Accession Number:

ADA377232

Title:

Protecting the United States Against Information Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The United States reliance on computers and the Internet for everything, from banking to military command and control, has made the nations information infrastructure highly vulnerable to infiltration and sabotage from a multitude of threats. This vulnerability is the Achilles Heel of U.S. global power and will be a major security challenge for the 21st Century. If the United States does not improve its ability to defend against information attacks, it may fall victim to a new and more destructive type of war, Infowar. Although the government has taken the lead to protect its information infrastructure through several initiatives, there must be cooperative efforts between the government, industry, and private agencies working together as a team to protect this critical Center of Gravity. For the United States to adequately protect its information infrastructure against a myriad of threats, it must identify its vulnerabilities and put teeth into its defensive information warfare policy.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE