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Monday, September 25, 2023

📚 IMATRIX: Joint Chiefs Reading List📚

📚Welcome to the IMATRIX presentation of the  Joint Chiefs Of Staff Reading List 🌟

Courtesy of  DODReads.

In our commitment to the IMATRIX concept, we've consolidated a curated collection of books, reducing the information load. 📦While the Joint Chiefs Of Staff may have experienced a delay in producing their latest official reading list, rest assured, we've consolidated a selection of titles that span critical aspects of leadership, strategy, history, and more. 📖Whether you're a seasoned officer, a dedicated servicemember, or simply enthusiastic about military literature, our IMATRIX-inspired list offers timeless insights that transcend temporal boundaries.




Why Should You Consider This

7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores the Changing Face of War in the 21st Century

A global pandemic finds millions swarming across the U.S. border. Major American cities are leveled by black-market nukes. China’s growing civil unrest ignites a global showdown. Pakistan’s collapse leads to a hunt for its nuclear weapons. What if the worst that could happen actually happens? How will we respond? Are we prepared?

Andrew Krepinevich

Explore possible future scenarios and challenges in modern warfare.

Twentieth Century American Biography Series: George C. Marshall

This distinguished series provides complete interpretive biographies of influential twentieth-century figures. Based on extensive research and written by a prominent scholar, each concise study examines the subject's career, private life, political milieu, public image, and impact on modern society.

Mark A. Stoler, John Milton Cooper

Gain insights into the lives and impact of influential figures in American history.

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas.

Simon Sinek

Learn about leadership, inspiration, and the power of purpose in organizations.

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

Traditional top-down organizations are like spiders, but starfish organizations are changing the face of business and the world. What’s the hidden power behind the success of Wikipedia, Craigslist, and Skype?

Ori Brafman, Rod A. Beckstrom

Explore the dynamics of leaderless organizations and their impact on society and business.

The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations (Belknap Press S)

Stressing the value of the military outlook for American national policy, Samuel P. Huntington has developed a general theory of civil–military relations and subjected it to rigorous historical analysis.

Samuel P. Huntington

Delve into the theory and politics of civil-military relations in the context of American national policy.

Once an Eagle

Required reading for West Point and Marine Corps cadets, Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale.

Anton Myrer

Explore the lifelong journey and conflicts of two military officers and the values they uphold.

On War

Carl von Clausewitz’s On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy.

Carl von Clausewitz

Dive into a comprehensive examination of the nature of war and its role in policy and strategy.

Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

Robert D. Kaplan shows how crucial the Indian Ocean region has become to American power.

Robert D. Kaplan

Gain insights into the geopolitical significance of the Indian Ocean region and its impact on American power.

Some Principles of Maritime Strategy

Julian S. Corbett draws upon centuries of naval battles to discuss the development of sound war strategies at sea.

Julian S. Corbett

Explore the historical development of maritime strategy and its significance in naval warfare.

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)

First published almost a century ago, this classic text on the history and tactics of naval warfare had a profound effect on the imperial policies of all the major powers.

A. T. Mahan

Learn about the historical influence of sea power on world history and military strategy.

George Washington and the American Military Tradition (Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures Ser.)

Investigates the interplay of militiaman and professional soldier that shaped George Washington’s military career and fostered the victory that brought independence to the United States.

Don Higginbotham

Explore the military career and legacy of George Washington in the context of American history.

The Command of The Air (USAF Warrior Studies)

A classic work on the command of the air in warfare.

Giulio Douhet, Dino Ferrari

Study the concept of air superiority and its role in modern warfare.

Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War

John Boyd may be the most remarkable unsung hero in all of American military history. He is remembered as the greatest U.S. fighter pilot and influential military theorist.

Robert Coram

Discover the life and contributions of John Boyd, a legendary fighter pilot and military strategist.

The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: “On Robustness and Fragility” (Incerto)

Nassim Nicholas Taleb explores highly improbable events and their impact on the world, from the rise of religions to personal life events.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Reflect on the nature of unpredictable and impactful events in history and personal life.

The Art of War

The timeless classic by Sun Tzu on the art of war and strategy.

Sun Tzu

Delve into the principles of strategy and warfare as outlined by Sun Tzu.

The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It

Investigates how traditional ideas and policies often fail in a rapidly changing world and explores ways to adapt to uncertainty.

Joshua Cooper Ramo

Explore strategies for dealing with uncertainty and the changing nature of global challenges.

A Message to Garcia: And Other Essential Writings on Success

Elbert Hubbard's classic essay on initiative and responsibility.

Elbert Hubbard, Charles Conrad

Learn about the importance of initiative and responsibility in achieving success.

⏳Remember, the power of books lies in their ability to shape minds, forge leaders, and ignite change. 📚Let's dive into the Joint Chiefs Of Staff Reading List, embracing the IMATRIX concept, and unlock the wealth of wisdom it has to offer. ✨

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

💰IMATRIX: Funding Opportunities💰


💰IMATRIX: Funding Opportunities💰

 Ref: NSIN - October/September



Submission Deadline


Funding Available for Multiple Technologies

Innovators with technologies to address hybrid-electric power plant development; manufacturing capabilities in low earth orbit; the creation of an application for wildfire and water management informed by NASA data; orbital debris remediation and tracking; and mining and mineral processing may submit their solutions for the opportunity to receive up to $1 million in SBIR/STTR funding over three phases from NASA.

Sept. 21, 2023

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Funding Available for Prototype Payloads Capture and Recovery Systems

Innovators with the ability to develop and demonstrate a prototype system to capture and recover exploitable payloads from slow-moving, high-altitude aerial systems may submit their solutions to DARPA for the opportunity to receive funding.

Sept. 21, 2023

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Funding Available for Robotic Technology Kernel Solutions (NEW)

Innovators with the ability to develop techniques and tools to securely run the Robotic Technology Kernel (RTK) software library on a high-assurance separation kernel may submit their solutions to the Army for the opportunity to receive funding.

Sept. 26, 2023

US Army

Funding Available for Mixed Reality Display Panels (NEW)

Innovators with low cost, high resolution medium format displays for mixed reality headsets may submit their solutions for the opportunity to receive up to $1.9 million in funding from the Army.

Sept. 26, 2023

US Army

Funding Available for Low-Cost Laser Sensors (NEW)

Small businesses with low-cost short-wave infrared (SWIR) laser sensors that could enable broader use of SWIR sensors in combat vehicles may submit their solutions for the opportunity to receive up to $1.9 million in funding from the Army.

Sept. 26, 2023

US Army

Funding Available for Digital Solutions to European Military Transport

Innovators from industry and academia may submit digital tools that would enable informed, coordinated military movement planning and execution may submit their solutions to NATO for the chance to win part of an $8,500 prize purse.

Oct. 5, 2023


Funding Available for Multilateral Autonomy Solutions

Innovators with the ability to improve artificial intelligence (AI)-based detection and classification of objects in still images and video, identify risk factors and improve facility location analysis, or leverage inputs from multiple types of sensors to create common operating picture of an environment may submit their solutions to win part of a $50,000 prize pool from the Palmetto Tech Bridge.

Oct. 31, 2023

NavalX Palmetto Tech Bridge

Funding Available for Multiple Technologies (Pre-Release)

Small businesses with innovations for autonomous systems, machine learning, cyber, cross-domain kill chains (connecting sensors and weapons across air, surface, and undersea domains), surveillance and reconnaissance, and non-traditional defense technologies may submit their solutions for the opportunity to receive funding from OUSD(R&E). This topic is in pre-release until it opens on Sept. 6.

Oct. 17, 2023

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD)(R&E)

Funding Available for Nuclear-Related Research

Innovators with technologies supporting nuclear re-entry environments, materials characterization, explosion monitoring, and delivery devices may submit white papers for the opportunity to receive funding from AFRL.

Oct. 30, 2023

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Funding Available for Multiple Technologies (NEW)

Innovators with technologies to support global navigation satellite system (GNSS) based tracking on previously unsupported frequencies or with compact systems to lift, load, and transport fully loaded pallets and containers may submit their solutions for the opportunity to receive funding from SOFWERX. Submissions open on Sept. 6 and close on Oct. 5. There will be an informational webinar on Sept. 7 (register by Sept. 6).

Oct. 5, 2023


Wednesday, September 6, 2023

🎓 IMATRIX:Community ADA Training - September/October 🎓


 🎓 IMATRIX - Community ADA Training - September/October 🎓








Great Lakes ADA Center for All

Accessible Residential Housing - 09-07-2023

This training focuses on making residential housing more accessible for all, including Pacific communities. Learn about accessibility standards and practices that can benefit the Pacific region.


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Great Lakes ADA Center for All

What You Should Know About the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Gain insights into the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and its implications, which can be relevant in various employment situations, including the Pacific region.


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Great Lakes ADA Center for All

A Review of Conflicting Court Cases Related to the ADA

Explore court cases related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and their impact. Understanding ADA-related legal matters can be valuable in the Pacific as well.


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Great Lakes ADA Center for All

Microsoft Inclusive Design: Cognitive Exclusion

Learn about inclusive design and how to avoid cognitive exclusion in digital products. Inclusive design principles are relevant globally, including in the Pacific.


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Great Lakes ADA Center for All

Maps for All – Building Accessible Maps

Discover how to create accessible maps, which can be important for navigation and accessibility in Pacific regions.


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Great Lakes ADA Center for All

Ask ADAl Questions RE: The Interactive Process Employment Accommodations-

Get answers to your questions about the interactive process for employment accommodations under the ADA. Understanding ADA processes can be beneficial in the Pacific.


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