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Phoenix Challenge 2022

Information Advantage and Cognitive Security Workshop Series

April 26-28, 2022 in College Park, MD

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The University of Maryland’s Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), on behalf of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (OUSD-I&S) and in coordination with the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (OUSD-P), invites you to attend the Phoenix Challenge, April 26-28 2022, in College Park, Maryland. (SVTC link available for select participants.)

Phoenix Challenge in April 2022 is the first in a series of DoD workshops intended to inform and coalesce departmental efforts supporting Information Advantage and Cognitive Security. Importantly, this conference series will also support the Information Operations Posture Review (IOPR), as required by Section 1631 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The IOPR will inform the revision of the 2016 Strategy for Operations in the Information Environment (SOIE).

Phoenix Challenge 2022’s theme is the contribution of current and future capabilities and technologies to improve DoD’s ability to gain and maintain information advantage, including the challenges of misinformation and disinformation. Notably, this conference incorporates USCENTCOM’s annual Information Operations Conference.

The April 2022 Phoenix Challenge will be followed by the Symposium on Information Strategy and Political Warfare (SISPOW) June, 2022 (Phoenix Challenge 2022-2), led by the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, and hosted on behalf of OSD by ARLIS in College Park, MD.

We welcome your participation and support as the DoD seeks to commonly inform and orient Information Advantage and Cognitive Security efforts across the DoD enterprise. Importantly, this effort will also help guide DoD contribution to broader US government efforts and to our associated international partners.

Registration is limited, so please register early. To register, please go to:

The PC coordinators are Dr. Angie Mallory and Mr. Eric Wallace.

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