Starting Thursday, 19 JAN, I’ll be hosting a free event in Austin, TX for anyone who wants to battle track the reds and dindus protesting the Inauguration. Just like we did with the Ferguson riots and the GOP Convention protests, we’ll producing real-time intelligence on the marches, protests, and riots. This is an excellent learning opportunity as we delve into Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield/Community and cover the Intelligence Cycle. By Thursday night, we’ll begin tracking the event once things pick up. (If you want to attend this event from out of town, I’ve negotiated a discounted rate at the hotel. There are numerous other hotels in the area, too.)
The event costs nothing and I’ll provide drinks and order pizza/Chinese/whatever for lunch and dinner. Volunteers need to bring a be-know-do attitude and be prepared to learn the battle rhythm of an event like this. This will be real-time, real-world, hands-on intelligence gathering, mainly OSINT and SIGINT/COMINT, as we’ll have radio operators in the DC area, too.
On that point, if you’re going to the Inauguration and would like to provide us with on the ground reporting, please get in touch. You’ll be feeding a group of volunteers information and we can send back a picture of the overall security situation.
If you run a company and/or service and would like to sponsor this event, also please get in touch. You will be on our live streams on Stitcher and the FO Podcast, and Facebook/YouTube for video.
If you’re interested in attending for a matter of hours or for the whole thing, you can reach me at rome (at) readfomag dot com. We would love to have a sponsor for this event, too.
I’ll get you the web address where we’ll have the live map up and running. This should be a really fun event and great learning opportunity. Thank you for the support.