Principal Open-source Analyst
Ministry of Business, innovation & Employment (MBIE), New Zealand
Adam Calver began his role as the Principal Open-Source Analyst for MBIE in June 2020.
This role was established to provide open-source intelligence reporting about the regional irregular migration landscape to inform the wider offshore intelligence picture; build the MBIE Intelligence open-source and social media intelligence capability; provide advice on how to leverage OSINT and SOCMINT as a collection for key stakeholders; consult on the development of OSINT products; and support the development of OSINT policy and tradecraft.
Prior to his employment with MBIE Adam served as a Sergeant in the New Zealand Army. Adam enlisted in the New Zealand Army in 2005 as a Combat Engineer, Royal New Zealand Engineers.
In 2010, Adam’s trade changed to the New Zealand Intelligence Corps. After completing training, he was posted the 1NZSAS Regiment as an Intelligence Analyst. During this time, he held numerous appointments supporting both domestic and international operations.
In 2015, he was posted to Field Security Intelligence where began to specialise in the open-source Intelligence discipline in support of intelligence collections.
In 2017, Adam was deployed to Iraq as the Counter-Intelligence SGT leading the ANZAC force protection efforts, with support from US partners. Open-source intelligence provided a vital source of information for the assessment and mitigation of up to 2000 Coalition members in support of this mission.
Adam has also undertaken operational service in East Timor and Afghanistan, with non-operational deployments to the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
Adam has begun his Master’s in International Security with an endorsement of Terrorism.