Strategic Planning to Conduct Joint Force Network Operations: A Content Analysis of NETOPS Organizations Strategic Plans
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Within the joint force network operations environment, war fighters will treat net centric adversaries and global information grid defense in depth situations as complex, adaptive enclaves that are the product of the dynamic interactions between connected entities and processes. Because of net centricity, no entity or process of the enclave can be considered in isolation no singular engagement methodology will accurately capture the enclaves complexity, and an alignment of DoD combatant commanders, services, and agencies strategic planning is pivotal. To achieve and maintain information dominance, Joint Network Operations NETOPS organizations need to be strategically aligned. As result, to enhance the capabilities-based effects of NETOPS and reduce our NETOP infrastructures susceptibility to compromise. Once the key organizations were identified, their strategic plans were analyzed using a structured content analysis framework. The results illustrated that the strategic plans were aligned with the community of interests tasking to conduct NETOPS. Further research is required into the strategic alignment beyond the strategic nationaltheater and operational levels to determine if the developed NETOPS strategic alignment construct is applicable to all levels of war.
- Information Science
- Operations Research
- Computer Systems Management and Standards