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Ed note – the recent agreement by a radio station in Kansas City to broadcast Russia Today radio could be another example of just ‘buying your way in.’ Making Foreign Companies Serve China: Outsourcing Propaganda to Local Entities in the Czech Republic Martin Hála The fast build-up and equally sudden decline of Chinese influence in...
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From the folks at Lawfare an important contribution to the discussion about the execution of information activities at US CYBER Command and in the Army’s Cyber Command.  This is a follow-up to the article by the Washington Post in December and the NPR story last September both highlighted in this blog. This discussion will continue...
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Key Findings from the Rand Report on Competing in the Gray Zone Download the entire report here The research in this report and elsewhere suggests that the West is winning this competition, but does not recognize it. “Everyday” gray zone actions must be differentiated from more aggressive and focused gray zone actions. Based on the...
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Ed – The subject of this article has been under discussion within DoD for many years.  Who should be in charge?  USSOCOM?  The regional Combatant Commands?  CYBERCOM?  There are all good arguments for each but, in the end, and because of a lack of action on the part of others that CYBERCOM may be as...
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From the Scientific American: In a recent review of the research, Nadia M. Brashier and Elizabeth J. Marsh identify two additional ways disinformation hacks our truth judgments. One that is closely related to fluency and the good feelings it generates is memory. The information and experiences stored in our memory are powerful weapons in the...
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Securing Democracy Dispatch   December 9, 2019 Our Take Democracies need a competitive offer and vision for the future internet, which includes counting 5G spending towards 2-percent goals, Fellow for Emerging Technologies Lindsay Gorman argued in Defense One. In a Washington Post piece on Russia’s efforts to target this week’s U.K. elections, Non-Resident Fellow Clint...
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A pair of articles identify the necessity of getting the public involved in recognizing the threat of disinformation and the need to proactively protect democratic values.  There is a price to be paid to take the steps necessary to protect our infrastructure and to highlight the threat of misinformation and those that would propagate misinformation...
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Latest from the Alliance for Securing Democracy Democracies need a competitive offer and vision for the future internet, which includes counting 5G spending towards 2-percent goals, Fellow for Emerging Technologies Lindsay Gorman argued in Defense One. In a Washington Post piece on Russia’s efforts to target this week’s U.K. elections, Non-Resident Fellow Clint Watts argued...
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A helpful starter guide from the tech writers at the NY Times with some simple steps you can take to limit tracking and other intrusions to your on-line activities. Here are some mildly terrifying things I learned when I recently did an online privacy checkup: Google was sharing my creditworthiness with third parties.  
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This new post from The Strategy Bridge has all the right intentions.  What’s missing is the discussion of structural impediments within the NSC and its inability to direct any resources within the departments without a Presidential Directive and even then it is limited.  Yes, there are some PDDs that live on past one administration but...
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