This page serves as a dynamic resource for OODA Network members looking for insights into the current and future developments in Space. We focus on the technology developments you need to track to inform your decision-making. This collection of resources includes content produced exclusively for OODA members as well as a continually updated list of insights from our daily pulse report.


National Security, Space-Based Capabilities and U.S. Deterrence

Space has many strategic vectors: economic, military, cyber, and information warfare. It will play a vital role in the future of U.S. collaboration with its allies. Space is also on the list of domains that are part of The Chinese Dream for supremacy in areas like quantum computing and artificial intelligence. As China sees it, the U.S. could stand in the way of achieving its strategic aims in space. Classic deterrence theory (i.e., nuclear proliferation and deterrence) should be applied to these space-based challenges.


CalTech and NASA Approaching Significant Benchmarks in Space-based Solar Power Efforts

The CalTech Space-based Solar Power Project (SSPP) approaches a significant milestone in developing technology capable of generating solar power in space and beaming it back to Earth: A test launch of prototypes that collect sunlight and convert it to electrical energy and transfer energy wirelessly in free-space using radio frequency (RF) electrical power. SPSS’s first test will occur in early 2023. NASA also has a major benchmark in solar-powered space travel approaching.  In August 2022, a NASA probe called Psyche will set out to explore a giant metallic asteroid called Psyche 16. Solar power will help propel Psyche into deep space and will be among the first of NASA’s deep-space missions to use solar energy for both onboard operations and propulsion.


The Cyber Threat to NASA Artemis Program:

NASA is enabling another giant leap for humanity. With the Artemis program, humans will return to the Moon in a way that will enable establishment of gateways to further exploration of not just the Moon but eventually the entire solar system. The initial expenses of the program will return significant advances for scientific understanding and tangible economic returns. As Artemis continues, the project will eventually deliver improvements for humanity that as of yet have only been dreamed of. But there are huge threats. For more see: The Cyber Threat To Artemis


The Executive’s Guide to Space:

The rapid pace of innovation in space is producing real capabilities which can be leveraged for businesses in every sector of the economy. There is a growing excitement over the many developments in the space industry, giving rise to many questions about how these developments will impact markets overall. This guide is meant to assist strategic planners in assessing developments in the space sector. For more see:  The Executive’s Guide To Commercial Use of Space


Security In Space and Security of Space:

The last decade has seen an incredible increase in the commercial use of space. Businesses and individual consumers now leverage space solutions that are so integrated into our systems that they seem invisible. Some of these services include: Communications, including very high-speed low latency communications to distant and mobile users. Learn more at: OODA Research Report: What Business Needs To Know About Security In Space Also see: Is Space Critical Infrastructure, and the special report on Cyber Threats to Project Artemis, and Mitigating Threats To Commercial Space Satellites

In 2020, we launched the OODAcast video and podcast series designed to provide you with insightful analysis and intelligence to inform your decision making process. We do this through a series of expert interviews and topical videos highlighting global technologies such as cybersecurity, AI, quantum computing along with discussions on global risk and opportunity issues.

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Episode List

Each OODAcast session and full show notes are posted on the OODA Loop site, see a full list under the OODAcast Tag.

Charity Wright on China’s Digital Colonialism

Jan Chipchase on Field Research for Actionable Insights

Ben Dubow on Detecting and Countering Malign Influence Operations

Jahon Jamali On Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the Coming Metaverse

Maury Rogow: Every Corporation Will Have A Metaverse Strategy

Alan Cohen of DCVC on Investing in Deep Tech For Humanity

Digital Self Sovereignty and Avoiding the Long Night with John Robb

Inman’s Rules: The Enduring Principles of Operational Intelligence

The Man Who Protects Our Secrets: Bob Bigman on Mitigating Enterprise Risks

Randall Fort on The Future of the Metaverse And Its Cybersecurity and Intelligence Implications

Amr Awadallah On The Biggest Challenges And Opportunities in Enterprise IT Today

Sir David Omand on Leveraging How Spies Think In Our Business and Personal Lives

Jessica Gulick: An accomplished cybersecurity practitioner turned CEO on future focused leadership

Lance Mortlock On Scenario Planning to Drive Strategic Decisions

Jer Thorp on Living in Data and Creating Better Futures

Tony Tether On Technology Leadership and Lessons Learned From DARPA

Cofer Black on Leadership Lessons Learned and Speaking Truth to Power

Gaurav Banga On Mitigating Cyber Threats Through Deep Insight Into Things That Matter Most

