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Woolwich Laboratory and Technical Intelligence

In earlier posts I highlighted some of the technical intelligence activities carried out by the Allies regarding WW2 Nazi UAVs and the acquisition of systems from the German pocket battleship, the Graf Spee. Actually, some Technical Intelligence operations go back much earlier in history. Over on another blog site here. I’ve detailed the development of…

Code, a Grave and a Secret

Hung on the wall of the IMSL office is a puzzle, which surrounds a course photograph from 1918, at the US Military school of decoding. Also in the same frame is portrait of Francis Bacon and a copy of his code “crib” sheet. I have blogged before about these matters before here. In summary, the…

New Technology, New Intelligence

New technology often enables new forms of intelligence, either directly or indirectly – and frequently in unexpected directions. Here are some examples: The development of drone technology allows the use of a drone as an intelligence gathering platform – one of the aspects of drones that the IMSL IKARUS service keeps close tabs on as…

The Graf Spee Rangefinder

In an earlier post a few years ago on this blog, I discussed the Technical Intelligence operation surrounding the recovery of intelligence from the Graf Spee. The Graf Spee was a German “pocket battleship” scuttled by the Nazis just off the port of Montevideo in 1939 after the Battle of the River Plate. The key…

Odin’s Ravens and Intelligence

Driving back from a meeting today I was listening to BBC Radio 4’s Natural Histories program, this episode. The fascinating subject was ravens, including one actually talking. No kidding. But there was also a link to the world of intelligence. One aspect of the story was intriguing in particular and that is the role of two ravens in Norse history…

Now Live – IMSL IKARUS™ – Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Threat Intelligence & Analysis

IMSL is pleased to announce that its market leading UAS (drones) threat, intelligence and analysis service, IMSL IKARUS (Intelligence Knowledge & Analysis Relating to UAS Security) is now fully live following a successful period of testing with key UK Government departments. A leading innovator in the collection and use of Open Source information and the analysis of global threats,…

IMSL & CHC Global Announce Strategic Partnership for Insurance Industry Collaboration

IMSL and CHC Global are pleased to announce the formalisation of a partnership to build synergies for services to the Insurance Industry. For some time IMSL has been building the services and capabilities on offer to this sector, in terms of data, analysis and subject matter expertise, and with further growth in this sector now…

IMSL and Ariel Re Affirm Key Partnership for Innovation in Terrorism Modelling

Ariel Re have renewed their contract for IMSL’s terrorism services after a ground breaking first year. Ariel have procured StormCloud, the IMSL data service, with the Terrorism, SR&CC and War On Land packages, the StormCloud global target services, and support in geospatial intelligence. Dr Raveem Ismail, Specialty Underwriter at Ariel Re, also a founding editor…

IMSL Services Now Available on G-Cloud 8 to Enable Efficient Public Sector Procurement

G-Cloud, the UK Government initiative to encourage adoption of cloud services across the public sector, provides an easy procurement route for IMSL services through the Government’s Digital Marketplace framework. IMSL provides many of its services on G-Cloud from specific Palantir training to general intelligence best practices. You can view IMSL’s G-Cloud offerings on our service…