The Limits of Intuition: Army Intelligence Should Embrace Analytic Tradecraft Standards – War on the Rocks

Army intelligence lags behind most of the intelligence community in one key respect. In 2007, the intelligence community established analytic tradecraft

Source: The Limits of Intuition: Army Intelligence Should Embrace Analytic Tradecraft Standards – War on the Rocks

Crisis, Issues, and Risk: An Issues Management Model for Businesses | Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

When a crisis occurs, be it a hurricane, forest fire, or a pandemic­, highly skilled disaster teams are on standby to assess situations, deploy resources, and coordinate amongst multiple organizations allowing the fastest possible recovery. Every crisis manager asks similar questions when confronted with a significant issue. Successful crisis managers utilize a similar thought process, one that can be replicated when dealing with any crisis.

Source: Crisis, Issues, and Risk: An Issues Management Model for Businesses | Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Ex-DEA spokesman admits posing as covert CIA agent in $4 million fraud scheme – CNNPolitics

He should have come and trained monkey-see monkey-do style in Western Washington Kwankiko Academy! 🙂

A former Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman admitted in court on Thursday to creating an elaborate scheme where he posed as a covert CIA agent.

“All the documents had been created by you to create the illusion of the classified program?” Judge Liam O’Grady asked Courtney at his plea hearing on Thursday.

“Yes, your honor,” Courtney replied. He was released on an unsecured bond.

Source: Ex-DEA spokesman admits posing as covert CIA agent in $4 million fraud scheme – CNNPolitics

When the Consumer of Intelligence is a CEO, Does it Matter?

What! He created an imaginary villain and argues with himself. There may be many “schools of thought” but there are no schools or philosophies of facts.The executive may take the facts and do what they want (call it policy or weaving fiction,) but the facts should not calibrate and sugarcoat to executive temperament and feelings. Then he uses recent failures of a few not heeding warnings as a justification for everyone to bury their heads in the sand?! Looks like he wants a contract from someone. Shame on you and your “academy” which is not an accredited “school.”

What is the goal of intelligence? There are two possible schools of thought in response to this question. The one familiar to every military or government analyst is that intelligence should tell truth to power regardless of consequences. This aloof philosophy regards the objectivity of intelligence

Source: When the Consumer of Intelligence is a CEO, Does it Matter?

Covid-19 has blown apart the myth of Silicon Valley innovation | MIT Technology Review

The frustration in Marc Andreessen’s post on our failure to prepare and respond competently to the coronavirus pandemic is palpable, and his diagnosis is adamant: “a failure of action, and specifically our widespread inability to ‘build.’” Why don’t we have vaccines and medicines, or even masks and ventilators? He writes: “We could have these things but we…

Source: Covid-19 has blown apart the myth of Silicon Valley innovation | MIT Technology Review