Kim Zetter on Understanding the Realities of Cyberthreats and How Code Has a Story to Tell

Junaid Islam on Zero Trust Architecture

Scythe CEO Bryson Bort on Enhancing Security with Realistic Adversary Emulation

Trond Undheim on the Future of Technology and a Framework for Analyzing Forces of Disruption

Jeremy King on the greatest leaders he has ever seen (and how we can all keep learning leadership)

Ben Ford, Founder of Commando Development, on the OODA Loop and Tech Leadership

Matt Devost on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Succeeding in Competitive Environments

Max de Groen of Bain Capital PE on the Megatrends Driving Future Tech Enabled Investments

Jim Clapper Shares Wisdom From A Career in Operational Intelligence

Ray Wang, CEO and Founder of Constellation Research, On The Business Impact of Technology

Lisa Porter On Innovation, Technology, Security and Lessons in Leadership

Nate Fick on Dynamic Leadership and Adapting to Change

Lessons In Leadership, Intelligence Analysis, and Geopolitical Trends From Retired LTG Robert Ashley, former Director of DIA

Lessons In Leadership From Ellen McCarthy and Her Journey From Junior Analyst To The Most Senior Echelons of the Intelligence Community

Robert Wallace on a Career in Intelligence and The Spy Sites Series and Spy Craft

Blake Bartlett, CEO of Janes, On Leadership and Decision Making In The Modern Age

Michele Wucker on Identifying and Confronting the Obvious Risks of Gray Rhinos

Vikram Sharma, CEO of Quintessence Labs on Leadership in the Quantum Era

Former CIA Officer Rob Richer on the Geopolitical Landscape, Leadership Lessons Learned, and Supporting Decision-makers

Camila Russo on Ethereum and the Future of Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

Will Hurd on Skills For Success In The Modern Age

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

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

Matt Devost Provides Context on the Top 10 Security, Technology, and Business Books of 2020

Mischel Kwon, Founder and CEO of W@tchTower

Masha Sedova, Co-Founder Elevate Security on Human Risk Management

Bob Gourley on Operational Intelligence for Strategic Decision-making

CEO of Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu and Cybersecurity Leader Mari Galloway

Paul Kurtz, Iconic Cybersecurity Leader and Founder of TruSTAR

Rear Admiral Paul Becker, USN (ret) on leadership in the modern age

Dr. Melissa Flagg of the Center for Security and Emerging Technology

Mark Weatherford On Leading Change As a CISO

Matt Devost on Hacking Entrepreneurship and Identifying Threats and Opportunities

Kevin Roberts on Leadership, Decision-making, and Focused Action

Gary Harrington on Leadership Lessons from Delta Force to the CIA

Michael Kanaan, Author of T-Minus AI Discusses Artificial Intelligence and Global Power

Jim Miller on Managing Policy in an Age of Constant Disruption and Dynamic Threats

Chet Richards on John Boyd and applying OODA principles to the business world

Courtney Bowman, Privacy and Civil Liberties Engineer, Palantir Technologies

Kevin DeSanto On Due Diligence and M&A Transactions and Trust Based Networking

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

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

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

Alsop-Louie Partner and Famed Tech Executive Bill Crowell on Technology Due Diligence

Brad Meltzer, Bestselling Novelist With Insights To Inform Your Business Strategy

John Robb on Global Guerrillas and Frameworks to Drive Decision Making

Bobbie Stempfley of Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute

A Conversation With Marc Ambinder of USC Annenberg School For Communication and Journalism

A Conversation with Peter Singer on Useful Fiction and the book Burn-In

Congressman Will Hurd on the future of technology and policy

Robert Fink of Palantir on Lessons Learned From Using Data In Crisis Response

JC Raby of Boston Meridian Partners

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

CEO of Percipient Balan Ayyar on the business of AI

Expert Practitioner of Analysis Carmen Medina

Lou Manousos, CEO of RiskIQ

Operational Cybersecurity Leader Cameron Over

Cybersecurity Icon Phil Reitinger, CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance

Seasoned Industry Executive and Serial Entrepreneur Henry Harrison, CTO of Garrison

Quantum Security Practitioner Jane Melia of QuintessenceLabs

Former CIA CTO Bob Flores

Tony Cole of Attivo Networks

 

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