Information Engineering the Foundation of Information Warfare,
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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If information is governed by physical laws, information engineering may be possible. If information engineering is possible, it forms the basis for developing information weapons. Thus information engineering is the foundation of information warfare. This paper establishes the theoretical linkage between the potentially new discipline of information engineering and the activities that could encompass information warfare. The focus of this paper is on applying the lessons from other engineering disciplines and the body of physics and physical knowledge to the field of information warfare. The study of information engineering begins by modeling the ways in which individuals process information. Once the information engineer understands the model for individual information processing, the engineer can use the model to illuminate some of the vulnerable aspects of group and mass processing of information. Knowing the physics of information enables the information engineer to better understand and apply appropriate tools in twenty-first century information warfare.
- Information Science