Research Summaries

Back Network Warfare: What's Next? FY09 (U) Information Operations Center of Excellence

Fiscal Year 2010
Division Graduate School of Operational & Information Sciences
Department Defense Analysis
Investigator(s) Arquilla, John J.
Sponsor Office of the Secretary of Defense (DoD)
Summary Objective & Payoff Networks themselves, the principal drivers of NETWAR, are relatively new organizational forms that are still not particularly well understood while defeating them requires understanding them, mapping them, and learning how to target their various links and nodes. Like the tip of an Iceberg, the visual components of networks may appear insignificant, but there is always plenty going on beneath the surface-both in friendly and hostile networks. One obscure principal tasks is to learn to explore these nether regions better, as decipher understanding of our networked foes, and of our own networking capabilities will likely be the key to developing an ability to influence network decision-makers-and will greatly inform and enliven our own strategies.
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