IDA in the Research Community Archives, 2021-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.

Tate, Bailey Paper Presented at Acquisition Research Symposium

David Tate presented (approximately 4:24) remarks based on the paper “Software Speed Limits: What Controls How Fast We Can Modernize?” at the 18th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium on May 13, 2021. David and IDA colleague John Bailey coauthored the paper and presentation. 

Adams Becomes MORS Fellow
Joe Adams was recently installed as a fellow of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS). This is the highest honor bestowed by the organization.
Balakrishnan Spoke at Summit for Space Sustainability
Asha Balakrishnan spoke on the Activating Debris Removal Panel on June 22, the second day of the 2021 Summit for Space Sustainability, hosted by the Secure World Foundation. A recording is available; the panel starts around 2:53:39.
Miller Gave Career Talk to University of Utah Students
photo, Curtis Miller Curtis Miller served on a panel at the University of Utah during which he spoke to undergraduate students about careers in mathematics. The panel was held June 11, 2021.
IDA Paper Cited in White House Report
Laura Odell, Cameron DiLorenzo, Chandler Dawson and Matthew Kowalyk coauthored “Supply Chain Risk in Leading-Edge Integrated Circuits,” cited in a recent White House report (page 56).
Cazares Interviewed by FastTIMES
photo, Shelley Cazares Shelley Cazares and DoD contractor Gregory Schultz, White River Technologies, discussed unexploded ordnance (UXO) remediation during an interview with FastTIMES. Shelley’s remarks begin around 1:13.
Peña Spoke at Technology Transfer Event
photo, Vanessa Peña Vanessa Peña spoke on the “Innovation at Technology Transfer Offices” panel during the two-day technology transfer event, hosted by the Office of Strategic Alliances and the National Center for Advancing Translation Sciences. The event took place May 13-14, 2021.
Colvin Spoke at Space Roundtable
photo, Tom Colvin Tom Colvin presented “Encouraging Private Sector Investment into Lunar Surface Capabilities” at the 11th joint Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium and Space Resources Roundtable, June 8, 2021.
Corbin Spoke at Citrus Spaceport Conference
photo, Ben Corbin Ben Corbin spoke during the Citrus Spaceport virtual event held June 12, 2021, at his alma mater, the University of Central Florida. The conference is an opportunity for students to hear directly from aerospace professionals.
Myers Received Honorary Degree from Colorado College
Director Margaret Myers recently received an honorary doctor of science degree from her alma mater, Colorado College in conjunction with the Class of 2021 Commencement.
Wong Spoke at StratTech Conference
Yuna Wong discussed wargaming during the “Through the Warfare Looking Glass” panel at the Institute for Security and Technology’s first StratTech Conference held May 25.
Goldman Discussed “Career Paths in Policy”
Abby Goldman spoke on a panel, “Career Paths in Policy,” during a webinar hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). The webinar occured on Thursday, June 10, 2021.
Levine on Panel Responsible for New National Academies Press Report
Photo, Mr Peter K. Levine, Senior Fellow | SFRD Peter Levine was a member of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine panel charged by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment to look into how to better apply data science to improve acquisition processes. The panel’s report, “Empowering the Defense Acquisition Workforce to Improve Mission Outcomes Using Data Science,” is available by signing up for a free National Academies Press account.
McLendon Joins Panel at DAU Event
photo, Michael McLendon Michael McLendon joins panelists from the Army, Navy, and Air Force for the panel discussion “Building Successful Software Sustainment Strategies During Acquisition” Tuesday, June 8, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET. Michael Jennings of the Air Force Sustainment Center will chair the panel. The panel is part of DOD Sustainment Series: Sustainment Early in Acquisition, a virtual Defense Acquisition University (DAU) event.
Daniels Published by NATO JAPCC
photo, Owen Daniels Owen Daniels published two papers for Joint Air & Space Conference 2021. The annual Joint Air Power Competence Center (JAPCC) event will be held in Germany on September 7–9. The first paper explores the limitations and challenges of the observe-orient-decide-act (OODA) loop as a mental model for thinking about artificial intelligence applications, particularly with regard to speed. The second, with coauthor Clementine Starling of the Atlantic Council, discusses potential ways to overcome obstacles to NATO’s command and control resilience in contested environments.
Schwartz Led Talk
Norton Schwartz, IDA President IDA President Norton Schwartz interviewed WWW II B-24 Liberator aviator Captain John Billings about his book, Special Duties Pilot, at an event hosted by the Office of Strategic Services Society on Wednesday, April 28.
Levine Spoke at Senate Hearing
Photo, Mr Peter K. Levine, Senior Fellow | SFRD SFRD’s Peter Levine testified at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on management challenges and opportunities facing the Department of Defense on Tuesday, April 27. Other speakers included Adam Grant, University of Pennsylvania; and Elizabeth Field, Government Accountability Office. A video of Peter’s testimony (opening statement at 24:06) and a transcript are available online.
Taylor Addresses Gen Z in Inkstick Article
Photo, Jennifer Taylor Jennifer Taylor wrote “Preparing Gen Z to Enter the National Security Community” published in Inkstick as part of “The Future of National Security Work.”
Fischerkeller Published in Lawfare
Photo, Dr Michael P. Fischerkeller, Research Staff Member | ITSD Michael Fischerkeller wrote “Current International Law Is Not an Adequate Regime for Cyberspace,” published in Lawfare.
Researchers Published in FastTIMES
article thumbnail, The Live Site Demonstrations for Advanced Geophysical Classification of Terrestrial Unexploded Ordnance Shelley Cazares, Elizabeth Ayers, Katherine Fisher, and Michael Tuley coauthored “The Live Site Demonstrations for Advanced Geophysical Classification of Terrestrial Unexploded Ordnance,” published in FastTIMES, a publication of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society.
House Subcommittee Hearing References IDA’s Veterans Affairs’ Study
U.S. Capitol Representative Matt Rosendale referenced IDA’s quality assurance review of the VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization program during a hearing with the House Subcommittee on Technology Modernization: Subcommittee on Health (at approximately 16:00 minutes). The April 14 hearing was entitled “Strategic Review: Evaluating Concerns About the Ongoing Implementation of the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program.”
Balakrishnan Spoke at Space Tech 2021
photo, Asha Balakrishnan Asha Balakrishnan spoke on an Explorers Panel Discussion at Space Tech 2021, an annual event hosted by the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The online event was held April 14, 2021.