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20 Nov 2020

OODAcast: Bob Gourley on Operational Intelligence for Strategic Decision-making

In this OODAcast, OODA Network Expert Jen Hoar interviews noted cybersecurity and intelligence professional Bob Gourley, CTO of OODA LLC, diving deep into what makes him tick.

Jen asks Bob about his career, including the constants and dynamics in his professional life, starting with a deep background in operational intelligence as a naval intelligence officer. She explores his strengths and weaknesses and how he makes decisions in domains of overwhelming information. Jen asks Bob for advice for others on ways to keep learning.

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20 Nov 2020

OODAcon Online: Initial Report

On 18 November 2020 members of the OODA loop community gathered in a virtual event to discuss strategic factors critical to informed decision-making in the current era. Our goal: generate insights that can help leaders better understand markets, tech trends and geopolitical dynamics in a way that enables appropriate action.

OODAcon aligned well with the overall goal of our site, enabling another venue to gather the hackers, thinkers, strategists, disruptors, leaders, technologists, and creators from our network. The result was a good exchange of ideas based around the multidisciplinary approach we have become known for.

This event was made possible by our community of subscribers and the event’s sponsors. Sponsorship was provided by Centripetal Networks, Percipient, QuintessenceLabs, Data Defense Solutions and Garrison. 

The opening session included a review of topics getting high traffic on the OODAloop.com site and trends we see causing that demand. We also reviewed insights from our OODAcast series and factors we believe will be key. This scene setting opening was followed by two panels, one on cybersecurity and one focused on the new strategies coming out of the government to protect critical technologies. This was followed by deep dives into topics of quantum effects, board leadership, AI and 5G.

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19 Nov 2020

Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2): Perhaps the most important program in DoD today

The Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) is catching a lot of attention these days.  This is the first in a series of posts reviewing the who-what-where-when of JADC2.  If you work with DoD, this is a MUST KNOW project that will have profound impacts on Research,

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13 Nov 2020

OODAcast: CEO of Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu and Cybersecurity Leader Mari Galloway

Like many others we have observed first hand the positive changes in the cybersecurity community being enabled by Mari Galloway. In this OODAcast we look beyond those changes to find out what makes her tick, revealing lessons applicable to professionals in any stage of their career.

Mari is the CEO and a founding board member for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), one of the fastest growing 501c3 non-profit cybersecurity communities. WSC is dedicated to bringing more women and girls to cyber and does so by providing its members with the resources and support required to enter and advance as a cybersecurity professional.

Mari is a practitioner herself with an academic background in technology, multiple certifications, and, more importantly, years of direct hands on experience in mitigating risk and enabling the smooth functioning of enterprise operations.

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13 Nov 2020

OODA Network Interview: Blake Bartlett, CEO of Janes

This post is based on an interview with Blake Bartlett, the CEO at Janes.  It is part of our series of interviews of OODA Network members. Our objective with these interviews is to provide actionable information of interest to the community, including insights that can help with your own career progression. We also really like highlighting some of the great people that make our continued research and reporting possible. 

Blake started his professional life in a very interesting way, pursuing a dream of being a Tennis Pro.  Read how he channeled this passion and then leveraged his ability to communicate and an affinity for people into his current job leading Janes into the future.

“Stay focused on your long-term goals.   It’s easy to get distracted by short term opportunities.  Leaders need to keep their organizations working on a small number of key objectives.”

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