Accession Number:

ADA402019

Title:

Information Operations

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-04-09

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This SRP proposes designation of a single entity within the federal government to provide strategic guidance across the breadth of the nations elements of power. It would coordinate and improve the security of the nations critical information infrastructure, which is essential for the survival and prosperity of the United States. A review of the recent terrorist activities in the United States and the declaration of war against global terrorism revealed U.S. weakness in its ability to protect itself internally against terrorist activities. The United States found itself lacking in numerous areas. Area shortfalls include a lack of structure and policy and, in some cases, organizational structure that is focused on Homeland Defense. The U.S. also revealed an inability to protect its citizens, its physical infrastructures, the nations economic structure, and critical information infrastructures. Numerous policies regarding domestic terrorist have been written and debated, but shelved. Older policy focused mostly on deterring terrorism and defeating terrorism abroad. On 11 September 2001, America witnessed terror firsthand in a well orchestrated attack that ripped and tore the economic and military fabric of its foundation. This event has prompted U.S. leaders to take a serious look internally at securing the liberty and prosperity of the nations foundation. This study proposes ways and means of utilizing and protecting U.S. information operations in the war on terrorism.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE