The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) was operated by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency from 1941-2004. FBIS monitored, translated, and republished selected, publicly available foreign radio and television broadcasts, newspaper articles, government news agency releases, and political speeches. FBIS's primary users, U.S. government officials, determined which stories were to be included. The translations were published as quickly as possible in a series of daily reports.
In 2004, FBIS became the Open Source Center.