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What Role Does Information Operations Play in the Military

Information operations is the acquisition and accumulation of information about a combatant that is used to defend our military and country. To translate knowledge into military application, the role of information operations extends beyond intelligence. In many cases, data collection is followed by the dissemination of propaganda in order to achieve the main goal of... [Read More]

What is the Defense Industrial Base?

The Defense Industrial Base provides products and services that allow for the sustainment and deployment of military operations. The Defense Industrial Base consists of research, manufacturing, advancements and improvements in various subsystems and components within an industrial complex to meet the needs of the U.S. military and improve its efficiency. There are more than 100,0000... [Read More]

The Experiential Learning Model (ELM) in the Military

The Experiential Learning Model (ELM) is a form of learning founded on the principle of gaining knowledge from experiences. This learning method includes active participation that allows those involved to absorb material better. As a result of this interactive learning style, learners develop into critical thinkers as they adapt to a variety of firsthand situations.... [Read More]

What is Military Readiness?

Military readiness is the military’s capacity to engage in combat and fulfill assigned missions and tasks. Within the multiple branches of the military and the Department of Defense (DoD), military readiness is classified as “functional” or “logistical,” as preparation is required to cover both the physical and strategic components of missions. More specifically, the definition... [Read More]

10 Things To Know About A Career in Logistics

Logisticians play a critical role in the success and functionality of an organization or business. Logisticians do more than just manage a business or organization’s supply chain. Rather, their work falls under the larger umbrella of supply chain management, which requires that they develop relationships, ensure materials are transported on time, minimize costs and utilize... [Read More]

The Role of Cybersecurity in Supply Chain Management

Completely digitized systems are the backbone of organizations in both the public and private sector. As a result, there are greater opportunities for cyber risks that could threaten the capabilities and functions of your organization. Specifically, attacks across the supply chain arise when a third-party attacker infiltrates your system through an outside provider and gains... [Read More]

The Importance of Military Readiness

Military readiness is the capability of the military force to meet the requests of their designated assignments or missions. The goal of military readiness is to ensure that the military force is ready and able to complete tasks at any time. Therefore, to ensure military readiness, it is important to evaluate the fundamental elements that... [Read More]

Cybersecurity and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the work-from-home model the new norm among businesses across the globe. As a result, technology has become increasingly integrated into everyday interactions, lifestyles and work experiences, accelerating the digital revolution. However, as the remote business model becomes widely adopted, hackers are increasingly exploiting weaknesses in new working practices — creating... [Read More]

7 Benefits of Executive Education for Military Leaders

Executive education provides an array of benefits that can be applied to multiple areas of the military and the workforce. Despite the typical application of executive education in the corporate world, those in the Armed Forces and regulated by the Department of Defense (DoD) have the ability to gain unmatched assets from these programs as... [Read More]

The 26 Cybersecurity Terms You Need to Know

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges facing organizations today. Even tech-savvy companies can fall prey to the schemes of hackers, with Marriott International, Magellan, Twitter and SolarWinds making headlines in 2020 for all the wrong reasons. For the military, the stakes are even higher. Cybersecurity is imperative to protect those who serve, our nation’s... [Read More]