Accession Number:

ADA525131

Title:

Cyberspace and the Operational Commander

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-05-03

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Cyberspace and the Operational Commander. Cyberspace, now considered a domain in warfare, represents a new frontier for the operational commander. Given global dependence on emerging technologies and the Internet, to achieve military objectives operational commanders must integrate cyberspace operations into planning and execution. This paper explores cyberspace and its importance to the operational commander and the operational level of warfare. First, it examines U.S. vulnerability to computer network attack and the importance of cyberspace to the operational commander. Secondly, the paper investigates the role of cyberspace in future operations by exploring recent international military conflicts. Next, it discusses the theory of cyberspace and its application to operational warfare. Finally, the paper presents recommendations for further integrating computer network operations into the operational level of war.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE