Testing COVID-19 Decisions Using US Intelligence Methods

Key Takeaways

  • How to verify that your organization’s COVID-19 decision-making is objective, disciplined, and free from biases and emotions
  • Analyze an actual COVID-19 situation using one of the Structured Analytic Techniques which Steve Lindo and Dr. Jay Grusin, former CIA Senior Intelligence Officer, have adapted for use in the private sector 


Steve Lindo is a professional risk manager with over 30 years’ experience managing risks in financial and other organizations. He is currently Principal of SRL Advisory Services, an independent consulting firm specializing in risk management methods and strategy, and Co-Principal of Intelligent Risk Management LLC, an executive education and advisory partnership that shows organizations how to test their high-stakes decisions using analytical methods pioneered by the CIA. He previously held risk management positions at Fifth Third Bancorp, Ally Financial, Cargill Financial Services, First Chicago (now part of JPMorgan Chase), and Lloyds Bank.

Steve is a faculty member in the Enterprise Risk Management MS program at Columbia University School of Professional Studies and a regular presenter at conferences, webinars and author of risk management articles and case studies. He has a BA and MA from Oxford University and speaks fluent French, German, Spanish and Portuguese.


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The following resources were referenced by Steve Lindo during the webinar. The link to the book is provided for your reference; PRMIA is not endorsing the book or Amazon.com. The link to the paper is available on the CIA's public website and provides permission to share it.

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