NOSI is a great source for quick research into current Navy issues. I use it here at the Center for Naval Analyses to quickly get several articles together about a given topic of current research efforts. You seem to find articles that often get missed by the Early Bird (Pentagon clipping service) and other defense blogs. ” – I.M.
  • February 18, 2005 – “I like to keep abreast of current events with the world’s navies. (I like NOSI’s) Interesting and varied news coverage.” – Lt. M.M., Royal Navy
  • February 18, 2005 – “I’m a high school student (in my last year) and plan to join Portugal’s Naval Academy. I use NOSI to be more aware of Navy developments and increase my knowledge of Navy and international relations from a military perspective.” – D.M., Portugal
  • February 18, 2005 – “Having recently left the Navy…NOSI is one of my primary resources for staying informed…I especially enjoy the international focus of the material…Great job.” – C.P., US Navy, retired.
  • February 18, 2005 – “I will place your site on my bibliography for naval tactics. Your site is very thorough and will help those of my students writing papers on naval topics.” – Professor J.S., Concordia University
  • February 12, 2005 – “Info & new articles are taken from your site for our in-house mini-newspaper each day. Keeps everyone informed of what is happening world-wide…1-Stop shop to get the latest military & naval news.” – A.V., South African Navy
  • February 8, 2005 – “You are pioneering a new kind of transparency from the military, a fine step in encouraging people to see defense as a positive rather than just a threatening enterprise. Congratulations and personal thanks for NOSI.” – M.O.
  • November 27, 2004 – “It is just overwhelming.” – H.W., Netherlands
  • October 15, 2004 – “Great web site – easily the best of its kind.” – D.C.
  • July 9, 2004 – “I wanted to compliment you on your website. I’ve found it to be an excellent resource.” – MSgt C.S., USMC (ret)
  • May 25, 2004 – “Impressive.” – D.P., England
  • May 24, 2004 – “Your site is a great resource.” – C.R.
  • April 12, 2004 – “I thoroughly enjoy your web creation.” – D.M.
  • March 11, 2004 – “A nice mix of info on various subjects from various countries. Please keep up the good work.” – C.B.
  • March 10, 2004 – “This is one of the best places on the web to read the latest on naval fleet size around the world.” – M.K.
  • February 14, 2004 – “I am a former intelligence officer. It (NOSI) keeps me current.’ – C.B.
  • January 24, 2004 – “A very interesting site which I shall visit frequently.” – M.J., England
  • January 19, 2004 – “Obviates need for subscribing to Proceedings. Good supplement to Early Bird. Good selection of articles, especially those about foreign sea services.” – H.A.
  • January 6, 2004 – “I love the site…” – P.G.
  • December 10, 2003 – “(I use NOSI) to keep up on military technology and how it is being used.” – M.W., USNR (retired)
  • November 30, 2003 – “I was an active duty journalist for 5 years & am now a public affairs officer (PAO) in the Naval Reserve…One of the things that my Executive Officer preaches to me all the time is that you have to know the hardware. You may be able to write a great press release, but even PAOs must understand the operational mission & hardware that makes it happen. This has been my biggest challenge. NOSI…creates a one-stop-shop so we can keep current with the pulse of the naval operations. This won’t help me with my naval history, but it will do wonders for my naval present. I’m one step closer to educating myself more about operational matters & hardware.” – K.T., USNR
  • November 14, 2003 – “(I use NOSI) as a resource to bring me up to speed on issues in defense policy. The articles on the reading list provide a good background.” – L.L.
  • November 11, 2003 – “I read NOSI every day. I find it to be a reliable and complete asset. You provide timely and relevent information and I refer to it frequently. I have taken much away from the background sections and the reading list. The sources you use are excellent and diversified. I just wanted to say “thanks” for always being quick to update NOSI with current information and for doing it daily. I appreciate it and you are doing and excellent job.” – R.S., US military
  • November 6, 2003 – ” I use NOSI to keep up to date on the most recent developments in the military and political world. People too often don’t recognise the value of keeping informed about military developments that have real world political consequences months down the road. I often bring up factoids I learn from your site in conversation to help explain HOW and WHY we get where we are in geopolitics in addition to the daily news. I like that it’s pretty unbiased, fact based and pulls from a variety of english language sources. It’s comprehensive within the scope of naval news. ” – A.C.
