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The Story Behind the DARPA Social Media in Strategic Communication (SMISC) Program

[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 On July 14, 2011 – while I was a Program Manager at the …

How do we counter the rapid pace of false socially propagated information spread in the Internet?

[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 Fred Cohen (the man who originally coined the term “computer virus”) No solution is perfect, …

IO: From Describing Bark on Trees to Impacting the Forest

[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 Mike Williams I’ve been actively involved in this ‘IO thing’ for just a tad under …

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 …