OODA Loop provides actionable intelligence, analysis, and insight on global security, technology, and business issues.
OODA Loop informs the decision making process of our members and helps them understand and navigate global risks and opportunities. The best way to experience OODA Loop is to become a member.
OODA Loop is operated by OODA LLC founders Matt Devost & Bob Gourley. Matt & Bob have been collaborating for two decades on advanced technology, intelligence, and security issues including having founded and operated the Fed Cyber conference together.
Matt is a technologist, entrepreneur, and international security expert specializing in counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, intelligence, risk management and cyber-security issues. Matt is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of OODA LLC. Previously, Matt co-founded the cyber security consultancy FusionX from 2010-2017. Matt was President & CEO of the Terrorism Research Center/Total Intel from 1996-2009. He has also held executive positions at iDefense, iSIGHT Partners, Accenture, and Tulco.
Bob Gourley is an experienced Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Board Qualified Technical Executive (QTE), author and entrepreneur with extensive past performance in enterprise IT, corporate cybersecurity and data analytics. As CTO of OODA he leads engagements focused on improving the security and functionality of enterprise IT. He also advises clients on technology due diligence and leads the technology research and reporting activities. Bob is the former CTO for the Defense Intelligence Agency. Bob has received the Infoworld top CTO award and was named one of the top 100 “Tech Titans” in DC by Washingtonian magazine.
The core of the OODA Loop is the team of Experts available to write, influence, and provide critical insight that informs the decision making process of our members and a global audience of corporate executives, risk managers, government leaders, and informed citizens. These Experts are also available for special projects or studies commissioned by our members.
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Sponsorship opportunities are available for organizations seeking to support our examination of disruptive technologies, cyber threats and geopolitical risks. More information is at: Sponsorship Inquiry.
Our Experts, Advisors, & Analysts are also available for special projects or studies.
Observe | Orient | Decide | Act
OODA stands for observe, orient, decide, and act, developed by military strategist and United States Air Force Colonel John Boyd. Boyd applied the concept to the combat operations process, often at the operational level during military campaigns. It is now also often applied to understand commercial operations and learning processes. The approach favors agility over raw power in dealing with human opponents in any endeavor. See: The OODA Loop Explained: The story about the ultimate model of decision-making in competitive environments.