Accession Number : ADA323738

Title :   The Potential Impact of Dedicated Intelligence Internet Sites on the Role of US Army Counterintelligence as a Force Multiplier.

Corporate Author : ARMY MANAGEMENT STAFF COLLEGE FORT BELVOIR VA

PDF Url : ADA323738

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This paper proposes creating dedicated intelligence Internet web sites for Army strategic and tactical CI units. These sites will be accessible from anywhere in the world by Army intelligence personnel through designated Army core groups. The intent of this system is to (1) create a common user data base for tactical and strategic CI Army elements, (2) assist in the cross-training of tactical and strategic assets within the Army, and (3) maximize resource capability to fulfill their force protection role. Within the next two years, other military departments will develop their intelligence networks and common data bases, which will be followed by national level intelligence agencies. The ultimate goal is to develop a data base, which will provide National Military Strategy (NMS) and National Security Strategy (NSS) leaders an evaluated product derived from information provided by the entire U.S. intelligence community. Such a system does not currently exist. Also suggested are several ways this kind of system could facilitate the training and mentoring of CI personnel stationed worldwide. Within the context of this paper, counterintelligence (CI) is defined as identifying, exploiting, and neutralizing a foreign intelligence service threat against Department of the Army personnel, equipment, facilities, and installations. Protection of these elements become a force multiplier for the warfighter. Today this role includes preventing technology transfer, which becomes a major force protection measure.

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, *INTERNET, *ARMY INTELLIGENCE, *COUNTERINTELLIGENCE, DATA BASES, NATIONAL SECURITY, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, THREAT EVALUATION, ARMY OPERATIONS, CLASSIFIED MATERIALS, COMMUNICATIONS COUNTERMEASURES, STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, COMMUNICATIONS INTELLIGENCE.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE