Open Source Intelligence
Operationalized Intelligence Gathering
Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) has become a critical tool due to the widespread use of Internet-enabled mobile devices and associated prevalence of social media for the sharing of information and communication. The OSINT discipline provides the analysis of the increasing volume of valuable information available on the Internet. The media, public agencies, universities, governmental, and non-government organizations (NGOs), and the private sector (amongst other categories) all provide open sources of information. This intelligence, available from publicly available information sources, is collected, exploited, and disseminated in a timely manner to the designated entities to address specific intelligence and information requirements.
Surface critical intelligence from the sea of data.
Managing an open source intelligence operation can be extremely complex, as the available sources of information on the Internet and the most effective ways to collect, collate, analyze and report on that data are in constant flux. Adherence to legal requirements in the collection and processing of open source data, particularly social media data, is increasingly important and maintaining operational security around your program is of equal criticality.
Information surrounds you. We allow you to leverage it!
Forward Defense offers the technological and procedural solutions needed to effectively initiate and maintain a successful open source intelligence program, allowing for better understanding of allied and adversary actions, group sentiment, communications channels, and planning activities. By incorporating OSINT into their intelligence cycle, law enforcement and other agencies can enhance their strategic and tactical effectiveness to provide better and more efficient service.