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During this episode, Glen Edwards presents a robust framework and overarching theory for information warfare that is grounded in the Australian Defence Force’s core concepts of maneuver warfare and multi domain operations. Our wide ranging conversation covers the definition of information, Clauzewicz, breaking down stovepipes, Boyd and the OODA loop, and information theory and entropy.
Guest Bio: Glen is an Australian national security consultant located in Canberra. He specializes in information warfare and information power and has a particular interest in integrating military information activities with national efforts.
Glen has over 15 years experience in the sector, first as an Australian Defence Force officer, and then in a number of public service and consulting roles within Australia’s National Intelligence Community. Most recently, Glen has been working on information warfare theory and concepts with the support of Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group.
Glen has a Masters of Special Operations and Irregular Warfare (University of New South Wales), a Masters of Strategic Studies (Australian National University), a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity (Edith Cowan University), a Graduate Certificate in Terrorism, Safety, and Security (Charles Sturt University), and a Bachelor of Human Resources (University of New England).
About: The Information Professionals Association (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the role of information activities, such as influence and cognitive security, within the national security sector and helping to bridge the divide between operations and research. Its goal is to increase interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars and practitioners and policymakers with an interest in this domain.
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