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A recently released CNA study examines how, in this disorienting information environment, normal information-processing and social psychological mechanisms can be exploited by disinformation campaigns. The report, The Psychology of (Dis)Information: A Primer on Key Psychological Mechanisms , identifies four key psychological mechanisms that make people vulnerable to persuasion. The four key psychological principles are: initial information...
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COL (U.S. Army-Ret.) Carmine Cicalese, an Information Professionals Association member and advisor, remains a tireless advocate for the improvement of DoD’s activities in the information environment supporting military operations. He recently authored an article titled, “Information Advantage – Not Your Daddy’s Information Operations” on CYBER CIC, LLC’s blog supporting the Army’s recent introduction of doctrine...
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A bipartisan “Commission on Information Disorder” sponsored by the Aspen Institute released its final report Nov. 15, 2021, detailing a series of recommendations for all of society – government and private sector – to address the “crisis of trust and truth” resulting from online disinformation and misinformation. “It is the Commission’s belief that information disorder...
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DoD recently released it’s “2020 Report on Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China” (also referred to as the China Military Power report). Compared to last year’s report, there is nothing radically different from the 2020 report; though it does appear to elaborate more on some of the previous findings. The 2021...
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The Information Professionals Association conferred the Order of Hermes Award on Colonel Jason Logue of the Australian Defense Force (ADF) at the 10th Annual Pacific Information Operations & Electromagnetic Warfare Symposium on October 20, 2021. Colonel Logue was presented the award by IPA Board Member Austin Branch for his contributions to the information operations field...
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Leading researchers offered recommendations for increasing cognitive resilience in the face of the weaponization of social media and information during a program October 28, 2021 hosted by the U.S. Department of Defense Strategic Multi-layer Assessment (SMA) program. SMA, a multidisciplinary, multi-agency portfolio of projects that studies and assesses challenging problems associated with planning and operations...
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