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Information Warfare, Information Operations,

Information Assurance, and Operational Resilience

Information is an instrument of national, global, and corporate

power. As such, control over its use, its protection, and its
manipulation, are national and global security issues. This
Research Program examines strategic and tactical offensive and
defensive aspects of information operations (IO) by state and
non-state actors to achieve political, military, and economic
goals through IO means, including computer network operations
(CNO), computer network attack (CNA), computer network
exploitation (CNE), computer network defence (CND),
psychological operations (PSYOPS), perception management,
media manipulation, propaganda, strategic influence, and public
diplomacy, among others.

K. A. Taipale, founder and executive director of the Center for

Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy and
senior fellow of the World Policy Institute, serves as Program
Director. Mr. Taipale has over twenty years of diverse experience
relating to information, communications, and technology issues
and policy.

K. A. Taipale Bio:

K. A. (Kim) TAIPALE, BA, JD (New York University); MA, EdM,

LLM (Columbia University), is the founder and executive director
of the Center for Advanced Studies in Science and
Technology Policy, a private, non-partisan research and
advisory organization focused on information, science and
technology, energy and environment, and national security
policy. He is also a partner in Stilwell Holding LLC, a private
investment firm, and serves on the advisory board of Parkview
Ventures, a technology focused merchant bank.

Mr. Taipale is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and

an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School. He
served on the Markle Task Force on National Security in the
Information Age, the Steering Committee of the American
Law Institute's digital information project, the Science and
Engineering for National Security Advisory Board of the Heritage
Foundation, and the LexisNexis Information Policy Forum, and
has served on the board or advisory board of several other
companies and non-profit organizations.

Before founding the Center, Mr. Taipale was a senior fellow at

Columbia University. Prior thereto, he was an investment
banker at Lazard Frères & Company, a corporate executive at
The Pullman Company, and, earlier, a lawyer at Davis Polk &

Mr. Taipale is a frequent invited speaker, has appeared before

Congressional and other national committees, and is the author
of numerous academic papers, journal articles, and book
chapters on information, technology, and national security
issues. [selected publications]

In recent years, he has presented at the Aspen Institute, the

Highlands Forum (OSD), the National Academies, the National
Science Foundation, the AAAS Policy Forum, the ABA Standing
Committee on Law and National Security, the Yale Law School,
the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School, the National
Defense University, and the Global Creative Leadership Forum,
among others; and, has testified before the United States Senate
Intelligence Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the
House Intelligence Committee, among others.

Mr. Taipale has extensive professional experience in a wide

variety of diverse endeavors and with many kinds of complex
issues and transactions. He has worked with international and
national corporations, government agencies and other public
institutions, as well as start-up companies and not-for-profit
organizations. He has also helped develop, secure funding for,
and implement a number of non-profit information technology
related projects, including the Harlem Environmental Access
Project, the Advanced Media in Education Project, and others.

Mr. Taipale received his B.A. in psychology from New York

University and his J.D. from the New York University School of
Law. He also received his M.A. and his Ed.M. in communications
from Columbia University and his LL.M. from the Columbia Law


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