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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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With the creation in 2019 of the new 16th Air Force, the first Information Warfare (IW) numbered force in the military service, U.S. Air Force organizations are rolling out a series of live exercises and training programs aimed at increasing proficiency around the “convergence” of global intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber, electronic warfare, and information...
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The Information Professionals Association (IPA) and the University of Maryland’s Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) re-launched Phoenix Challenge with a virtual conference on April 13, 2021. Videos from the event are now available to IPA members on the IPA website. To join IPA, go to: https://information-professionals.org/join-ipa/. For existing IPA members, please follow...
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Members of Congress, former U.S. military commanders, and a private sector coalition are urging President Biden and the U.S. intelligence community to step up their efforts to combat disinformation and foreign malign influence that threatens U.S. democracy. Independent clarion calls from stakeholders appear to be prompting action, with the following reported in just the last...
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The Information Professionals Association (IPA) awarded the Order of Hermes to Rear Admiral (Ret.) Steve Parode for his exceptional service and leadership in information operations and information warfare. Admiral Parode, who most recently served as Director of the Navy’s Warfare Integration Directorate (N2/N6F) in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations from 2018 through...
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