overt operation


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overt operation

An operation conducted openly, without concealment. See also clandestine operation; covert operation.
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Noun1.overt operation - the collection of intelligence openly without concealment
intelligence activity, intelligence operation, intelligence - the operation of gathering information about an enemy
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The PNSC report said that any covert or overt operation on Pakistani soil would need parliaments approval.
Snipers will take to rooftops and undercover officers will mingle among the crowds as part of a massive covert and overt operation to avoid an atrocity.
The time and cost savings of an overt operation outweigh the effort of maintaining secrecy for a covert one, and a penetration test performed with no prior knowledge provides the realism that matters most; it helps the company assess the amount of sensitive information available to outsiders and how potential cyber-criminals would go about gathering and using such information.
Ms Owens said: "In terms of all the groups that currently have entries made on their websites and other things, we are currently engaged in a significant covert and overt operation.
Bush in pursuing both covert and overt operations against Al Qaida.
Just for the record, in the 1950s, the US was also involved in covert and overt operations, overthrowing the governments of Iran and Guatemala.
What they call "open intelligence" and overt operations will probably be more valuable.
We test our counter terrorism, we test our covert operations and we test our overt operations all the time to make sure we understand what our delivery looks like and how we're able to respond to any particular incident.