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My goal is to be on the cutting edge of what's happening.

I am a versatile analyst with experience in industry and government at international, state, and local levels. Experienced in research, analysis, process development, course development, and media.

Throughout my career, I have enhanced organizations by providing actionable intelligence to decision makers. Actionable intelligence can be from external or internal sources. It can be providing threat information, market leads, internal process consulting, or financial analysis.

Experience in Business Development, Military Intelligence, Information Operations, Program/Process Development, Emergency Management, and Media Communications. Extensive Middle East expertise as well as knowledge and background in Irregular Warfare.

Government clearance granted June 2016.

Experience with Special Operations and conventional US military forces.

Published writer.

Occasional stand-up comic.

Contact:

I am reachable via email:

mglortz(at)gmail.com.

LinkedIn:

Michael G. Lortz

Twitter:

@JordiScrubbings

What I’m Reading: November 2018 – Analysis, Creativity, Innovation, Globalism, Cyber Security, Media Manipulation, and Mystery Science Theater

Here are the articles I found interesting in November 2018: What Great Data Analysts Do — and Why Every Organization Needs Them – Harvard Business Review, 12/4/2018 Written by Google’s Chief Decision Scientist, this article discusses the importance of analysts over data scientists and machine learning experts. While the latter two are prized for the […]

What I’m Reading: October 2018 – Global Problems, Business Intelligence, Trolls, Media, and Black Markets

Here are the articles I found most interesting in October 2018: What Is Globalization? – Peterson Institute for International Economics, 10/29/2018 Good primer on the history, benefits, and complications of Globalization. Excellent information as it pertains to job creation, job loss, and how nations can better position their workforce. It also discusses how the US […]

What I’m Reading: September 2018 – Science Fiction, Geopolitics, Tech, and Risk Assessment

Here is what I found interesting in September 2018: Science Fiction and the Strategist 2.0 – The Strategy Bridge, 8/27/2018 This link is an excellent list of science fiction reads. Sci-fi is very important to creativity and expanding the mind of a strategist. Reading other’s ideas of the future or different societies shakes us from […]

What I’m Reading: August 2018 – Cyber Conflict, Facial Recognition, Strategic Thinking, and Changes in America

Here is what I was reading this month: Corporate Cybersecurity Is Becoming Geopolitical. Are U.S. Tech Companies Ready? – Harvard Business Review, 8/24/2018 This article details the need for companies to be aware of international actors and their intentions in cyberspace. Written by Ben Buchanan, author of The Cyber Security Dilemma, this article particularly points […]

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