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Wargaming Hybrid Warfare Part III: Complexity, Networks, and Emergence

Wargaming Hybrid Warfare Part III: Complexity, Networks, and Emergence by Roger Mason PhD Introduction For the past few years, there has been a debate among wargame designers. Is the design process art or a science? There are very capable designers on both sides of the argument. Science provides organization and facilitates analysis. However, I believe…

Wargaming Hybrid Warfare Part II: Modeling Time Action

Wargaming Hybrid Warfare Part II: Modeling Time Action by Roger Mason PhD Introduction Author’s Note; This article is part two in my examination of wargaming hybrid warfare. The New OODA Loop I recently spoke at a webinar. Afterward, I was asked if hybrid warfare was the new OODA Loop? Col. John Boyd developed the OODA…

Emergency Planning for Humanitarian Aid Organizations

Emergency Planning for Humanitarian Aid Organizations by Roger Mason PhD Aid organizations operate in some of the most hazardous conditions in the world. How do you prepare for the contingencies of working in dangerous environments? This article covers the steps needed to develop a practical and comprehensive plan from developing a hazard baseline to organizing…

Wargaming Hybrid Warfare

Wargaming Hybrid Warfare by Roger Mason PhD What does a microcomputer, a backhoe, the Himalayas, and a motorcycle gang have in common?  They were all part of hybrid warfare campaigns. Hybrid warfare employs traditional and non-conventional tactics to destabilize the adversary. The heart of the hybrid strategy is the synchronization of effects like cyber-attacks, propaganda,…

Redefining Mission Critical: Managing Simultaneous Disasters

Redefining Mission Critical: Managing Simultaneous Disasters by Roger Mason PhD Introduction As an emergency manager, your job is to prepare for and manage emergencies. The current Covid-19 pandemic is an emergency that has our attention. What if another disaster occurs during the pandemic? Historic models indicate the current pandemic may pass through several waves over…

Protecting Your Faith Community: Building a Successful Security Team

Protecting Your Faith Community: Building a Successful Security Team by Roger Mason PhD Introduction Your faith community has decided to organize a security team. The mission of this team is to protect your community from a variety of threats. Six critical factors can improve the capabilities of your team and increase your margin of safety.…

LECMgt 2019: A Year in Review

Introduction A recent visitor to our offices asked, “So, what exactly do you do here?” The answer is we do many exciting things in interesting places. Here is the LECMgt report for 2019.  Cyber Crisis 2019 began with a critical incident on New Years Day. Roger Mason was in Atlanta to brief a client on…