Accession Number : ADA309392

Title :   Information Warfare and the Lack of a U.S. National Policy.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Whisenhunt, Robert H.

PDF Url : ADA309392

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The information technology explosion is having a profound impact on the Information Infrastructure of the United States. This has led to growing national security problems for government agencies as well as private industry. The problems are not totally new, but the speed at which technology allows information processes to take place has raised their relative importance in the conduct of daily commerce. The greatest return on investment appears to be in the area of improved defensive capabilities of our networks. Many agencies and departments (government and private industry) are working on the problem independently. Cooperation and coordination are either unlikely or will take far too long. The best approach is a policy statement from the Executive Branch that places the responsibility on a single agency or committee to integrate these fragmented efforts into a coherent program for national security.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *UNITED STATES, *POLICIES, *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, INDUSTRIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, COMMERCE, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, EXPLOSIONS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY PLANNING, DAILY OCCURRENCE, INFORMATION PROCESSING, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Information Science
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE