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Information Professionals Association (IPA) Member Thomas Kent, an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University and Senior Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, shares his forthcoming book, “Striking Back: Overt and Covert Options to Combat Russian Disinformation.” The book will be available on Amazon.com starting September 29, 2020, but is available for pre-order now.  A few words...
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Editor’s Note: In late July, Mark Pomerleau, a reporter for C4ISRNET (an online publication that is part of Defense News), published a special multimedia series on “Information Warfare: How the Digital World is Changing How DoD Fights.” Articles covered how the Department of Defense is reorganizing for information warfare (IW), and included interviews with leaders...
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The State Department’s Global Engagement Center released a report August 5, 2020 on the “Pillars of Russia’s Disinformation and Propaganda Ecosystem.” The release is part of an effort across the Department of State and entire U.S. Government to help our allies and partners understand and counter this threat from Russia.  The Global Engagement Center, which...
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Editor’s note: We have known about the threat of deepfakes for years so it’s not surprising we would have developed an ability to detect them when they are produced by less sophisticated actors.  The threat posed by sophisticated actors continues to be real and we must marshal national-level resources to fight them. This report is...
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Interest in research on information and influence to help the federal government is not limited to commercially-offered solutions and operational capabilities. The Department of Defense Basic Research Office is soliciting for multidisciplinary fundamental research to better understand future information warfare and the tracking and prediction of attempts at social manipulation. The Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)...
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Editor’s Note: Dr. Paul Lieber, Information Professionals Association (IPA) Advisor and Chief Scientist at COLSA Corporation, shares his perspectives here on how data and social science can best be joined to tackle modern information problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Lieber has advocated for aggressively finding and using new approaches to information operations (IO)/information warfare...
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