Not so fast, Mr. Kremlin spokesman… Once you’ve read this news article from Yahoo, look at the video contained in the article. I question the Kremlin’s dismissal. Did they rule out the possibility of Asperger’s syndrome through a brain scan, an MRI? I can never look at Putin the same, I will always wonder if… Continue reading Putin’s spokesman dismisses ‘stupid’ Asperger’s claim
First, an apology. My concussion was a bit worse than I thought and mentally, at times, I still feel like I’m swimming in thick sludge. I write this blog when I am inspired and this fog usually prevents me from giving a rat’s patootie about a lot of things. Yesterday I was chatting with a… Continue reading God help us all
BY ROSA BROOKS | DECEMBER 6, 2012 I must have sinned egregiously during a past life, because when I arrived at the Pentagon in spring 2009, I was handed responsibility for the can of worms known as “strategic communication.” I was a newly minted political appointee in the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s policy… Continue reading Confessions of a Strategic Communicator – By Rosa Brooks | Foreign Policy
Pentagon Abandons Strategic Communication? Author: Brian Carlson Tuesday, December 18th 2012 http://www.publicdiplomacycouncil.org/commentaries/12-18-12/pentagon-abandons-strategic-communication A couple of public diplomacy colleagues have asked me what we should think of the Pentagon memo issued earlier this month, the one that seems to say Strategic Communication is out. Over. Finished. “What did you say?” Does this mean the end of… Continue reading Pentagon Abandons Strategic Communication? | The Public Diplomacy Council
Almost everybody knows that anything to do with Cyber equates to a lot of money. One estimate for CY 2012 was $13 Billion being budgeted for cybersecurity just for the US government. One study I recently read predicted we would need to increase spending by up to 1,800 percent to get adequate protection. That, ladies… Continue reading The Cyber Money Train
Almost immediately after posting my last blog, What will be the impact of a massive attack in cyberspace?, a good friend asked me to “define Massive”, to which I responded, tongue in cheek: “Bigger than just me”? It struck me with the weight of an ex-wife: things have not changed in 20 years, we are still stuck… Continue reading War in cyberspace is about definitions
Is the Pentagon killing off Strategic Communication? OSD – Public Affairs and USD – Policy share responsibility for Strategic Communication for the Department of Defense, but word on the street, now confirmed by insiders, says that the Public Affairs office for SC, known as the Communication, Planning and Integration Directorate is slowly but surely being… Continue reading Is DoD Strategic Communication Going Away?