command and control warfare

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command and control warfare

The integrated use of operations security, military deception, psychological operations, electronic warfare, and physical destruction, mutually supported by intelligence, to deny information to, influence, degrade, or destroy adversary command and control capabilities, while protecting friendly command and control capabilities against such actions. Command and control warfare is an application of information operations in military operations. Also called C2W. C2W is both offensive and defensive: a. C2-attack. Prevent effective C2 of adversary forces by denying information to, influencing, degrading, or destroying the adversary C2 system. b. C2-protect. Maintain effective command and control of own forces by turning to friendly advantage or negating adversary efforts to deny information to, influence, degrade, or destroy the friendly C2 system. See also command and control; electronic warfare; information operations; intelligence; military deception; operations security; psychological operations.
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CACI International Inc (NYSE: CAI) announced on 3 July that it has been awarded a three year contract under the US Army's Strategic Services Sourcing (S3) contract vehicle to support the US Army Project Director, Signals Warfare (PD SW).
According to COL Mel Heritage, project manager for signals warfare at Vint Hill, "Most of the development that goes on to keep up with the threat will be on the software side....Once the hardware is produced, it's primarily a software issue."
Herb Hovey, director of the US Army Center for Signals Warfare at Vint Hill from 1977-1990, testified before the BRAC Commission and said he would be "hard-pressed to fault them." The commission gave serious consideration to Vint Hill and did a very thorough job, which included visiting the base and conducting briefings, said Hovey.
The office of the project manager for signals warfare within the IEW organization currently oversees several programs in the jamming arena.
In addition to ESI's own investigations, the Army's CECOM Signals Warfare Directorate at Vint Hill Farms Station, VA, reportedly has a number of developments under investigation that could offer improved performance for small and readily deployable antennas.
According to the Army's Bill Hayden, deputy project manager for signals warfare within the IEW program executive office (Vint Hill Farms, VA), the company will design, fabricate and build three models for government testing by FY 1994.
47), this effort has been in the works for some time, led by Col Thomas Vollrath, Project manager for signals warfare within the PEO for Intelligence and EW at Vint Hill Farms.