What is the OODA loop?
by Daniel J. Power
OODA loop refers to the decision cycle of observe, orient, decide, and act, developed by military strategist and USAF Colonel John Boyd. Boyd applied the concept to the combat operations decision making process. Boyd argues that all decisions are based on observations of the evolving situation tempered with implicit filtering of the problem being addressed. These observations are the raw information on which decisions and actions are based. The observed information must be processed to orient it for further making a decision.
Boyd, John R. (September 3, 1976). Destruction and Creation. U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
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Author: Daniel Power
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