SOSi Speaks at International Symposium: Countering Violent Extremism
RESTON, Va. (July 9, 2015) – Earlier this month, SOSi Program Manager Bjorn Delaney attended and spoke at the annual Information Operations Global conference titled “Countering Violent Extremism: Open Source Intelligence, Social Media and Strategic Communications” held in London. Mr. Delaney has worked for SOSi for over four years and currently serves as a member of SOSi’s Intelligence Solutions Group where he manages information engagement programs for the U.S. Government.
His presentation, entitled “Bishana, Tikhana, Nishana: Countering Perceptions and Misperceptions of Pakistani Target Audiences” highlighted a case study in understanding and engaging a large predominately adversarial audience via social media.
Event attendees included thought leaders involved in all facets of countering violent extremism, from strategic communications and outreach activity to digital engagement and open source data analytics applications. The symposium provided high level insight into the long term strategic plans surrounding the direction of, and investment into, open source intelligence analysis, target audience analysis and the creation of outreach campaigns to construct non-violent counter narratives whilst dispelling adversarial misinformation.
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