Accession Number : ADM000657

Title :   Information Warfare: Legal, Regulatory, Policy and Organizational Considerations for Assurance (Computer Diskette).

Corporate Author : JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC

Report Date : 04 JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : File characteristics: Textfile (2 files); binary character set. Physical description: 1 computer diskette; 3 1/2 in.; high density; 1.4MB. System requirements: PC compatible; Word 6.0; Windows. The performance of essential national security-related functional activities is increasingly dependent on U.S. infrastructures and their supporting information components. In view of the dependency, and because the Department of Defense (DoD) information infrastructure is embedded in larger national and international infrastructures, DoD officials, their advisors, and others within and outside the government have recommended to the National Security Council staff that is may be necessary to initiate interdepartmental/interagency discussions. Topics of such a dialogue would include the dependency and vulnerability issues and the need for national policy to deal with them. The Chief, Information Warfare Division (J6K), Directorate of Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems (J6), the Joint Staff, commissioned the original report and this second edition to prepare the Joint Staff to participate in and contribute to these discussions. The breadth and extreme complexity of the subject matter, other related ongoing activities, and the scope of the task limited the number of environmental areas and organizations which could be addressed. The report does, however, address the breadth and complexity of the policy and strategy issues and summarizes the views of those in positions of importance to the development of policy for infrastructure protection and assurance. The environmental areas examined were: (1) Infrastructures; (2) Legal Environment; (3) Regulatory Environment; (4) Policy Environment; (5) Technology Environment; and (6) Intelligence Environment.

Descriptors :   *MAGNETIC DISKS, *DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, *ELECTRONIC WARFARE, *NATIONAL SECURITY, HIGH DENSITY, COMPUTER FILES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INFRASTRUCTURE, REGULATIONS, POLICIES, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE.

Subject Categories : Recording and Playback Devices
      Computer Systems Management and Standards
      Countermeasures
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE