Tag Archives: information warfare

Col. Joshe Raetz: Army Special Forces Seek More Frequent Integration With Conventional Units

Col. Joshe Raetz

Col. Joshe Raetz, chief of staff for the U.S. Army's 1st Special Forces Command, said Tuesday at the TechNet Augusta event that his group wants to apply the service's information warfare capabilities to standard military units more frequently. He noted that information warfare influenced the environment and allowed forces to articulate across both information and operational landscapes.

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Brig. Gen. Paul Stanton: Army Cyber Center to Create Doctrine Publication

Virtual Private Network

The Army's Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE) aims to help the military service create a doctrine publication as part of efforts to gain an information advantage in the future battlefield. Brig. Gen. Paul Stanton, commanding general of the Army CCoE, told reporters at an AFCEA-hosted event the branch is exploring methods to release data faster than the current field manual publication process.

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Air Force Conducts Information Warfare Exercises; Jeffrey Phillips Quoted

Col. Jeffrey Phillips

The U.S. Air Force has conducted its first information warfare-focused exercises to test the concept at a new range in the New Mexico desert. The Air Combat Command has performed ten proof of concept exercises intending to consolidate and operationalize all the capabilities to provide Air Force and joint commanders integrated information warfare packages.

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U.S. Navy to Experiment with Information Warfare at Operational Scale; Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler Quoted

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy has announced plans to experiment with an information warfare cell at a maritime operations center later this year. The Navy created information warfare commanders at every one of their strike groups as the focal point for a strike group commander to consolidate and integrate different aspects of information warfare from electromagnetic spectrum to cyberspace to intelligence to oceanographic operations.

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DOD Officials Cite Information Operations as Key Factor in U.S. Military Dominance

Information Operations

Christopher Maier, acting assistant defense secretary for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD SOLIC), said the U.S. military must refocus information operations toward diverse threat environments to stay ahead of adversaries. The defense secretary’s office is currently reviewing the potential elevation of the ASD SOLIC’s authorities, according to Christopher Maier.

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Navy Eyes Consolidation of Info Warfare Ops; Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler Quoted

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The U.S. Navy plans to conduct tabletop exercises and implement artificial intelligence and machine learning as part of efforts to centralize the service branch's information operations under a single component. “Windows of opportunity might be very short. The ability to take advantage, when we talk about the information age, it’s all about speed, it’s about the precision of information you get,” said Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler

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Col. Brian Russell: Marine Corps Needs Allied, Interservice Support for Info Warfare Ops

Col. Brian Russell

Col. Brian Russell, commander of the U.S. Marine Corps' II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, has said the service branches must integrate information capabilities early in planning procedures ahead of conflict. He noted that the U.S. military needs to foster close integration within its branches as competition with other nation-states continues in the information space.

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USAF Cyber, ISR Unit Eyes Open-Systems ABMS Tech; Lt. Gen. Mary O’Brien Quoted

Lt. Gen. Mary O Brien

The U.S. Air Force’s new office for cyber as well as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations is continuing work to establish the service branch’s Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS). “Their mission is to defend and ensure electromagnetic spectrum access for the Air Force and DoD activities in support of our national policy objectives and global operations,” said Lt. Gen. Mary O’Brien.

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Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh: US Must Prepare for Info-Driven Warfighting Operations

Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh

Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, commander of 16th Air Force, has said that forces need to eliminate “geographic bias” and consider location-based threats despite operating in the space of cyber domains. Haugh told attendees at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit that adversaries like China and Russia deploy tactics such as influencing various regions through information-based or nonkinetic capabilities

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