Accession Number : ADA326646

Title :   The Role of the Intelligence Community in Preparing to Win the Information War.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : McCollum, William W.

PDF Url : ADA326646

Report Date : 10 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Increasing reliance on information-based technology is not unique to the United States, but growing awareness of the vulnerabilities created by this reliance has focused attention on protecting our information and information systems, while the potential value of offensive information operations, particularly in peacetime, has been less fully explored. This paper examines the relationship between defensive and offensive information warfare, looks at the status of governing policies and doctrine, discusses the vital role of intelligence in winning the defensive and offensive information war, and makes recommendations regarding organizing the intelligence community to support the successful prosecution of the offensive information war.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *VULNERABILITY, *INFORMATION THEORY, MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, UNITED STATES, POLICIES, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, PEACETIME, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, AWARENESS.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE