NEWS

(22 June 2020) Over the weekend Team Integrity ISR finished a second round review for the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control (HHS/CDC)’s re-look at its artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) approach and analytical competencies. Our experts reviewed the Information Environment and The Analytical Process that the COVID Team has used create both decision and predictive reporting. We will be making a series of recommendations to help HHS get a structure around their Advanced Analysis efforts. We’re honored to be part of the future.

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(19 June 2020) This is a historic day for the United States Air Force. Chief Joanne Bass has been selected as the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force! She is a longtime friend of Integrity ISR, and many on our team (the CEO most of all) have been mentored by her enthusiasm, innovation, and love of the Air Force. She’s a terrific choice – You will KILL IT Chief! God Bless from all of us at Integrity ISR!

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(12 June 2020) Today we celebrate Women Veteran’s Day. The first celebration was held on June 12th 2018 to honor the 70th anniversary of the Women’s Armed Service Integration Act. We’re proud of all our women veterans – in Integrity ISR and across the nation. THANK YOU for your service and sacrifice!

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(2 June 2020) Team Integrity ISR just finished the third review of the COVID-19 AI Task Force Report. We provided SME input as active users of AI to help inform the predictive inconsistencies and the Big Data challenges with accurately measuring the real human impact of this crisis. The report itself is still working its way through staffing but here are four clear conclusions that bring into clear focus the current state of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and associated technologies. This is a complex effort but these are the general conclusions we discovered :

1. There MUST be a close relationship with the customers (SMEs) and end users of AI analytics to refine the powerful capability of AI

2. AI does not create decision-quality data until it is assessed and made credible by a human analyst. This could not be more crystal clear in the endless stream of inaccurate predictions made across all aspects of the response — from the National Agencies to states to localities.

3. The Big Data companies often lack the agility and responsiveness to keep up with the evolving landscape. In many cases companies have only a hammer and all pro

4. The US Government AI effort is fragmented, disconnected and ineffectively applied.

The Team is hopeful for improvement. Time will tell.

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(25 May 2020) Today we remember wonderful, beautiful Veterans we’ve lost over the years. We also remember the Gold Star Families they have left here for us to care for. Our team is full of actual real-life heroes whose lives are full of so many important and wonderful people who have made us who we are today. We’d like to remember three who are especially on our hearts as we remember. A1C Elizabeth Jacobson, 1Lt Rosyln Schulte, Edward J. Seitz, and Lt Col Donnie Holland. There are so many more to remember but these hit especially close to home. God Bless all our men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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(21 May 2020) Friends — thanks to all of you who responded to the Anniversary of the founding of Integrity ISR. Because of all of you it has been quite a journey since 2012 starting out as just a consultant and now with such a great partner in Danielle Storan and a growing team led by guys like Mike Grunwald and the rest of our crew. God’s grace has been there all along the journey — we’ve learned so much about how great businesses run from the powerful team mates like FEDITC and Leidos. We also have seen the worst side of how not to run a business from others. But all things do work together and we continue to create something new and wonderful. Super thankful and looking forward to the future. — Scott Bethel, CEO & Founder

#sograteful #teamwork #thankyou

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 It’s always great to get an endorsement from a colleague who is respected in Education, Government, and Industry as well as with our Coalition Partners. Thanks Tom, for all the support. We truly value the great relationship between our companies! — Scott Bethel, CEO & Founder

Time For a New Corporate Training Program – by Tom Ruby, CEO Bluegrass Critical Thinking Solutions

(18 May 2020) Pretty much everyone has tired of the novelty of Zoom meetings and Zoom Happy Hours. And yet we can be assured that we will be conducting core office meetings electronically beyond the foreseeable future. Even after the Covid-19 pandemic is a memory, the effects will linger in the form of working from home and drastically reduced office space.

In the mean time, companies will have to fulfill their annual employee training requirements. This is the time to change your old training routine and go from the same soul-crushing training to something that will actually move the company in a new direction towards innovation and meeting your corporate objectives. We all know the reason companies accept crappy training is that it is easier to pay the consultants you have on contract for training, even if it is less than what you’d prefer, is that the pain of finding a new consultant and going through the procurement paperwork is worse to the person doing that work than the crappy training sessions are for the masses of employees sitting through it.

But I encourage you to use this time of change to step outside your comfort zone and find someone new, someone who has developed exactly what you need. There are a lot out there.

I recommend you look at Integrity ISR and their innovative ISR University. I’ve spoken with Integrity ISR’s leadership team led by CEO Scott Bethel and President Danielle Storan about their offerings. What strikes me as worthy of your consideration is that their offerings are applicable beyond the Intelligence and National Security community to the corporate business space. Their course offerings were initially designed to fulfill training requirements for national security operations. However, their team realized quickly how applicable certain concepts were beyond a narrow strategic lane.

Keep thinking…

For more visit Bluegrass Critical Thinking Solutions

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(4 May 2020) Once again Team Integrity ISR has the opportunity to collaborate with our Teachers and Community. Its part of our company to get beyond just the narrow focus of DoD and be part of greater Solutions. District 15 asked for a session on on-line learning and methodologies to make the learning work with all kinds of students. #teachingteachers #learning

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(3 May 2020) Integrity ISR is thrilled to welcome Curtis Johnson as our Executive Level Multi-Discipline Analyst/ Subject Matter Expert at Ft Meade! #weknowisr #wehireveterans

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(3 May 2020) As part of our ongoing commitment to education and taking the lead from some of our team mates around the country Integrity ISR has made a significant donation to Comal ISD to help with technology and student work. In addition our team has been mentoring teachers in the community to better understand the ways to be successful in the virtual/synchronous/asynchronous environment. Working with our communities is a WIN for Integrity ISR!

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(30 Apr 2020) As a small business ourselves, we’re proud to support our local communities and small businesses – especially now. Recently, Integrity ISR made a donation to support Drippin’ with Support – a big hearted effort in Dripping Springs, TX, to support our local small businesses and maintain a strong sense of community. We believe strongly in giving back – it’s one of our company’s core values and a reason we give our employees 2 paid days a year to donate their time and effort to their communities. It’s that important – while #WeKnowISR we also #LoveOurCommunity!

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(29 April 2020) Once again Integrity ISR has been selected to be part of the Texas “We Hire Vets” program. To qualify a company has to have at least 10% vets and demonstrate a consistent commitment to veterans and their families. Currently, 96% of Integrity employees are veterans. We are proud to once again be recognized by the State of Texas!

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(16 Apr 2020) Another AWESOME post from our team mate Tom Ruby! A great look at where leaders can and should go after this crisis is behind. Smart leaders will be thinking about these challenges NOW because changes are around the corner.

leaders moving forward post coronavirus

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(9 Apr 2020) Even during this time of isolation Integrity ISR continues thought leadership and contributing to the community fully engaged wherever we can. Our team was asked to both host and facilitate this conference when it was to be in person. The IDGA leaders took the bold step to put this on line — not an easy feat and requiring a new and different kind of organization and use of technology. We’ve got a pitch as part of the National leadership contributing. Any feedback is welcome!

Intelligence analytics Summit

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(7 Apr 2020) Congratulations are in order – Todd Morris is celebrating one year with Integrity ISR. Todd and his partners at Goodfellow AFB are advancing our nation’s capabilities to integrate with our international intelligence partners and growing partner capacity. Thanks for all you do, Todd!! #WeKnowISR

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(4 Apr 2020) Friends — Scott Bethel here. This is an article about what comes next published by my good friend Dr. Tom Ruby and I. Our intellectual efforts are about what is ahead — the world will change once the COVID-19 challenges are behind us.

The World Will Change This Year

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INTEGRITY ISR INSTRUCTOR SELECTED TO GIVE KEYNOTE TO 1st GRADUATING CLASS OF US SPACE FORCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Danielle Storan | (757) 870-7237 | danielle.storan@integrityisr.com

Vandenberg AFB, CA – On March 26, 2020, the United States Space Force (USSF) graduated its first class of US Space Officers, following the successful completion of more than 100 days of intensive training in space operations to receive their Space wings. The graduating class selected Integrity ISR Instructor LCDR (Ret.) Rick Farotte, USN, to give the keynote speech at the graduation ceremony.

“We now offer you the keys to space,” Farotte said. “You wear the wings, it’s time to go out and dominate the ultimate high ground. You can’t begin to understand how excited we all are for each of you. We are proud of you. We have faith in your abilities to learn and lead us. Set your priorities, prepare your defenses, take a few punches and go win this one for the United States.”

In August 2020, Integrity ISR was selected to develop and instruct advanced space ISR curriculum that enabled the new space officers to understand, assess and ultimately plan space operations to ensure that the US will defeat adversary counter-space capabilities. Since that time, the Integrity ISR team has instructed more than ten space officer and enlisted classes at the 533 Training Readiness Squadron at Vandenberg AFB, CA.

Brigadier General (Ret) Kevin Wooton, former US Air Force Space Command Director of Intelligence and Communications, said, “What a fantastic confluence at our premier Space Training Ground: a career Naval Officer, with Intelligence and EW experience, selected as the outstanding faculty member and keynote speaker at Space Force’s first graduation. It’s the culmination of long journey and a great story!”

Farotte, a former Chief of Current Operations at the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC), used his experience to generate realistic scenarios for students that simulated the high-stress environments that Class 2020-01 would face when they report to their new assignments.

Integrity ISR offers a wide range of services for multi-domain C4ISR strategy, training and operations that enable ISR personnel to operate in any domain under any conditions, from permissive to highly contested/denied environments. Its number one priority is to strengthen US national security–by increasing US readiness and lethality, by building the C4ISR capabilities of US allies, and by fostering increased interoperability for tomorrow’s coalition warfighters.

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(26 Mar 2020) We’re pleased to announce that Rob Sullivan was recently promoted to Director of International Training for Integrity ISR! Sully brings a vast amount of experience in the military and corporate worlds engaging with, and training, a wide variety of international audiences including Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Iraq, and across AFRICOM. We’re excited to get him into this role and help the company and the nation achieve increased interoperability with US allies and foster long-term relationships to strengthen US and global security. #WeKnowISR #globalsecurity

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(6 Mar 2020) #Kudos to Travis Sampson for receiving an Outstanding rating on his Instructor Evaluation. We love reading words like “perfect,” “flawless,” “seasoned instructor,” and “vast knowledge” from our government customers! Travis Sampson, keep up the #GreatWork! #weknowisr

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(6 Feb 2020) Congratulations to Austin Waggoner – he joined our team just a few months ago at Langley and is already a rock star. He’s been instrumental in testing, developing, and launching a new analytical tool set for the 480 ISR Wing that will change the way analysts take in information and translate it into actionable intelligence. The Wing Commander was so impressed with their work that Austin may very well find himself briefing COMACC next week! Austin has been a fantastic addition to Integrity ISR and the larger Leidos team working with ACC!

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(29 Jan 2020) I am so thankful to be part of a team that does not see obstacles but opportunities and have shown time and again that Integrity ISR is full of fighters who are about self-development. I appreciate everyone who shares our desire to succeed and do something great for our country!

“Business is always a struggle. There are always obstacles and competitors. There is never an open road, except the wide road that leads to failure. Every great success has always been achieved by fight. Every winner has scars…. The men (and women) who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will-power to develop themselves.” ― Herbert N. Casson

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(1 Jan 2020) We are so pleased and thankful for 2019. We grew from 3 Team Mates to nearly 10 times that, thanks to hard work and dedication and a lot of support from partners and friends. We are thankful for every person on our Team — coast to coast and overseas you make it so great to be part of a growing company. 2020 looks to be an even better year and from all of us at Integrity ISR — THANK YOU for making this year awesome! And we know 2020 will be even more spectacular. God Bless for the new year!

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INTEGRITY ISR LAUNCHES ISR LEARNING FOR SPACE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Danielle Storan | (757) 870-7237 | danielle.storan@integrityisr.com

Spring Branch, TX (8 Oct 2019) – Integrity ISR launched into a new effort supporting Air Education and Training Command in developing the next generation of Space leaders through innovative ISR curriculum development and instruction at Vandenberg AFB, CA.  Led by cutting-edge ISR space practitioners with more than 40 years of combined operational and leadership experience, the Integrity ISR team is shaping the way future space professionals are developed and molded through their initial training experiences.

In two short months, Integrity ISR drove major changes to the way intelligence is incorporated into the training regimen, ensuring more realistic and dynamic training evolutions for officer and enlisted students that reflects current and projected threats.  The supported training squadron personnel already remarked, “Where were you all a year ago?”  

Integrity ISR CEO and Founder, BG (ret) Scott Bethel offered, “Our core philosophy of utilizing instructional best practices and active learning techniques, coupled with a robust knowledge of adversary space and counter-space capabilities and doctrine, prepares future space professionals to operate with confidence and knowledge of the threat.”

Integrity ISR offers a wide range of services for multi-domain C4ISR strategy, training and operations that enable ISR personnel to operate in any domain under any conditions, from permissive to highly contested/denied environments. Our number one priority is to strengthen US national security–by increasing US readiness and lethality, by building the C4ISR capabilities of US allies, and by fostering increased interoperability for tomorrow’s coalition warfighters.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.integrityisr.com.

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INTEGRITY ISR LAUNCHES ISR UNIVERSITY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Danielle Storan | (757) 870-7237 | danielle.storan@integrityisr.com

Spring Branch, TX (May 14, 2019)—On May 14, Integrity ISR launched ISR University, an innovative effort intended to revolutionize Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) training by offering intelligence courses online and in-residence to students from around the world. Staffed by leading-edge ISR practitioners with decades of operational and leadership experience, ISR University is positioned to deliver high-quality intelligence courses that enable students to operate in any domain under any condition.

