Little Red Riding Hood 

At a previous but undetermined timeframe, a single-family domestic 
domicile was inhabited by a young girl, known as Little Red Riding Hood 
(LRRH), and her Maternal Parent (MP). The Maternal Parent (MP) had once 
provided for the fabrication of an article of clothing, a cloak in nature 
(including a "hood" or protective covering for the head of the wearer), 
that was RGB code [255,0,0] in hue (aka, "red"). As a result of this 
action, and the resultant repeated usage of the "hood", the young girl 
was always known as LRRH in substitution for the name identified on her 
birth certificate and other identifying documentation. 

During one 24-hour interval, a request was issued by the MP for LRRH to 
deliver a package to the MP's Maternal Parent (MPMP) (genealogically 
identified as the Grandmaternal Unit (GU) with respects to LRRH). This 
package was to include: 

• cheesecakes 
• fresh butter 
• one dozen (12) strawberries 

Little Red Riding Hood (LRRH) optioned to accept the Task Order (TO). 
LRRH further sourced a package delivery vehicle with the proper 
functionality for the Task Order, selecting a wicker basket. After a thorough 
and complete market survey, leveraging LRRH's experience with similar 
Task Orders in the past, cheesecake and fresh butter were acquired from 
the kitchen, whereas strawberries were acquired from the garden. While 
the latter item was not, strictly speaking, within the bounds of the 
Task Order, the marginal cost savings as compared to waiting for 
strawberries to grow in the kitchen appeared to be of great benefit to the MP in 
the completion of the Task. 

With initial outsourcing complete, the journey was commenced by LRRH 
(see Appendix A: Proposed Map of Route Between the Domiciles of MP and 
GU). During a brief eleventh-hour meeting, MP issued a contract rider 
requiring the complete confidentiality of all personnel working the Task 
Order. LRRH assured MP that there would be no violation of this rider. 

In the course of executing the Task Order, LRRH was approached by 
market competitor Old Grey Wolf (OGW). There were inquiries from OGW to LRRH 
regarding the nature of the Task Order, and in violation of the 
contract rider, LRRH disclosed sensitive and mission-critical data relating to 
the Task. Table 1-1 illustrates the nature of the information believed 
to have been compromised: 

Table 1-1: Information Compromised by LRRH During Interactions With GW 
Nature of Data Disclosed To Severity of Disclosure
Contents of Basket Old Grey Wolf Medium
Nature of Task Old Grey Wolf High
Destination of Journey Old Grey Wolf High

The identity of LRRH had been predetermined by OGW using standard 
practices of observation; therefore, that information was not compromised by 
the actions of LRRH. 

It was the intent of OGW to compromise the functionality of LRRH, but 
the potential negative impact on its operations by the nearby presence 
of an organized unit of fully-functional Wood Cutters (WC) provided for 
the redirection of its action item to the domicile of GU. 

Though LRRH had blatantly violated the terms of the contract rider, 
this violation went unreported to supervisory entities (i.e., MP) by the 
violator. LRRH continued to action the Task Order despite clear and 
compelling evidence that the integrity of the process had been 
disenfranchised by the OGW. 

While LRRH continued to analyze its processes through the 
implementation of the Task Order, OGW leveraged its greater cumulative experience 
and used Best Practices to arrive at the GU client site in a more 
efficient and expedient manner than LRRH. Therein, the functionality of GU was 
impacted by the biorhythmic needs of OGW in a negative manner. 

Upon the dissemination of information related to the pending closure of 
the Task Order assigned to LRRH, OGW engaged in an enterprise-wide 
analysis of situational readiness. Determining that there were 
vulnerabilities in OGW's methodology, OGW elected to redesign the external 
identifiers of OGW to better emulate those of GU, by means of garbing the 
nightgown generally associated with GU and altering the vocal patterns of 
OGW to align with precedents set by GU. 

After completing the Task Order by delivering the deliverables: 

• cheesecakes; 
• fresh butter; and 
• one dozen (12) strawberries 

LRRH recorded observations of the host system. These observations 
included, but were not limited to: 

• My what big ears you have! 
• My what big eyes you have! 
• My what a big nose you have! 
• My what big teeth you have! 

Upon receipt of the host system status analysis, OGW prepared and 
delivered a response regarding the functionality of the concerned 
functionalities, to include: 

• This functionality leverages the soundwaves generated from other 
sources, such as LRRH, to amplify the positive audio signal from such 
sources for the end user. 
• This functionality absorbs underutilized light emissions and their 
reflection from objects thereon, such as LRRH, to better provide for the 
identification of nearby entities by the end user. 
• This functionality analyzes the available transient atmospheric 
particles against a matrix of known particle cultures, such as LRRH, to 
provide near-instantaneous and transparent supplemental feedback to the end 
• This functionality greatly impacts the capacity of the OGW to 
reprocess physical assets related to LRRH in such a manner as to benefit the 
continued functional life-cycle of the OGW operations!! 

Immediately thereafter, Old Grey Wolf (OGW) executed its asset plan 
action item and severely compromised the functionality of Little Red 
Riding Hood (LRRH). 

Zephyrus—Greek god of the west wind from which my name is derived.

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