IDA in the Research Community

IDA Research Staff participate actively in various professional activities – both within their disciplines and ancillary to them – including publishing in the open literature. Below are some recent citations of IDA Researchers and their work.

Cox Selected for Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons
Carly Cox was selected to join the 2022-2023 class of the Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons. The six-member class will work with leading experts to generate ideas for ending the threat of biological weapons. The fellowship is hosted by The Nolan Center, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks.
Bexfield Gives MORS Talk on ‘What the Old-Timers Advised’
James Bexfield teamed with Bob Sheldon of the Group W Inc. to deliver a MORS Talk, “What the Old-Timers Advised: Perspectives From Two That Knew Them.” The May 6 talk is Episode 70 of the series.
Fischerkeller Published in Lawfare
Michael Fischerkeller authored “A Cyber Persistence Way to Norms,” published in Lawfare. The article identifies shortcomings of the United Nations-based approach to norms for managing ongoing cyber threats to international peace and stability and proposes a new approach of cyber persistence for cultivating conformance to explicitly proposed cyber norms and tacitly proposing new norms.
Wong Spoke on CNA Panel on Wargaming
Yuna Wong served as a panelist on “Inclusivity in Wargaming and Impacts for Defense Planning,” hosted by CNA. Yuna discussed the challenges that women face in wargaming, and she brought up the Women’s Wargaming Network that she helped found and is continuing to grow. A recording of the May 18 online event is available.
Balakrishnan Spoke on ASME Panel
Asha Balakrishnan spoke on the “International Space Station National Lab – AS-ME Anything” panel at ASME Policy Impact 2022. Asha, a former American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Congressional Fellow, provided a general policy lens to the conversation with scientists and engineers who send experiments to the International Space Station. She discussed some of the challenges facing the field but also opportunities for ASME members to become more involved in space activities. The panel occurred on May 18, the second day of the three-day event.
Johnson Published in International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Brad Johnson coauthored a paper with Maitraye Sen, Joshua Hanson, Salvador García-Muñoz and Nikolaos Sahinidis. The paper, “Stochastic Analysis and Modeling of Pharmaceutical Screw Feeder Mass Flow Rates,” was published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics. The coauthors propose a hybrid deterministic-stochastic screw feeder flowsheet model.
Markov Quoted in Air Force Magazine
David Markov was quoted throughout an Air Force Magazine article titled, “Dependence on Russian Aircraft Engines Could Prompt China to ‘Fix Their… Problem.’” In the article, David offers an explanation on why China is still lagging in the area of fighter engine production. David discussed the topic of military cooperation between China and Russia on a panel at the China Aerospace Studies Institute conference on May 17.
Bharadvaj and Woods Published in War on the Rocks
Akar Bharadvaj and Kevin Woods coauthored “When Strongmen Invade, They Bring Their Pathologies With Them,” featured in War on the Rocks. The authors highlight parallels between the early phases of Iraq’s invasion of Iran in 1980 and Russia’s current invasion of Ukraine.
Fischerkeller Published in Lawfare
Michael Fischerkeller wrote a Lawfare blog titled “What Does 2022 NDS Fact Sheet Imply for the Forthcoming Cyber Strategy?” The DOD’s 2-page fact sheet on the 2022 National Defense Strategy (NDS) identifies campaigning as a way to advance DOD goals of gaining advantages against the full range of competitors’ coercive actions, undermining acute forms of competitor coercion, and complicating competitors’ military preparations. In the post, Michael argues that campaigning is at the core of DOD’s current cyber strategy of defend forward/persistent engagement and that, therefore, the same goals should be expected in DOD’s forthcoming cyber strategy.
Markov Spoke on CASI Panel
David Markov spoke as a panelist at the third biennial China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) Conference at the National Defense University on May 17. The conference focused on Great Power Competition and Deterrence.
Lindbergh Addressed Students on Internship and Career Opportunities
Rachel Lindbergh spoke at the Day One event hosted by Advanced Technology International (ATI) with students about her past experience as an intern. ATI leads an initiative to provide computer science and cybersecurity experience to underrepresented students from historically black colleges and universities (HCBUs). The Day One event on May 9 was a celebration of the guided internship program.
Peña Spoke at APPAM Conference
Vanessa Peña presented a panel paper, “Analysis of the Federal L2M Prize Competition Submitter Ecosystem and Federal Partners” at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Conference. The panel highlighted examples of how information technology intersects to inform policy, and the presentation described the development of an innovative dashboard to analyze the prize community.
Wagner Presented at Acquisition Research Program Symposium
Nick Wagner spoke on a panel at the Naval Postgraduate School’s 19th Annual Acquisition Research Program Symposium on May 12, 2022. Nick’s panel paper includes a proposal to extend existing software acquisition program data management systems to increase the speed and effectiveness of oversight.
Lindbergh Gave TEDx Talk About Space
Photo of Rachel Lindbergh Rachel Lindbergh gave a TEDx talk in Boca Raton, Florida, during which she described why so many people give up on finding their place in space and shared her story to explain why they shouldn’t.
Researchers Coauthor ‘Assessing the Russian Army Performance After One Week of War’
Taft Blackburn, Keith Detwiler and Alex Shykov coauthored “Assessing the Russian Army Performance After One Week of War,” published in RealClearDefense. The authors offer initial considerations on the Russian military’s planning, integration of key enablers, maneuver and tactical proficiency after one week to explain some key shortcomings.
Researchers Coauthor ‘Looking at the Long-Term Ukraine Crisis’
IDA researchers Taft Blackburn, Miriam Roday and Alex Shykov coauthored “ Looking at the Long-Term Ukraine Crisis,” published in RealClearDefense. The authors argue that fixating on the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine risks missing the forest for the trees. In contemplating policy responses to Putin’s recent aggression, the West must consider the underlying issues that have created the crisis and will extend this long-term competition: ambiguity over Ukraine’s role in Europe, competing views over Russia’s place in the world and Moscow’s increasingly tight hold on Belarus.
Roday and Daly Published in Foreign Policy News
Miriam Roday and Sarah Daly co-authored “Information Operations: An Understudied Facet of Russian Influence in Africa,” published in Foreign Policy News. Miriam and Sarah posit that Russia’s weaponization of information is an understudied component of its strategic influence efforts in Africa that presents immediate security threats to democracy across the continent and here at home.
Fischerkeller Appeared on ‘Government Matters’
Michael Fischerkeller appeared on “Government Matters” January 26 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on WJLA 24/7 News. The interview is also available on their YouTube channel.
Epifanovskaya Published in War on the Rocks
Laura Epifanovskaya authored “When Software Bugs Go Nuclear: Testing a Digital Arsenal,” featured in War on the Rocks.
Cox Addresses Navy’s Plans for Unmanned and Autonomous Systems in War on the Rocks
Greg Cox Addresses Navy’s Plans for Unmanned and Autonomous Systems in War on the Rocks Cox authored “The U.S. Navy’s Plans for Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Leave Too Much Unexplained,” published in War on the Rocks.
Lindbergh Interviewed on Lighting the Educational Flame
Rachel Lindbergh discussed space science, STEM and her work at IDA during an episode of Lighting the Educational Flame, hosted by Mark Hoberman with co-host Susan Brender.
Belanich Spoke on Augmented and Virtual Reality Panel
Jim Belanich spoke on a panel, “Research Foundations and Findings Supporting Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Implementation in the Wild,” at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference in Orlando, Florida, on December 2. Jim covered the IDA team’s development of a training effectiveness framework based on the analysis of published literature and discussions with experts in the field.
IDA Researchers Teamed on Systems Engineering Wiki
SEBoK Elizabeth McDaniel, Karen D. Johnson and Daniel Radack were coauthors of (with contributor Thomas McDermott) “System Hardware Assurance,” published in the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) wiki. The SEBoK wiki is managed by a governing board chaired by representatives from Stevens Institute of Technology, IEEE, and INCOSE.
Tate Spoke at MORS Event
photo, David Tate David Tate presented “Assured AI and Autonomy: Let’s Stop Talking About ‘Transparency’” at the 2021 Military Operations Research Society (MORS) AI and Autonomy Workshop, where he also served on an invited expert panel discussing test and evaluation of AI and autonomous systems.
