In this bonus episode, we replay an excerpt from Dr. Michael Vickers’ Phoenix Challenge 2021 Keynote address. Dr. Vickers is the former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict. He spoke about the growing criticality of Information Operations and the ways in which our adversaries in great power competition have learned to use our openness, values, and our own technologies against Western democracies.
Here is more information about the 2021 Phoenix Challenge Conference as well as the agenda.
All of the Phoenix Challenge videos, as well as the detailed conference report are available for IPA members. If you’re not a member, why not join now?
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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