Egmont Group – Use of Open Source in FIUs’ Operational and Strategic Analysis
The Egmont Group’s Information Exchange Working Group (IEWG) initiated the „Use of Open-Source Intelligence in Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) Operational and Strategic Analysis“ project. This project assessed the impact of open-source intelligence (OSINT) on operational and strategic analysis within FIUs. It also sought to identify best practices for FIUs in selecting reliable data sources and developing a list of the most consulted information sources. The study involved both qualitative and quantitative questionnaires, with responses from 61 FIUs, and used thematic and descriptive statistical analyses to evaluate the collected data.