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Ms. Kristen Pedersen, PhD

Ms. Kristen Pedersen, PhD

Vice President & Chief Research Officer, Norwich University Applied Research Institutes

NUARI’s Vice President and Chief Research Officer. Dr. Pedersen is responsible for NUARI's portfolio of security contracts and research projects for DHS, DOD, NSA, and critical infrastructure organizations. She also oversees NUARI's Distributed Environment for Critical Infrastructure Decision-making Exercises (DECIDE®), and the development and delivery of cybersecurity and physical-threat focused exercises to test incident response protocol and improve the resiliency of various critical infrastructures. Her research areas include influence/information operations, frame analysis, human/cyber behavior, and strategic communication. She is an adjunct professor in Norwich University's Security Studies and Defense Analysis program and a former US Coast Guard Operations Specialist, television producer, and investigative researcher.


  • We are extremely excited to convene the community at SOF Week 2024. This convention for U.S. and International SOF will include a diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, interactive discussions about the future of SOF, and an up-close view of some of the best tech available to our warfighters. GSOF looks forward to working with USSOCOM to make SOF Week 2024 an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.