Phoenix Challenge – A Collaboration

Please save the dates of 28-30 March 2022 for the second annual Phoenix Challenge virtual conference and working group series. The theme for this event 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. 

The event’s co-chairs will be MG Matthew Easley/DoD Deputy Principal Information Operations Advisor and Mr. Ian Crone, Principal Director for Cyber, OUSD Research and Engineering.  

The event objective is not only to sustain and increase awareness of the information operations/information warfare challenges and opportunities, but more importantly to envision actions with measurable contributions for improving DoD capability now and into the future. 

 As in 2021, University of Maryland Applied Research Lab for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) and the Information Professionals Association (IPA) will co-host the event and this year in partnership with OUSD (Policy) and OUSD (Research and Engineering) as sponsors and co-chairs. Specifics on agenda, topics, and participation will be available in mid-February 2022. Please continue to check this website,, which soon will have updates with details and registration information.