Accession Number : ADA316285

Title :   Information Warfare: Legal, Regulatory, Policy and Organizational Considerations for Assurance.

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP MCLEAN VA

PDF Url : ADA316285

Report Date : 04 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 456

Abstract : Performing essential national security-related functional activities is depending more and more on a rapidly evolving, supporting information infrastructure. In view of the dependency, and because the Department of Defense (DoD) information infrastructure is embedded in larger national and international infrastructures, DoD officials, their advisors, and others within and outside the government have recommended to the National Security Council staff that it may be necessary to initiate interdepartmental/interagency discussions. Topics of such a dialogue would include the dependency and vulnerability issues and the need for national policy to deal with them. The Chief, Information Warfare Division (J6K), Directorate of Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems (J6), the Joint Staff, commissioned this report to prepare the Joint Staff to participate in and contribute to these discussions. The breadth and extreme complexity of the subject matter, other related ongoing activities, and the scope of the task limited the number of environmental areas and organizations which could be addressed. The report does, however, address the breadth and complexity of the policy and strategy issues and summarize the views of those in positions of importance to the development of policy for information warfare. To develop the organizational policy considerations, the study group reviewed organizations which have a stated role in information warfare and organizations which have related missions and functions. This report presents several key organizations in a broad range encompassing international, national, state and local, public and private, government and industry organizations. The environmental areas examined were: Information Infrastructure, Legal Environment, Regulatory Environment, Policy Environment, Emerging Technologies, Adversary Capabilities.

Descriptors :   *WARFARE, *POLICIES, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *QUALITY ASSURANCE, *REGULATIONS, *ORGANIZATION THEORY, *LAW ENFORCEMENT, *INFORMATION SCIENCES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ENVIRONMENTS, VULNERABILITY, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE