Accession Number:

ADA390581

Title:

Computer Network Defense and Attack: Information Warfare in the Department of Defense

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Our national military strategy paves the way for the Department of Defense DoD into the 21st Century. The DoD touts information superiority as being critical to our strategy. However, it has not adequately addressed two key aspects of this enabler - the defense of our networks and, should the need arise, attack of those networks belonging to our adversaries. This paper will discuss current computer network defense and attack policy in the context of ends, ways and means, explain what is lacking in current policy and offer recommendations for improvement. These recommendations include streamlining the interagency process exploring a similar structure within the private sector and with our global allies considering the concept of a separate information corps as a product of increasing emphasis in this area linking information warfare to other military strategies and assessing how we will fund the new tools in our information warfare kit bag.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE