IDA in the Research Community

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.

Warden Served on Panel Discussing China Nuclear Buildup
John Warden served as a panelist at the Center for a New American Security virtual conversation on April 20. John and the other panelists discussed China's nuclear buildup and the risk of nuclear escalation in a war to defend Taiwan. A video recording is available.
IDA Report Cited in DoD Study
Mark Kaye (project lead), Michael Cummins, Bruce Harmon, Susan Rose and Kevin Wu (formerly with IDA) co-authored the report, “Financing in the Commercial Marketplace: Pre-delivery Payments,” which appeared in the DoD’s Defense Contract Finance Study released April 10. Initiated in late 2019, the study assesses the effect that DoD contract financing and profit policies have on the defense industry.
Fischerkeller Published in Lawfare
Michael Fischerkeller coauthored “U.K. National Cyber Force, Responsible Cyber Power, and Cyber Persistence Theory” with Richard Harknett and Emily Goldman. The article, published in Lawfare, discusses the U.K.’s National Cyber Force (NCF) and the national cyber strategies of the U.K. and U.S in the context of cyber persistence theory.
Wong Shared Wargaming Expertise
Yuna Wong spoke on wargaming at the Sea Air Space 2023 Conference on two different panels: “Gaming to Win — A Live Wargaming Demonstration,” hosted by the Navy League, and “Diverse Roles & Divergent Paths in National Security Analysis,” hosted by Women in MORS, a community of practice in the Military Operations Research Society (MORS). Yuna was also quoted in Sea Power Magazine, in the article, “Shall We Play a Game? Winning Isn’t the Point, Experts Say.
Sbragia Spoke on U.S.-China Crisis at Quincy Institute
Chad Sbragia spoke as a panelist at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft’s virtual event, “Managing U.S.-China Crises: Problems, Pitfalls, and Prospects.”
Goodman Published in ITEA Journal
Allison Goodman and Nickolas Guertin; Director, Operational Test and Evaluation; coauthored the article, “OT&E for Rapid Software Development,” in the March 2023 issue of the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA) Journal.
Milne Spoke on Panel at the KEI South Korean Nuclear Armament Debate
Caroline Milne participated in the Korea Economic Institute (KEI) event, “The South Korean Nuclear Armament Debate” on March 16. She spoke on the third panel of the debate, “International Implications,” beginning at 4:13:13 of the video.
Lindbergh to Speak at IEEE Las Vegas Tech Conference and Expo
Rachel Lindbergh will give a talk at the IEEE Las Vegas Tech Conference and Expo on April 20. The conference and expo will feature the latest trends and innovations in electronics, electromagnetics, power and energy, space flight and more. Rachel’s presentation will discuss space policy challenges, highlighting IDA’s work across several space topics.
IDA Hosts Allies and Partners Event
IDA President Norty Schwartz greeted distinguished visitors from Japan as part of an allies and partners event for the Joint Staff J4 on February 28. Photo (l-r): IDA VP for Research Laura Baldwin; Director for Logistics, J4 Lt. Gen. Leonard Kosinski; Defense and Air Attaché Maj. Gen. Hiroyuki Sugai; Commander, Maritime Materiel Command VADM Yoshitaka Ozama; IDA President Norty Schwartz; and IDA Joint Advanced Warfighting Director Dan Chiu.
Milne Published on The Peninsula
Caroline Milne wrote “Alternative Futures: ROK Nuclear Weapons and the U.S.-ROK Alliance,” published on the Korea Economic Institute’s (KEI’s) blog The Peninsula. Caroline’s piece is one of 12 contributions to KEI’s special project on South Korea’s nuclear armament debate running on the blog.
Konstrorum Published on Her Maths Story
Anna Konstrorum shared her STEM story on Her Maths Story, a platform dedicated to encouraging and empowering self-identifying women to pursue careers in mathematics and beyond.
