Information operations involve the use of military information and how it is gathered, manipulated, and fused. It includes such critical functions asintelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, command and control, communications, and precision navigation. Separating myth from reality, this authoritative resource provides military professionals with a current and comprehensive understanding of information warfare operations planning,including offensive, defensive, and influence operations. The book identifies the features of information operations that differ from traditional military operations and reveals why this discipline is more important now than ever before. Professionals discover new planning tools that have been brought together under a single platform to become the next Information Operations Planning Tool for the U.S. Department of Defense. Additionally, the book defines identifies new threats and opportunities, and explains why the U.S. is not yet winning the war for the minds.
About the Author
Patrick D. Allen is senior lead systems engineer at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University. Dr. Allen holds an M.S. in operations research from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.S.S. from Army War College, and a Ph.D. in operations research and mineral economics from the Colorado School of Mines.