Accession Number : ADA448653


Title :   Developing Joint Information Operations Warriors


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Pickle, James A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a448653.pdf


Report Date : 13 Apr 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) has recognized the importance of information operations (IO), particularly in light of continual technological improvements. Positive direction has been given by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff, but the responsibility to organize, train, and equip remains with the Services and allows for different interpretations. The goal of IO is to maintain information superiority and, thereby, decision superiority. While influence operations may aim at adversary perceptions, joint IO can't be left open for interpretation. Information is impacting the spectrum of conflict more than ever before. Information dominance has always been important, but the speed and methods at which it can be sent, analyzed, and acted upon is increasing exponentially. This project focuses on the need for a dedicated IO career force for the DoD to truly achieve information dominance. The analysis begins with a quick review of joint IO doctrine, Service approaches to IO, and IO personnel management. Next, IO education and training challenges are explored. Finally, recommendations to improve joint IO are broached in an effort to ensure DoD IO warriors can influence, disrupt, degrade, or deny an adversary's ability to make a coherent decision at a time of our choosing.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *ELECTRONIC WARFARE , *CAREERS , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *INFORMATION WARFARE , *PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS , *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MILITARY TRAINING , COMPUTER NETWORKS , PUBLIC RELATIONS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , POLICIES , STANDARDIZATION , MILITARY DOCTRINE


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE