Department of Defense Directive 3600.01: Information Operations (IO), May 2, 2013 [Incorporating Change 1, May 4, 2017] [open pdf - 103KB]
Alternate Title: DoDD 3600.01: Information Operations (IO), May 2, 2013 [Incorporating Change 1, May 4, 2017]
"It is DoD policy that: [a.] IO [Information Operations] will be the principal mechanism used during military operations to integrate, synchronize, employ, and assess a wide variety of information-related capabilities (IRCs) in concert with other lines of operations to effect adversaries' or potential adversaries' decision-making while protecting our own. [b.] IRCs constitute tools, techniques, or activities employed within a dimension of the information environment (IE) that can be used to achieve a specific end at a specific time and place. IRCs can include, but are not be limited to, a variety of technical and non-technical activities that intersect the traditional areas of electronic warfare, cyberspace operations, military information support operations (MISO), military deception (MILDEC), influence activities, operations security (OPSEC), and intelligence."
Department of Defense Directive 3600.01; DoDD 3600.01
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