Roday Offers Tips to Be Successful at First Job
photo, Miriam Roday Miriam Roday authored “Dos and Don’ts to Succeed at Your First Job,” published by the Women’s Foreign Policy Group. Miriam provides 10 tips for how a first-time employee can become an essential, invaluable member of the team who others will trust and want to work with.
Hallex and Cottom Won Maerz Award for Publication
Matthew Hallex and Travis Cottom received a Joint Force Quarterly Maerz Award for their 2020 article, “Proliferated Commercial Satellite Constellations: Implications for National Security.” The Maerz Awards recognize the most influential articles from the previous year’s four issues.
Wahlman and Heuring Published in Modern War Institute
Alec Wahlman and Terry Heuring co-authored “Revolutionary Technology, Revolutionary Battlefield Effects: a Vision for New DoD Energy Technology in Three Scenarios,” published on the Modern War Institute’s website. The article describes how the new generation of commercial energy technologies can enhance military effectiveness.
Bekoe and Burchard Published in African Affairs
Dorina Bekoe and Stephanie Burchard coauthored “Robust electoral violence prevention: an example for Ghana,” published in African Affairs.
Cotting Published in Psychology of Men & Masculinities
Dave Cotting authored “The Military Hypermasculine Mystique: Sex, Status, and Emotional Control at the United States Military Academy,” published in Psychology of Men & Masculinities.
Fischerkeller Published in Lawfare
Michael Fischerkeller authored “Initiative Persistence and the Consequence for Cyber Norms,” published in Lawfare.
Greenwood on U.S Naval Institute’s ‘Proceedings Podcast’
Tom Greenwood was interviewed on the U.S. Naval Institute’s “Proceedings Podcast,” during which he discussed how the mission of the U.S. military might be better described as fighting and succeeding in the nation’s wars instead of pursuing the elusive idea of “victory.”
Burchard Spoke at Global Event on ‘After Afghanistan’
Stephanie Burchard was among the speakers at “After Afghanistan: the Future of Democracy Support in Post-Conflict States.” The October 20 event was organized by the Parliamentary Centre, a Canadian non-governmental organization and sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Canada.
Sugden Article Published in Texas National Security Review
photo, Bruce Sugden Bruce Sugden authored “Nuclear Operations and Counter-Homeland Conventional Warfare: Navigating Between Nuclear Restraint and Escalation Risk,” published in Texas National Security Review. Bruce addresses how navigating a path out of nuclear stalemate during a great-power conflict could lead to a dual failure of nuclear and conventional deterrence with one or several nuclear-armed adversaries conducting limited regional nuclear strikes as well as counter-homeland conventional strikes.
Blackwell Published in Comparative Strategy
photo, Jim Blackwell Jim Blackwell authored “Cognitive Hyper-Dissonance: Nuclear Signaling Through Military Exercises,” published in Comparative Strategy.
Greenwood Published in Proceedings
photo, Tom Greenwood Tom Greenwood wrote “The Elusive Quest for Victory in War,” published in the October 2021 issue of the U.S. Naval Institute’s magazine Proceedings.
Around the Table with Metin Toksoz-Exley
photo, Metin Toksoz-Exley Metin Toksoz-Exley was interviewed for Around the Table, an interview series that is part of the Center for New American Security’s Three Questions with the Make Room email newsletter. In it, Metin discusses his expertise and experience in the national security community.
IDA Researchers Spoke at Spotlight Chat
STPI’s Vanessa Peña, Talla Babou and Tom Olszewski presented at a Spotlight Chat: Insights from Running the Lab-to-Market (L2M) Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Prize Competition hosted by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). A recent article on provides a recap of the June 8 event. Their remarks were based on work published internally as NS D-22680.
Sixt, Sbragia and Carlson Address Biological Defense in War on the Rocks
Kate Sixt, Chad Sbragia and Rob Carlson highlight the need for the government to expand its approach to biotechnology beyond biodefense in War on the Rocks.
Bishai Spoke at Strategic Leaders International Course
Linda Bishai spoke about her experiences and insights on Women, Peace and Security as part of a Strategic Leaders International Course (SLIC) given by the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS) on August 26. The SLIC is a four-week residential professional development curriculum for senior military leaders, diplomats and government officials from U.S. partner nations.