  • November 1, 2003 – “I find this site to be an extamly valuable source of information on modern warfare.” – N.D., Australia
  • October 31, 2003 – “I enjoy the site thoroughly and surf through probably every other day.” – P.I., Australia
  • October 29, 2003 – “I use NOSI to keep up to date on military affairs generally. I appreciate having defense-related stories ferreted out and summarized, so I can read only the ones that interest me. I especially appreciate hard-to-find stories on the activities and state of foriegn navies, but also enjoy the in-depth articles on American military operating techniques.” – M.H.
  • October 29, 2003 – “I can find many useful articles in this very resourceful website. Thanks very much for your efforts.” – C.C., Hong Kong
  • October 29, 2003 – “Love it. It lets me know alot about things going on that are otherwise overlooked.” – D.D.
  • October 28, 2003 – “High selectivity resulting in mostly interesting links from varied highly specialized publications.” – J.L., France
  • October 28, 2003 – “As the Archivist for the Navy’s Official Submarine Museum & Archives, I search the internt daily for articles related to U.S. and foreign submarines. These articles are then printed out and added to the permanent record we keep here at the Submarine Archives. Your site is one of a dozen sites I faithfully check each day. Despite the fact that I check numerous internet sites daily for submarine related articles, I often find articles on NOSI that I don’t come across on any of the other search sites I visit. I like the reading lists and the inclusion of online educational sites.” – W.G.
  • October 28, 2003 – “NOSI is part of my morning foreign news review for my section: military strategy.” – A.L., Canadian military
  • October 28, 2003 – “I visit NOSI to read what is happening in the USN submarine and surface world and to follow our military engagements abroad. I get one stop shopping here as I have found nowhere else. Thank you for sharing this information. I look forward to the articles each day.” – J.F., US Navy, retired
  • October 28, 2003 – “Helps me in tracking naval developments and understanding trends. It is one of the most informative website on naval developments. Addition of reading list/curriculum is very good.” – V.S., Indian military
  • October 28, 2003 – “I use it to keep abreast of world naval events. It is nice to be able to find links to a lot of stories in one location, without having to search the web myself. I really like your Year in Review item and links too.” – D.S.
  • October 28, 2003 – “Enjoy checking your website for news. Keep up the good work!” – D.S.
  • July 15, 2003 – “Its a quick and easy way to keep abreast of Naval and Defence issues. Very comprehensive.” – T.H., England
  • July 6, 2003 – “Very good informations about US Navy and USMC issues.” – M.G., Germany
  • June 30, 2003 – “(A)…source of valuable strategic type information for use as background in my work as a director of security and emergency management.” – S.M., US Navy (retired)
  • June 22, 2003 – “Keep up the good work, guys!” – I.J., Finland
  • June 16, 2003 – “I enjoy reading your news page everyday, thank you.” – C.C., Canada
  • June 13, 2003 – “Great links to news items…really is a good site. I like the way NOSI finds the sites and news for me!” – R.S., Australia
  • May 25, 2003 – “Great site ! I visit each day to see what news and articles be posted. If I have time I go to each article and browse through. If there is someting that interests me or of possible interest to the guys (& girls) in the office I will copy or print the article and place it on our notice board or on our LAN for everyone to see. NOSI is a one stop shop for a broard spectrum of naval / maritime related matters. ” – A. V., South African Navy
  • May 10, 2003 – “NOSI continues to be an outstanding resource.” – S.B.
  • April 26, 2003 – “Good and varied info.” – M.S., Gibraltar
  • April 1, 2003 – “Good filter of the days naval news.” – K.M.
