Accession Number:

ADA394533

Title:

Information Dominance

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Information dominance may be defined as superiority in the generation, manipulation, and use of information sufficient to afford its possessors military dominance. It has three sources Command and control that permits everyone to know where they and their cohorts are in the battlespace, and enables them to execute operations when and as quickly as necessary Intelligence that ranges from knowing the enemys dispositions to knowing the location of enemy assets in real-time with sufficient precision for a one-shot kill information warfare that confounds enemy information systems at various points sensors, communications, processing, and command, while protecting ones own. Technical means, nevertheless, are no substitute for information dominance at the strategic level knowing oneself and ones enemy and, at best, inducing them to see things as one does.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE