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11 Nov 2022

FCC Proposes New “Space Bureau” to Meet the Challenges of Commercial Space

On November 3, 2022, at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced a plan to reorganize the agency to better support the needs of the growing satellite industry, promote long-term technical capacity at the FCC, and navigate 21st-century global communications policy.

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10 Nov 2022

Hezbollah Remains Tehran’s Powerful Information Asset

Hezbollah, or the Party of God, is a powerful Iranian surrogate that has been leveraged in many ways to promote Tehran’s political and ideological agenda throughout the Middle East.  Established in 1982, Hezbollah maintains deep interests in Lebanon although its multi-faceted capabilities have made the group instrumental for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who has turned to Hezbollah for a variety of purposes and missions.   Indeed, Hezbollah’s operations are global in scope and have ranged in a variety of activities that include but are not limited to militant, terroristic, and criminal, among others. 

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09 Nov 2022

Now Available on Demand: China’s AI Workforce – Demand for AI Talent in a Global Marketplace

In our recent analysis of CSET’s research on China’s Advanced AI Research, we applauded the efforts of the CSET China AI Watchboard pilot program. OODA Loop is all about pattern recognition, sensemaking, risk awareness, and informing decision-making processes – and the pilot project has great potential for innovation. We also offered insights on the potential of public/private policy research collaborations.  These insights were not designed to single out the CSET researchers and the CSET China AI pilot program – but were directed to the policy research community in general. In light of our recommendations, we were really pleased to see this CSET in-person and virtual event (held this week, Thursday, November 10th at 4 pm EST) includes a collaboration with AMPLYFI, a UK-based startup that offers what it describes as an “Insights Automation Platform”. This event is now available on demand online here via OODA Loop.

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08 Nov 2022

DARPA Research on Cryptocurrency and National Security Risks

About the OODA Loop Series on Global Crypto and Digital Currency Initiatives

In previous posts, we have provided an analysis of crypto and digital currency initiatives in Pakistan, Vietnam, Colombia, China, El Salvador, Panama, Ukraine, India, Argentina, and Russia. Our most recent post in the series was an overview of U.S. Crypto, Digital Assets, and National Security Policy.

We now turn to the “Deep Tech” and the defense innovation community in the United States to evaluate the approach the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is taking on research into the crypto implications of national security.  

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07 Nov 2022

The Chips Act and Intel Corp. in Q422: the Mobileye IPO, Intel Foundry Services, the Silicon Heartland and Enabling National Security Applications

As we race towards the end of the 2022 calendar year, the following is a Q422 tracking and sensemaking post organized as a case study of Intel Corp., informed by the 2021 OODA Loop Stratigame – Scenario Planning for Global Computer Chip Supply Chain Disruption – and OODA Loop tracking, research, and analysis of the implementation phase of the recently passed Chips and Science Act of 2022.

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