Surprise is the opposite of intelligence. In the world of national security, surprise is synonymous with intelligence failure. The same holds true for safety and security risk management for private businesses and educational institutions.
If known risks are able to develop into emergency incidents, it is most likely because your intelligence process failed to pick up on the early warning indicators that are present in the days, weeks or months leading up to most types of incidents.
On this episode of The Prevention Podcast, we discuss how risk managers and security officials can engage their workforce and communities to generate actionable human intelligence on emerging risks.
Our Guest: Skip Bland, a 30-year veteran of counterintelligence and special investigations. Skip is also a former special agent with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and a former Supervisory Special Agent with the Department of Homeland Security working on criminal, counterintelligence and fraud investigations for FEMA. Today Skip is a business development executive at MicroPact in Herndon, Virginia.