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Paula Trimble
Editor’s note: Peter Singer, Strategist at New America and co-author of LikeWar, a comprehensive analysis of the weaponization of social media, addresses the impacts of social media companies’ suspension of U.S. President Donald Trump’s accounts this week, following his violation of social media policies. In “Superspreader Down: How Trump’s Exile from Social Media Alters the...
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PHOENIX CHALLENGE 2.0 VIRTUAL EVENT COMING IN SPRING 2021 The Information Professionals Association (IPA) and the University of Maryland’s Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) announced plans to co-host Phoenix Challenge 2.0, the premier information operations conference, as a virtual event on April 13, 2021.  The two organizations announced their plans to revive...
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The NATO Review on December 21, 2020 published a piece highlighting the vulnerability of the Western Balkans to foreign disinformation and looking at ways to combat it. In particular, Serbia was identified as the epicenter of disinformation to the region, noted in the latest disinformation study of the European Parliament as the “launchpad for Russian...
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A recent post in Schneier on Security blog explores the question of “Should There Be Limits on Persuasive Technologies?” Public-interest technologist and Harvard Kennedy School fellow Bruce Schneier examines the public role and impact of persuasion during a pivotal time in technological development, accessibility and analytics, location-based capabilities and data, and political divisiveness and vulnerability....
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Editor’s Note: Informational Professionals Association (IPA) Advisor Michael Williams offers his analysis of Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication 1-4: Competing. In this new publication, Marine Corps Commandant General David H. Berger focuses on the “competition continuum” as a guide for approaching varying levels of interactions that encompass today’s competitive landscape. Chapters include: Chapter 1. The Nature...
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Navy Vice Admiral Jeffrey E. Trussler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare/Director of Naval Intelligence, stressed the need for speed in information and decision-making to maintain military advantage. VADM Trussler spoke about the Navy’s role in Information Warfare during a joint event between the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the...
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Order of Hermes awardees December 5, 2020.
The Information Professionals Association (IPA) is proud to recognize COL Gerald Dezsofi (left) and LTC Nicholas Parker (right) for the Order of Hermes (OoH) on December 5, 2020. The Order of Hermes (OoH) is an honorary award from IPA to recognize individuals for exceptional service and contributions in the field of cognitive security and information...
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Phoenix Challenge 2.0 Virtual Event Coming in Winter 2021 The Information Professionals Association (IPA) and the University of Maryland’s Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) announced plans to co-host Phoenix Challenge 2.0, the premier information operations conference, as a virtual event in the February/March 2021 timeframe.  The two organizations announced their plans to...
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“In the first week of August, cellphones across Russia lit up with surprising text messages. They came from different numbers, but each said the same thing in Russian: “The US State Department is offering up to $10 million for information about interference in the US elections. If you have information, contact rfj.tips/bngc.” The State Department...
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Defense News published an article on November 4, “The military must learn to operate more in the gray zone,” citing a recent interview on the Information Professionals Association (IPA) Cognitive Crucible podcast (Cognitive Crucible Episode 13 available on IPA’s website) with Col. Brian Russell, commander of II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group (MIG).  In the...
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