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1...Gary will look through these articles this evening, and evaluate
2nd Draft Rod Prepare ASB Gary Does Not Have Enough Time
ASB Rod Prepare 2nd Draft ASB Gary Does Not Have Enough Time
1104 - ..
1105 - Summary/Objective
110601 - Follow up ref SDS 10 0000, ref SDS 9 0000.
110603 - The 2nd draft of the ASB was submitted to Gary today with edits and
110604 - changes discussed previously. ref SDS 0 8W5W Notify Gary to review
110605 - analysis of challenge the company faces trying to absord disruptive
110606 - technology, based on experience during World War II. ref SDS 0 IU4Y
110607 - Request reporting in SDS record progress working with Cal on
110608 - configuring the ACE intranet to support SDS records using FTP ops.
110609 - ref SDS 0 IV7X Also, mention several articles that have reviewed the
110610 - SDS program support for Communication Metrics. ref SDS 0 Z74U
110616 - ..
1109 - Progress
111001 - ASB 2nd Draft Completed Submitted for Initial Proposal to Company
111003 - Follow up ref SDS 10 Z66R, ref SDS 7 RH34.
111005 - On Tuesday, 040810, Gary was notified about updates to NWO and to
111006 - POIMS that support revisions to prepare a 2nd draft of the ASB filing
111007 - for setting an SDS standard at Aerospace company. ref SDS 10 Z66R Gary responded
111008 - in a letter saying that the changes look good. ref SDS 10 CK7T
111010 - ..
111011 - Yesterday, Submitted another SDS update to Gary with revisions for a
111012 - 2nd draft of the ASB, based on work in the record on 040720,
111013 - ref SDS 8 0001, and advised a full update was nearly complete. Last
111014 - night completed the work, and so this morning submitted a completed
111015 - 2nd draft to Gary saying...
111017 - [On 040818 received ASB file submitted to Aerospace company.
111018 - ref SDS 11 S69N
111020 - 1. Subject: ASB Update Command Decision
111021 - Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 09:13:33 -0700
111025 - ..
111026 - 2. Gary,
111028 - ..
111029 - 3. Received your records submitted with your letter yesterday,
111030 - shown below.
111032 - ..
111033 - 4. The ASB is now fully updated in a 2nd draft on the Internet in
111034 - dir \09.
111036 - ..
111037 - 5. Let's try to talk about this when you have time later today.
111038 - The only field that is still pretty long is the deployment
111039 - section, which goes to your analysis in recent records on
111040 - marketing. We probably need a command decision on how to deal
111041 - with deployment.
111043 - [On 040818 received ASB file submitted to Aerospace company.
111044 - ref SDS 11 S69N
Experience Changes Attitudes Good Results Takes Time Create Belief F
Attitudes Change by SDS Technology Makes Linking Fast Easy
Save Time Working on Familiar Things in Familiar Ways Foundational D
270601 - ..
270602 - Disruptive Technologies Experience Drives Transformation
270603 - Experience Drives Transformation with Relentless Pressure
270604 - Command Decision on Experience Drives Disruptive Technologies
270605 - Transformation Experience Drives Change Disruptive Technologies
270607 - Follow up ref SDS 6 E44K, ref SDS 4 WZ7N.
270609 - ..
270610 - 6. Recently saw a movie with the title "Command Decision" made in
270611 - 1948 on bombing during WWII in Germany about 1942.
270613 - ..
270614 - 7. Two generals were discussing whether to continue bombing a
270615 - heavily defended target deep in Germany, where severe losses
270616 - were being suffered by the Allies, primarily by American
270617 - forces, since the US had the planes and pilots.
270619 - ..
270620 - 8. The subordinate general ordered bombing because intelligence
270621 - showed Germany had developed and was starting to manufacture
270622 - jet aircraft, which could dominate the skies, relative to ally
270623 - capabilities at the time. So, the general made a command
270624 - decision to trade heavy losses today, in order to avoid total
270625 - loss later. Seems like the right decision today that any good
270626 - marketing person could sell.
270628 - ..
270629 - 9. His boss, a senior general, was afraid he could not explain
270630 - such losses to Pentagon and Congressional leaders, and so
270631 - ordered these bombing runs to stop in order to avoid additional
270632 - and certain high losses.
270636 - ..
270637 - Air Force Resisted by Military Unnecessary Not Enough Time
270639 - The senior general recalled efforts 10 years earlier, as a
270640 - captain, or major, (promotions accelerated when war started),
270641 - trying to convince DOD and Congress to support airpower. He
270642 - explained how many of his friends (early adopters, advocates,
270643 - adherents), were either killed testing early planes, or had
270644 - their careers destroyed because they tried to sell vitally
270645 - needed technology to people who had no experience with
270646 - airpower, and so resisted improvement by denial of benefits on
270647 - grounds that DOD had no requirements for an air force. (see
270648 - "disruptive technology" reviewed on 990527, ref SDS 1 1221).
270650 - [On 041118 Gil comments similar resistance slows progress
270651 - toward a culture of knowledge using SDS for intelligence
270652 - support, because there is no "requirement" for accuracy in
270653 - business. ref SDS 13 4B9M
270655 - ..
270656 - [On 041213 Edison invented Portland Cement, died broke
270657 - trying to sell it; today, Portlan Cement is the bedrock of
270658 - construction building materials. ref SDS 14 334L
270660 - ..
270661 - General Billy Mitchell was eventually given a chance, and in
270662 - 1921 successfully demonstrated that even crude, early versions
270663 - of airplanes could sink battleships, but even that did not sell
270664 - everyone. See research at...
