information warfare

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information warfare

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1. (Computer Science) the use of electronic communications and the internet to disrupt a country's telecommunications, power supply, transport system, etc
2. (Military) the use of electronic communications and the internet to disrupt a country's telecommunications, power supply, transport system, etc

information warfare

Information operations conducted during time of crisis or conflict to achieve or promote specific objectives over a specific adversary or adversaries. Also called IW. See also crisis; information; information operations; operation.
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Noun1.information warfare - the use of information or information technology during a time of crisis or conflict to achieve or promote specific objectives over a specific adversary or adversaries; "not everyone agrees that information warfare is limited to the realm of traditional warfare"
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
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General David Petraeus, the commander of US Central Command who oversees that region, has been one of the military's most vocal proponents of aggressive information operations.
All of the various elements and components of national information power, from Command and Control Warfare (C2W) through Military Information Warfare (IW) to Strategic Information Operations (IO) build upon each other to provide the fullest use of information as an element of national power.
After the company determined that its long-term survival depended upon enterprise-wide information flow, it sought a librarian to handle the library side of the information operation, but it proved
The debate over information operations (IO) grows more confused because IO continues to be wrongly understood in its relationship to the so-called kinetic elements of military operations.
provides innovative and cost effective solutions to support customers around the globe who work in the areas of Information Operations, Information Technology, Science and Technology, Force Protection, Security Protection and First Response.
Although the text has something of a homeland-defense flavor, it discusses at length the requirements for winning in the arena of information operations.
Although information operations have long existed, it was only recently that joint doctrine began including such multidimensional operations in a systematic manner.
Defensive and offensive information operations are conducted to gain information superiority over an enemy.
The AOC is a not-for-profit international professional association with more than 13,500 members and more than 180 organizations engaged in the science and practice of electronic warfare, information operations and related disciplines.
10th Fleet was recommissioned, Fleet Cyber Command was established, and the dual-hatted command assumed the Navy's cryptologic, information operations, cyber, electronic warfare and space missions.
Unfounded allegations were also made in the press that Leonie was responsible for a subsequent "disinformation campaign" targeting journalists, and despite vehement denial, Representative Hank Johnson of the House Armed Services Committee threatened an amendment this week to block Pentagon funding to all information operations efforts.
Furlong is senior official at the Joint Information Operations Warfare Center, which integrates information such as intelligence into military planning.

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