Overt Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org


1.) Activities that are openly acknowledged by or are readily attributable to the United States Government, including those designated to acquire information through legal and open means without concealment. Overt information may be collected by observation, elicitation, or from knowledgeable human sources.

In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: intelligence


Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 2-01.2: Joint and National Intelligence Support to Military Operations, updated January 2012 View source document

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015

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