Planning for Cyberspace: Ensuring the Integration of Cyberspace into the Joint Operations Planning Process at the Geographic Combatant Command
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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The advent of cyberspace as a warfighting domain has brought increased attention and an even greater amount of discussion regarding how best to plan and conduct operations in this arena. Planning staffs are each Geographic Combatant Command are routinely planning operations in the air, land and sea domains. Some action must be taken to ensure that the Geographic Combatant Commander have the appropriate planning resources available to conduct deliberate and crisis action planning and ensure that cyber capabilities and the cyber domain are synchronized and integrated with more conventional effects . Cyber planners must be embedded at the Geographic Combatant Command in order to ensure cyber capabilities and considerations are fully integrated into the Joint Operational Planning Process.
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