Laura Steckman, PhD, is a social scientist at the MITRE Corporation. Her work operationalizes theories and methodologies from the social and behavioral sciences to address approaches and solutions to mission-specific problems sets worldwide. She has supported Information Operations (IO) and Military Information Support Operations (MISO) for U.S. Central Command, U. S. Pacific Command and various interagency efforts, and is the former Command Social Scientist for the Marine Corps Information Operations Center (MCIOC). Her current research examines the relationship between societies and emerging technologies, specifically in how the two shape each other and the impact that technology and electronic communications have on culture, language, and behavior.

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