Accession Number:

ADA444640

Title:

Information Operations: Putting the 'I' Back Into Dime

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The end of the Cold War and the emergence of terrorism radicalized religion the proliferation and commoditization of weapons of mass destruction WMD and the increased informational and economic power of Arabia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Russia, and Venezuela, among others, have brought Information Operations IO to the forefront of the unified national security strategy. In the past year, IO has matured from an early emphasis on the protection of critical infrastructures and against electronic espionage, and is now more focused on content and on interagency information-sharing. The value of information all information, not only secret information and the value of global monitoring in all languages, 247, have been clearly established by the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence USDI. This monograph defines and discusses three IO elements Strategic Communication the message Open Source Intelligence the reality and, Joint Information Operations Centers the technology. These elements are further discussed in relation to six IO-heavy mission areas Information Operations generally Peacekeeping Intelligence reactive Information Peacekeeping proactive Early Warning conflict deterrence, proactive counterterrorism Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations and, Homeland Defense and Civil Support.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Intelligence
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE