28 Sep 2021

From Semiconductor Supply Chains to Dirty Bombs: Summary of the September 2021 OODA Network Member Meeting

The September monthly meeting covered a range of issues, from planning for an upcoming OODA Network wargame exercise to a recent cyber vulnerability and mitigation, future research on CISA and critical infrastructure, and recent events in France surrounding the discovery of IEDs with uranium traces.

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22 Jul 2021

Jer Thorp on Living in Data and Creating Better Futures

Each year, there are one or two books that deeply resonate with me and become sticky in that I’m thinking about the book often, bringing it up in conversations, and sending out unsolicited recommendations for executives and researchers in my network to check it out. Jer Thorp’s “Living in Data: A Citizen’s Guide to a Better Information Future” was that book for me in 2021 so I was delighted to host Jer for a conversation on the OODAcast.

er Thorp is an artist, writer and teacher living in New York City. He is best known for designing the algorithm to place the nearly 3,000 names on the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan. Jer was the New York Times’ first Data Artist in Residence, is a National Geographic Explorer, and in 2017 and 2018 served as the Innovator in Residence at the Library of Congress. Jer is one of the world’s foremost data artists, and is a leading voice for the ethical use of big data.

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24 Apr 2020

The Future of Enterprise Big Data Analytics

Analysis of enterprise data is a dynamic endeavor. As new tools and applications are found to handle business use cases, new data arises that in many cases produces new opportunities, but these may require new approaches to analysis and selection of new tools. This report seeks to provide some planning assumptions in this dynamic world in a way that can serve your decision-making today.

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05 Feb 2020

Why DevOps Is An Attractive Target For Cybercrime Syndicates

DevOps environments have increasingly become targets since they have become vulnerable due to several reasons, including that they are migrating to the cloud. DevOps are challenged by the dynamic and ever-changing components and configurations of public cloud environments. DevOps teams already occupy a high paced field that requires the use

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26 Sep 2018

New DoD/Rand report populates searchable, predictive database on sexual assault in the U.S. military

The U.S. Department of Defense recently released a study on sexual assault in the U.S. military. The data it generated from over 170,000 survey responses has formed the basis for all kinds of statistics broken down by gender, location, and service branch, allowing analysts to project the likelihood that any

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28 Aug 2018

Welcome to the Age of Privacy Nihilism

“The real difference between the old and the new ages of data-intelligence-driven consumer marketing, and the invasion of privacy they entail, is that lots of people are finally aware that it is taking place. The Cambridge Analytica scandal, the recent reports about Google, and related events have contributed to that

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27 Mar 2018

The New Red Atlas is You

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union engaged in a detailed clandestine urban mapping project designed to develop detailed cartographic material for major United States cities. These efforts are detailed in the book “The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World”. As we’ve clearly entered into Cold

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