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John Bicknell
Countering Cognitive Warfare in the Digital Age: A Comprehensive Strategy for Safeguarding Democracy against Disinformation Campaigns on the TikTok Social Media Platform Authors: Shane Morris, David Gurzick, Ph.D., Sean Guillory, Ph.D., Glenn Borsky Abstract In the contemporary digital age, the battle for cognitive supremacy has extended beyond traditional arenas to the ubiquitous domain of social...
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Are Your Business Counter-Parties PEPs? Rethinking Politically Exposed Persons Designations Political Warfare is not just a national security concern; it’s also an enterprise risk issue for the private sector. Modern malign influence is exercised on a backbone of clandestine commercial infrastructure. While a great deal of national focus has been placed on effective tools for identifying...
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SAVE THE DATE – We are pleased to announce that IPA and Booz Allen Hamilton will soon co-host a “Generative AI and Mis/Disinformation” symposium, from 5-9 PM on November 16th, 2023 at Booz Allen’s Helix facility (901 15th St NW, Washington, DC). The event format will include a keynote speaker and a panel discussion with...
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Do you or does someone you know have the vision and experience to lead the Information Professionals Association and inspire our members as we continue our journey? The Information Professionals Association (IPA) is seeking a new President to lead IPA for at least two years. In the last two years, IPA has grown significantly in...
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The June 2023 Phoenix Challenge in Atlanta at the Georgia Technology Research Institute (GTRI) was a great Success! The Phoenix Challenge is a series of events the Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) leads on behalf of the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy to elevate the importance of cross-government collaboration...
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The state of civic engagement in the U.S. today  by Christina Nemr and Eliza Thompson A worrying trend is emerging in the United States, namely a decline in public trust. Confidence in major institutions fell to a record low in 2022 as Gallup recorded a significant decline in trust for 11 of 16 major U.S....
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Attention Authors and Cognitive Security Thought Leaders! For April 2023, IPA welcomes your submission of original content related to Large Language Models (LLM) and Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) technology. How do these technologies affect human cognition? How may these technologies be used in helpful or harmful ways? Cognitive Security is a field concerned with...
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Starting in March 2023, IPA will have “Brown Bag” meetings which are available only for IPA members. At each virtual gathering, a guest will present on a topic related to cognitive security, information operations, policy matters, and other topics related to the study, advancement, and application of information-related activities and technologies to achieve specific, predictable...
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Phoenix Challenge in London Was a Great Success! The Phoenix Challenge is a series of events ARLIS leads on behalf of the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy to elevate the importance of cross-government collaboration in addressing challenges to operations in the information environment. Ultimately, the goal is to accelerate success for Operations...
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By Brian Russell and John Bicknell Coin of the realm (noun phrase):  The legal money of a country Something valued or used as if it were money in a particular sphere ~Merriam-Webster Introduction Complexity is an enduring feature of the national security landscape, and decision-makers continue to grapple with this phenomenon. Complexity is not the...
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