Defense Management Institute Launched
IDA hosted the kick-off event announcing the launch of the Defense Management Institute (DMI). Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks (shown) and Pentagon Performance Improvement Officer Michael Donley made the announcement joined by IDA President Norty Schwartz (shown) and IDA Senior Fellow Peter Levine. Levine will serve as director of DMI, a new initiative committed to building a network of expertise and a community of practice in the management, organization, performance improvement and enterprise business operations of the Department of Defense.
Fischerkeller Published in Lawfare
Michael Fischerkeller authored “A Cyber Persistence Way to Countermeasures,” published in Lawfare. The article describes ways in which international law could be reinterpreted to make it more relevant in the context of cyberspace.
Bishai and Cleary Published in Just Security
Linda Bishai and Laura Cleary coauthored “The US Needs a Strategy for (Human) Security Cooperation,” published in Just Security. Based on previous research and an IDA CRP-funded framework for assessing human rights in security cooperation, the article argues that a human security approach, integrated comprehensively into training modules and assessments, would improve security cooperation outcomes.
Thorne Published in Aerospace America
Jim Thorne authored, “Leveraging Gravitational Complexity for Better Orbits,” for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Astrodynamics Technical Committee. The article appeared in the December 2022 year-in-review issue of Aerospace America, published by AIAA.
Roday Published in Charged Affairs
Miriam Roday published, “Starting Your Search for a Foreign Policy Internship,” in the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy’s Charged Affairs blog. In the article, she provides advice on how to navigate the wealth of internship options in the national security and foreign policy space. She details the core responsibilities, daily experiences and key takeaways from various internships, including at think tanks and government agencies and on Capitol Hill.
Garibaldi Posters Published by National Academies
CCR-L Director Skip Garibaldi co-designed a series of posters called "Illustrating the Impact of the Mathematical Sciences” for a project organized by the National Academies’ Board of Mathematical Sciences and Analytics.
Warden Honored for Contributions During IDA Fellowship
John Warden was recognized in the Congressional Record in December for his exceptional work during a year-long fellowship with the House Armed Services Committee. The HASC’s Strategic Forces Subcommittee chairman Jim Cooper commended John for his expertise and contributions in advising the subcommittee on the U.S. nuclear weapons portfolio during the second session of the 117th Congress.
IDA Independent Cost Estimate of VA EHRM Cited by Congress
The Senate explanatory statement for the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act cited IDA’s Cost Analysis & Research Division’s independent cost estimate for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Electronic Health Record Modernization Program. The cost estimate was cited as a source of information for the program’s resource requirements and a guide for updating the program’s Life Cycle Cost Estimate.
Riemer Moderated Panel at NDIA Air Armament Symposium
Jeff Riemer moderated a Program Executive Officer Panel at the 2022 Air Armament Symposium hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association. The topics discussed included weapons acquisition strategies, weapons integration on current and future platforms, and test resources necessary to test in a Joint All Domain Command and Control environment. Panelists included Maj. Gen. Anthony Genatempo, Brig. Gen. William Rogers, Brig. Gen. Dale White, Brig. Gen. Luke Cropsey and Brig. Gen. Jason Bartolomei.
Fischerkeller Published in Security Studies
Michael Fischerkeller wrote “Cyber Signaling: Deeper Case Research Tells a Different Story,” published in the journal Security Studies. In the article, Michael argues that the hypotheses offered by Erica Lonergan and Shawn Lonergan in their article on the role of cyber operations in crisis management are not supported by their case studies.
Hoover Institution Acquired Riveles’ Papers
The Hoover Institution acquired the papers of Stanley Riveles. The collection consists of documents, records, correspondence, printed matter, notes and electronic files related to Stanley’s career in national security and arms control.
Bharadvaj Spoke at Georgetown University Wargaming Society Event
Akar Bharadvaj gave a talk, “Players and Users: Wargaming as a User Experience (UX) Design Problem,” at a Georgetown University Wargaming Society event on January 24. A recording is available.