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Paula Trimble
Leaders from the Information Professionals Association, government, and industry participated in a panel discussion May 5 hosted by Alamo AFCEA on “Information Dominance: Why the US must evolve to compete and win in a challenged Information Environment.” Panelists agreed that today’s Information Warfare is not about finding tools to develop and deploy; it is about the...
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Note from the author:  Russia and China have the potential to impact our cognitive security, but in very different ways. You could say one is the hare and the other the turtle. Franak Viacorka, of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, and myself recently wrote two columns on this topic, which we would like to share with...
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Editor’s note: The role of information and disinformation in worldwide reaction and response to the novel Coronavirus continues to dominate headlines. Here’s a roundup of the latest reports. Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD): China’s Coronavirus Disinformation Campaigns Are Integral to Its Global Information Warfare Strategy Matthew Ha and Alice Cho highlights a European External...
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The U.S. Naval War College Review highlights John Curry’s study of the utility of matrix wargames to “include wider aspects of confrontations beyond war fighting, such as national will, social media, economics, and the laws of war. While traditional wargame models have struggled to represent these factors adequately, the matrix game narrative method offers utility...
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Join AFCEA and IPA leaders May 5 to discuss Information Dominance: On Tuesday May 5th at 1100 Central (1200 Eastern), AFCEA Alamo Chapter is hosting IPA thought leaders in an Information Warfare Virtual Panel featuring Information Professionals Association thought leaders: “Information Dominance: Why the US must evolve to compete and win in a challenged Information...
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Ed. note: In the swirl of misinformation constituting the “Infodemic” side-effect of the novel coronavirus, Google announced this week it has committed funds to support journalists and help track coronavirus misinformation. The company joins Facebook, who committed $100 million earlier this week to support news outlets, and $1 million to enhance fact checking. It’s a...
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Ed. note: On Friday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, the Hudson Institute will hold an online discussion about China’s use of diplomacy and propaganda during the COVID-19 crisis. Worth listening in. Hudson Institute Livestream Event: China’s Charm Diplomacy: Beijing’s Attempts to Reinvent Reality Friday, April 3, 2020 11:00am to 12:00pm Please be advised: This...
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Ed. note: In the last few months, new opportunities have emerged from the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, and private entities focused on countering foreign influence and disinformation. Here is a sample of those efforts, and IPA will continue to monitor new calls and solicitations as they emerge. Department of Homeland Security, National...
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Ed. note: The campaign of misinformation from foreign outlets and leaders regarding COVID-19 continues to alarm U.S. leaders, while their requests that Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms tighten policies regarding misinformation from Chinese Communist Party leaders have been largely met with resistance. Republican House and Senate leaders have not only asked social media...
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Ed. Note: Social media is still somewhat the Wild West when it comes to rules and regulations, but it is troubling that public figures are given exceptions to post unsubstantiated information. The Hill reported today that Twitter refuses to remove posts by Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Lijian Zhao implying the U.S. military may...
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