Month

May 2020
Editor – The article linked below from the Strategy Bridge is from a fellow IPA member and among our members his thesis is hardly controversial yet, western governments (mostly, some exceptions like the Baltic states) still struggle as any attempt to coordinate our “narrative” quickly starts to sound like we’re orchestrating from a ‘ministry of...
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Editor:  I’m highlighting this report because it’s a good example of the legwork being done elsewhere highlighting an issue, the people and entities affected by the issue and, most importantly, the motivations of those that are trying to change the beliefs and behavior of a targeted group.  This is what’s necessary to lay the groundwork...
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Editor’s Note: IPA Member and MITRE Corporation National Space Program Portfolio Director L. Dean Worley co-authored a new paper on how the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) can better communicate its needs and the intended benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) for national security applications to attract external talent and partners. Dean seeks...
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Matt Armstrong, former GOP Governor of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Information Professionals Association Advisor, expresses his deep concern over President Trump’s pick to head the Agency for Global Media, which oversees the Voice of America because he says, “you have a leader that is not connected to journalism.” The whole purpose of VOA...
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Editor:  Without a bit of irony Defense One wrote a puff piece on SOCOM’s desire to “understand and influence populations” (among other things) without once mentioning the nearly 30 year old effort within DoD to internalize just this thing through a body of ideas and doctrine titled:  Information Operations.  No surprise since the Department itself...
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Announcing the 9th Annual Association of Old Crows Information Operations Symposium! The United States Indo-Pacific Command and the Association Old Crows will once again co-sponsor the annual Information Operations and Electronic Warfare Symposium, now in its 9th year of execution.  The first two days of this event will be held at the UNCLASSIFIED level, and...
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Editor’s Note: The annual National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) symposium was held virtually for the first time this week. U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) commander Army Gen. Richard Clarke described three types of war the military and SOCOM must prepare for: “a war on extremism, a war of influence,...
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Leaders from the Information Professionals Association, government, and industry participated in a panel discussion May 5 hosted by Alamo AFCEA on “Information Dominance: Why the US must evolve to compete and win in a challenged Information Environment.” Panelists agreed that today’s Information Warfare is not about finding tools to develop and deploy; it is about the...
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Note from the author:  Russia and China have the potential to impact our cognitive security, but in very different ways. You could say one is the hare and the other the turtle. Franak Viacorka, of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, and myself recently wrote two columns on this topic, which we would like to share with...
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Editor’s note: The role of information and disinformation in worldwide reaction and response to the novel Coronavirus continues to dominate headlines. Here’s a roundup of the latest reports. Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD): China’s Coronavirus Disinformation Campaigns Are Integral to Its Global Information Warfare Strategy Matthew Ha and Alice Cho highlights a European External...
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