Accession Number : ADA327427

Title :   Information Operations: A Layman's Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Bishop, Roy V.

PDF Url : ADA327427

Report Date : 01 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The subject of Information Operations (IO), formerly called Information Warfare, is having a profound impact on the Department of Defense and the Armed Services because of the proliferation of information technologies throughout the Armed Services. Most literature on the subject will tell you that IO is the center piece for a larger Revolution in Military Affairs. Whether these technological innovations represent a revolution or not, is of little importance in the grand scheme of things. But taking maximum advantage of their potential is. Utilization of these technologies is not without considerable risk. This paper examines where we got started with incorporating high technology into intelligence, weapons, and command, control, communications and computer systems, assess where we are and where we are going, discuss the associated vulnerabilities and what we are doing to protect against them.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC WARFARE, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, WEAPONS, RISK, COMPUTERS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE