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4 June 2015
IOTA-Global is delighted to have been chosen by the Norwegian Defence Research Organisation (FFI...
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  1. 1. PRESS RELEASE 4 June 2015 IOTA-Global is delighted to have been chosen by the Norwegian Defence Research Organisation (FFI), the research arm of the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, to assist and advise in the use and future development of Information Operations for Norwegian national defence. IOTA Global will work with FFI-project 1368, ‘Cyber and Information Operations in a New Security Environment’, and will supervise FFI in undertaking two specific studies involving Influence and Target Audience Analysis As part of the project launch, in Oslo on 2 June 2015, General Sveere Diesen (the former Chief of the Norwegian army) spoke of the growing importance of Information Operations, the absolute need to understand the motivations for audiences behaviours and the potential cost efficiency of IO compared with conventional kinetic operations. Cdr Steve Tatham, Director of Operations at IOTA-Global, said he was “delighted to be contracted to assist the Norwegian Government. Following on from our recent major contract with the Canadian Government and NATO this was further proof of IOTA-Global’s world reputation for excellence”. About FFI Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) is the prime institution responsible for defence- related research in Norway. The Establishment is the chief adviser on defence-related science and technology to the Ministry of Defence and the Norwegian Armed Forces’ military organization. About IOTA-Global IOTA Global is an organisation of the world’s most recognised military Information Operations, Psychological Operations and Influence professionals, backed by proven social and behavioural scientists, who provide capability transfer and advice to governmental clients, globally. IOTA-Global was recently selected by the Canadian government to deliver a seven week Target Audience Analysis training course to NATO personnel from eleven different member nations at the the NATO Centre of Excellence for Strategic Communication in Riga, Latvia. Contacts: FFI Mr Henning André Søgaard Project Manager, Cyber and Strategic Communications in a New Security Environment Telephone: (+47) 63 80 70 78 IOTA-GLOBAL Cdr (rtd) Dr Steve Tatham RN Director of Operations Telephone (+44) 0203 695 2244