Accession Number : ADA327513

Title :   Off the Trodden Path: Thinking Through the Military Exploration of the Information Domain.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 96-Feb 97,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : O'Connell, Ed

PDF Url : ADA327513

Report Date : 21 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : Trends in today's security environment point to a changed information domain on the horizon--a cyberspace of increased density, interconnectivity and collaboration, where links and nodes have disappeared. As military planners, we are stuck somewhere between institutional skepticism reserved for new tricks, and the awe and wonder with which the rest of our society views this new frontier. Yet, insights provided by recent strategic information warfare exercises suggest the military is beginning to approach cyberspace from a new perspective--as a place like any other. These trends and early insights will have profound implications for how we project force into this changed cyberspace of tomorrow.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, *MILITARY PLANNING, *INFORMATION WARFARE, DATA BASES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE