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Technology and Information Warfare: The Competition for Influence and the Department of Defense, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, April 30, 2021   [open pdf - 6MB]

This is the April 30, 2021 hearing on "Technology and Information Warfare: The Competition for Influence and the Department of Defense," held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems of the Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of James R. Langevin: "[F]oreign adversaries can target U.S. and allied citizens almost instantly without crossing physical boundaries or borders. These threats will only grow as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other technology-enabled information operations exponentially increase the speed and the scope of the danger. So according to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, state adversaries are employing artificial intelligence-enabled disinformation attacks to sow division in democracies and disrupt the public's sense of reality. But how to confront these national security challenges is a difficult question. So I believe the Nation must respond forcefully to deter bad actors in the information domain, invest in robust U.S. public diplomacy, and educate the public and our service members about these dangers. We must also articulate a vision for the information environment and delineate thresholds of behavior that will trigger a response. So I was sort of encouraged when the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence recommended that the United States develop a new strategy to counter disinformation while investing in technology to counter artificial intelligence-enabled information warfare." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Glenn S. Gerstell, Nina Jankowicz, Joseph W. Kirschbaum, and Herbert Lin.

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H.A.S.C. No. 117-25; House Armed Services Committee No. 117-25
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2021
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Public Domain
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