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CYBERSECURITY AND CYBERWAR: WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW by Read it: MCCS Libraries | Quantico Libraries | Pentagon Library | Navy Audiobook
P. W. Singer and noted cyber expert Allan Friedman team up to provide the kind of deeply informative resource book that has been missing on a crucial issue of twenty-first-century life. Written in a lively, accessible style, filled with engaging stories and illustrative anecdotes, the book is structured around the key question areas of cyberspace and its security: how it all works, why it all matters, and what we can do. Along the way, they take listeners on a tour of the important (and entertaining) issues and characters of cybersecurity, from the "Anonymous" hacker group and the Stuxnet computer virus to the new cyber units of the Chinese and U.S. militaries.
FLEET TACTICS AND NAVAL OPERATIONS (3rd ED.) by Read it: MCCS Libraries | Quantico Libraries | Pentagon Library
The revised edition covers battle tactics at sea from the age of fighting sail to the present, with emphasis on trends throughout history, constants, and variables. Fleet Tactics & Naval Operations emphasizes combat data, including how hitting and damage rates and maneuvering have been conducted to achieve an advantage over the centuries. It highlights the current swift advances in unmanned vehicles, artificial intelligence, cyber warfare in peace and war, and other effects of information warfare, and how they are changing the ways battles at sea will be fought and won. It also describes how the interaction between naval operations, wartime campaigns, and coalition tactics have affected war at sea, with special emphasis on the U.S. Navy. It also points out the growing connection between land and sea in littoral combat.
GOOD TO GREAT: WHY SOME COMPANIES MAKE THE LEAP AND OTHERS DON'T by Read it: MCCS Libraries | Quantico Libraries | Pentagon Library | Navy Ebook | Navy Audiobook
Built to Last, the defining management study of the 1990s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the beginning. But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can mediocre companies, even bad companies, achieve enduring greatness? Are there those that convert long-term mediocrity (or worse) into long-term superiority? If so, what are the distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? Over five years, Jim Collins and his research team have analyzed the histories of 28 companies, discovering why some companies make the leap and others don't.
HUMILITY IS THE NEW SMART: RETHINKING HUMAN EXCELLENCE IN THE SMART MACHINE AGE by Read it: MCCS Libraries | Quantico Libraries | Pentagon Audiobook | Navy Ebook | Navy Audiobook
Smart machines will take over millions of jobs in manufacturing, office work, the service sector, the professions, you name it. Not only can they know more data and analyze it faster than any mere human, say the authors, but smart machines are free of the emotional, psychological, and cultural baggage that so often mars human thinking. So we can't beat 'em and we can't join 'em. We need to excel at critical, creative, and innovative thinking and at genuinely engaging with others -- things machines can't do well. The key is to change our definition of what it means to be smart. The authors offer detailed guidance for developing NewSmart attitudes and four critical behaviors that will help us adapt to the new reality. The crucial mindset is humility -- not self-effacement but an accurate self-appraisal -- acknowledging you can't have all the answers, remaining open to new ideas, and committing yourself to lifelong learning.
LIKEWAR: THE WEAPONIZATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA by Read it: MCCS Libraries | Quantico Libraries | Pentagon Ebook | Pentagon Library | Navy Ebook
Social media has been weaponized, as state hackers and rogue terrorists have seized upon Twitter and Facebook to create chaos and destruction. Social media are transforming war, crime, and diplomacy. Terrorists can broadcast attacks, "Twitter wars" produce real-world casualties, and enemy movements can be tracked on social platforms. War, tech, and politics have blurred into a new battle space that's as close as our own phones. This book tackles the mind-bending questions that arise when war goes online. LikeWar outlines a radical new paradigm for understanding and defending against the unprecedented threats of our networked world.
MONSOON: THE INDIAN OCEAN AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN POWER by Read it: MCCS Libraries | Quantico Libraries | Pentagon Audiobook | Pentagon Ebook | Pentagon Library | Navy Ebook | Navy Audiobook
Focuses on the Indian Ocean region of countries -- India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Burma, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Tanzania. The authors believes it is here that the fight for democracy, energy independence, and religious freedom will be lost or won, and it is here that American foreign policy must concentrate if the United States is to remain relevant in an ever-changing world.
A NEW CONCEPTION OF WAR: JOHN BOYD, THE U.S. MARINES, AND MANEUVER WARFARE by Read it: Quantico Libraries | Marine Corps University Press Ebook
A fascinating insight into the mind of John Boyd, written by an active duty Marine Corps pilot. Boyd, an Air Force pilot and originator of the OODA Loop theory, played an instrumental role in the development of the F-15 and F16 fighter programs, and contributed to the development of the A-10 Warthog. Brown examines Boyd's key works in concepts of maneuver warfare and patterns of conflict through analysis of available documents of the times, and how his thinking was originally interpreted, debated, and eventually adopted into Marine Corps culture. The Marine Corps Association calls it "a superb piece of scholarship that US Marine Officers must read and digest if they are to truly understand the roots of maneuver warfare, and more important, advance the profession of arms with their own intellectual efforts."
ONE HUNDRED DAYS : THE MEMOIRS OF THE FALKLANDS BATTLE GROUP COMMANDER by Read it: MCCS Libraries | Quantico Libraries | Pentagon Library
Written by the man who masterminded the British victory in the Falklands, this engrossing memoir chronicles events in the spring of 1982 following Argentina's takeover of the South Atlantic islands. Adm. Sandy Woodward, a brilliant military tactician, presents a complete picture of the British side of the battle. From the defeat of the Argentine air forces to the sinking of the Belgrano and the daring amphibious landing at Carlos Water, his inside story offers a revealing account of the Royal Navy's successes and failures.
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by
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In this book, the author takes us on a tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think and the way we make choices. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. He exposes the extraordinary capabilities, and also the faults and biases, of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior. Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives, and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.
THE UNDOING PROJECT: A FRIENDSHIP THAT CHANGED OUR MINDS by Read it: MCCS Libraries | Quantico Libraries | Pentagon Audiobook | Pentagon Ebook | Pentagon Library | Navy Audiobook | Navy Ebook
Amos Tversky was a brilliant, self-confident warrior and extrovert, the center of rapt attention in any room; Kahneman, a fugitive from the Nazis in his childhood, was an introvert whose questing self-doubt was the seedbed of his ideas. They became one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, working together so closely that they couldn't remember whose brain originated which ideas, or who should claim credit. They flipped a coin to decide the lead authorship on the first paper they wrote, and simply alternated thereafter. This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two fascinating individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind's view of its own mind.