Paper #10. Countering Russian Cyber and InfoWar.

We must also seek solutions that limit the effects of disinformation. This effort starts with leaders recognizing and publishing Russian exploits as they are discovered. Overt exposure of Russian methodology goes a long way in limiting the effectiveness of false narratives. Investigations should identify who is targeted in hacks, why they were chosen as targets, what information has been stolen, and the extent of related penetration.

Continue reading

Paper # 9. The Primacy of Information Intelligence.

The question of what and whom to trust applies to all situations because uncertainty is pervasive. In the information environment (IE), the overriding context of trust is that it’s contested. Actors fight for the kind of information and people they need to compete and prevail. Four types of competition become apparent when we consider four contested purposes of strategic and anticipatory analysis:

Continue reading

Paper #6. Advanced Analysis is a Mindset.

Jeffrey S. Johnson, Col USAF ret. Since 9/11 intelligence analysis and its shortcomings have been widely discussed. Military Services increased training in critical thinking and structured analytic techniques. The Army and Air Force created Advanced Analysis courses and OUSD(I) created the Information Environment Advanced Analysis course.

Continue reading

Note #4. Planning to Win.

Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen USAF ret. Winning is not a static end-state. It’s a continuous process of gaining and maintaining advantage through combinations of effects.

Continue reading