Accession Number : AD1018550

Title :   Future Operating Concept - Joint Computer Network Operations

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air War College Air University Maxwell AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Burris,Robert

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Report Date : 17 Feb 2010

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The conduct of operations in Cyberspace1 represents the adaptation of enduring truths to emerging threats2 prescribed by CJCS and relies on a strategy of achieving information superiority3 in the battlespace. Information Operations (Info-Ops) provides the framework for success by translating superior decision making into a competitive advantage4 for the Joint Force Commander (JFC). The key principles of joint information operations are the synergy of three categories of Info-Ops capabilities; core, supported, and related to influence, disrupt, corrupt, or usurp adversarial human and automated decision making while protecting our own5.The core Info-Ops capabilities available are electronic warfare (EW), computer network operations (CNO), psychological operations (PSYOP), military deception (MILDEC), and operational security (OPSEC). Each core capability is independently focused on achieving critical operational effects or preventing the adversary from accomplishing its desired effects by integrating with supported and related capabilities.

Descriptors :   computer network security , cyberwarfare , cyberattacks , information systems , denial of service attack , military organizations , intelligence collection , internet , electronic warfare , military capabilities , information assurance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE