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Michael Williams
Key Findings from the Rand Report on Competing in the Gray Zone Download the entire report here The research in this report and elsewhere suggests that the West is winning this competition, but does not recognize it. “Everyday” gray zone actions must be differentiated from more aggressive and focused gray zone actions. Based on the...
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Ed – The subject of this article has been under discussion within DoD for many years.  Who should be in charge?  USSOCOM?  The regional Combatant Commands?  CYBERCOM?  There are all good arguments for each but, in the end, and because of a lack of action on the part of others that CYBERCOM may be as...
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From the Scientific American: In a recent review of the research, Nadia M. Brashier and Elizabeth J. Marsh identify two additional ways disinformation hacks our truth judgments. One that is closely related to fluency and the good feelings it generates is memory. The information and experiences stored in our memory are powerful weapons in the...
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Securing Democracy Dispatch   December 9, 2019 Our Take Democracies need a competitive offer and vision for the future internet, which includes counting 5G spending towards 2-percent goals, Fellow for Emerging Technologies Lindsay Gorman argued in Defense One. In a Washington Post piece on Russia’s efforts to target this week’s U.K. elections, Non-Resident Fellow Clint...
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A pair of articles identify the necessity of getting the public involved in recognizing the threat of disinformation and the need to proactively protect democratic values.  There is a price to be paid to take the steps necessary to protect our infrastructure and to highlight the threat of misinformation and those that would propagate misinformation...
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Latest from the Alliance for Securing Democracy Democracies need a competitive offer and vision for the future internet, which includes counting 5G spending towards 2-percent goals, Fellow for Emerging Technologies Lindsay Gorman argued in Defense One. In a Washington Post piece on Russia’s efforts to target this week’s U.K. elections, Non-Resident Fellow Clint Watts argued...
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A helpful starter guide from the tech writers at the NY Times with some simple steps you can take to limit tracking and other intrusions to your on-line activities. Here are some mildly terrifying things I learned when I recently did an online privacy checkup: Google was sharing my creditworthiness with third parties.  
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This new post from The Strategy Bridge has all the right intentions.  What’s missing is the discussion of structural impediments within the NSC and its inability to direct any resources within the departments without a Presidential Directive and even then it is limited.  Yes, there are some PDDs that live on past one administration but...
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From Defense One: A broad disinformation campaign of fake news and other tricks aims to turn the Baltic nation’s public against the alliance. FORT BRAGG, North Carolina — The Russian effort to smear NATO’s reputation in Lithuania is broader than previously revealed — and is likely a harbinger of future disinformation campaigns in the country, throughout...
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The latest Kremlin Watch Briefing from the European Values Center for Security Policy Topics of the Week Russian exploits in Africa: Strategic goal or a testing ground for the Kremlin? How does GRU attack Android phones? Kremlin’s Current Narrative: China is a victim of US aggression  
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