Cox Presented Program Evaluation of Cancer Systems Biology Consortium
Carly Cox presented her work to facilitate the program evaluation of the Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC) with Program Director Hannah Dueck at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) Evaluation Forum on August 19. The program evaluation involved hosting a panel of cancer and systems biology experts who assessed CSBC’s impact on the scientific community and made recommendations for future program implementation.
Colvin and Han Interviewed on ‘ChinaTalk’ Podcast
Tom Colvin and Shirley Han were interviewed, along with former STPI fellow Irina Liu, on “ChinaTalk,” a podcast that explores China's technology scene, economy and politics. The interview addressed the emergence of China’s commercial space industry.
Sbragia Spoke as Panelist on Chinese Aggression
Chad Sbragia spoke on a webinar panel for the National Institute for Public Policy on Deterring Potential Chinese Aggression Against Taiwan. The webinar occurred on August 31, 2021.
Wong Reviews ‘Our Biggest Experiment’
Gifford Wong reviewed Alice Bell’s new book, “Our Biggest Experiment: An Epic History of the Climate Crisis” in Science’s collection of fall book reviews. The curated history of the current climate crisis ensures readers appreciate both the intellectual achievements that have punctuated this story and the thorny threads of racism, sexism and colonialism that are intertwined with them.
Simon Spoke on AIRI Panel

Ian Simon spoke on a panel at the 60th Association of Independent Research Institutes (AIRI) Annual Meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021. Ian discussed ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the biomedical research and innovation landscape.

Bekoe, Bishai and Pera Participated in NIU Seminar Series
Dorina Bekoe, Linda Bishai and Dick Pera recently participated in the Virtual Seminar Series of the National Intelligence University, the intelligence community’s sole, accredited, federal degree-granting institution, which is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Dorina and Dick spoke about the recent change in Chadian leadership and observations on military and intelligence services, and Dorina and Linda addressed the impact of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and its potential to destabilize the Horn of Africa region.
Wong Spoke on “Revisionist History” Podcast
Yuna Wong discussed wargaming (approximately 1:00) on the “Revisionist History” podcast, hosted by Malcolm Gladwell, journalist and president and co-founder of Pushkin Industries. The episode, “A Serious Game,” aired on August 19, 2021.
Shapiro Presents at Conference
Brandon Shapiro presented a paper entitled “Kinetic Action and Radicalization: A Case Study of Pakistan” at the International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation. The paper, which he co-authored with his student advisor Andrew Crooks, won the Best Student Paper Award.
Balakrishnan Spoke on Alum Panel
Asha Balakrishnan spoke on a “Career Pathways for Quantum Scientists” panel hosted by her alma mater, University of Illinois Ubana-Champaign, on August 19, 2021.
Tate, Bailey Paper Presented at Acquisition Research Symposium

David Tate presented (approximately 4:24) remarks based on the paper “Software Speed Limits: What Controls How Fast We Can Modernize?” at the 18th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium on May 13, 2021. David and IDA colleague John Bailey coauthored the paper and presentation. 

Adams Becomes MORS Fellow
Joe Adams was recently installed as a fellow of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS). This is the highest honor bestowed by the organization.
Balakrishnan Spoke at Summit for Space Sustainability
Asha Balakrishnan spoke on the Activating Debris Removal Panel on June 22, the second day of the 2021 Summit for Space Sustainability, hosted by the Secure World Foundation. A recording is available; the panel starts around 2:53:39.
Simon Spoke at Rosenthal Fellowship Event
Ian Simon spoke at the “Global Health” roundtable on July 28 for the Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations. The Rosenthal Fellowship is a program of the Partnership for Public Service that offers outstanding, civic-minded graduate students in international affairs the opportunity to spend a summer working to solve some of our biggest national and global challenges.
Simon Speaks at Two Science Policy Career Events

Ian Simon was a keynote speaker at the National Science Policy Network’s Southern Hub Retreat, an online event that occurred on June 26. Ian is also scheduled to speak on the July 28 roundtable on global health for the Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations. Both events focus on science policy careers and career options in and around the government for scientists and engineers.

