We're an intelligence services company specializing in threat intelligence, conflict monitoring, and applied intelligence and security training. Staffed by intelligence and special operations veterans, Forward Observer is "Always Out Front".

The intelligence analysts at Forward Observer believe the next 20 years will be more costly, more risky, and more dangerous for Americans than the last 20. That’s the reason why we exist. And our work is why over 650 members currently trust Forward Observer to ‘stay out front’ on these threats.

The Watchfloor

Our Watchfloor monitors news and events for national and strategic importance. Following developments throughout the day, the Watchfloor filters out the noise to find the signal of threat intelligence. When you need to know what's going on at home and in the world, read the Watchfloor.

Strategic Intelligence

Strategic Intelligence is our premium intelligence reporting service. Our intelligence and special operations veterans provide access to the leading edge of threat intelligence, positioning our readers to be better prepared to face tomorrow's unrest and instability. Over 650 American and international customers trust Forward Observer for our insight and analysis.


The Forward Observer cadre provides top-tier instruction on intelligence and security operations for surviving high threat environments, organizing community security, and navigating an uncertain future.

Custom Intelligence

We provide customized intelligence products for our clients in community security and area intelligence. Contact us to receive a quote for your project.