Army Information Operations Officer Needs Analysis Report
Technical Report,01 Apr 2012,30 Nov 2013
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FORT BELVOIR VA FORT BELVOIR United States
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The U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI was asked by the Information Proponent Office IPO to conduct a Needs Analysis for the Information Operations IO officer. Information Operations IO is the integrated employment, during military operations, of IRCs in concert with other lines of operation to influence, disrupt, corrupt, or usurp the decision making of adversaries and potential adversaries while protecting our own JP 3-13. The IO officer serves as the integration specialist for IO. The purpose of the needs analysis was to determine the training, education, andor other changes to Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, and Facilities DOTMLPF needed to meet future requirements for IO officers. Data was collected through interviews with IO officers and commanders and a survey administered to IO officers. Results and recommendations are organized by DOTMLPF.