Information Operations

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Information Operations
February 12, 2013

The Physical Dimension – The physical dimension is composed of the command and control (C2) systems, and supporting infrastructures that enable individuals and organizations to conduct operations across the air, land, sea, and space domains. It is also the dimension where physical platforms and the communications networks that connect them reside. This includes the means of transmission, infrastructure, technologies, groups, and populations. In the Fires Warfighting functions we are connected or tied into many different Army Battlefield Command Systems (ABCS) like AFATDS, CPOF, Tactical Airspace Integration System, Metrological integrated systems, Sensors. There are more systems owed by different Warfighting functions and used to keep everyone linked to one COP in order to support the commander’s intent. All these systems send and receive data that can be displayed to assist commanders with their decision making in an operational environment.

The Informational Dimension - The informational dimension is where information is collected, processed, stored, disseminated, displayed, and protected. It is the dimension where the C2 of modern military forces is communicated, and where commander’s intent is conveyed. It consists of the content and flow of information. Consequently, it is the informational dimension that must be protected and kept out of the hands of our enemy. The informational dimension also utilizes the core and supporting capabilities when planning and executing operations. The core capabilities consist of; military information support operations (MISO), military deception (MILDEC), operational security (OPSEC), electronic warfare (EW) and computer network operations (CNO). The informational dimension and all of its core and supporting capabilities assist the commander in his decision…...

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