The U.S. Army is concept-based and doctrine-driven. It uses concepts to change the Army for the future, while doctrine establishes frameworks and guidance to run the Army in the present. As the Army’s “architect,” Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) is charged with the responsibility to craft both concepts and doctrine. To arrive at the future prepared and ready to dominate the fight, we need a concept to guide convergence and integration of capabilities across air, land, sea, space, cyber, and electro-magnetic spectrum.
DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office recently revealed updates on its current research into how the U.S. military can use complexity as an asymmetric weapon against adversaries.
“It’s not perfect, but we didn’t intend it to be perfect. We intended to make sure it could get out so our commanders could have an ability to leverage it,” Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of Army Cyber Command, told C4ISRNET.
Finally somebody who knows what he is talking about. Excellent and to the point distinctions between capabilities, operations and [not articulated] functions. He did not even go into domains because Info ops being a functional capability cutting across war-fighting domains, there are no such things as information or cognitive “domain” contexts.
We should encourage those not familiar with information operations to see it as a vital component of planning in an information environment that is much more important to military planning and operations with each passing day.
Dozens of organizations have published similar reports, but at 282 pages, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s report is notable for its breadth and depth.
Quick … have the Seattle X-Men folks start another cross-border program with Sweden to give it away to the Russians while finding out who shot JFK … and JR!
Names, photos and addresses of air force pilots, people under witness relocation, SEAL team operators and more were leaked.
The Army’s long-term goal: a single unified network connecting everything from the home base to the battlefield, easy for the service to upgrade, easy for soldiers to use amidst the stress of combat, and hard for enemies to take down. The Army’s immediate question for industry: Can you build it?