  • March 28, 2003 – “Very informative, with reliable articles.” – C.C., England
  • March 25, 2003 – “It is timely and covers a wide range of naval issues.” – D.M.
  • March 19, 2003 – ” I wish to thank you for the effort you have made in creating and maintaining this website. I recently retired and miss access to Intelink. This is the next best thing.” – LCDR N.G., US Navy Reserve (retired)
  • February 23, 2003 – “I really enjoy your concise summaries of naval defense related stories from around the globe! You’re doing a fabulous job! ” – S.L.
  • February 19, 2003 – “NOSI is one of the valuable places I check for interesting pieces of information. It provides alot of access to really cool naval info on a worldwide basis.” – M.S.
  • February 3, 2003 – “Just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoy your site – it’s one of the few I check daily. I’m also breathlessly anticipating your Naval Year in Review 2002 – the NYiR feature is excellent, and I’ve been thrilled with your analysis the last two years. Please keep up the terrific work!” – D.C., Canada
  • January 21, 2003 – “(I like) Your entire coverage of a wide number of defense-related topics.” – A.D., Greece
  • December 22, 2002 – “Although an Air Force man myself I would like to thank you for making a very interesting website, making NAVY news interesting for me :) Thanks for all the time and effort…M.S.
  • December 5, 2002 – “I like the notification of ship movements in relation to current events.” – C.M., Canada
  • November 25, 2002 – “Excellent links to intelligence and research. I have learned to check it first thing in the morning. My husband, by the way, is a civilian research scientist for the Navy and finds your site to be most useful as well. Keep up the good work.” – C.L.
  • November 23, 2002 – “Excellent collection and timely updates.” – R.P., India
  • November 10, 2002 – “Easy to use, “one-stop” site for a good assortment of Naval/Military info and news …Your site is great.” – J.N.
  • October 26, 2002 – “The choice in articles is excellent. Also the historical flashback.” – R.T.
  • October 1, 2002 – “I have already forwarded your homepage link around to a number of my counterparts/contemporaries.” – IS1 E.L., US Navy
  • September 4, 2002 – “(I like) the neutral stance, not peddling any particular ideology.” – J.B., Venezuela
  • August 30, 2002 – “Complete & unbiased overview.” – M.R., England
  • August 20, 2002 – “A very useful and well designed doorway to lots of naval pages. Congratulations.” – C.C., French military
  • July 20, 2002 – I love NOSI because they have all the detailed news about the Navy.” – C.G., Nigeria
  • June 20, 2002 – “Interesting selection of news articles – international as well as domestic US.” – J.S.
  • June 3, 2002 – “It is a good collection of articles from many different sources and provides good information about naval matters from across the world” – K.B.
  • May 31, 2002 – “It’s a great one stop source for Naval News worldwide.” – J.M., Canadian military
  • May 30, 2002 – “Excellent compilations of relevant articles that would otherwise escape my notice. Nice job!” – O.S.
  • May 30, 2002 – “NOSI is an excellent clearinghouse for defense and military related news. I’m impressed with the webmaster’s ability to discover overlooked but significant news, particularly regarding UK armed forces.” – P.H.
  • May 24, 2002 – “Excellent selection of sources.” – J.L., France
  • May 24, 2002 – “Nice site, you have, by the way.” – L.C.
  • May 18, 2002 – “Very pleased with your web site. ” – G.S., AMI International Naval Analysts & Advisors
  • May 9 2002 – “Brilliant. Keep it up. 10 out of 10. – J.M., England
  • April 25, 2002 – “I like the fact that your site has a no-nonsense layout and that it contains links to interesting interesting articles. Keep up the good work !” – B.W., Netherlands
  • April 16, 2002 – “The fact that is brings all the Naval news of the day, together in one place – means i don’t have to go searching! Very good, easy to use, full of great links, keep it up. – J.W., Royal Navy
  • April 13, 2002 – “Thank you for NOSI, which I’ve found to be an excellent resource. As a military enthusiast and hobbyist with never quite enough time on his hands, a collection like this one is very helpful.” – O.S.
