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Information Warfare: Legal, Regulatory, Policy and Organizational Considerations for Assurance. Second Edition.

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The performance of essential national security-related functional activities is increasingly dependent on U.S. infrastructures and their supporting information components. In view of the dependency, and because the Department of Defense DoD information infrastructure is embedded in larger national and international infrastructures, DoD officials, their advisors, and others within and outside the government have recommended to the National Security Council staff that it may be necessary to initiate interdepartmentalinteragency discussions. Topics of such a dialogue would include the dependency and vulnerability issues and the need for national policy to deal with them. The Chief, Information Warfare Division J6K, Directorate of Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems J6, the Joint Staff, commissioned the original report and this second edition to prepare the Joint Staff to participate in and contribute to these discussions. The breadth and extreme complexity of the subject matter, other related ongoing activities, and the scope of the task limited the number of environmental areas and organizations which could be addressed. The report does, however, address the breadth and complexity of the policy and strategy issues and summarizes the views of those in positions of importance to the development of policy for infrastructure protection and assurance. To develop the organizational policy considerations, the study group reviewed organizations that have a stated role in information warfare and organizations that have related missions and functions. This report presents several key organizations in a broad range encompassing international, national, state and local, public and private, and government and industry organizations.

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  • Information Science
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Intelligence

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