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Massive Pollution of the Global Information Environment

[If you enjoy this Information Professionals Association (IPA) blog post, please consider supporting our efforts by joining the IPA at https://information-professionals.org/individual-membership/ and if you would like to post a comment on this article, please send it to rand.waltzman@information-professionals.org] Written by Rand Waltzman Our adversaries around the world have a very different view of Information Warfare …

From 9/11 to London: The Need for Virtual Battle Space Maneuver Doctrine

[If you enjoy this Information Professionals Association (IPA) blog post, please consider supporting our efforts by joining the IPA at https://information-professionals.org/individual-membership/ and if you would like to post a comment on this article, please send it to rand.waltzman@information-professionals.org]   Written by Steve Banach Colonel (Retired) 11th Director, School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS)   The …

Jestin Coler – A Homegrown “King of Fake News”

[If you enjoy this Information Professionals Association (IPA) blog post, please consider supporting our efforts by joining the IPA at https://information-professionals.org/individual-membership/] Some people might be under the impressions that the Russians have a monopoly on disinformation and “fake news”.  The fact is, we have a substantial supply right here in the US.  An excellent example …

Opening Statement of Rand Waltzman – SASC Hearing on Cyber Enabled Information Operations

Opening Statement of Rand Waltzman Senate Armed Services Committee Cyber Subcommittee Cyber Enabled Information Operations To start with, I would like to tell you a story.  In March 2006 in Iraq, a battalion of US Special Forces fought with a Jaish al-Mahdi death squad.  Our soldiers killed 16 of theirs, captured 16, destroyed a large …

A Center for Cognitive Security – Draft Proposal

We need a Center for Cognitive Security. As a former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program manager, I created and managed a $50 million program, Social Media in Strategic Communication, that resulted in more than 200 publications as well as the first major attempt to build a social media gaming platform/laboratory test bed at scale …

Weaponization of the Information Environment: The Need for Cognitive Security

Both as individuals and collectively, we make decisions and behave in a way that reflects our perception of the world and our interpretation of the information available to us. Yet this construct is changing dramatically. The creation of the Internet and Social Media (ISM) has resulted in massive changes of scale in time, space and …