Accession Number : ADA326536

Title :   Information Warfare - Who is Responsible? Coordinating the Protection of our National Information Infrastructure.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Thompson, Michael J.

PDF Url : ADA326536

Report Date : 03 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The government of the United States relies on the information Superhighway, officially known as the National Information Infrastructure (NII), to pass critical information. Banking, transportation, communication, medicine, electrical power, and manufacturing are also dependent upon the NII to pass the information required for them to operate. The U.S. Military depends on the NII for the movement of personnel and equipment, voice and data communications and research and development. The nation's power is provided through the national power grid which is connected to the NII. The NII is vulnerable to intrusion, disruption and exploitation by hackers, hostile entities, or anyone with a modest amount of automation equipment. Leadership at the national level is required to coordinate government and private sector actions to ensure the security and reliability of the NII.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INFORMATION TRANSFER, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, VULNERABILITY, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE