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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, 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 Forces 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

Assumptions before The Last Jedi

(Total Star Wars post. You’ve been warned.) I saw The Last Jedi a few weeks ago. Before I write any analysis on the movie, and there will be a lot, I wanted to finally write down my thoughts following The Force Awakens. Some of these happened, some didn’t. (Note: these were also written before Carrie […]

What I am Reading: December 2017 – Innovation, Improv, Media, Cyber Conflict, Urban Conflict, and Post-Conflict Growth

Here are the articles I find most interesting in December 2017: Great Ideas Are Getting Harder to Find – 12/20/2017, MIT Sloan Management Review According to Nicholas Bloom, Chad Jones, John Van Reenen, and Michael Webb warn about a decline in research advancements in the US. They write “U.S. research efforts are rising substantially while […]

What I am reading: October 2017 – Hybrid War, Conflict Theory, Information War, Cyber War, and Old School Hip Hop

Here are articles I found most interesting for the month of October. The Poet Laureate of Hybrid War – ForeignPolicy.com, 10/26/2017 This article is a review of a new book on the Ukrainian war against Russia. Like other first-person books, according to the article, Pawel Pieniazek doesn’t hold punches on the reality of war, giving […]

Donald Trump and Empathy

The President of the United States has an empathy problem. His problem is that he has never needed empathy. He has never needed to care about a community, nor anyone outside a community. As a real estate magnate, he was never in the people-caring business. That’s not to say he is the only president who […]

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