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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: Irregular Warfare Mixtape

Here are a few links that I wanted to share together, independent of my monthly list of links. Consider this a blog mixtape between official monthly releases. These all discuss modern conflict. Why jihadist insurgencies persist – OpenCanada.org, 5/23/2018 Very interesting article that takes an economic approach to insurgency dilemmas. According to author Aisha Ahmad, […]

What I’m Reading: June 2018 – Science, War, Information Conflict, Cyber Conflict, and Looney Tunes

Articles I found most interesting in June 2018: This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our ‘Theory Of Everything – Medium.com, Starts With a Bang, 6/14/2018 A quick look at a very deep subject. Theoretical physics has always fascinated me. Especially string theory. I’ve often wondered if the movement along the strings could […]

What I’m Reading: May 2018 – Analysis, Innovation, International Cooperation, Information Operations, Intelligence, and Childish Gambino

Articles I found most interesting in May 2018: How Do I Get My First Full-Time Business, Competitive, or Market Intelligence Job? – 5/10/2018, Craig Fleisher, LinkedIn Dr. Fleisher was a professor of mine at the University of South Florida MBA program. He has been in the Analysis field for many years and provides some great […]

Three months and counting in Qatar

Greetings, I am entering my fourth month here in Qatar, which means I just concluded my third month, which should be halfway. Maybe. More on that later. Month three was good. Work has picked up and I am working with a new team of military folks. One of the exciting things about these kind of jobs […]

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