Importance of OSINT to Govt Decision-Making in a ‘Public Safety’ context

In episode 10 of the World of Intelligence podcast, Harry Kemsley OBE, Global Vice-President at Janes, and AVM (ret’d) Sean Corbett MBE discuss the growing value and utility of open-source intelligence in assessing strategic threats in a time of global uncertainty.

Specifically, they answer the below questions:
  • When supplying intelligence to the Commander and senior decision-makers, what was of utmost importance and what were the most challenging difficulties?
  • How is Janes confident about the OSINT produced?
  • What are the strategic threats for national and international security organisations from global crises like the current COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Competition or cooperation or …: Will the world become a small and fractured world dominated by competition and isolationism or will the trauma of the crisis lead to a world in which globalization is reinvigorated?
  • Whiplash: Will global geopolitics suffer from whiplash, as the world swings unpredictably from periods of cooperation, competition, and conflict to more stable periods of cooperation?
  • Shifts in military priorities: Will militaries need to refocus to missions such as national medical response or security effects of climate change?
  • Opportunistic states: Will the opportunistic states seek to exploit the COVID-19 crisis and distracted states?
  • Vulnerable sovereigns and pandemic vectors: Will states struggling to govern serve as incubators and also exporters of COVID-19 as populations flee conflict?

To find out more about the threat assessment detailed in this podcast, visit janes.com/threats

 

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Podcast: Importance of OSINT to Govt Decision-Making in a ‘Public Safety’ context In episode 10 of the World of Intelligence podcast, Harry Kemsley OBE, Global Vice-President at Janes, and AVM (ret’d) Sean Corbett MBE discuss the growing value and utility of open-source intelligence in assessing strategic threats in a time of global uncertainty.