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15 Jan 2021

Joint Threat Assessment for the 59th Presidential Inauguration

A new Joint Threat Assessment to the Inauguration notes that the most likely threat to the Presidential Inauguration will be from domestic violent extremists. It also highlights the role of foreign influence is seeding unrest in the United States.

The assessment was prepared by the FBI, DHS, USSS, US Capitol Police(USCP), National Capital Region Threat Intelligence Consortium (NTIC ), Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region ( JFHQ-NCR ), Virginia Fusion Center (VFC) and the Northern Virginia Regional Intelligence Center (NVRIC ), Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia (MPDC), and US Park Police (USPP).

A full copy of the assessment is included for OODA Members.

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15 Jan 2021

Percipient AI CEO Balan Ayyar on the real world application of AI to critical missions

Balan Ayyar is the Founder and CEO of Percipient.ai, a Silicon Valley based artificial intelligence firm focused on delivering products and solutions for the most pressing intelligence and national security challenges.

Percipient.ai is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices in Reston, VA.

In this OODAcon discussion Balan describes his approach to how to apply AI to some of the nation’s most significant/serious issues. 

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15 Jan 2021

OODAcast: Kathy and Randy Pherson, Authors of Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence

Kathy and Randy Pherson are authors of the book Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence. Both had successful careers in the US Intelligence Community. While they were at the CIA they pioneered new methods of risk analysis and analytical methods, and helped bring those methods to widespread adoption in the community. Both are also successful business leaders who created companies that build value for others. Their focus in business is on helping others improve their analytical methods. They write about and teach best practices in analysis.

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12 Jan 2021

If SolarWinds Is a Wake-Up Call, Who’s Really Listening?

As the U.S. government parses through the Solar Winds software supply chain breach, many questions still remain as to the motive, the entities targeted, and length of time suspected nation state attackers remained intrenched unseen by the victims.  The attack stands at the apex of similar breaches in not only the breadth of organizations compromised (~18,000), but how the attack was executed.

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12 Jan 2021

The Army Role in Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2)

As an adopter of JADC2, Army will play a critical role in visioning the all-domain command and control network of the future.  Each iteration will be more robust than the current one.  Future versions of JADC2 will need to incorporate more advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning, better all-domain data management and unmanned-manned teaming scenarios.

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