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Friday, June 9, 2023

Disinformation in Practice: Case Study Ukraine

As Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, Homeland Security Today Executive Editor Kristina Tanasichuk spoke with Maria Avdeeva, Founder and Research director of the European Experts Association, an organization founded to promote analysis of the political, economic, social and security reforms in Ukraine.
The Association is at the center of a report on the mis- and dis-information used by Russia in its march toward invading Ukraine.  The findings, reported in the New York Times, finds three unsubstantiated claims made by Russia:
Unsubstantiated Claim 1: Ukraine is planning to attack some separatist-held territories using chemical weapons.
Paul Cobaugh, Vice President of Narrative Strategies joined the conversation to discuss the use of misinformation in Ukraine and its use as a tool in modern warfare.


Kristina Tanasichuk
Kristina Tanasichuk is Executive Editor of Homeland Security Today and CEO of the Government Technology & Services Coalition. She founded GTSC to advance communication and collaboration between the public and private sector in defense of our homeland.  A leader in homeland security public private partnership, critical infrastructure protection, cyber security, STEM, innovation, commercialization and much more, she brings to HSToday decades of experience and expertise in the intersection of the public and private sectors in support of our homeland's security. Tanasichuk worked for Chairman Tom Bliley on electric utility restructuring for the House Commerce Committee, represented municipal electric utilities sorting out deregulation, the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank in Washington, D.C. and ran the largest homeland security conference and trade show in the country. Immediately after 9/11 she represented public works departments In homeland security and emergency management. She is also the president and founder of Women in Homeland Security and served as president of InfraGard of the National Capital Region, a member of the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation, the U.S. Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Foundation and on the Board of USCG Mutual Assistance. She has an MPA from George Mason University and has attended the FBI and DEA Citizens Academies and the Marine Corps Executive Leadership Program. Most recently she was awarded the "Above & Beyond Award" by the Intelligence & Law Enforcement Training Seminar (INLETS) and was awarded Small Business Person of the Year by AFCEA International. Tanasichuk brings a new vision and in-depth knowledge of the federal homeland and national security apparatus to the media platform.

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