Accession Number : ADA309782

Title :   Information Warfare: The Organizational Dimension.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Minehart, Robert F., Jr

PDF Url : ADA309782

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Since the December 1992 publication of the Department of Defense (DOD) classified directive on Information Warfare (IW) considerable effort has been expended examining this issue. Despite this attention, a clear vision for the implementation of IW within DOD and the U.S. Government as a whole has yet to emerge. Three pillars are essential to achieving a viable IW strategy and supporting architecture: policy doctrine, organization training and requirements/technology. Much has been written, discussed, and even debated on the need for overarching national policy in this area, as well as the multitude of capabilities and vulnerabilities stemming from our increased reliance on advanced technology. A similar focus on the organizational component of IW has not occurred. The study specifically addresses the role of organizations as a key component of IW. Both the progress achieved to date within DOD and the significant challenges remaining to be overcome at the interagency level are examined. Specific recommendations are provided on how better to organize the IW effort

Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *ELECTRONIC WARFARE, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, ORGANIZATIONS, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), TRAINING, MILITARY DOCTRINE, VISION, ARCHITECTURE.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE