Accession Number : ADA312077

Title :   The People Side of Information Warfare.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Weidner, James H.

PDF Url : ADA312077

Report Date : 16 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Whether at the strategic, operational or tactical level of war, success has become directly related to getting the right information to the right person at the right time. Information-based technologies have permitted orders-of-magnitude increases in the speed at which information can be transmitted, processed, and accessed. Always a concern when dealing with such potentially large quantities of real-time information is the problem of information overload of the users. That will be the impact of this information flow on the individuals at the human-machine interface. Recently, a few notable authors have expressed reservations about the promises of information warfare. Interestingly, those reservations center on issues related to getting enough talented people to serve as information warriors. This paper examines some of the issues related to the people side of information warfare. Arguably, the real center of gravity is not information but rather the information warriors themselves. The challenge will be, as it has always been, to ensure that we have enough talented individuals to get the job done.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *USER NEEDS, *TIMELINESS, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, CENTER OF GRAVITY, WARFARE, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, REAL TIME, INTERFACES, TIME, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, EXPERT SYSTEMS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, OVERLOAD.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE