Kate Kohn is the Communications Manager for the Federation of American Scientists. She was previously national communications director for the Gravel 2020 presidential campaign. She has a B.A. in political theory and an M.A. in political communication and American politics from American University. She is currently a press advisor for the Gravel Institute, a non-profit digital education start-up.
In her spare time she researches the military influence in American entertainment media and keeps a spreadsheet on US troop deployment status in the Middle East. Prior to joining FAS she researched online disinformation with a focus in political disruption and far-right information pathways at a DC research organization. She is a Jeopardy! champion.
Over the past two years, the federal government has invested unprecedented amounts of funding in wildfire suppression, hazardous fuels reduction, community preparedness, and restoration through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Together, the IIJA and IRA provide $24 billion in funding for wildfire issues, distributed over 40 different programs and administered […]
In this interview, Tom Kalil discusses the opportunities for science agencies and the research community to use AI/ML to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery and technological advancement. Q. Why do you think that science agencies and the research community should be paying more attention to the intersection between AI/ML and science? Recently, researchers have […]
One of the main goals of Kalil’s Corner is to share some of the things I’ve learned over the course of my career about policy entrepreneurship. Below is an FAQ on a thought experiment that I think is useful for policy entrepreneurs, and how the thought experiment is related to a concept I call “shared agency.” Q. What […]
Our research shows that the biggest threat to reliable information access for military and DoD service members is expert opinion. A high-level analysis of anti-COVID vaccine narratives on social media reveals that opinions from experts achieve higher relevancy and engagement than opinions from news pundits, even if the news source is considered reliable by its […]