RFI Service from Janes

RFI Service

Intelligence challenges are often unexpected. Janes clients can request our support in addressing these challenges by subscribing to a Request for Information (RFI) Service. The Janes RFI Service enables our clients to:

  • Access Janes assured defence and security expertise in a flexible way.
  • Receive timely responses to specific questions, optimising the inputs of Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) to their processes and decision-making.
  • Benefit from relevant information and analysis, as and when they require.

The Janes Intelligence Unit (JIU) manages RFI Services focused on threat assessment and country intelligence, working with clients to understand their requests before drawing together inputs from across Janes specialist teams. The fusion of these experts — combined with our ability to leverage multiple proprietary datasets — means Janes provides the client with an unrivalled level of support

Why use Janes RFI Service?

The JIU has developed the RFI Service for clients who require the capability to outsource security and defence research and analysis tasks on a regular, flexible basis. The RFI Service simplifies the process of tasking Janes and provides better value across multiple requests.

The RFI Service reduces the time and effort required to search for, manipulate, and fuse open-source data and information. It allows analysts and managers to spend more time focusing on producing intelligence outputs and comprehensive, accurate, and assured decision-support.


Request for information service from Janes


How does Janes RFI Service work?

The JIU’s dedicated RFI Service Director works with our clients from the outset of an RFI Service to define the range of requests and parameters for the service, ensuring that Janes provides RFI responses that are immediately usable and attuned to the needs of our clients. 

Janes RFI Services typically use a retainer model, which offers the client a high level of certainty on the cost of the service over the contract period. The RFI Service can be included with a Janes product subscription, providing added value by enabling clients to ask questions that Janes can respond to with short reports, or even to task Janes to address more in-depth questions through longer reports or briefings. 

What are ‘typical’ RFI requests answered by Janes?

In our experience, there is no such thing as a typical RFI request. Each of our clients is unique and the JIU ensures that the service we provide is designed to meet the specific requirements of the organisations we support.

The reports and briefings the JIU produces in response to RFIs are all designed to answer the specific questions posed within the request, providing clients with exactly the information they need.   

Request a free consultation to find out how in a world of fake news and ever growing conflict, Janes can provide you with unbiased, verified open-source intelligence.

RFI Service  The RFI Service from Janes reduces the time and effort required to search for, manipulate, and fuse open-source data and information.