IDA in the Research Community Archives, 2023-Q3

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.

Wong Writes Book Review for Science Magazine
Gifford Wong wrote a book review for Science magazine on Kelly and Zach Weinersmiths’ new release, “A City on Mars.” In his review, Gifford lauds the co-authors’ use of humor and objectivity to question human readiness for space settlement. Gifford previously published book reviews for Science on Vanessa Heggie’s “Higher and Colder” and Alice Bell’s “Our Biggest Experiment.”
Herrera Published in Proceedings Magazine
Mark Herrera and DOD Director, Operational Test and Evaluation Nikolas Guertin co-authored an entry for the “Comment and Discussion” section of the U.S. Naval Institute’s journal Proceedings with. In it, they respond to a previous article on the use of temporal metrics in cyberwarfare and emphasize the need for realistic testing to prepare U.S. weapon systems to operate and fight in a cyber-contested environment.
Tate Speaks on Defense Software Productivity
David Tate was featured on a podcast hosted by Arun Seraphin at the National Defense Industrial Association’s Emerging Technologies Institute.
Bhatt and Mantua Chapter Published in New Book
Sujeeta Bhatt and Janna Mantua coauthored a chapter in a book that discusses scientifically informed solutions to cybersecurity issues in the intelligence sector. The coauthors’ chapter focuses on the threat of radicalization via online gaming.
Mantua Selected for JSOU Fellowship
Janna Mantua was recently selected to participate in the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) Non-Resident Fellows Program. During the fellowship, Janna will develop and publish special operations-relevant work focused on cognitive domain operations.
Bharadvaj Published on PAXsims
Akar Bharadvaj wrote “Building a new generation of wargame professionals with intention: From Avalon Hill to Oregon Trail and beyond,” published on the blog PAXsims. Akar presented the paper at the Connections Wargaming Conference in 2022.
Joint Force Quarterly Publishes Letter to the Editor Coauthored by Fischerkeller
ITSD’s Michael Fischerkeller, U.S. Cyber Command’s Emily Goldman and University of Cincinnati’s Richard Harknett coauthored a letter to the editor in response to a book review and an article that appeared in Joint Force Quarterly.
Harbert and Balakrishnan Published in Issues in Science and Technology
Marilyn Harbert and Asha Balakrishnan co-authored “Why Space Debris Flies Through Regulatory Gaps,” published in Issues in Science and Technology. The article makes a case for orbital debris regulation.
Balakrishnan Spoke on Panel at TPI Aspen Forum
Asha Balakrishnan spoke on the panel “Space Cowboys: Key Outer Space Policy Questions” at the Technology Policy Institute’s 2023 Aspen Forum on August 21. Forum participants discussed how technology policy and regulation impact daily life.
Sbragia Interviewed by USIP Blog
Chad Sbragia was featured in an interview for The Olive Branch, a blog run by the United States Institute for Peace. In the interview, Chad discusses the unique challenges that U.S. interlocutors face in their attempts to develop crisis communications mechanisms with China.
Wong Selected as Fellow for Clean Energy Leadership Institute
Gifford Wong was accepted into the 2023 Fall Fellowship at the Clean Energy Leadership Institute. Fellows will examine inequity in energy policy and market structures and develop holistic solutions to current green energy industry challenges.
Sbragia Presented at Intelligence and National Security Summit
Chad Sbragia spoke on a panel, Pacific Partnerships: Lessons of NATO, at the Intelligence and National Security Summit. Chad and the other panelists will discuss the implications of NATO’s emerging relationships with Indo-Pacific countries. The panel was held July 14.