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Bona fides are

[t]he lack of fraud or deceit: a determination that a person is who he/she says he/she is.[1]
credentials, that which establishes the credibility of a human source.
[t]he use of verbal or visual communication by individuals who are unknown to one another, to establish their authenticity, sincerity, honesty, and truthfulness.[2]
physical and/or oral exchanges employed by an unknown individual to prove identity and foster trust.[3]
documents, information, action, codes, etc., offered by an unknown or otherwise suspected individual to establish his or her good faith, identification, dependability, truthfulness, or motivation.[4]

References Edit

  1. National HUMINT Glossary.
  2. U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Pub. 1–02: DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (Nov. 8, 2010, as amended through May 15, 2011) (full-text).
  3. HDI Lexicon (Apr. 2008).
  4. ICS Glossary; AFOSI Manual 71-142 (June 9, 2000).

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