Month

January 2022
Below is a review of the recent article in the Fall 2021 of The Cyber Defense Review titled “Information Advantage Activities.”  The Army is struggling a bit in sorting out its Information Operations (IO) career force, the organizations that have supported IO in the Army since the 1990s.  The author of this article summarizes the...
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The U.S. Army Cyber Institute (ARCYBER) recently issued a solicitation seeking a contractor to supply “Science Fiction Prototyping” to help the organization, the broader Department of Defense, and NATO envision operations in the environments of the future (10 years out) and generate conversation across the community about such operations. According to the Army solicitation, Science...
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The following blog post was written by Information Professionals Association members Dr. Paul Lieber and Colonel (Ret.) Matthew Couglin (USMC). We welcome blog submissions from IPA members. Click here to Join IPA. Contrary to popular belief, artificial intelligence (AI) and sister machine learning (ML) are not cure-all capabilities to peer-competitor information dominance and/or disinformation and...
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The Cognitive Crucible is a forum that presents different perspectives and emerging thought leadership related to the information environment. The opinions expressed by guests are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of or endorsement by the Information Professionals Association. During this episode, Hank Thomas of Strategic Cyber Ventures discusses his perspective on...
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Matt Armstrong, author of the mountainrunner.us blog, shares his view that the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs should be abolished.  Noting that the position, established in 1999 by direction of Congress to centralize leadership for the execution and coordination of government information and engagement programs abroad and at home,...
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The Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily Monitor recently posted a commentary by Kseniya Kirillova on how Russia is escalating its propaganda, particularly in the information domain, as tensions increase due to the military buildup against Ukraine. The increase in influence messaging has traditionally been viewed as a disturbing potential indicator of escalation and seems to follow similar patterns...
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The Cognitive Crucible is a forum that presents different perspectives and emerging thought leadership related to the information environment. The opinions expressed by guests are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of or endorsement by the Information Professionals Association. During this episode, Dr. Brendan Mulvaney of the Air University’s China Aerospace Studies...
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Several organizations and researchers are working on ways to identify fake geographic and satellite imagery as the ability to easily manipulate images threatens both national and economic security. The proliferation of deepfakes throughout civil society also has the potential to create safety hazards and inhibit humanitarian efforts, such as response to natural disasters if organizations...
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The Washington Post (and other news outlets) published an article on January 6 spotlighting the announcement from Sweden that it is establishing a new Psychological Defense Agency to improve its capabilities to “identify and counter foreign malign information influence, disinformation, and other dissemination of misleading information directed at Sweden.” The agency, to be established under...
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The Cognitive Crucible is a forum that presents different perspectives and emerging thought leadership related to the information environment. The opinions expressed by guests are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of or endorsement by the Information Professionals Association. In this crossover episode of the Phoenix Cast and Cognitive Crucible, John Bicknell...
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