09 Jul 2020

Master the Skill of Spies, Investigators and Journalists to Better Your Business – OODA Training Event

What if you could land new clients, build relationships with investors and partners, and develop new contacts simply by asking more, and saying less? Add the art of inquiring to your skills repertoire from a journalist-turned-corporate investigator, who has leveraged the potent act of asking, and listening, to turn strangers into sources and contacts into clients.

This business-specific human intelligence training will teach you how to identify and contact knowledgeable people – prospective clients, partners and subject matter experts, for instance – and harness unique insight from purposeful conversations with them. You’ll learn how a shift, from presenting to asking, will transform how you cultivate leads, build relationships and consummate deals.

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16 Jun 2020

OODAcast: John Robb on Global Guerrillas and Frameworks to Drive Decision Making

There is hardly a person more suited to speak with the OODA team on OODA Loops that former Air Force pilot John Robb. John has worked successfully in a variety of domains to include the special operations community, as an industry analyst, successful start-up founder, and national security expert.

John Robb has distinguished himself with a career of critical analysis on a variety of security, technology, and cultural issues throughout his career to include his popular book “Brave New War” and his current Global Guerrillas content community and the GG Report.

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27 May 2020

OODAcast with Congressman Will Hurd

In this OODAcast, OODA LLC CEO Matt Devost interviews Congressman Will Hurd in a wide ranging discussion that touches on issues of geopolitical risk, cybersecurity, cyber risk and ways to help ensure our nation is prepared to compete and win in an age of rapid technological innovation. Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Communications (5G) and other mega-trends of technology are examined, as well as insights into leadership in the modern world.

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19 May 2020

Quick Hits from the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Report

The annual Verizon Data Breach Report has become a reliable and consistent source of cybersecurity attack trends over the past several years. Verizon has just released this year’s report with the largest number of contributing organizations ever.  Here is OODA’s hot take.

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18 May 2020

OODAcast – Renowned Business Executive Scott McNealy, Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems

Scott McNealy was a co-founder and CEO of Sun Microsystems and has one of the longest-running tenures as the CEO of a Fortune 500 company in history. He was one of the few businessmen that played a critical role in the emergence of the Silicon Valley technology industry that exists today and is a highly sought after advisor for technology companies.

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14 May 2020

Cyberwar Was Coming: A Reflection on the 25 Year Old Thesis that Predicted a Generation of Cyberconflict

“You’ve got to read what this kid is writing out of his basement at the University of Vermont…”  – recently retired CIA officer to intelligence and military colleagues in 1994. A candid 25 year retrospective on a thesis that launched a tremendous amount of dialogue and action on the issues of information warfare, cyberterrorism, and cybersecurity.

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21 Apr 2020

Emergent Ideas Around Covid-19

We spend a lot of time thinking through emergency scenarios and the strategies that enable risk mitigation and opportunity exploitation around the world.  Covid-19 provides a nearly unprecedented disruption at a global level that is reshaping our lives, economy, and culture. Here are some of the emergent ideas that are on my radar screen surrounding Covid-19 that could inform your decision making process or your scenario planning.

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03 Apr 2020

DHS Issues Three Warnings on Terrorist, Extremists, and Cyber Threats Relating to COVID-19

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a series of intelligence advisories associated with threat actors exploiting COVID-19 to engage in conventional and cyber attacks.  The three separate warnings range from ISIS exploiting the global crisis for violence to extremists intentionally trying to spread COVID-19 through minority populations to cyber attackers exploiting work from home technologies.  All decisions-makers need to be aware of these threats regardless of their organization size or sector.  Here are the details

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24 Mar 2020

OODA COVID-19 Sense-making

The OODA Loop team has launched a COVID-19 sense-making page that will serve as a dynamic resource for OODA Network members looking for Coronavirus/COVID-19 information to drive their decision-making process.   We’ll update it with new links as we encounter them.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive list, but rather a compilation of the most useful resources.

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16 Mar 2020

I Was Asked to Review a Major City’s Emergency Response Plan. Here’s What I Told Them.

On March 12, a major city I’ve worked with on emergency planning and counterterrorism issues over the past two decades asked me to review their response plan around COVID-19.  Here is what I told them. Editor’s Note:  We’ve worked hard to open up some of our most critical COVID-19 articles

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