Algorithms of Armageddon: What Happens When We Insert AI Into Our Military Weapons Systems?

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Speaker(s): Galdorisi, G. (Director of Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific)); Tangredi, S. (Leidos Chair of Future Warfare Studies & Professor of National, Naval, and Maritime Strategy, U.S. Naval War College) Date: 3 June 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with CAPT George Galdorisi, USN (Ret) (Director […]

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China’s Global Media Footprint

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Speaker(s): Cook, S. (Freedom House) Date: 2 June 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Ms. Sarah Cook (Research Director for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Freedom House) as a part of its SMA IIJO Speaker Series. Ms. Cook began by stating that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has always been an authoritarian regime. […]

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A New Approach to Industrial Policy?

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Speaker(s): Atkinson, R. (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation); Thornhill, J. (The Financial Times) Date: 27 May 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted its first debate between Dr. Robert Atkinson (President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation) and Mr. John Thornhill (Innovation Editor, The Financial Times) as a part of its SMA NDU Speaker Series. Dr. Atkinson argued that […]

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The Three N Approach to Strategies for United States Government Information Operations

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Author(s): Kaltenthaler, K. (University of Akron/Case Western Reserve); Kruglanski, A. (University of Maryland) Invited Perspective Preview This paper seeks to answer the following question: What can we learn from the process ofradicalization into extremism that can be applied to information operations to make them moresuccessful? We contend that the 3 N model of radicalization applies […]

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Understanding Policy Responses to the National Disinformation Challenge

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Speaker(s): Montgomery, M. (U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission); Morgus, R. (U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission); Thompson, N. (U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission) Date: 26 May 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Mark Montgomery (Executive Director, US Cyberspace Solarium Commission), Mr. Robert Morgus (Senior Director, US Cyberspace Solarium Commission), and Ms. Natalie Thompson (Research Analyst, […]

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Learning From Crises Like COVID-19 at Multiple Speeds of Relevance

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Speaker(s): O’Donnell, G. (UK Cabinet Secretary 2005-2011, the UK’s highest Official and Head of the Civil Service); Freedman, L. (King’s College London) Date: 25 May 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a panel discussion with Lord Gus O’Donnell (UK Cabinet Secretary 2005-2011, the UK’s highest Official and Head of the Civil Service) and Sir Lawrence Freedman […]

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Their Silent Intentions

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Speaker(s): Mandia, K. (FireEye) Date: 19 May 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Mr. Kevin Mandia (CEO, FireEye) as a part of its SMA INSS/PRISM Speaker Series. Mr. Mandia stated that what FireEye observes in the cyber domain is reflected in geopolitical events around the world. This correlation is evident by looking at […]

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The United States, China, and Russia: An Innovation Net Assessment

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Speaker(s): Atkinson, R. (President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation); Graham, L. (Professor Emeritus of the History of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Harvard University); Hudson, W. (COL, US Army (Ret.)) (Associate Professor, Eisenhower School, National Defense University; Global Fellow, Wilson Center); Mulvenon, J. (Director, Intelligence Integration, Intelligence Solutions Group) Date: 18 May 2021 Speaker Session […]

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Delaying Doomsday: The Politics of Nuclear Reversal

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Speaker(s): Mehta, R. (University of Nebraska, Lincoln) Date: 12 May 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Prof. Rupal Mehta (University of Nebraska–Lincoln) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series.   Prof. Mehta focused on her book project during her brief. The book’s overall thesis is that external pressure can […]

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On the New War Ecology

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Speaker(s): Ford, M. (University of Sussex) Date: 11 May 2021 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session with Dr. Matthew Ford (University of Sussex) as a part of its SMA IIJO Speaker Series. Dr. Ford began his presentation by emphasizing that a changing information environment (IE) has affected how governments and their civilians participate in radical […]

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