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Phoenix Challenge 2022

April 26, 2022 - April 28, 2022


Phoenix Challenge 2022 Information Advantage and Cognitive Security Workshop Series

(Official OSD I&S Conference Event series)

The University of Maryland’s Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), on behalf of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (OUSD-I&S) and in coordination with the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (OUSD-P) invites you to Phoenix Challenge, April 26-28 2022, in College Park Maryland. (SVTC link available for select participants.)

Phoenix Challenge in April 2022 is the first in a series of DoD workshops intended to inform and coalesce departmental efforts supporting Information Advantage and Cognitive Security.  Importantly, this conference series will also support the Information Operations Posture Review (IOPR), as required by Section 1631 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.  The IOPR will inform revision of the 2016 Strategy for Operations in the Information Environment (SOIE).

Phoenix Challenge 2022’s theme is the contribution of current and future capabilities and technologies to improve DoD’s ability to gain and maintain information advantage, including the challenges of misinformation and disinformation. Notably, this conference incorporates USCENTCOM’s annual Information Operations Conference.

Phoenix Challenge in April 2022 will be followed by the Symposium on Information Strategy and Political Warfare (SISPOW) in June 2022 (Phoenix Challenge 2022-2), led by the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, and hosted on behalf of OSD by ARLIS in College Park, MD.

We welcome your participation and support as the DoD seeks to commonly inform and orient Information Advantage and Cognitive Security efforts across the DoD enterprise. Importantly, this effort will also help guide DoD contribution to broader US government efforts and to our associated international partners.

Registration is limited, so please register early. Once you register for your tickets below, information and instructions will be emailed to you regarding nearby lodging options, passing clearances, parking, etc.

For additional information, including a daily agenda for the conference, please go to:

The PC coordinators are Dr. Angie Mallory,, and Mr. Eric Wallace,



Virtual Participation Option

You may participate virtually* in Phoenix Challenge 2022 through a SECURE VTC connection in a SCIF. You must be present in a SCIF/classified bridge to use the SECURE VTC.

*Virtual participation does not provide a link from Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or a similar service.


April 26, 2022
April 28, 2022




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