Numrich Featured by University of Cambridge
photo, Sue Numrich Sue Numrich was described as “the national security researcher and champion for women in leadership” in an alumni story for the University of Cambridge, where she did post-graduate work.
Miller Gave Career Talk to University of Utah Students
photo, Curtis Miller Curtis Miller served on a panel at the University of Utah during which he spoke to undergraduate students about careers in mathematics. The panel was held June 11, 2021.
IDA Paper Cited in White House Report
Laura Odell, Cameron DiLorenzo, Chandler Dawson and Matthew Kowalyk coauthored “Supply Chain Risk in Leading-Edge Integrated Circuits,” cited in a recent White House report (page 56).
Cazares Interviewed by FastTIMES
photo, Shelley Cazares Shelley Cazares and DoD contractor Gregory Schultz, White River Technologies, discussed unexploded ordnance (UXO) remediation during an interview with FastTIMES. Shelley’s remarks begin around 1:13.
Peña Spoke at Technology Transfer Event
photo, Vanessa Peña Vanessa Peña spoke on the “Innovation at Technology Transfer Offices” panel during the two-day technology transfer event, hosted by the Office of Strategic Alliances and the National Center for Advancing Translation Sciences. The event took place May 13-14, 2021.
Colvin Spoke at Space Roundtable
photo, Tom Colvin Tom Colvin presented “Encouraging Private Sector Investment into Lunar Surface Capabilities” at the 11th joint Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium and Space Resources Roundtable, June 8, 2021.
Corbin Spoke at Citrus Spaceport Conference
photo, Ben Corbin Ben Corbin spoke during the Citrus Spaceport virtual event held June 12, 2021, at his alma mater, the University of Central Florida. The conference is an opportunity for students to hear directly from aerospace professionals.
Myers Received Honorary Degree from Colorado College
Director Margaret Myers recently received an honorary doctor of science degree from her alma mater, Colorado College in conjunction with the Class of 2021 Commencement.
Wong Spoke at StratTech Conference
Yuna Wong discussed wargaming during the “Through the Warfare Looking Glass” panel at the Institute for Security and Technology’s first StratTech Conference held May 25.
Goldman Discussed “Career Paths in Policy”
Abby Goldman spoke on a panel, “Career Paths in Policy,” during a webinar hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). The webinar occured on Thursday, June 10, 2021.
Levine on Panel Responsible for New National Academies Press Report
Photo, Mr Peter K. Levine, Senior Fellow | SFRD Peter Levine was a member of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine panel charged by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment to look into how to better apply data science to improve acquisition processes. The panel’s report, “Empowering the Defense Acquisition Workforce to Improve Mission Outcomes Using Data Science,” is available by signing up for a free National Academies Press account.
McLendon Joins Panel at DAU Event
photo, Michael McLendon Michael McLendon joins panelists from the Army, Navy, and Air Force for the panel discussion “Building Successful Software Sustainment Strategies During Acquisition” Tuesday, June 8, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET. Michael Jennings of the Air Force Sustainment Center will chair the panel. The panel is part of DOD Sustainment Series: Sustainment Early in Acquisition, a virtual Defense Acquisition University (DAU) event.
Daniels Published by NATO JAPCC
photo, Owen Daniels Owen Daniels published two papers for Joint Air & Space Conference 2021. The annual Joint Air Power Competence Center (JAPCC) event will be held in Germany on September 7–9. The first paper explores the limitations and challenges of the observe-orient-decide-act (OODA) loop as a mental model for thinking about artificial intelligence applications, particularly with regard to speed. The second, with coauthor Clementine Starling of the Atlantic Council, discusses potential ways to overcome obstacles to NATO’s command and control resilience in contested environments.
Schwartz Led Talk
Norton Schwartz, IDA President IDA President Norton Schwartz interviewed WWW II B-24 Liberator aviator Captain John Billings about his book, Special Duties Pilot, at an event hosted by the Office of Strategic Services Society on Wednesday, April 28.
Levine Spoke at Senate Hearing
Photo, Mr Peter K. Levine, Senior Fellow | SFRD SFRD’s Peter Levine testified at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on management challenges and opportunities facing the Department of Defense on Tuesday, April 27. Other speakers included Adam Grant, University of Pennsylvania; and Elizabeth Field, Government Accountability Office. A video of Peter’s testimony (opening statement at 24:06) and a transcript are available online.
Taylor Addresses Gen Z in Inkstick Article
Photo, Jennifer Taylor Jennifer Taylor wrote “Preparing Gen Z to Enter the National Security Community” published in Inkstick as part of “The Future of National Security Work.”
Fischerkeller Published in Lawfare
Photo, Dr Michael P. Fischerkeller, Research Staff Member | ITSD Michael Fischerkeller wrote “Current International Law Is Not an Adequate Regime for Cyberspace,” published in Lawfare.
Researchers Published in FastTIMES
article thumbnail, The Live Site Demonstrations for Advanced Geophysical Classification of Terrestrial Unexploded Ordnance Shelley Cazares, Elizabeth Ayers, Katherine Fisher, and Michael Tuley coauthored “The Live Site Demonstrations for Advanced Geophysical Classification of Terrestrial Unexploded Ordnance,” published in FastTIMES, a publication of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society.
House Subcommittee Hearing References IDA’s Veterans Affairs’ Study
U.S. Capitol Representative Matt Rosendale referenced IDA’s quality assurance review of the VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization program during a hearing with the House Subcommittee on Technology Modernization: Subcommittee on Health (at approximately 16:00 minutes). The April 14 hearing was entitled “Strategic Review: Evaluating Concerns About the Ongoing Implementation of the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program.”
Balakrishnan Spoke at Space Tech 2021
photo, Asha Balakrishnan Asha Balakrishnan spoke on an Explorers Panel Discussion at Space Tech 2021, an annual event hosted by the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The online event was held April 14, 2021.
Researchers Published in Defense Acquisition
Defense Acquisition publication P.M. Picucci, Robert Angevine, Max Roberts, and Dave Sparrow co-authored “Characterizing Defense Innovation,” published in the March-April issue of Defense Acquisition.
McFeely Spoke at NYU Graduate School
Defense Acquisition publication Tara McFeely guest-lectured at New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science on March 27, 2021. Her remarks, “Congress and the Role and Function of Intelligence,” drew from her experience working in the legislative branch and national security.
Fischerkeller and His Work Cited in Journal of Applied Security Research
photo, Michael Fischerkeller Michael Fischerkeller is mentioned multiple times in “'Madman Theory’ or ‘Persistent Engagement’? The Coherence of US Cyber Strategy under Trump.” In describing the intellectual origins of persistent engagement, the article’s author, Joe Devanny, names Michael as among the “prominent academic and policy-research advocates of persistent engagement theory” who have “close professional associations” with the U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, and other DoD-affiliated organizations. The author also cites an Orbis article that Michael coauthored with Richard Harknett of the University of Cincinnati, “Deterrence Is Not a Credible Strategy for Cyberspace.”
Simon Spoke on COVID Panel
Ian Simon spoke on a virtual panel, “Communities of Color & the COVID Vaccine: Understanding and Accessing Vaccination.” This panel was hosted by an informal coalition of African-American churches in DC. It was held Saturday, March 13, 2021, and was broadcast on Facebook Live @walkerbaptistdc.

Greenwood, Heuring, and Wahlman Article in Joint Force Quarterly
Thomas Greenwood, Terry Heuring, and Alec Wahlman coauthored “The ‘Next Training Revolution’: Readying the Joint Force for Great Power Competition and Conflict,” which was published in the Joint Force Quarterly. The article examines ways the Joint Force could enhance all-domain training, experimentation, and exercises in an era of great power competition.
Simon Spoke at Two COVID Events
photo, Ian Simon Ian Simon recently spoke at two COVID events. The first, “Should I Take the Vaccine?” was a Q&A discussion hosted by the AntiRacism Coalition of Washington, DC. The event was held Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The second event was a virtual panel, “What Matters to Us: A Lens on Overall Health & Wellness–Fighting COVID-19.” The panel occurred Wednesday, March 3, 2021, and was part of the Multicultural Womxn’s Conference 2021.
