Accession Number:

ADA478337

Title:

DoD Computer Network Operations: Time to Hit the Send Button

Descriptive Note:

Strategy Research Project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-03-10

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DoD is rapidly moving forward into the cyber domain of warfare, but the United States Government is not ready to exploit this evolution in Civil-Military affairs. With the United States facing new threats to its national security at home and abroad like never before, U.S. policy and law must change to enable DoD to fully defend and fight in cyberspace. Due to the highly automated and interconnected nature of U.S. critical infrastructure, it is not practical to erect a barrier between military and civilian operations that can serve U.S. national interests. Within the interagency framework, DoD should serve as the lead, including the response phase whenever defense critical infrastructure is involved or when a cyber attack has seriously affected other national critical infrastructure. To enable this transformation, the Posse Comitatus Act PCA should be amended or rescinded so DoD can conduct full defensive and offensive cyberspace operations against all required targets.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Computer Systems
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE