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Spotlight: Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications


Dear Mr. President, Attention: the future National Security Advisor For the past eight years, the position of Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications was not filled properly and was not executed, almost not at all. As a result, the Strategic Communications community and capabilities of the United States suffered. This came at a tremendous cost… Continue reading Spotlight: Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications

BBG · BBG Watch · Broadcasting Board of Governors

House Passes Broadcasting Board of Governors Remake


Somebody, and I don’t know who, thinks they know how to organize, or, better said, reorganize the BBG. It would be really helpful if someone were to release a map of ‘these are the various permutations we’re going to go through and this is what we hope will be how we look at the end’.… Continue reading House Passes Broadcasting Board of Governors Remake

BBG · Broadcasting Board of Governors · CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare

Thomas Kent New President of RFE/RL


WASHINGTON – Thomas Kent a long time Associated Press journalist has been appointed the new President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Chairman of the network’s Board of Directors Jeff Shell announced today. “Tom was chosen in a competitive selection process from a strong field of candidates,” Shell said. “RFE/RL will benefit enormously from such… Continue reading Thomas Kent New President of RFE/RL

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How to challenge propaganda and disinformation


May 15, 2015, 10:30 am By Donald M. Bishop An evil genie is out of the bottle again.  America’s adversaries – Russia, Iran and its proxies, and the Islamic State among them — are resorting to bald propaganda, malign narratives, and disinformation to confuse and influence global opinion. Who are America’s first responders?  On the… Continue reading How to challenge propaganda and disinformation

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Broadcasting Board of Governors reform bill reintroduced


Broadcasting Board of Governors reform bill reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives with greater protection of Voice of America news objectivity. U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the Committee’s Ranking Member, introduced the bipartisan H.R. 2323, the United States International Communications Reform Act of… Continue reading Broadcasting Board of Governors reform bill reintroduced

Broadcasting Board of Governors · Communication · Content

U.S. losing ‘information war’ to Russia, other rivals – study


What an incredibly naive report. The people interviewed in this report do not seem to have a clue about US information activities.  They do not seem to acknowledge the lack of a strategy for information at the US Government level. They do not seem to realize the personalities at play in the US ‘information’ community,… Continue reading U.S. losing ‘information war’ to Russia, other rivals – study

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DOD shutters two ‘influence’ websites covering Africa


In the explanation for shutting down the websites, I noticed one word, “effectiveness”. There is one staffer on the hill, married to an agency “influence” person, who has jealously guarded against ‘other agency’s efforts’.  She has allegedly been behind numerous ‘news articles’ attacking DoD IO efforts.  Her name is well-known in ‘information activities’ circles, she… Continue reading DOD shutters two ‘influence’ websites covering Africa