IDA in the Research Community Archives, 2019-Q3

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.

IDA Researcher Participated on Naval History Panel
JAWD’s Jessica Huckabey presented a paper on “Admiral Gorshkov’s Grand Design” for a panel on the Cold War and naval strategy at the 2019 McMullen Naval History Symposium at the U.S. Naval Academy September 19. The biennial event – the largest regular meeting of naval historians – “highlights the latest research on naval and maritime history from academics and practitioners all over the globe.”
Senior IDA Fellow in NAPA’s 2019 Class of Fellows
Congratulations to Peter Levine, who was named by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) as a member of its 2019 Class of Fellows. The class will be inducted at NAPA’s 2019 fall meeting being held November 7–8, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia.
STPI Researcher Served as Panelist at Arctic Futures 2050
photo, Gifford Wong STPI Research Staff Memeber Gifford Wong was a panelist on the topic Urgency of Collaborating to Inform Arctic Policy during the Arctic Future 2050 conference held last month in Washington, D.C. The discussion focused on challenges faced in informing policy and policy makers about research.
Congratulations to STPI Researcher Receiving 2019 SWE Award!
Photo, Dr Alexis MW McKittrick, Research Staff Member | STPI The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) announced that STPI’s Alexis McKittrick will receive the 2019 Emerging Leader Award on November 8 as part of the WE19 Conference being held November 7–9, 2019, in Anaheim, California.
IDA Researcher Serves on Panel at Marine Corps Expo
marine corps panel discussion SFRD’s David Markov was a member of a panel discussion on “Future Operating Environment,” which was sponsored by the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA) at the Modern Day Marine 2019 military expo, held September 22–24 in Quantico, Virginia. The discussion and Markov’s comments were covered in a Marine Corps Times article.
IDA Researchers in War on the Rocks
War on Rocks - In Search of a 21st-Century Joint Warfighting ConceptIn Search of a 21st-Century Joint Warfighting Concept” by IDA researchers Tom Greenwood and Pat Savage of JAWD was published September 12, 2019 in War on the Rocks. The article highlights the need for a joint warfighting concept to achieve unity of effort against near-peer competitors (such as China or Russia).


IDA Researcher Participated in NATO Webinar
photo, Dorina Bekoe IDA’s Dorina Bekoe participated in a NATO Strategic Direction -- South Hub hosted a webinar, “Africa: Obstacles to Opportunities,” facilitated by Three Stones International, to discuss Africa’s security, employment, and equality challenges. She was one of 19 Africanists representing a broad range of sectors -- economics, gender, academia, peace building, human rights, health care, and government.
IDA Team Receives GEAR Center Challenge Honorable Mention Award
The IDA team of Deena Disraelly, Laura Itle, John Adams, Steve Olechnowicz, Laura Odell, Mike Dominguez, David Nicholls, Georgia Butcher, Maia Salholz-Hillel, Patricia Sadiq, Linda Garlet, Matt Coursey, and Mike Lippitz proposed an innovative, secure, modern, mission-capable information technology solution to be hosted by the U.S. Postal Service to improve the customer experience of navigating the “background check” process and utilizing post offices as local, readily accessible fingerprinting and credentialing service hubs. The work merited a Government Effectiveness Advanced Research (GEAR) Center Challenge Honorable Mention Award.
IDA Researcher’s SWE Video on IDA’s YouTube Channel
SFRD’s Deena Disraelly, an active Society of Women Engineers (SWE) member, is featured on a SWE video: My Journey. My Community. My SWE. Dr. Disraelly discusses her story – how and why she became an engineer – and how important she views the role of women in the organization to be mentors.
IDA Researcher Named Fulbright Scholar
SFRD’s Kayla Matteucci received a Fulbright award that will allow her to do research for 10 months in England, starting in September. Her specific Fulbright is the United Kingdom Open Award, an open study and research grant awarded on the basis of her proposed project.
Peter Levine’s Latest Article
The latest article by SFRD’s Peter Levine appeared in the August 6 War on the Rocks: Can the Pentagon Save Its Way to Better Management? Prepared as IDA publication NSP-10777 Are Savings Goals an Effective Tool for Managing the Pentagon? Mr. Levine argues that savings targets and budget reductions can be a useful driver for management reform, but only if they are based on a specific reform agenda and a thorough knowledge of what it can be expected to accomplish, rather than being established on the basis of wishful thinking.
STPI Director Keynote Speaker at NDIA, Purdue Conference
photo, Mark Lewis STPI Director Mark Lewis delivered the morning keynote address at the inaugural National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Hypersonics Capabilities Conference hosted by NDIA and Purdue University on July 30. Dr. Lewis’s talk also received coverage in Breaking Defense (July 31).
IDA Researcher Testified Before House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
Photo, Dr Bhavya Lal, Research Staff Member | STPI STPI’s Bhavya Lal testified on July 25 at House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics hearing, “The Commercial Space Landscape: Innovation, Market, and Policy.”
IDA Researcher on Space Panel
STPI’s Asha Balakrishnan was a panelist at a briefing on the Global Challenge of Space Traffic Management on July 17. The presentation was part of the 70th International Astronautical Congress Series of Capitol Hill Events.
IDA Researcher Participated in FTC Panel
Photo, George Borlase - STPI ResearcherSTPI’s George Borlase participated in a Federal Trade Commission workshop called “Nixing the Fix” to look at so-called “Right to Repair” issues with consumer products and business electronics. He was on a panel discussing the safety considerations of repairing these products.
IDA Researcher on Chamber of Commerce Space Policy Panel
Small Satellite Integration presentation cover pageSTPI’s Bhavya Lal participated in a policy roundtable entitled Small Satellite Integration: Implications for Encryption, Interference, and Deorbit Assurance on July 9. The roundtable was held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters.
STPI Director To Moderate Panel at John Glenn Memorial Symposium
photo, Mark Lewis STPI’s Mark Lewis will moderate a panel on Hypersonics on July 12 at the Inaugural John Glenn Memorial Symposium, which takes place in Cleveland from July 10 to 12. The focus of the symposium is Powering Innovation from the Sky to the Stars.