The mission of the DoD Information Operations Center for Research is to provide graduate-level IO education, facilitate the exploration of new IO concepts, conduct research and analysis, and support relevant field experimentation.
The Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (OUSD-P) is the sponsor of the DoD IO Center for Research.
DoD IOCR Briefing: This briefing provides a short overview of the DoD IOCR and the associated curriculum.
Information on this website is provided for informational purposes only. Other than activities conducted by or sponsored by DoD, DON, other military departments, or the DoD IOCR, inclusion in this website does not imply advocacy or sponsorship of any of the posted activities, publications, or programs.
The DoD IOCR exists to:
- advance the goal of information operations as a core military competency
- support the DoD commitment to transform our military capabilities
- provide avenues for research for information operations asymmetric warfare, combatting terrorism, and unconventional thought
This website is meant to serve as both a source of information on the DoD IOCR at NPS itself, and a source of information on IO education, training, and research being conducted DoD-wide and elsewhere. Those interested in knowing "who is doing what" in IO can use this site as a "one-stop shopping" source.
If there are additional resources not found on this site, or for any suggested corrections/changes, please advise the website manager: InfoIOC@nps.edu
New or Coming Soon
- Begun in 2011, Cyber Endeavour is an annual Department of Defense-sponsored conference that brings together military and civilian practitioners from across government, industry, and academia to address the nexus of cyberspace and national security.Cyber Endeavour is an interactive, working level event for leaders and operators to discuss the most critical Cyber challenges facing our nation and armed services, and to identify potential solutions. Cyber Endeavour is a two-part event that consists of a Leadership Symposium and Cyber-X Games. The Leadership Symposium is 3-days of presentations and panels by authorities from government, services, academia and industry. Cyber-X Games is a co-located 7-day operational exercise where participants are challenged in scenarios relevant to the topics discussed in the Symposium.
- Symposium dates 18-20 June 2019 at SRI, Palo Alto, CA
- For information and registration go to https://cyberendeavour.com/
Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX)
- The JIFX program exists to provide an opportunity for NPS faculty and students to demonstrate and evaluate new technologies related to the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense research in an operational field environment, and also to provide the operational community the opportunity to experiment with these technologies to better understand the capabilities that they may represent
Fiscal Year 2018 Events:
Focus: Multi-Thread Experiment
San Clemente Island, CA
12 – 16 February 2017
Focus: Integrating Unmanned/Autonomous Systems, Unmanned/Autonomous Systems in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response
Camp Roberts, CA
14 - 18 May 2018
Focus Area: Unmanned/Autonomous Systems in Force Protection and Sustainment Operations
Camp Roberts, CA
6 - 10 August
Focus Area: Countering Unmanned and Autonomous Systems
Camp Roberts, CA
- For information go to https://my.nps.edu/web/fx
Military Cyber Affairs: Call for papers
- Military Cyber Affairs (MCA) seeks unclassified, scholarly papers addressing issues of importance in all areas related to the conduct of military cyber operations. MCA is a peer-reviewed professional journal published biannually by the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA). MCA provides a multidisciplinary forum for scholarship and discussion of cybersecurity, cyber defense and cyber operations and their military implications, drawing from the fields of intelligence, engineering, information technology, law, policy, and others.
- For information go to https://public.milcyber.org/activities/journal/authors
New Author: Lt Col Jon Herrmann, USAF
- Lt Col Jon Herrmann is currently a faculty member at the National Intelligence University. He has been actively publishing articles related to IO, and we will provide links to them in this website. Look for them under the section titled "DoD-Wide Published Works", subtitled "US Military Authors and Organizations"
- Here are links to three of his recent articles:
New Author: Douglas S. Wilber, MAJ USA (RET)
- MAJ Douglas Wilber is currently a third year doctoral student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He retired from the Army as a FA-30 IO Officer, having served in Kosovo and Iraq.
- Here is the link to his recent article: