CACI International Inc (NYSE: 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.”