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The final report from the Phoenix Challenge conference, held by the Information Professionals Association (IPA) and the University of Maryland Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) on April 13, 2021, has been posted for IPA members on the IPA website. To join IPA, go to: https://information-professionals.org/join-ipa/. For existing IPA members, please follow the...
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Program Manager Dr. Joshua Baron wrote recently in Defense One on the opportunity the United States has to counter digital authoritarianism by proliferating technologies that enable global digital freedom. In “Fight Digital Authoritarianism by Giving People the Tools to Counter It,” Baron says the Department of Defense should move...
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Information Professionals Association (IPA) founding board member Austin Branch, along with colleagues at the University of Maryland’s Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) Adam Russell, Devin H. Ellis, and Lt. Gen. Ed Cardon (U.S. Army Ret.), co-authored a timely piece with the Modern War Institute at West Point, making the case that the...
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Information Professionals Association (IPA) Vice President and Cognitive Crucible podcast host, John Bicknell, recently published in the Unifying Themes in Complex Systems X, Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Complex Systems. The co-authored article, “Process Mining Organization Email Data and National Security Implications,” presents an analysis of corporations (or any organization) as emergent, self-organizing...
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The Center for New American Security (CNAS) released a report in late May 2021 urging the U.S. Department of Defense to adopt a strategy of “degradation dominance” to maintain advantage in the techno-cognitive confrontation against China and Russia. In “More than Half the Battle: Information and Command in a New American Way of War,” author...
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Two researchers from the University of California at San Diego recently found that social science studies with higher numbers of citations were also more likely to fail to replicate results. In an effort to determine whether the popularity of a social science study was related to its validity, they gathered data on 80 papers from three...
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