I just received an email from someone who I deeply respect. He is in a position of authority, teaching many of our future leaders in subjects we desperately need them to not only become proficient, but they must excel. He deeply disrespects Congress. He thinks they are ‘idiots’ and not worth the effort of teaching… Continue reading Congress is Hurting the U.S. Regarding Cybersecurity
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
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
Information Operations is changing from a focus on the former five components to ‘how’ IO works. What is lacking is a model. Without a model we can talk about IO in a general sense but there are no ways to divvy up what we do into logical divisions, dissuading useful discussions within our field. My… Continue reading The 3-C Model
Yesterday Government Executive published an article titled Think tank seeks new federal office to counter extremist ideology, by Charles S. Clark. In the article Doug Feith and others called for an office to be established that counters extremist ideologies. That’s nice, guys. You’re taking on less than 1% of the world, causing countless resources to… Continue reading The US Government Needs It, They Just Don’t Know It
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?
Way back when I was the Director of the IO Institute, I was also the editor of the IO Journal. Every issue of the IO Journal required a picture on the front cover which portrayed IO at work. One of our guiding factors was that we first had to have permission to use the image… Continue reading How does one ‘Show’ Information Operations?