IDA in the Research Community Archives, 2022-Q1

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.

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.
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.