Broadcasting Board of Governors · Propaganda · Russia

New U.S. International Broadcasting CEO Disses Russian Television – And, Surprise, Putin Doesn’t Like It


It is truly interesting that the head of RT, Margarita Simonyan, takes umbrage at the new CEO of the BBG’s statement. This is truly a case of the kettle calling the pot black, except the products from the BBG are not propaganda. “We see this as an international scandal and demand an explanation.”  Thank you for… Continue reading New U.S. International Broadcasting CEO Disses Russian Television – And, Surprise, Putin Doesn’t Like It

Broadcasting Board of Governors · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia · Trolls · Ukraine

US broadcasters put RT on same challenge list as ISIS, Boko Haram


RT, formerly known as Russia Today, has been labeled a threat by Andrew Luck, the brand new CEO of the US Broadcasting Board of Governors or BBG. RT has been aggressively expanding in the past year, with a budget expansion up to nearly a half a billion dollars.  So RT decided to spin-off Sputnik News,… Continue reading US broadcasters put RT on same challenge list as ISIS, Boko Haram

Broadcasting Board of Governors · Information operations · Narrative · Public Affairs · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communication

“U.S. International Broadcasting: Background and Issues for Reform”


Apologies, dear readers.  My interests were elsewhere when this was published. Recall H.R. 4490, forming the International Communications Agency, keeping much of the BBG but changing names? I was curious why the US Congressional Research Service (CRS) hadn’t done a report about US international broadcasting.  It turns out they did. “U.S. International Broadcasting: Background and… Continue reading “U.S. International Broadcasting: Background and Issues for Reform”

Broadcasting Board of Governors · Russia · Ukraine

EU mulls response to Russia’s information war


It’s interesting that a study by the EU, performed by EED, will determine if the truth is the best way to fight Russian propaganda. This is what I have begged for for a long time from the BBG.  The problem I have is that I do not know of any other alternatives being considered and… Continue reading EU mulls response to Russia’s information war

Broadcasting Board of Governors · Influence · Information operations · Information Warfare · Military Information Support Operations · North Korea · Propaganda · Psychological Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Russia · Ukraine

Capitol Club AOC IO Classes


Description.  The Capitol Club of the Association of Old Crows is presenting a series of classes on Information Operations to educate interested persons. Who: Persons with an interest in Information Operations, currently no restrictions in attendees. What: Unclassified IO classes Where: 3rd Floor Classroom, AOC building, 1000 North Payne Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 When: 0800-1700 20… Continue reading Capitol Club AOC IO Classes

Broadcasting Board of Governors · Information operations

Senate Confirms Two New Members for the BBG Board    


December 12, 2014 WASHINGTON – The United States Senate has confirmed two new members to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media. The Senate tonight unanimously approved Michael Kempner and Dr. Leon Aron for membership on the bipartisan board. In the coming days, the new Governors will… Continue reading Senate Confirms Two New Members for the BBG Board