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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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In 2023 IPA will begin publishing the Journal of Cognitive Security. The journal has already assembled an incredible team for its Editorial Board composed of government and industry experts and researchers on a broad array of topics affecting our understanding of the information environment. This is your opportunity to be published in a journal that...
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Narrative Spread in the Information Age: Adaptive Traits and Characteristics The following article is an original work published by the Information Professionals Association. Opinions expressed by authors are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of or endorsement by the Information Professionals Association. Humans use narratives to make sense of the world around...
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The Information Professionals Association (IPA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Sean Guillory has joined the Board of Directors. For starters, Sean will be leading the Phoenix Challenge London Feb-2023 event planning effort for IPA. Sean Guillory attained his Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Dartmouth College where he primarily worked with neurosurgery patients to help...
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What We Mean When We Say We Want a New USIA by Chris Dufour The following article is an original work published by the Information Professionals Association. Opinions expressed by authors are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of or endorsement by the Information Professionals Association. Communication, information, and influence experts Dr....
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Introduction Part of IPA’s mission is to inspire researchers with compelling and pressing topics which need to be tackled. This is the third installment from Cognitive Crucible podcast guests for information professionals to consider. These topics represent pressing areas of interest related to operations in the information environment. Doctoral, Master’s, and undergraduate college students who...
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