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information operations

Definition/Scope: Information operations is the employment of the core capabilities of electronic warfare, computer network operations, psychological operations, military deception, and operations security, in concert with specified supporting and related capabilities, to affect or defend information and information systems, and to influence decisionmaking. This definition supersedes the definition of IO in FM 3-0. It is consistent with joint initiatives. FM 3-13



Broader Terms:

Capability Development & Integration Directorate
Functional Area 30 (Information Operations)
nonlethal action

Narrower Terms:

civilian casualty
High-Payoff Target
incidents (information operations)
Information Assurance
information protection
information superiority
information warfare
knowledge engineering
non-lethal fires
Unrestricted Warfare Analysis Center

Related Terms:

information environment
information management personnel
military deception
Network Operations

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