information warfare

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information warfare

n
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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Essentially information operations amount to a strategy and fake or false news is a tactic to help further the strategy or accomplish it.
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
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In fact, it is impossible to fully understand the US Air Force's approach to information operations (IO) without understanding the IO threat that exists today.
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.
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.
While our adversaries are freely conducting information operations, Cyber Command is still predominantly designed to conduct technical operations to either defend or attack computer systems to sustain or impede the functioning of computers and networks.
CACI International Inc (NYSE MKT: CACI) announced on Wednesday that it has been awarded a USD25m contract to continue its support for the US Air Force Air, Space and Cyberspace Constructive Environment - Information Operations Suite (ACE-IOS) for the 90th Information Operations Squadron of the 24th Air Force and Air Force Cyber Command.

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