Accession Number : ADA471536


Title :   Cyberspace as a Theater of Conflict: Federal Law, National Strategy and the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security


Descriptive Note : Graduate research project


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Arwood, Sam


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a471536.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 138


Abstract : The research is divided into three distinct parts, each linked and dependent upon one another. First is a review and an evaluation of the legal relationships between the Combatant Commanders, the Services, and DoD Agencies with respect to cyberspace. What roles are tasked to each and what limitations are in place based upon those assigned roles. And are any of these current relationships at odds with federal law? Second, linked National Strategy to a Service's targeting strategy via the Effects Based Planning process. This demonstrates the ability to link target selection to the elements of national power as well as identify possible desired effects based upon adversary target selection. Last, is an evaluation of military cyberspace activities and responsibilities based upon the conclusions and observations of the first two sections. Included in this evaluation is a brief look at cyberspace activities not yet addressed by the DoD but soon to be a responsibility of the Department.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER NETWORKS , *ONLINE SYSTEMS , *INFORMATION WARFARE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , NATIONAL SECURITY , HOMELAND SECURITY , FEDERAL LAW , STRATEGY , COMBAT READINESS , PLANNING , CONFLICT


Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards
      Defense Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE