Open Source Intelligence Service
Order of Merchants LLC
We are all decision-makers. With every moment, our cognitive processes are responsible for making executive decisions. These decisions ultimately affect our lives and the people around us.
Today, we are constantly bombarded with information from all directions. The United States Intelligence Community has defined this bombardment as an 'information overload'. Information overload is a state of being that occurs when the mind is receiving too much information. For intelligence analysts across the globe, the noise of information overload prevents them from giving leaders good advice.
In order to become more prosperous, we need to make intelligence-led decisions that are free of cognitive errors and logical fallacies. We must be able to see each situation with an open mind and think critically to reach the most beneficial results.
- As a research service, we provide customers with intelligence briefings that address their most important questions.
- These briefings contain relevant and meaningful information as well as recommended courses of action that can aid your decision making process.
- If you're a project manager, business owner, community leader, or another key decision maker, simply Request Information On-Demand.
The Value of Intelligence
Without intelligence, our decisions may be of a lower quality, come with higher risk, and produce unforeseen consequences that could be damaging to your project or business.
By using analytical techniques in the mental processing of collected information, we mitigate cognitive biases and logical fallacies that often occur during casual interpretation of information.
Also, many customers do not possess the time needed to generate this intelligence on their own.
How It Works
Our intelligence service begins when we receive your Request for Information (RFI). The RFI summarizes your unique informational requirements, giving us the initial questions that we need to initiate the intelligence cycle.
- Open Source Collection: We collect data from public and non-sensitive sources of information that may contain answers to your questions.
- Analysis: We use analytical techniques, logical reasoning, and open-mindedness to transform this information into intelligence.
- Production: We organize this intelligence into a visually appealing and classified publication.
- Dissemination: We disseminate the intelligence briefing to you.
Order of Merchants values customer privacy and protects the resulting research and analysis, giving each customer their own source of intelligence that they can use to make informed decisions and take appropriate actions.
We Recommend This Service For...
Whether you're a project manager, business owner, community leader, or any person responsible for making big decisions, you need intelligence to make well-informed decisions.
Sources of Information
It is important for our customers to know that we do not collect information from private or sensitive sources of information; all information that we collect will be collected legally and derive from public/non-sensitive sources such as:
- Public Broadcasts - Newspapers, journals, radio, television, etc.
- Internet Research - Blogs, social media, websites, online databases, free and paid information services, etc.
- Professional and Academic Sources - PubMed/NCBI, Cornell Law Database, EBSCO, etc.
- Commercial and Organizational Databases - Sources such as LexisNexis, PACER, SOS Business Entity Searches, FEC Lookup, OpenSecrets, etc.
- Other Public/Non-Sensitive Information - Public documents, photographs, illustrations, etc.
How To Purchase
- The first step to acquiring your intelligence briefing is to add this service to your cart and then select the quantity of hours that our analysts will work. We recommend that customers select one hour per research question.
- Next, submit an RFI. It's a short form that describes your research question(s), giving us the initial information that we need to initiate collection.
- Allow us to review your RFI. Once it has been confirmed, we will begin creating your intelligence briefing.
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