Critical success factors for OSINT Driven Situational Awareness

AKHGAR, Babak and WELLS, Douglas (2018). Critical success factors for OSINT Driven Situational Awareness. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, 18.

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A critical element of successful intelligence-led law enforcement operations is the ability of the police and other security services to obtain timely, reliable and actionable intelligence concerning the problem, incident or investigation under focus. As well as traditional investigative techniques and information sources, open-source intelligence (OSINT) can provide additional capabilities for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) to manage an investigation or address the intelligence requirements of a given incident. This position paper introduces the concept of OSINT, identifies and discusses existing effective practices and critical success factors for the fusion of OSINT with traditional intelligence sources. This paper is written as a position piece based upon CENTRIC operational involvement in 14 UK based LEA open source investigations over the years 2015 to 2017.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: OSINT, Open Source Intelligence, Situational Awareness, Law Enforcement, Europe
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Computing
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Depositing User: Douglas Wells
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2018 11:32
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2019 16:55

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