operations in the information environment

Ukrainian Special Operations Forces soldiers pull security after deboarding a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk assigned to 12th Combat Aviation Brigade during exercise Combined Resolve XVI with U.S. Special Operations Command Europe members assigned to 10th Special Forces Group Dec. 07, 2021, in Hohenfels, Germany. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kirsti Brooksby)

In light of great power competition, DOD reevaluating irregular warfare and info ops

The DOD is experimenting with a new concept called active deterrence.
A Ukrainian Special Forces Soldier prepares for a mission with the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and U.S. Army’s 10th Special Forces Group during Exercise Combined Resolve 16 in Hohenfels, Germany, December 8, 2021. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Patrik Orcutt)

How the war in Ukraine is forcing DOD to think differently about armed conflict and cyber’s impact

"We have to think very differently about how we think about armed conflict and cyber in light of this conflict," Mieke Eoyang, deputy assistant secretary of defense…
Camp Pendleton
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tristian Zimmerman, left, and Cpl. Jeremiah Egre-Contreras, both cryptologic linguists with Alpha Company, 1st Radio Battalion (RADBN), I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, operate a VMAX backpack system during a field exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 28, 2020. (U.S. Marine Corps / Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck)

DOD making progress in information operations but more improvement is needed, experts say

The Department of Defense is taking action to elevate and further incorporate information operations and information warfare into its strategy and planning. However, some experts say more…
Cyber warfare operators assigned to the 275th Cyber Operations Squadron of the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard configure a threat intelligence feed for daily watch in the Hunter’s Den at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md., Dec. 2, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)

Air Force keeping information environment strategic plan out of public view

The Air Force earlier this year published a strategic plan for how it will operate in the information environment, however, there is no intention to release it…