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.

Spotlight on IDA Researcher
Penn State University recently featured Operational Evaluation Division’s Laura Itle in a Spotlight. Laura, who earned a PhD in chemical engineering from the university, talked about what she does to protect the United States from terrorism, a recent prestigious award her team received for their work, and fond memories of her days as a graduate student.
IDA Researcher Offers a Management Reform Agenda in War on the Rocks
In a March 19 article in War on the Rocks, SFRD’s Peter Levine offers specific recommendations for eight areas of management reform in which concrete improvements to DoD organization, policies, and practices could yield significant dividends for the Department.
Research Summary on Modeling the Coronavirus
IDA researchers updated existing contagious disease modeling capabilities with early data from the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to produce preliminary models of this emerging infectious disease. Read about it in the latest issue of IDA Research Summary, “New Models for a New Disease: Simulating the 2019 Novel Coronavirus” by Robert Cubeta, Catherine Schuster, and Stewart Smith of SFRD.
Researcher to Share Insights on Nuclear Deterrence and the Cuban Missile Crisis
IAD’s David Rosenberg and retired Admiral Cecil Haney, former commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, will provide context on steps the United States took to use ballistic missile submarines to strengthen NATO nuclear deterrence during and after the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. They will speak on April 23 at an event co-sponsored by the Smithsonian and the Naval Submarine League.
Research Summary on Rapid Contagious Disease Modeling
IDA researchers have developed contagious disease modeling capabilities that can be updated quickly to support civilian and military national security decision makers. This is critical as they plan, evaluate, and respond to emerging infectious disease outbreaks that have the potential to spread globally. Read the Research Summary for more.
IDA Researcher Published in War on the Rocks
Joint Advanced Warfighting Division’s researcher Robert Angevine’s commentary, “Time to Revive Joint Concept Development and Experimentation,” appeared on January 23 in War on the Rocks.”
Watch Video of IDA Researcher on “Uncovering Lottery Shenanigans”
On January 17, Center for Communications and Computing’s Skip Garibaldi gave a talk on, "Uncovering Lottery Shenanigans" at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Denver, Colorado.
IDA Researcher Co-Authors Paper, “Limiting North Korea’s Coercive Nuclear Leverage”
Strategy, Forces and Research Division’s John Warden and Jina Kim from the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses co-authored a paper, “Limiting North Korea’s Coercive Nuclear Leverage.” The paper was published in Survival: Global Politics and Strategy.