Colonel Boyd on Limited War and Iraq
In discussing the
OODA Loop theory on Limited War by Colonel Boyd with in the
context and patterns of conflict, it appears that we as a
nation have forgotten the other options dictated by previous
conflicts in the works of von Clauswitz “On War” in that we
are disregarding such options and scenarios entirely.
Missile Defense Strategies, Hit to
Kill Ratios, and UAV Survivability
First I would like
to make a statement:
"Governments Number One Job is to Protect the People"
So then here are some thoughts on Missile Defense Strategies
and Hit to Kill ratios and UAV Survivability. Think of these
ideas as a topic opener comment and thought.
Using Materials With Memory to Assist
in Propulsion of Autonomous Vehicles in Any Medium
Birds flap wings,
sharks move vehicle fins. Each of these organisms is
naturally equipped for forward propulsion using the most
efficient system possible against the medium through which
it moves. In studying such a perfect model of motion, it's
worth pondering whether human engineers can't put these same
mechanical concepts to use in the construction of their
aircraft machines. One idea worth testing is the
incorporation of materials with memory into future design
Secret Clandestine Facial Recognition
Countermeasures and The Future of the CIA
Universities and Private Enterprise are working to build
more robust “Facial Recognition Technologies” due to the
Homeland Security Funding for such research this field
continues to grow. Anti-Terrorist efforts are a worldwide
goal, so we are sharing this technologies with allies for
use in their countries. These new technologies will also end
up in the hands of our enemies or perhaps future enemies.
Do I have What It takes?
What am I made of?
Do I have what it takes? I want to succeed, can I do it?
Let us attempt to answer your question, if you are willing
I don’t know you, but you tell me? So you have what it
takes? Everyone wants to succeed, can you make the grade?
What are you made of? Why should you care? Is it worth
IM - Saving You Time
remember a time when I thought if I was caught Instant
Messaging someone while I was at work I would have a "mark"
against me. Maybe that brings a bigger question of whether or
not that IM was work related or a personal message, but
nowadays that IM can not only save you time it can also save
you from unnecessary emails.
How many emails in your inbox are just little "ditties"?
Unnecessary comments, opinions not needing a response, or
quick questions that need an even quicker answer. Not to
mention the times you have screened your phone calls so you
don't get stuck chatting with "Tracie" in accounting over a
question that can be answered in less than 3 seconds.
If used properly, Instant Messaging can save the IT department
from upgrading server space and your inbox from having over
754 emails at one time. Talk about a stress reducer!
The critical points in Instant Messaging are two fold. 1) does
your company allow it and 2) are you professional enough to
use it wisely? The biggest reason businesses frown against the
use of Instant Messaging is due to employees abusing the
privilege; chit chatting with friends and even sexual
harassment. However, if your company falls into the "against
company policy" category, try bringing it up with your
supervisor as a trial within the department. If used
appropriately, it can save your company time AND money!
If your company does not have a policy against Instant
Messaging, how do you go about using it "wisely"? Simply put,
can you get the core "team" of who you converse with a daily
basis onto the IM band wagon?
Example: You are a Project Manager and you are working with 8
members scattered throughout different departments. You have a
quick question to ask Marcia, you can either a) call her b)
email her c) IM her. The wave of the future tells us that
placing a call could result in unnecessary chit chat and
undocumented conversation; emailing would result in yet
another email, but documented; an IM would give you quick
results, documentation and what you really need.
Plus, you can have IM meetings with the core group in a chat
room. You don't have to leave your desk, you don't have to
call a meeting and you can get the same feedback only
"documented". Most IM programs allow you to save the messages
so you can refer back to them at a later date. No need for an
official "Note taker" it's all in the IM's.
Before launching into the efficient world of Instant Messages,
try researching "Office Etiquette for Instant Messaging". It
will definitely shed some light on the do's and don'ts of
For over 20 years, Suzanne has been helping corporations
and small businesses organize their time so they can spend
more time and energy doing the things that are most important
to them. With a philosophy of "life is too short", she thrives
on making the most of her time and trying to encourage those
around her to do the same.
As an organizational consultant, public speaker, and former
radio talk show host; Suzanne has been offering her
Organizational Quick Tips to anyone and everyone who will
stand still and listen for "30-seconds".
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