The name O.S.I. refers to a short-lived US government agency of the same name which was established shortly after 9/11 to promote pro-US propaganda in domestic and foreign media, among other functions. The Office of Strategic Influence was announced closed only a few months after its existence became known and the ensuing media- and public outcry. However, then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld admitted in a press conference nine months later that the office had (predictably) been closed in name only.