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06 Feb 2023

OODA Loop: On Exponential Disruption

As a prelude to the launch of the OODA Loop Exponential Innovation Series, the following is a compilation of insights and resources related to our research on Exponential Disruption to-date.

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06 Feb 2023

Designing, Quantifying, and Measuring Exponential Innovation

Based on the strength of the insights garnered over the course of 2022 from the research theme of Exponential Disruption, our new OODA Loop Series,  Exponential Innovation, will pivot and “drill down” on the technical, organizational, and market-driven structures driving these disruptions. The OODA Loop Exponential Innovation Series is a boots-on-the-ground, in-the-trenches research effort – with a focus on emerging technologies, deep-tech, tough-tech, and advanced technologies. This research is all in the context of this year’s overall theme  – Jagged Transitions  -which is meant to invoke the challenges inherent in the adoption of disruptive technologies while still entrenched in low-entropy old systems and in the face of systemic global community threats and the risks of personal displacement.

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06 Feb 2023

The Chinese IoT Threat: CBS News Features OODA Network Expert Charlie Parton

We recently featured a three-part series based on a report by Charlie Parton and Dr.  Samantha Hoffman.  In the shadow of the Chinese surveillance balloon/national security threat which played out last week, CBS News Weekender picked up the OODA Loop series based on the report – and arranged an interview with Charlie to discuss the details of the white paper: “A new OODA report warns that Chinese-manufactured microchips embedded in smart devices such as fridges and laptops pose a threat to U.K. national security. The author of the report, Charles Parton, joined CBS News to discuss how such microchips could also impact U.S. national security.”

Find the CBS interview and the OODA Loop series, with a link to the complete report, here. 

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06 Feb 2023

Defense Innovation Board Study on Strategic Investment Capital (Call for Interviews)

The Defense Innovation Board (DIB) is conducting a study on Strategic Investment Capital.

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03 Feb 2023

The DoD’s Office of Strategic Capital Launches Small Business Initiative; America’s Frontier Fund Forms Strategic Innovation Group

A crucial insight wrought from our 2022 research was based on a pattern garnered from our Opportunities for Advantage Series. The pattern was a clear inflection point over the course of Q3 and Q4 of 2022 in National Security Investment for American Competitiveness.  As result, this theme was featured in the OODA Alamanac 2023 (Jagged Transitions): A New Wave of Investment in National Security and American Competitiveness. Consistent with this theme, the following are some very recent developments from this promising ecosystem structured around innovation, investment capital, leadership, collaboration, and community-building.

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