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Self & Opposition Research
We provide detailed analysis of public records surrounding candidates, including their property and legal histories, business interests, history in public service and media coverage, to identify both potential strengths and weaknesses and ensure that public communications are accurate. We use Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) techniques to find information others don't. Find out how we use OSINT to give our clients a distinct advantage.
We manage investigative projects which require discretion. Projects have included investigations into misuse of public funds, residency verification and infidelity. We tap into a nationwide network of private investigators to ensure investigations into public officials are not associated with funders.
Information & Communication Security
Political campaigns are easy targets for hacking, spear phishing, and digital surveillance. Ohlsen Consulting will harden your communication protocols and train your staff on best practices: 2-factor authentication, password managers, email encryption, messaging platforms, and secure collaboration.
Competitive Intelligence & Due Diligence Investigations
We provide detailed information on competitors, stakeholders, potential board members, and litigants. Projects have ranged from analyzing the contract and litigation history of a potential competitor, to tracing multiple levels of shell corporations to identify key players behind shady mortgage foreclosures, to identifying key stakeholders and their needs for infrastructure projects.
Public Records Acquisition
The firm has developed a records request procedure that protects your anonymity using numerous proxies. These requests will not be tied back to us or our clients. If you simply need raw information from the government without disclosing your interest, we can manage that process