What is the value of an informed decision? At OODA Loop, we seek to surface decision intelligence that provides meaningful perspective for leaders and analysts looking to make the most informed decisions possible. The topics examined in this assessment represent developments that fit the category of operating in a VUCA world, identifying and responding to Gray Rhino risks, or opportunities from advancements in emerging technology domains. These are issues we think our members should be tracking and map to collection requirements for our team to keep you as informed as possible.
In India, a new wave of cases is devastating the nation and surpassed medical professional’s worst expectations. When the cases started to drop in India and lockdown measures were partially lifted, residents took advantage and hosted large wedding parties, began to stop wearing masks, held political rallies, and other super-spreading
Britain is gearing up to administer the first doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine less than a week after emergency approval. Vaccines will begin in Tuesday in England, Wales, and Scotland whereas Ireland stated that it would begin the process early in the week, however, it is unclear
Canada, struggling to control a second wave of coronavirus infections, announces billions more in stimulus
The second wave of COVID-19 infections is occurring in Canada, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced more than $77 billion in stimulus for Canadian people and businesses. Trudeau acknowledged the effect of the pandemic on the economy and its recovery, offering aid to keep families financially stable and get
The IBM cybersecurity division has found that a series of cyberattacks are targeting companies and government organizations pertaining to COVID-19 vaccine development, storage, and distribution. It is unclear whether the attackers are looking to steal technology for keeping vaccines before they are administered or to sabotage the operation. The Department
The UK has become the first country to authorize the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID vaccine for emergency distribution. Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency declared that the vaccine was safe to use after analyzing its trials and outcomes. This represents the first clearance of a vaccine by a Western
Jonathan Albright, the director of Digital Forensics Initiative at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, has released the product of his months-long analysis of 493 Covid-related iOS apps. The apps range from telehealth consultations to contact tracing, gathering sensitive user information in the process. 359 of those apps contained features