270666 - http://www.medalofhonor.com/BillyMitchell.htm
270668 - ..
270669 - In 1925, Mitchell was court martialed, and left the military in
270670 - disgrace. He was later rehabilitated, mostly posthumasly,
270671 - further demonstrating fragility of faith needed for
270672 - transformation in the beginning, reviewed on 030718 citing
270673 - knowledge of democracy was barely a "whisper" during the Roman
270674 - Empire. ref SDS 4 WZ7N Fear of losing life, career,
270675 - livelihood, payment, promotion taken together cause improvement
270676 - to take 50 years in an established culture, reported on 011210.
270677 - ref SDS 2 R66K General Mitchell died in 1937, and so never saw
270678 - his vision implemented just a few years later with the ramp up
270679 - for WWII. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by
270680 - Congress in 1946; the citation says...
270682 - AWARD OF THE CONGRESS
270683 - AUGUST 8, 1946
270684 - FOR OUTSTANDING PIONEER SERVICE AND FORESIGHT IN FIELD
270685 - OF AMERICAN MILITARY AVIATION
270687 - ..
270688 - Same problem exists today, reported at NASA in testimony before
270689 - Congress on 030826 explaining why mistakes that caused the loss
270690 - of the Challenger in 1986 were repeated in loss of the Columbia
270691 - Space Shuttle in 2003. ref SDS 5 8K4G
270693 - [On 040829 reviewed time required for transformation to
270694 - prepare for meeting with Gary on future of SDS. ref SDS 12
270695 - VV45
270697 - ..
270698 - Disruptive technologies are opposed by people with lots of
270699 - money to pay for marketing people, who are highly skilled at
270700 - explaining sustaining technologies, because they have a lot of
270701 - experience, and there is more money in that field than in
270702 - trying to sell people something for which they have no
270703 - experience. These are powerful cultural forces that resist
270704 - improvement, reported on 990527. ref SDS 1 1233 Don Rumsfeld
270705 - described specific forces during remarks to the War College,
270706 - ref SDS 3 OFYR, where he went on to urge people to work for
270707 - transformation. ref SDS 3 QE4H
270709 - [On 040829 reviewed why transformation for disruptive
270710 - technologies take a long time. ref SDS 12 VV45
270712 - ..
270713 - 10. The top general said his career was essentially an accident.
270714 - He was the "last man standing" advocating airpower against the
270715 - status quo of bureaucracy, reviewed on 040203, ref SDS 6 E44K,
270716 - when folks in the Pentagon and in Congress finally "got it,"
270717 - and suddenly "turned on a dime" when everyone realized war was
270718 - immenant based on Germany's success with airpower in Europe,
270719 - which was prominently shown by news reels in the movies in
270720 - those days. The brass looked around for someone with experience
270721 - and tapped him to head up the Army Air Corps. He described how
270722 - enabling forces suddenly came into alignment for his career and
270723 - for transformation from land and sea to land, sea and air
270724 - forces.
270726 - ..
270727 - 11. This general had fought so long and hard, and nearly suffered a
270728 - failed career, and loss of life trying to promote airpower,
270729 - that he was afraid to take the chance approving another bombing
270730 - run into Germany, in order to increase the chance of winning
270731 - the war by reducing must greater losses later, but where heavy
270732 - losses would be suffered immediately, because he could not
270733 - explain such losses to others (the bureaucracy where many must
270734 - say yes, but only one saying no stops progress), who are not on
270735 - the scene, and will not be able to understand, and so would not
270736 - approve expanding the budget to relace the planes and pilots,
270737 - etc., etc.
270739 - ..
270740 - 12. To make a long story short, the subordinate general wound up
270741 - winning the argumeent, because he was played by Clark Gable,
270742 - and in the movies, Clark always got his way, because that is
270743 - good marketing, and so a difficult command decision was finally
270744 - made to destroy the German factories building jet airplanes,
270745 - and this likely was a major factor in the eventual outcome.
270747 - ..
270748 - 13. "Command Decision," maybe you can rent it -- would be
270749 - interested in your take on the issues raised on transformation
270750 - in relation to our discussion coming up on 010910, and efforts
270751 - to enable a broader base of people to experience the power of
270752 - knowledge, the way the people eventually experienced air power
270753 - leading up to WWII.
270755 - ..
270756 - 14. We need a command decision on the ASB, whether to launch or
270757 - keep fine tuning. Again, I think deployment needs some work,
270758 - and maybe we can discuss later today.
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280401 - ..
280402 - Interanet FTP for SDS Meeting with Cal Confirm Planning
280404 - 15. Please add a record on your meeting with Cal, and include the
280405 - letter to Cal confirming understandings on follow up. In our
280406 - telecon on Wednesday, there was discussion of suggesting that Cal
280407 - facilitate a conference call with Darnel Satten. Cal also raised
280408 - the idea of introducing you to colleagues in his shop who may be
280409 - able to work directly with you on correcting problems that have
280410 - been pending for awhile.
280412 - ..
280413 - 16. Consider sending a copy to Steve, so he sees steps being taken
280414 - on team initiatives, and is prepared when a later request may
280415 - come forward for you to visit NG to expedite the work.
280417 - ..
280418 - 17. Thanks.
280420 - ..
280421 - 18. Rod
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290401 - ..
290402 - Marketing Advertising Articles Professional Journals
290404 - Did Gary see the write up on Com Metrics in the publication on
290405 - Intelligence, per below????
290407 - ..
290408 - Intelligence Technologies Journal, 030831
290410 - ..
290411 - Gary will look through these articles this evening, and evaluate
290412 - whether they would be good references to cite in the ASB filing.