IDA in the Research Community Archives, 2020-Q2

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.

Video: Schwartz Receives Honor from Air Force Academy
The Air Force Academy recognized IDA President Norty Schwartz as one of five 2019 Distinguished Graduates. Watch video of Norty sharing his story of what led him to the Air Force Academy, his experiences as a cadet, and his notable career built around public service.
Myers Appointed to George Mason University Foundation Board
Information Technology and Systems Division Director Margaret Myers was recently appointed to the George Mason University Foundation Volunteer Board of Trustees.
Lal Discusses Trillion-Dollar Space Economy on Podcast
photo, Bhavya Lal In an appearance on Planetary Radio, Science and Technology Policy Institute’s Bhavya Lal discussed the size of the space economy, where it's going, and how the term itself can mean many different things to many different people. Planetary Radio is a production of the Planetary Society, a non-governmental, nonprofit foundation (founded by Carl Sagan) that conducts research, public outreach, and advocacy for engineering projects related to astronomy, planetary science, and space exploration.
Fischerkeller Commentary in War on the Rocks
Information Technology and Systems Division’s Michael Fischerkeller wrote a commentary in War on the Rocks about how the strategic choice of the fait accompli aligns with the structural imperative and strategic incentives identified by cyber persistence theory, which has been operationalized as a strategy of persistent engagement.
Researchers’ Work Runner Up for ISCRAM’s Best Paper
Strategy, Forces and Resources Division’s Deena Disraelly(left) and Operational Evaluation Division’s Laura Itle(right) received recognition for a paper they co-authored with Brig. Gen. Christopher Walker, West Virginia Air National Guard. The paper, “Providing Reliable Assistance Faster: Secure, Modern, Mission-Capable Credentialing to Support Disaster Operations,” was chosen as a runner up for the Best Practitioner/Insight Paper Award for the ISCRAM 2020 conference.
IDA Researchers Published in War on the Rocks
War on the Rocks - THE PENTAGON SHOULD TRAIN FOR — AND NOT JUST TALK ABOUT — GREAT-POWER COMPETITION In War on the Rocks, Joint Advanced Warfighting Division’s Tom Greenwood and Owen Daniels explain that if the United States is to be truly prepared for great-power competition with China and Russia, its forces need to train as they expect to operate in theater.
Marwick Honored with “40 Under 40” Award
Photo, Dr. Miriam Marwick of the System Evaluation Division AFCEA named System Evaluation Division’s Miriam Marwick among the “40 Under 40” award winners for 2020. The award is given to 40 individuals ages 40 and under for their significant contributions in a technical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics field by providing innovation, thought leadership, and support to their client or organizations using information technology.
Thorne to Serve on AIAA Committee
Jim Thorne The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) nominated and elected System Evaluation Division’s Jim Thorne to serve on the AIAA Astrodynamics Technical Committee after he was named an “Outstanding Reviewer” by the editors of their academic journals on space technology.
Researcher Interviewed on Healthcare Cybersecurity Challenges
MarylandToday interviewed Information Technology and Systems Division Adjunct Researcher David Mussington about healthcare cybersecurity challenges. David is also a professor of the practice and director of the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
Researcher Receives Technology Award for Cryptography
IDA Center for Communications Research–Princeton researcher Victor Miller and University of Washington Professor Neal Koblitz won the 2020 Eduard Rhein Technology Award for their invention of elliptic-curve cryptography. The official presentation of the awards will take place in the Hall of Fame of the Deutsches Museum in Munich on November 21, 2020.
Researcher Appointed to National Academy of Science Committee
photo, Bhavya Lal Science and Technology Policy Institute Researcher Bhavya Lal was appointed to the National Academy of Science’s (NAS) Committee on Space Nuclear Propulsion Technologies. NASA requested that NAS examine the primary technical and programmatic challenges, merits, and risks for developing and demonstrating space nuclear propulsion technologies of interest to future exploration missions.
IDA Researcher Published in Joint Force Quarterly
Joe Buontempo and former National Security Fellow Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Ringer (USAF) authored “Airbase Defense Falls Between the Cracks,” which appeared in Joint Force Quarterly. The article considers two types of threats that could pose a serious challenge to airbases in the near future: direct and indirect attacks by adversary special operators, and theater ballistic and cruise missile attacks.