Accession Number:

ADA413656

Title:

Information Operations: Reassessing Doctrine and Organization

Descriptive Note:

Research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-17

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Information operations will play a key role in pursuing information superiority as part of the Joint Vision 2020 goal of achieving full spectrum dominance. Despite the importance of information operations within the U.S. vision of future conflict, the U.S. military does not have a consistent and coherent understanding of information operations. Information operations mission areas are ill defined and what should be basic terminology is complex, full of nuances, and inconsistent. Organization within DoD to accomplish 10 missions is also less than optimal. In some cases different unrelated 10 missions are assigned to organizations in an effort to consolidate responsibility for 10. Yet in other instances closely related missions that should be centralized are assigned to different organizations. This paper examines the various mission areas under 10 as currently defined, proposes modifications, and presents a new taxonomy for 10 and 10 component mission areas. This paper also examines current 10 organizations within DoD and makes recommendations for realignment of 10 missions.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE