IDA in the Research Community Archives, 2020-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.

Chu Spoke on Panel at Government Performance Summit
Photo, Dr David S C Chu Former IDA President David Chu spoke on a panel, “Managing Transformation in the DoD.” Other panelists include Linda Cavalluzzo from the Center for Naval Analyses, and Jack Riley from the RAND Corporation. The online panel, held Tuesday, September 29, is part of the Government Performance Summit.
Fischerkeller Contributes to Policy Roundtable
Photo of Michael Fischerkeller IDA’s Michael Fischerkeller and Richard Harknett, professor at University of Cincinnati, wrote “Cyber Persistence, Intelligence Contests, and Strategic Competition,” published in the Texas National Security Review. The article was among six that were part of a policy roundtable: Cyber Conflict as an Intelligence Contest.
Researchers Speak at “Water and Energy for Food” Event
Photo of three IDA researchers STPI researchers (pictured left to right) Keith Crane, Emma Thrift, and Brian Zuckerman gave a virtual presentation of findings from Powering Agriculture: Summative Evaluation on September 10. Powering Agriculture: A Grand Challenge for Development was a partnership of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the governments of Sweden and Germany, and others to promote renewable energy innovations to increase agricultural incomes in developing countries. The presentation was part of a conference kicking off a new USAID Grand Challenge for Development, Water and Energy for Food.
Levine Discusses Defense Management Reform in CNAS’ Event
Photo of Peter Levine Peter Levine discussed his book “Defense Management Reform: How to Make the Pentagon Work Better and Cost Less” in a virtual conversation with former Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and CNAS Defense Program Director Susanna Blume on Wednesday, September 16.
Garibaldi Spoke on “Uncovering Lottery Shenanigans”
Photo of Skip Garibaldi Skip Garibaldi gave a virtual, public lecture on “Uncovering Lottery Shenanigans,” focusing on individuals who have won hundreds of big, lottery prizes. The online event, sponsored by Brown University’s Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), was held on Tuesday, September 22.
IDA Model Nominated for MORS Award
Tom Wallace presented IGNITE, a logistics model, at the MORS 2020 Symposium held online this summer. Tom developed IGNITE with fellow IDA researchers Eli Alster and Jim Kotary. The model was selected as the best in its working group and nominated for the Barchi Prize, an award that recognizes the best paper given at the MORS Symposium. The winner of the top award will be announced June 2021.
Wahlman Published on Modern War Institute’s Website
Alec Wahlman wrote “When the Campaign Meets the City: Urban Battles and the Operational Level of War,” published on the Modern War Institute’s website. The article describes the linkages between urban battles and larger campaigns they nest within.
Odell Receives SWE’s 2020 Spark Award
Laura Odell, an electrical engineer, received a 2020 Spark Award from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for her contributions to the advancement of engineers and women. She is recognized for her demonstrated leadership and initiative through recruiting, mentoring, coaching, and advocating for a growing and inclusive team of researchers and project leaders across IDA.
Lal Spoke on Panel at the Humans to Mars Summit
photo, Bhavya Lal On Tuesday, September 1, Bhavya Lal gave a talk on policy issues in space nuclear power during a panel discussion on Surface Power on The Moon and Mars. The panel was part of the annual Humans to Mars Summit, which was held virtually this year.
Donnelly Discussed Wargames at Georgetown University Event
Hank Donnelly discussed the use of logistics in wargames and various design approaches in an online event hosted by Georgetown University Wargaming Society on September 1.
Levine and Former IDA President David Chu Spoke in Webinar
Senior Fellow Peter Levine and Former IDA President David Chu discussed Peter’s book on Defense Management Reform in an August 4 webinar hosted by the Economics of National Security Association and CNA.
Social Distancing at College Sport Venues? There’s an App for That
IDA Adjunct Research Staff Member Scott Nestler was featured in an online article on the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. Scott teamed with academic colleague Seth Berry and graduate business student Joe Jenkins to develop a cloud-based tool that will help venues plan for optimal seating configurations that align with social distancing.
Savage’s Article in Modern War Institute at West Point
IDA Research Associate Patrick Savage wrote “What if It Doesn’t End Quickly? Reconsidering US Preparedness for Protracted Conventional War,” an online article published by Modern War Institute at West Point.
Lal Spoke at Aerospace Corporation’s “Space Policy Show” Webinar
photo, Bhavya Lal Science and Technology Policy Institute’s Bhavya Lal joined Aerospace’s next Space Policy Show webinar on July 23, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. The topic was “What is Planetary Protection and Why Should We Care.” To learn more, go to the event’s website.