As announced last week, Open Briefing is expanding the range of services it offers beyond intelligence to also include security, training and equipment. The full range of services we are offering has now been published. New services include: GPS personnel tracking with 24/7/365 monitoring, SOS functionality and international emergency response; Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) and civilian Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Extraction (SERE) courses; first aid kits and training; up to 30% off clothing, tents, rucksacks, boots, climbing equipment, etc. from the best European and US outdoor brands; field rations, emergency food aid packs and water purifiers; sat phones for rental or purchase; and many more.
Remote-control warfare briefing #14, April 2016: Mercenaries increasingly being used in Yemen conflict, covert activities of French and Italian special forces in Libya revealed, US Department of Defence developing robotics and autonomous systems strategy
Monthly briefing from the Open Briefing intelligence unit on developments in remote-control warfare. This month: mercenaries are increasingly being used in Yemen conflict; the covert activities of French and Italian special forces in Libya are revealed; the US Department of Defence is developing its robotics and autonomous systems strategy; and more.
Remote-control warfare briefing #8, January 2015: Attacks in Paris, terrorist use of drones, Sony Pictures hack
Monthly briefing from the Open Briefing intelligence unit on developments in remote-control warfare. This month: attacks in France, Australia and Canada highlight domestic deployment of special operations forces for counter-terrorism operations; terrorist use of drones presents major potential threat to key sites and personnel in West; hack on Sony Pictures highlights key challenges in cyber security and conflict; and more.
Remote-control warfare briefing #03
Monthly briefing from the Open Briefing intelligence unit on developments in remote-control warfare. This month: leaked defence company presentation reveals United States’ Afghanistan exit strategy relies on private contractors; US justice department indicts five members of Chinese People’s Liberation Army for hacking into US corporate networks; United Kingdom’s signals intelligence agency forced to reveal its policy on mass surveillance; and more.
Open Briefing publishes first in new series of monthly briefings commissioned by Remote Control Project
Open Briefing has published the first in a new series of remote-control warfare monthly briefings commissioned by the Remote Control Project. Each month, the analysts in our unique intelligence unit will monitor developments in five key areas of remote-control warfare and assess their wider implications.
Remote-control warfare briefing #01
The first in a new series of remote-control warfare monthly briefings. US special forces deployed to Uganda to assist in tracking down the LRA, Kiev accused of hiring US private military company to suppress pro-Russian dissent, new Israeli intelligence-gathering and surveillance system demonstrated during Brazilian carnival, and more.
Our intelligence method (or how we differ to think tanks)
Open Briefing utilises tools and methodologies from the intelligence community and applies robust and rigorous analytical processes in our work. This post explains how our work is driven by the 'intelligence cycle' and outlines some of the protocols we use.