Accession Number : ADA309474

Title :   Knowledge Strategies: Balancing Ends, Ways, and Means in the Information Age.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Fast, William R.

PDF Url : ADA309474

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Information age technologies are changing values and national interests, both of which drive the formulation of national security strategy. The strategy equals ends plus ways plus means paradigm must change. Information age knowledge strategy seeks the ends of cooperative and dynamic competition, uses the ways of network node control and organizational adaptation, and requires the resource means of valued information enhanced by experience in exploiting that information. A successful information age security strategy requires that we balance the ends, ways, and means of knowledge strategies. Whether we use the political, economic, military, or informational elements of national power, we serve our strategic ends best when we cooperate to shape robust information networks that promote dynamic competition and enhance mutual performance both in the public and private sectors. Further, we must control network nodes and communications links and secure our information resources. The security and integrity of our cyberspace must be considered an important, if not vital national interest.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, ORGANIZATIONS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, NODES, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, RESOURCES, POWER, ADAPTATION.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE