06 Aug 2020

The Future Includes Manned Vertical Lift and Attack Helicopters

Manned Attack Helicopters will remain an essential part of the Vertical Lift Force in the United States for the foreseeable future, despite the recent proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles.  As the existing fleet of manned attack helicopters approaches end of life, the U. S. Military prepares to replace, update and repair these critical assets. 

This special report, prepared for OODA Network Members, will be of interest to any executive in the aerospace and defense sector as well as strategists seeking insights into the near future of military capabilities.

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06 Aug 2020

OODA Network Interview: Dr. Jen Buss

This post is based on an interview with Dr. Jen Buss, President of Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. It is part of our series of interviews of OODA Network members

“Ask for the best available science you can get, and then make a decision and live with it.  There will always be MORE data later, and you can adjust as needed, but waiting to have ALL the data is a decision in itself!”

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06 Aug 2020

OODAcast: Bradley Rotter On The Future Of Work, CryptoCurrencies, Quantum Computing and Leadership

Bradley Rotter is a visionary investor who has pioneered investments in many new alternative investments classes including having been an early backer of hedge funds in 1982 while speculating on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He was also an early investor in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency ecosystems and at a dinner with OODA CEO Matt Devost in 2012 predicted Bitcoin would exceed the price of gold.

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05 Aug 2020

Counter-Disinformation Tradecraft For Professionals And Leaders – OODA Training Event

OODA is pleased to offer this unique online training event with OODA Expert Marc Ambinder.  OODA Network Members receive 50% off.  Please log-in to view the discount code or use this opportunity to Join Our Network (Link).

Training Date:  August 27, 2020 at 13:00 p.m. (EST)

Course Description:

Viral misinformation and disinformation campaigns cause otherwise intelligent human beings to make poor choices. You already know that.

But the most harmful consequence is more subtle and more pernicious: civic paralysis. The bad information befuddles our intuitions and teaches us that we can’t really figure out what we need to know in order to make a good choice in any given situation.

That means that voters don’t vote. Consumers turn away from trusted brands. Readers opt for simple confirmation of beliefs, rather than tolerate nuance. Customers won’t take risks on new products. Even leaders in positions of authority, when paralyzed by misinformation, throw up their hands and give up. The problem, as old as human beings, now seems too big, too easily scaled up, too epiphenomenal to try to tackle.

How can decision-makers function in an environment when the barrier of entry to gaming any set of facts is so low? How can you communicate your story clearly, cleverly, and with confidence that your adversaries, competitors, opponents, personal trolls and random enemies, won’t block your way? How can you avoid the traps that make your business, your message, your story uniquely susceptible to a disinformation campaign?

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30 Jul 2020

OODAcast: Andy Lustig On Legal and Due Diligence Support In The High Tech Era

Andrew (Andy) Lustig is a partner at the high tech law firm Cooley, where he focuses on private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions and the general corporate representation of high-growth technology companies in both the commercial and government marketplace. His practice includes a wide range of industry sectors including information technology, national security, cybersecurity, data analytics, software and telecommunications. He also represents a number of leading venture capital and private equity firms.

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29 Jul 2020

What Executives Need To Know About The Report of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission

In 2019 Congress passed legislation signed into law by the President establishing the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission, chartered to develop a consensus on a strategic approach to defending the US against cyber attacks of significant consequences. The commission was established to be bi-partisan and also staffed and chartered to be as informed as possible by experts who really know the state of technology and cyber defense today. The commission executed its charter through extensive outreach and dialog with leaders in industry, academia, non-profits and government and produced deliverables that will make a positive change in our nation’s defense.

This special report begins with an executive level overview of key take-aways from the report but transitions into recommended actions for business executives. The report makes it clear that there are actions you can take today that will give your business competitive advantage in the market.

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28 Jul 2020

Iran Plagued with Almost a Dozen Explosions over a Three Week Period

Over the past few weeks, Iran has experienced an alarming amount of explosions occurring at various critical infrastructure locations. This post recaps explosions reported in the media and adds context which may help assess what will come next. 

At the time of this writing, 11 major events have been reported. Iran is a closed society and there may be many other events that have not been reported.

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24 Jul 2020

OODAcast: Paul Pagnato, CEO and Founder at PagnatoKarp and Author of The Transparency Wave

Paul Pagnato migrated from a career as a scientist looking for life in outer space to one of the top financial advisors in the U.S. with a keen eye for tracking innovation, exponential change, and other emerging global issues. He is also the author of the recent book, The Transparency Wave, which highlights the essential role that transparency plays in future innovation and entrepreneurial success.

Paul A. Pagnato is Co-Chairman Cresset, Founder PagnatoKarp, a top family office and private wealth management firm with over $9.5 billion assets under management.¹ Paul is a top advisor with more than 27 years of industry leadership, ranked #1 in Virginia on Forbes Top Wealth Advisors and #2 in Virginia on Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors lists. PagnatoKarp is Best Multi-Family Office ($2.5B to $5B AUM/AUA) by Family Wealth Report Awards and a Virginia Business Best Place to Work.

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21 Jul 2020

Seeking Security Alpha

In cybersecurity, it has long been assumed that the attacker has the advantage and that defenders must deploy a disproportionate amount of resources (time, money, etc.) to even try and maintain some parity. In this piece, we’ve conducted interviews with two successful CISOs to provide insight into how they view security alpha issues. Mark Weatherford is a highly experienced and successful CISO who has worked in the public sector at both the state and federal level and also as a CISO for multi-billion dollar commercial organizations. Our Global FS CISO currently works as the Global CISO at one of the largest financial services firms in the world and has 25 years of experience working on cybersecurity and risk management issues.

Their responses provide direct insight into how they work to improve the ROI of their program and increase attacker cost.

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17 Jul 2020

OODA Network Interview: Jen Hoar

Jen Hoar has been a part of the OODA expert network for a decade, specializing in the HUMINT skills that can be utilized to derive nuance and information from conversations and interviews. “I’ve come to be surprised at how indispensable listening to your intuition is, including when you have a ton of information at your disposal to make a risk calculus,” Jen says. “You can research and pull data forever, but there is only so much analysis a human mind can do. At some point, you have a pretty good read on the situation, and that is borne of experience and trusting the instincts that come from that.”

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