  • April 7, 2002 – “Useful as a tool that points us in the right direction and gives us intel guys a heads up.” – ENS G.S., US Navy
  • March 28, 2002 – “I find news articles on NOSI that are completely missed by the mainstream news media. Or, NOSI will tip me off to an issue a week before anyone in the mainstream media talks about it. It really impresses my friends when I talk about things I learned on NOSI. You rock!” – G.A.
  • March 4, 2002 – “Great site to get up2date military (naval) information. Keep doing what you are doing !!” – A.V., South African Navy
  • February 28, 2002 – “One source for reading articles that interest me from several different web sites.” – A.L., US military
  • February 27, 2002 – “Good range of international articles about naval affairs.” – D.F., Canada
  • February 26, 2002 – “Great web site! I can quickly look at naval articles without having to jump around from site to site. Like that there are articles from many countries, not just the U.S. Also like the inclusion of significant articles regarding the other branches of the military and national security organizations.” – Anonymous
  • February 26, 2002 – “I subscribe to Jane’s Defense Weekly, but I find NOSI much more interesting. I really appreciate the work you’ve done and continue to do to pull all of this stuff together.” – P.L.
  • February 25, 2002 – “To anyone interested in keeping their finger “on the pulse”, and doesn’t have a lot of time (or money) to invest doing so, this thing (NOSI) is a God-send! You have a great ability for smelling out the significant news stories in a timely way.” – J.S.
  • February 25, 2002 – “A superb one stop free resource for Military news and analysis.” – I.M., England
  • February 25, 2002 – “Yours is the site I consult most frequently for naval news.” – A.R.
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  • February 24, 2002 – “Comprehensive news overview. Truly excellent. Indispensible.” – T.D., England
  • February 24, 2002 – “Great work, guys. Love your site.” – T.B., German Navy (retired)
  • February 24, 2002 – “Good summary of news relevant to naval aspects of current affairs.” – J.O., Denmark
  • February 24, 2002 – “It brings the biggest defence stories together and means you don’t have to spend time looking for them. It’s better than any other site I’ve found in this respect.” – C.W., England
  • February 24, 2002 – “Haven’t found a similar service elsewhere.” – K.R., Finland
  • February 24, 2002 – “Reading NOSI allows me to keep up with the latest world naval news that, otherwise, I would have no place to look for. Moreover, the articles that have been posted here…have taught me loads more than I could’ve learned elsewhere.” – J.H., England
  • February 24, 2002 – “It offers me a chance of having access, for free, to naval news on a daily basis. Because of that, it’s a godsend. The alternatives are too expensive — Jane’s, for instance, impossibly so. Thank you, and carry on the good work.” – M.V., Brazil
  • February 24, 2002 – “I am one of those checking every day. Thank you for compiling article links for stories. Keep up the good work. – D.S., Canada
  • February 23, 2002 – “Very current information, and usually of a more specific nature than the US or International wire services. News-worthy and quite relevant news postings.” – J.N, US Navy (retired)
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  • January 15, 2002 – “Love your site at NOSI…NOSI and those great links were a big help to me in getting through the days after 9/11. The history of the British in Afghanistan gave me a good deal of perspective and insight. Stiffened my upper lip, you might say. Other articles helped me to know the enemy–vital in war. Thanks again–I appreciate the work you are doing.” – J.M.
  • January 2, 2002 – “I recently finished a Master’s in War Studies at King’s College London – specializing in naval analysis and intelligence. I wanted to take the opportunity to write and thank you for operating NOSI. It is an excellent resource which I have faithfully consulted for several years now. ” – M.P
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  • 10/24/01 – “Since my son is on the USS Enterprise and they can’t say a thing about their goings on, your links to navy related stories are very appreciated.” – N.D.
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