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Tactical radios are driving force behind the Integrated Tactical Network (ITN) suite of communications and networking hardware and software that provides voice and data communication capabilities to tactical units, and were employed by the 25th Infantry Division throughout the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center (JPMRC) 24-01 exercise, held at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, in November 2023. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army/Sam Brooks)

Army officially resources 3 theater information advantage detachments

As part of force structure plans released in February, the Army has approved the establishment of three Theater Information Advantage Detachments to synchronize information capabilities.
Staff Sgt. Gregory Fretz, cyber operations specialist with 178th Cyber Protection, Mississippi Army National Guard, monitors cyber attacks during Exercise Southern Strike at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, April 21, 2023. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Renee Seruntine)

Information operations will be ‘foundational’ to future DOD efforts, Cybercom chief says

In addition to conducting information operations, the military must begin preparing for how service members and commanders will themselves be targeted, according to Gen. Timothy Haugh.
A Czech Special Forces member provides ground support while U.S. Army Special Forces perform a static-line jump during Emerald Warrior 22.1 at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 5, 2022. Emerald Warrior is the largest joint special operations exercise involving U.S. Special Operations Command forces training for response to various threats above and below the threshold of armed conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph P. LeVeille)

Special ops expected to play key role in shaping future battlespaces in ‘non-physical domains’

With many questioning the role SOF will play post-Global War on Terror in great power competition, officials believe they will be key in shaping conflicts before they…
PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 25, 2023) Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks to the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) over the ship’s public address system. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samuel Osborn)

Nominee vows to wield, assess and potentially enhance Indo-Pacom’s information capabilities

Adm. Samuel Paparo pledged to leverage information capabilities to counter malign activity by adversaries, namely, China.
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 aviation ordnance technicians load compatible software for a U. S. Air Force Guided Bomb Unit 38 to be employed on a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet proof of concept mission at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 14, 2022. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Parr)

Marine Corps using exercises to mature new Information Command

Marine Corps Information Command is looking to mature regionally first, with eventual aspirations for global integration.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony Peter, a rifleman with 3d Littoral Combat Team, 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, 3d Marine Division, establishes radio communications during Marine Littoral Regiment Training Exercise (MLR-TE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Feb. 20, 2023. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

Marine Corps about to release new warfighting publication on information operations

“If we don't put our hearts and minds to truly understand the power of data, ultimately information, we're gonna be in an awkward place,” said Lt. Gen.…
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 04, 2012)- Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) personnel use specialized computer programs to conduct a forensic analysis of a hard drive. (U.S. Navy photo by Ed Buice/Released)

Congress wants DOD to study information operations from Russia-Ukraine war

The annual defense policy bill is directing an independent study on the lessons learned from information operations conducted by the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and NATO nations in…
A Czech Special Forces member provides ground support while U.S. Army Special Forces perform a static-line jump during Emerald Warrior 22.1 at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 5, 2022. Emerald Warrior is the largest joint special operations exercise involving U.S. Special Operations Command forces training for response to various threats above and below the threshold of armed conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph P. LeVeille)

Senior Pentagon official calls on DOD components to more fully embrace irregular, asymmetric warfare

Special operations forces shouldn't be the primary lead for irregular warfare, according to a top DOD official.
U.S. Army Soldiers conduct M4 Rifle qualification during the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) Best Squad Competition 2023, at Lightning Academy, Hawaii, June 5, 2023. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Mariah Aguilar, 28th Public Affairs Detachment)

Army tests new information unit in Pacific

The Army used the Pacific Sentry exercise as one of the first opportunities to experiment with its emerging Theater Information Advantage Detachment.
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