Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 4, 2009
Innovative Analytics & Training LLC (Innovative Analytics), a privately-held company that helps organizations make better decisions by integrating diverse information sources with advanced analytic methods, announced that it named Kevin O'Brien as senior advisor. O'Brien will provide support to Innovative Analytic's clients covering strategy, policy and operational analytic challenges as well as training and education on issues relating to public security and intelligence matters.
"Dr. O'Brien brings a unique set of U.S. and international experiences in security and intelligence matters to bear on behalf of Innovative Analytics' government and commercial clients," said Chief Executive Kevin O'Connell. "His long-standing commitment to high-quality research and specialized analytic methodologies will strengthen our own creative approach to emerging problems like counterterrorism, cyberspace protection and homeland security including the challenges of international collaboration in these areas."
O'Brien, a leading authority on state and sub-state intelligence and security practices, has worked extensively for the last fifteen years as an advisor to governments on public security and intelligence matters. Since 2003, he has been a leading advisor to the governments and critical infrastructures of the United States, U.K., Canada and Australia on improving protective and preventive security practices to counterterrorist and insurgent attack planning. Most recently, he served as a senior advisor to the Australian government on aviation security and critical infrastructure protection, and to the British government on analytic transformation, counterterrorism intelligence and counter-radicalization. Additionally, he has served as an advisor to the U.K. and Canadian governments on the privatization of security. He is the author of more than forty academic monographs, articles and chapters including most recently "The Changing Security and Intelligence Landscape in the 21st Century." In 2010, his books "The Terrorist Craft of Intelligence" and "The South African Intelligence Service: From Apartheid to Democracy" will be published. O'Brien studied at York University, Canada and received his doctorate in international politics (security studies) from the University of Hull, U.K.
About Innovative Analytics & Training
Innovative Analytics & Training LLC (Innovative Analytics), a privately-held company in Washington, D.C., focuses on improving analysis and decision-making for government and commercial clients. Innovative Analytics is "the sources and methods company," and draws upon analytic methods and techniques that range from critical thinking to rapid global expert network development and advanced analytic applications. They help organizations understand the complexity and data dependencies of their decisions, offer new approaches to using existing information and gather new information to bound the uncertainty within a decision space. For more information on Innovative Analytics, visit http://www.innovative-analytics.com.