Accession Number : ADA514490


Title :   War in the Information Age: A Primer for Cyberspace Operations in 21st Century Warfare


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : Crowell, Richard M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a514490.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : During the Cold War, the USSR was at least a decade behind the U.S. in computer technology. To fill that void, the Soviets developed an aggressive program to steal U.S. and Western science and technology. In 1981 French President Francois Mitterand passed vital information to U.S. President Ronald Reagan. The case was designated Farewell by the French Direction de la Surveillance du Territoire (DST), and later became known as the Farewell Dossier. Some of the most useful information gained from the Farewell Dossier was the KGB's shopping list for their most desired technology. In his book, At the Abyss, an Insider's History of the Cold War, Thomas C. Reed, a former Director of the National Reconnaissance Office, recounts an incident of early computer warfare which was prompted by a KGB theft.


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION WARFARE , *CYBERNETICS , *COMPUTERS , THEFT , RECONNAISSANCE , FRANCE , USSR , COLD WAR


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Cybernetics
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE