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The Top Five Cyberthreats Facing the Private Sector

The private sector consists of the huge for-profit segment of the economy not run by the government, made up of privately owned and publicly held businesses. Although these businesses are not always directly involved with the government, they nonetheless handle sensitive information that is enticing to criminals. Typically, smaller to medium-sized businesses are more frequently... [Read More]

The Benefits of Executive Education in Logistics

There are many benefits that come from getting an executive education in logistics. They include promoting innovation, exploring new frameworks, engaging in strategic thinking and building a strong network. As a result, an executive education will transform your organization’s approach to both technology and innovation across logistics. The outcome will maximize organizational success and minimize... [Read More]

Eight Steps to Cybersecurity

Whether used in the military or the private sector, cybersecurity is an essential tool to mitigate risk and avoid potentially devastating consequences such as information breaches, financial loss and reputation damage. Whenever navigating serious issues regarding cyberthreats, prevention is the best defense. In order to effectively employ cybersecurity and protect digital infrastructure, organizations should take... [Read More]

Seven Best Practices for Continuous Process Improvement

Continuous process improvement methodology is heralded by both public and private organizations because of its proven ability to deliver significant results. In the Pacific region, the 7th Transportation Brigade implemented the methodology to analyze the poor performance of six modular warping tugs and cultivate solutions. A pilot plan was successfully tested, then implemented command-wide. The... [Read More]

Critical Thinking for Military Leaders

To achieve high levels of success within military leadership, a broad range of skills are needed. Besides the physical demands of the military, these roles also require the mental capacity to process information strategically. Critical strategic thinking training combines the objectives of leadership development and reasoning skills to equip military leaders with expertise in active-... [Read More]

7 Benefits of Continuous Learning in the Defense Industry 

To optimize organizational effectiveness and efficiency in the defense industry, a culture of continuous improvement and learning must be implemented. Both leadership and teamwork skills can be strengthened through a continuous education that results in taking a more critical and practical approach to challenges that arise in the military. Additionally, learning new tools and techniques for innovative thinking helps... [Read More]

Continuous Process Improvement

Continuous process improvement is the act of regularly making improvements to an item, service or process. This refinement is intended to occur repeatedly and can take the form of gradual or revolutionary changes. The key principle behind continuous process improvement is adaptation. Success can be achieved through this process when the goal of modifying current products or... [Read More]

7 Ways Technology Can Improve Defense Logistics 

In the digital age, technological innovation has taken over almost every industry, making processes faster and more efficient. The defense industry has capitalized on technology’s functionality as professionals seek to better leverage its capabilities and test methods more effectively. Technology is the key to drastically improving defense logistics—boosting accuracy, relevancy, intelligence and resources while cutting costs when applied successfully in multiple... [Read More]

How to Manage Complex Organizations with Simple Rules

In the age of algorithms, artificial intelligence and system processing to aid decision-making, using simple rules to manage large organizations may sound counterintuitive. But the uncertainty of today’s operating environment often requires companies to shape their strategies in a way that allows them to adjust their approach to challenges. Simple rules are procedures that allow... [Read More]

What are the Main Types of Cyberthreats?

Cybercriminals use a variety of methods to exploit businesses and people to gain access to valuable information within corporations, organizations and the defense enterprise. With the rise of numerous modes of attack, cyberthreats are becoming sneakier and more deceptive than ever. Each threat uses different strategies, capitalizing on both the innovation and weaknesses of technology... [Read More]