IDA in the Research Community Archives, 2021-Q1

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.

Researchers Published in Defense Acquisition
Defense Acquisition publication P.M. Picucci, Robert Angevine, Max Roberts, and Dave Sparrow co-authored “Characterizing Defense Innovation,” published in the March-April issue of Defense Acquisition.
McFeely Spoke at NYU Graduate School
Defense Acquisition publication Tara McFeely guest-lectured at New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science on March 27, 2021. Her remarks, “Congress and the Role and Function of Intelligence,” drew from her experience working in the legislative branch and national security.
Fischerkeller and His Work Cited in Journal of Applied Security Research
photo, Michael Fischerkeller Michael Fischerkeller is mentioned multiple times in “'Madman Theory’ or ‘Persistent Engagement’? The Coherence of US Cyber Strategy under Trump.” In describing the intellectual origins of persistent engagement, the article’s author, Joe Devanny, names Michael as among the “prominent academic and policy-research advocates of persistent engagement theory” who have “close professional associations” with the U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, and other DoD-affiliated organizations. The author also cites an Orbis article that Michael coauthored with Richard Harknett of the University of Cincinnati, “Deterrence Is Not a Credible Strategy for Cyberspace.”
Simon Spoke on COVID Panel
Ian Simon spoke on a virtual panel, “Communities of Color & the COVID Vaccine: Understanding and Accessing Vaccination.” This panel was hosted by an informal coalition of African-American churches in DC. It was held Saturday, March 13, 2021, and was broadcast on Facebook Live @walkerbaptistdc.

Greenwood, Heuring, and Wahlman Article in Joint Force Quarterly
Thomas Greenwood, Terry Heuring, and Alec Wahlman coauthored “The ‘Next Training Revolution’: Readying the Joint Force for Great Power Competition and Conflict,” which was published in the Joint Force Quarterly. The article examines ways the Joint Force could enhance all-domain training, experimentation, and exercises in an era of great power competition.
Simon Spoke at Two COVID Events
photo, Ian Simon Ian Simon recently spoke at two COVID events. The first, “Should I Take the Vaccine?” was a Q&A discussion hosted by the AntiRacism Coalition of Washington, DC. The event was held Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The second event was a virtual panel, “What Matters to Us: A Lens on Overall Health & Wellness–Fighting COVID-19.” The panel occurred Wednesday, March 3, 2021, and was part of the Multicultural Womxn’s Conference 2021.
Wong Discussed Wargaming on Government Matters
photo, Yuna Wong Yuna Wong appeared on Government Matters on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. During the interview, she addressed four major questions the Department of Defense should ask before implementing a new wargaming initiative.
Recording Available of Peña’s Remarks at FLC Webinar
photo, Venessa Peña Vanessa Peña presented “Opportunities to Advance Department of Defense Technology Transfer With Partnership Intermediary Agreements” during an online event hosted by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. A recording is available of the event, which occurred on February 3, 2021.
Levine Spoke on Legislative Panel at BENS’s Forum
photo, Peter Levine Peter Levine spoke on the need for defense business reform in an era of tight budgets during a public forum hosted by BENS on the 20th anniversary of the organization’s Tail-to-Tooth Commission. The panel occurred Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Other speakers at the forum included former Secretaries of Defense Ashton Carter, Mark Esper, and Leon Panetta, and former Deputy Secretaries Robert Work and Gordon England.
Wong, Heath Discuss DoD’s Progress on Wargaming in War on the Rocks
photo, Yuna Wong and Garrett Heath Yuna Wong and Garrett Heath co-authored “Is the Department of Defense Making Enough Progress in Wargaming?” in War on the Rocks.
Wong Piece on Wargaming Posted in Modern War Institute
photo, Yuna Wong Yuna Wong wrote “Going Virtual: Wargaming in an Era of Telework, Travel Restrictions, and Social Distancing,” which appeared in Modern War Institute.
Balakrishnan Appointed to ACCRES Advisory Committee
photo, Asha Balakrishnan Asha Balakrishnan will serve on NOAA’s Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) for the next two years. ACCRES evaluates economic, technological, and institutional developments relating to commercial remote sensing and recommends promising new ideas and approaches for Federal policies and programs to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.
Cazares Discussed Nonlethal Weapon System Model during Webinar
photo, Shelley Cazares Shelley Cazares spoke during a webinar, “Active Denial Technology Computational Human Effects End-to-End Hypermodel (ADT CHEETEH),” describing a computational model that IDA created for the Joint Intermediate Force Capabilities Office. The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is hosted the webinar on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
Peña Spoke at FLC Webinar
photo, Venessa Peña Vanessa Peña presented “Opportunities to Advance Department of Defense Technology Transfer With Partnership Intermediary Agreements” on February 3, 2021. The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) hosted the event.
Eliezer Publication Finalist for 2020 Research Award
photo, Dina Eliezer Dina Eliezer coauthored “Sexual Assault Experiences Vary for Active Duty Military Women Depending on their Relationship to the Perpetrator,” a Journal of Family Violence article that was selected as a finalist for the Barbara Thompson Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award. Other coauthors included Aubrey Hilbert (Booz Allen Hamilton), Lisa Davis (DoD), Kimberly Hylton (Fors Marsh Group), William Klauberg (Fors Marsh Group), Maia Hurley (DoD), Zachary Gitlin (Booz Allen Hamilton), Karmon Dyches (DoD), and Nathan Galbreath (DoD).
Miller Honored with 2021 Levchin Prize
Victor Miller and University of Washington Professor Neal Koblitz were awarded the 2021 Levchin prize at the Real World Cryptography Conference for their independent discovery of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) in 1985.
Crane Spoke at Webinar on Economics and Space
photo, Keith Crane Keith Crane spoke at the webinar: “The Great Game of Economics Afoot in Space.” NewSpace New Mexico hosted the webinar to support their report “US Space Policies for the New Space Age: Competing on the Final Economic Frontier,” sponsored by the U.S. Space Force, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Defense Innovation Unit. The webinar was held on January 14, 2021.
Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation Features IDA Research
The 13th issue of DoD’s “Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation,” released in December, includes “Analysis of a Salary-Based Pay System for the Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation,” written by a team of IDA researchers led by Nancy Huff.
Odell Featured in University of Minnesota Alumni Magazine
photo, Laura Odell Laura Odell was featured in the University of Minnesota alumni magazine. The article, “Fierce and Fabulous Mentor,” highlights Laura’s contributions as an electrical engineer in the defense industry and as a mentor to others.