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Joint Staff Sponsored Industry Days

This event provides an on opportunity to demonstrate potential products and technologies applicable to Operations in the Information Environment to members of the Joint Staff and services.  See message on this event sent below: Notice of Request for Information on Technologies to Support Operations in the Information Environment AGENCY: Department of the Army, Department of …

Jobs and Opportunities

We’re happy to forward opportunities for Information Professionals received from other members and below are two items recently sent to me.  Please reach out to the relevant organizations for more details. Mike Williams Information Professional Opportunities The Global Institute for IT Management (http://www.globaliim.com/) is looking for faculty interested in teaching business analytics, blockchain, and robotics process automation. Anyone …

Deep Fakes

This has been around for awhile and even if you haven’t heard of this ‘fake porn’ problem, you almost certainly have heard of video/audio editing to make it appear that an individual has said or done something they, in fact, have never done. The inimitable Lawfareblog.com takes on the issue of “deep fakes.”  Highly recommend …

Social Media and War: How Facebook and Twitter Are Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century

We read a great deal about how social media is used to propagate the ‘bad’ whether it’s ISIS videos or ‘fake news’ both catering to an audience inclined to believe whatever is peddled due to affiliation – tribal, political, ethnicity, etc. The same means can also be used for good – whether it’s Iranians gathering …

How the Pentagon Should Deter Cyber Attacks

Re-published from The Strategy Bridge Drs. Waltzman and Paul both spoke at IPA’s recent symposium which addressed a wide range of topics under the rubric of Cognitive Security.  Dr. Waltzman is also a founding board member of IPA.  Dr. Paul has written extensively on issues facing DoD Information Operations and Counter-Insurgency strategy. How the Pentagon …

Sharp Power, Not Too Hard, Not Too Soft, Just Right

Sharp Power, Not Too Hard, Not Too Soft, Just Right By Tim Anderson – IPA Contributor Terms like the gray zone, active measures, weaponing information, and similar remain topical when looking at the information environment and cognitive security.  Sharp power is another term worth consideration. The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) crafted the term sharp …