Wong Discussed Wargaming on Government Matters
photo, Yuna Wong Yuna Wong appeared on Government Matters on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. During the interview, she addressed four major questions the Department of Defense should ask before implementing a new wargaming initiative.
Recording Available of Peña’s Remarks at FLC Webinar
photo, Venessa Peña Vanessa Peña presented “Opportunities to Advance Department of Defense Technology Transfer With Partnership Intermediary Agreements” during an online event hosted by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. A recording is available of the event, which occurred on February 3, 2021.
Levine Spoke on Legislative Panel at BENS’s Forum
photo, Peter Levine Peter Levine spoke on the need for defense business reform in an era of tight budgets during a public forum hosted by BENS on the 20th anniversary of the organization’s Tail-to-Tooth Commission. The panel occurred Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Other speakers at the forum included former Secretaries of Defense Ashton Carter, Mark Esper, and Leon Panetta, and former Deputy Secretaries Robert Work and Gordon England.
Wong, Heath Discuss DoD’s Progress on Wargaming in War on the Rocks
photo, Yuna Wong and Garrett Heath Yuna Wong and Garrett Heath co-authored “Is the Department of Defense Making Enough Progress in Wargaming?” in War on the Rocks.
Wong Piece on Wargaming Posted in Modern War Institute
photo, Yuna Wong Yuna Wong wrote “Going Virtual: Wargaming in an Era of Telework, Travel Restrictions, and Social Distancing,” which appeared in Modern War Institute.
Balakrishnan Appointed to ACCRES Advisory Committee
photo, Asha Balakrishnan Asha Balakrishnan will serve on NOAA’s Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) for the next two years. ACCRES evaluates economic, technological, and institutional developments relating to commercial remote sensing and recommends promising new ideas and approaches for Federal policies and programs to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.
Cazares Discussed Nonlethal Weapon System Model during Webinar
photo, Shelley Cazares Shelley Cazares spoke during a webinar, “Active Denial Technology Computational Human Effects End-to-End Hypermodel (ADT CHEETEH),” describing a computational model that IDA created for the Joint Intermediate Force Capabilities Office. The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is hosted the webinar on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
Peña Spoke at FLC Webinar
photo, Venessa Peña Vanessa Peña presented “Opportunities to Advance Department of Defense Technology Transfer With Partnership Intermediary Agreements” on February 3, 2021. The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) hosted the event.
Eliezer Publication Finalist for 2020 Research Award
photo, Dina Eliezer Dina Eliezer coauthored “Sexual Assault Experiences Vary for Active Duty Military Women Depending on their Relationship to the Perpetrator,” a Journal of Family Violence article that was selected as a finalist for the Barbara Thompson Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award. Other coauthors included Aubrey Hilbert (Booz Allen Hamilton), Lisa Davis (DoD), Kimberly Hylton (Fors Marsh Group), William Klauberg (Fors Marsh Group), Maia Hurley (DoD), Zachary Gitlin (Booz Allen Hamilton), Karmon Dyches (DoD), and Nathan Galbreath (DoD).
Miller Honored with 2021 Levchin Prize
Victor Miller and University of Washington Professor Neal Koblitz were awarded the 2021 Levchin prize at the Real World Cryptography Conference for their independent discovery of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) in 1985.
Crane Spoke at Webinar on Economics and Space
photo, Keith Crane Keith Crane spoke at the webinar: “The Great Game of Economics Afoot in Space.” NewSpace New Mexico hosted the webinar to support their report “US Space Policies for the New Space Age: Competing on the Final Economic Frontier,” sponsored by the U.S. Space Force, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Defense Innovation Unit. The webinar was held on January 14, 2021.
Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation Features IDA Research
The 13th issue of DoD’s “Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation,” released in December, includes “Analysis of a Salary-Based Pay System for the Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation,” written by a team of IDA researchers led by Nancy Huff.
Odell Featured in University of Minnesota Alumni Magazine
photo, Laura Odell Laura Odell was featured in the University of Minnesota alumni magazine. The article, “Fierce and Fabulous Mentor,” highlights Laura’s contributions as an electrical engineer in the defense industry and as a mentor to others.