CACI Announces Release of Decision Superiority Report From Sixth Asymmetric Threat Symposium
Focus on Countering Surprise, Denial, and Deception
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CACI International Inc (NYS: CACI) , the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI), and the Center for Security Policy (CSP) today announced the release of Decision Superiority:Countering Surprise, Denial, and Deception. The report summarizes comments and discussions from the sixth symposium in the Asymmetric Threat series, co-sponsored by CACI, USNI, and CSP. Copies of the report may be downloaded from CACI's website at www.caci.com or from the dedicated Asymmetric Threat website at asymmetricthreat.net.
Held on May 8, 2012 at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., the symposium featured as keynote speakers Admiral James A. Winnefeld, Jr., USN, the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation's second highest-ranking military officer; and General Kevin P. Chilton, USAF (Ret.) former Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command. Panelists included leaders and experts from government, industry, and academia, with topics ranging from the nature of surprise, denial, and deception to the leadership, authorities, and decision-making required to counter these threats.
According to the report, surprise, denial, and deception may be considered the ultimate asymmetric threats. They expose vulnerabilities and interfere with assessment and decision-making while influencing and even shaping national policies and the balance of power. Further, the capability to assess threat indications and respond appropriately is heavily dependent on information technology and distributed data, which are themselves at risk from multi-faceted asymmetric attacks. As the means of deception grow in sophistication and destructive power, new tools, authorities, and strategies to counter such challenges must be developed.
CACI President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Allen said, "CACI's ongoing support for the Asymmetric Threat symposia series continues our commitment to providing critical thought leadership and a forum for national dialogue on countering global asymmetric threats. It was an honor to have so many high-level leaders join us to discuss matters of utmost significance to national security."
CACI Chairman of the Board Dr. J.P. (Jack) London, who gave the welcoming remarks at the symposium, said, "The CACI-USNI-CSP report, Decision Superiority:Countering Surprise, Denial, and Deception, looks at ways to strengthen U.S. threat assessment capabilities, improve warning systems, and facilitate better decision-making. Our speakers and panelists contributed great insight into how we can develop decision superiority - a powerful combination of information superiority and decisive action - to counter surprise, denial, and deception. Though the path may be clear, much still needs to be done to achieve this goal."
According to USNI Chief Executive Officer Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.), "Surprise, denial, and deception may very well be inevitable. Sharp attention must be paid to all potential warning signs, and our government must strengthen its ability to act with authority in countering these threats. This symposium represents a significant step in developing the underlying thinking necessary for this process."
CSP President and Chief Executive Officer Frank Gaffney stated, "Recent headlines offer us a reminder of the serious consequences to the U.S. of being deceived and surprised. However, being a target does not automatically make one a victim. The Center for Security Policy is again honored to co-sponsor this Asymmetric Threat symposium with CACI and USNI to ensure our nation remains a global power that can continue to defeat such threats."
About the Asymmetric Threat Symposia
The Asymmetric Threat symposia provide a forum for thought leadership on national security. The first Asymmetric Threat series focused on U.S. and global security. Symposium One, co-sponsored by CACI and the National Defense University and held on May 8, 2008 at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., defined the asymmetric threat problem. Symposium Two, co-sponsored by CACI and USNI and held on October 21, 2008 at Ft. Myer, Virginia, addressed the efficacy of soft power instruments such as diplomacy and economic aid. Symposium Three, co-sponsored by CACI and USNI and held on March 24, 2009 at Ft. Myer, concluded the series by addressing how soft power can be combined with military hard power to form "smart power" tools for defeating asymmetric threats. The second Asymmetric Threat series focused on cybersecurity, with Symposium Four, co-sponsored by CACI and USNI and held on March 2, 2010 at Ft. Myer, centering upon countering challenges to the global supply chain; and Symposium Five, co-sponsored by CACI, USNI, and CSP and held on March 1, 2011 at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., focusing on cyber challenges to the U.S.'s economy and industrial base. Decision Superiority:Countering Surprise, Denial, and Deception begins a new symposium series addressing the requirements and means for the U.S. to achieve decision superiority.
CACI provides information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian clients. A member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies and the Russell 2000 Index, CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 14,900 employees working in over 120 offices worldwide. Visit www.caci.com.
USNI, through its publications, conferences, and online content, is the nation's premier independent and non-partisan forum for critical thinking on seapower and issues essential to national defense. This is the fourth symposium USNI has co-sponsored in the Asymmetric Threat series, reflective of the organization's strong voice in focusing national attention on emerging security concerns. For more information, visit www.usni.org.
CSP is a non-profit, non-partisan national security organization that specializes in identifying policies, actions, and resource needs that are critical to American security. The group ensures these issues are the subject of focused, principled examination and effective action by recognized policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public. Learn more at www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org.
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