Accession Number:

ADA394384

Title:

Joint Information Warfare: An Information-Age Paradigm for Jointness

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Current concepts of jointness that focus on integrating the operations of DODs four military Services are too narrow for Information Warfare and Information Operations IWIO. National information power and the broad needs of national security in the dynamics of the information age necessitate a more inclusive understanding of what is meant by joint. Joint IWIO must incorporate the actions and involvement of numerous non-DOD organizations and activities, to include elements of the private sector. Although their actions will not be directed by DOD, active elements in Joint IWIO must at least coordinate their actions, even if that coordination is informal, in order to be effective. This concept of Joint IWIO should be reflected in DOD policy and military doctrines.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE