Saturday, March 28, 2009

Information Operations Functional Area

Unique purpose of Information Operations Functional Area.

Information operations (IO) are the integrated employment of the core capabilities of electronic warfare (EW), computer network operations (CNO), Psychological Operation (PSYOPS), military deception (MILDEC), and operations security (OPSEC), in concert with specified supporting and related capabilities, to influence, disrupt, corrupt, or usurp adversarial human and automated decisionmaking while protecting our own. IO engage enemy, adversary, neutrals, and others in the information environment to influence perceptions, affect actions, and generate a range of effects in the information environment. IO includes the use of capabilities to influence perceptions of foreign and friendly audiences.

Information Operations Officers are warfighters, personally and professionally prepared to deploy worldwide at all times.

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