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Dr. John A. S. Ardis

JOHN ARDIS is a British scientist with 25 years of experience in defense, security, and intelligence. He is presently a senior analyst within the United Kingdom (UK) Government and the special operations lead for the Over-Watch Maritime Security Group. He has worked in the United States, Europe, Israel, and the Middle East. He was an associate senior research fellow at the UK Defence Academy’s Advanced Research and Assessment Group from 2006-2007. He has worked in defense acquisition on a series of major projects for the British Army, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force, and British Joint Services. He has also worked on the development of the UK’s Strategic Deterrent program. Dr. Ardis helped develop and run exercises on land for dismounted close combat, and at sea in the Pacific and Mediterranean, specializing in anti-submarine warfare, while playing an active role in the UK’s Maritime Technical Intelligence Committee.

Dr. Ardis has provided support to operations in Afghanistan, developing a new improvised explosive device detection system (members of the team were all commended by the UK Ministry of Defence [MoD] Chief Scientific Advisor). He helped train the Iraqi National Security Council in the implementation of the Baghdad Security Plan in 2007 with senior UK and U.S. staff. Dr. Ardis has worked at, and delivered classified operational products to the UK’s Permanent Joint Headquarters at Northwood, London. He has worked on various projects in the Defence Intelligence Staff headquarters, and devised and delivered the UK’s information warfare catalogue to Operation HERRICK (the British military deployment to Afghanistan) at the highest priority instruction of the UK’s Chief of Defence Staff.

Dr. Ardis has lectured at the London Stock Exchange, numerous conferences, and at 15 (UK) Psychological Operations Group on complex information operations and advanced counterintelligence. Dr. Ardis has published reports on cyber problem analysis. He holds an honors degree in computational physics and a doctorate in intelligence and deception operations.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. John A. S. Ardis

  • Maintaining Information Dominance in Complex Environments

    October 03, 2018

    Authored by Dr. John A. S. Ardis, Dr. Shima D. Keene.
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    The monograph suggests a risk-based approach to developing an advanced information warfare capability for the U.S. Army. It also proposes that complexity and uncertainty in the information environment be exploited rather than considered a barrier. The authors recommend the development of a series of operational architectures and categories, which abandon the conventional single-outcome strategies of current military deception and embrace complex engagements in a connected and dynamic battlespace.