15 Jan 2021

Percipient AI CEO Balan Ayyar on the real world application of AI to critical missions

Balan Ayyar is the Founder and CEO of Percipient.ai, a Silicon Valley based artificial intelligence firm focused on delivering products and solutions for the most pressing intelligence and national security challenges.

Percipient.ai is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices in Reston, VA.

In this OODAcon discussion Balan describes his approach to how to apply AI to some of the nation’s most significant/serious issues. 

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15 Jan 2021

OODAcast: Kathy and Randy Pherson, Authors of Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence

Kathy and Randy Pherson are authors of the book Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence. Both had successful careers in the US Intelligence Community. While they were at the CIA they pioneered new methods of risk analysis and analytical methods, and helped bring those methods to widespread adoption in the community. Both are also successful business leaders who created companies that build value for others. Their focus in business is on helping others improve their analytical methods. They write about and teach best practices in analysis.

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12 Jan 2021

If SolarWinds Is a Wake-Up Call, Who’s Really Listening?

As the U.S. government parses through the Solar Winds software supply chain breach, many questions still remain as to the motive, the entities targeted, and length of time suspected nation state attackers remained intrenched unseen by the victims.  The attack stands at the apex of similar breaches in not only the breadth of organizations compromised (~18,000), but how the attack was executed.

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12 Jan 2021

The Army Role in Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2)

As an adopter of JADC2, Army will play a critical role in visioning the all-domain command and control network of the future.  Each iteration will be more robust than the current one.  Future versions of JADC2 will need to incorporate more advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning, better all-domain data management and unmanned-manned teaming scenarios.

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11 Jan 2021

Considerations On What the Capital Storming May Mean For Your Strategy

The 6 January 2021 Capital Storming may be one of the most recorded events in history. Indications are that this is not just a news event, it will have repercussions across society, and its impact may well include a need to change your business strategy. The time to start thinking through that is now.

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08 Jan 2021

Expert Practitioner and QuintessenceLabs CEO Vikram Sharma on Quantum Effects and Quantum Security

Vikram Sharma is the CEO of QuintessenceLabs, a company he founded to leverage an understanding of how physics works at the quantum level to address some of the biggest issues in cybersecurity. In this discussion at OODAcon, Vikram provided a high level overview of what years of quantum theory and 1000’s of experiments on the nature of reality tell us about the nature of reality, especially reality when measured at the smallest scale.

His insights into the world of quantum mechanics includes a description of some of some very strange observations, which are seen again and again in experiment after experiment.

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07 Jan 2021

OODA Network Interview: Paul Becker

This post is based on an interview with RADM Paul Becker, CEO of The Becker T3 Group.  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. 

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06 Jan 2021

What Executive’s Need To Know About The White House’s New Space Policy

White House released the National Space Policy, declaring that we must maintain “unfettered access to, and freedom to operate in, space” as a vital National interest.  This policy commits the United States to following six guiding principles. This post captured relevant parts of this strategy in a way that can help inform your strategy.

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05 Jan 2021

OODAcast: Ric Prado on Intelligence Operations and a Legendary Career in the CIA

Ric Prado has been described by CIA leadership as the closest thing to 007 that the United States has ever had. Ric’s life is packed with more adventure and operations than your favorite spy novel series. Coming out of the shadows, this is Ric’s first video interview and covers his career, operational decision-making lessons learned, why we need a next generation of CIA agents, and we even dive into some more obscure topics like CIA knife fighting and how he came to train the King of Jordan.

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01 Jan 2021

OODA Loop Greatest Hits – 2020 Edition

Each year we compile a list of our top posts based on page views.  It provides interesting insight into what topics were top of mind for our Members.  Obviously, Covid was a key interest area, but we also saw heavy interest in cyber and security, as well as a resurgence in older pieces that provided key insight into Russian cyber operations.

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