Sunday, July 6, 2008

Notable organization change in the Navy

Information Warfare

"Turning now to specific areas of expertise, the most notable organizational changes seem to be in Information Warfare (IW). Organizational changes alone suggest that IO expertise may need to be disaggregated into two new areas of expertise: Information Operations (IO) and Information Technology (IT).

IO is often treated as transitive with psychological operations and strategic communications, roughly meaning “operations intended to influence.” IO and Information Warfare (IW) may be treated as transitive, but IW usually includes both influence and counter-influence operations. IT, on the other hand, focuses on network-related warfare, as distinct from IO’s emphasis on influence operations."

From the RAND Study (2008) - Developing Senior Navy Leaders - Requirements for Flag Officer Expertise Today and in the Future

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