DROP ZONE: Naval Information Warfare in Multi-Domain Operations

The Defense community is only at the beginning of developing a common understanding and vision for multi-domain operations and strategy. Each military Service, Department, and Agency has a unique view of the concept’s potential and how to operationalize it. Each perspective is shaped by a myriad of influences, including organizational and leadership interests and responsibilities.

The US Navy’s particular approach to Information Warfare in this context is one noteworthy example. For the Navy, Information Warfare encompasses the following: Communications, Networks, Intelligence, Oceanography, Meteorology, Cryptology, Electronic Warfare, Cyberspace Operations, and Space. With this lens, it has made significant investment in cloud architectures, advanced data analytics, sensors, and decision aids.

navy-guyHow does all of this shape the Navy’s development of a multi-domain operations concept and the Information Warfare capabilities that are at its foundation? To help us understand the Navy’s perspective, Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence, has graciously shared her time to speak with us. This illuminating conversation will be published next week, so don’t miss it!

Sean Atkins is Over the Horizon’s Editor-in-Chief. 

The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.

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