January 20, 2022

Another U.S. Gov Resource No Longer Available: DHS Stops Publishing “Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report”

Another U.S. government research and news resource is gone.

Since 2011, the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security has provided FREE public access to their “Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report.”

Monday-Friday the report provided a curated selection of articles/links/summaries to open source articles about various areas of U.S. critical infrastructure.  The report was organized into these categories:



This useful resource is no more. The last issue was published and posted last Wednesday (January 18, 2017), two days before the Trump administration took office.  Given recent events this news is far from shocking but like other disappearing US government content/data very troubling.

The announcement by DHS that they’re ending publication of the “Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report” is found here on the their website. It reads:

Effective January 18, 2017, the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) is discontinuing the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report. The discontinuation of this report is part of broader efforts to more efficiently focus resources towards the highest priority needs of the critical infrastructure security and resilience community. IP is committed to working closely with our public and private sector partners in identifying innovative approaches to exchanging information in a timely and actionable manner to further support risk mitigation activities. We invite all recipients of this report to stay connected to the critical infrastructure community through the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN), which serves as the primary system for private sector owners and operators, DHS, and other Federal, state, and local government agencies to collaborate on efforts to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure. We also encourage you to continue to regularly leverage other existing mechanisms to receive information including DHS.gov, the National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC), and the Information Sharing and Analysis Centers.

Archived reports can be found in Google, Wayback Machine and other web archives. Strategies that can help are:


site:www.dhs.gov intitle:”daily open source” + [additional keywords]

Wayback Machine

Begin with: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report
Begin with: https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/




About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.