“ISR University is unmatched in its ability to develop first-rate training that is relevant in today’s geostrategic environment, to present it in a multi-modal way, and to connect individually with each student to allow them to rapidly increase knowledge and apply it immediately in their area of operations, ” said USAF Lt Gen (R) Dave Deptula, former Chief of Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. “This training will help establish global standards of excellence for ISR professionals, build the C4ISR capabilities of the US and its allies, and foster lifelong relationships critical to interoperability.”

Traditionally, intelligence training has largely been stovepiped, with each military service or agency developing their own personnel training. ISR University courses, marketed to individuals and small groups, will teach ISR strategy, operations, and analysis to students ranging from ISR professionals looking to expand their knowledge base to senior leaders looking to better understand and lead ISR forces. Varied student backgrounds, professional cultures, nationalities, and experiences will enrich classroom discussions and practical applications. 

“We are passionate about diversity in our classrooms. You could easily have a class consisting of an Air Force targeteer, a US border patrol agent, a Central American police officer, and a NATO intelligence analyst. Each participant would bring a unique perspective that taken together would elevate course discussions and broaden the way each student approaches ISR collection and analysis,” remarked Integrity ISR CEO and Founder, USAF Brig Gen (R) Scott Bethel. 

ISR University courses utilize instructional best practices and active learning techniques to empower students to own their learning process through the application of knowledge.  Our classes are designed to meet a wide range of learning needs as well as multiple delivery methods to meet today’s learners through in-residence, live-virtual, online, or mobile offerings.

For more information on our course offerings, please visit the ISR University website.

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Integrity ISR CEO Brig Gen (R) Scott Bethel interviewed at 35th Space Symposium. Coverage begins at 1:53. 


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BRIG GEN (R) SCOTT BETHEL TO GIVE REMARKS AT 35th SPACE SYMPOSIUM, APR 9-11, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Danielle Storan | (757) 870-7237 |danielle.storan@integrityisr.com

Colorado Springs, CO (April 8, 2019)— Military Intelligence expert USAF Brig Gen (R) Scott Bethel, CEO of Integrity ISR, will be giving a presentation on “Multi-Domain C2 — Linking Air and Space to Accelerate the Kill Chain” on Tuesday, Apr 9, at 1:00pm and again on Thursday, Apr 11, at 1:15pm in Meeting Room 10 in the Exhibitor Pavilion. He will be available for media interviews before and after both events.

Scott Bethel is the Founder and CEO of Integrity ISR. He is a retired Air Force brigadier general with 27 years of senior leadership experience in intelligence, cyber, kinetic targeting, unmanned vehicle operations, and education. As CEO of Integrity ISR, Mr. Bethel is determined to strengthen US national security – by increasing US readiness and lethality, building allied C4ISR capabilities, and fostering increased interoperability for tomorrow’s coalition warfighters. Additionally, Mr. Bethel is currently a Professor at Angelo State University and serves on numerous Academic and Professional Boards.

WHO: Scott Bethel, Brig Gen (R), USAF

WHAT: Remarks and Press Availability

WHEN: 1:00 pm on Apr 9, 2019 1:15pm on Apr 11, 2019

WHERE: 35th Space Symposium
Meeting Room 10 in the Exhibitor Pavilion The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO CEO of Integrity ISR

Integrity ISR offers a wide-range of services for multi-domain C4ISR strategy, training and operations that enable ISR personnel to operate in any domain under any conditions, from permissive to highly contested/denied environments. For more information, please visit our website at www.integrityisr.com.

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INTEGRITY ISR TO PROVIDE INTELLIGENCE TRAINING TO ROYAL SAUDI AIR FORCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Danielle Storan | (757) 870-7237 |danielle.storan@integrityisr.com

Goodfellow AFB, TX (April 1, 2019)—On April 1, Integrity ISR, along with Kapsuun Group, LLC, will begin training students from the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR).

The RSAF students will progress through two courses. The first course will teach intelligence fundamentals, including operational intelligence, imagery analysis, basic targeting, and weapons-specific training.  The follow-on course will teach advanced ISR tactics and targeting/weaponeering. 

“The United States has long succeeded in developing and maintaining security cooperation among our allies by providing sophisticated weapons systems and pilot training. However, we are now reaching a stage where the US provides the intelligence training necessary to allow our foreign partners to properly analyze and prepare the operational environment,” said Integrity ISR CEO and retired USAF Brigadier General Scott Bethel. “By doing so, we not only make them more capable, but we also aid in minimizing civilian casualties and collateral damage.” 

Integrity ISR offers a wide-range of services for multi-domain C4ISR strategy, training and operations that enable ISR personnel to operate in any domain under any conditions, from permissive to highly contested/denied environments. Our number one priority is to strengthen US national security–by increasing US readiness and lethality, by building the C4ISR capabilities of US allies, and by fostering increased interoperability for tomorrow’s coalition warfighters.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.integrityisr.com.

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