Emerging Threats And Asymmetric Warfare

Emerging Threats and Asymmetric Warfare

 

 

 

IIT services and capabilities include:

Doctrine Development and Support
Doctrine is a principle of body of principles presented by a specific field, system or organization for acceptance or belief. Within the Department of Defense (DoD), Joint doctrine is a set of fundamental principles that guide the employment of forces of two or more Military departments in coordinated action toward a common objective. It is authoritative; as such, joint doctrine will be followed except when, in the judgment of the commander, exceptional circumstances dictate otherwise. Information Operations (IO) are 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 decision making. Military Information Operations (IO) doctrine takes the principles of IO and explains or converts them into guidelines for conducting IO.
From the beginning of IO – Information Warfare, Command and Control Warfare – to today’s IO, IIT has had a leading role in defining IO principles and concepts, as well as IO tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP). IIT has provided support to Joint staffs, Service staffs; component/MACOM level staffs, at the 1st IO Command (formerly the LIWA) Corps/Division level and at the team level in Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq, and in Afghanistan. IIT subject matter experts have contributed extensively to Joint IO doctrine (JP3-13) and Army Field Manual (FM) 3-13: Information Operations: Doctrine, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures. IIT also establishes doctrine and TTP for the IO elements of operations security and military deception. In addition, IIT has developed and teaches IO in various formal Army and Joint forums including the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth or at other locations depending on deploying unit requirements.

Staff Augmentation
As a compliment to all of its services, IIT provides its clients with highly qualified, multi-disciplined staff support, to include operational deployment with military forces. IIT personnel have extensive problem solving and intelligence experience. Most with military/government intelligence and special operations backgrounds, which include real world Information Warfare and Information Operations experience.
Information Sharing and Analysis
Information accessibility, integrity, and sharing represent critical foundations of the National Homeland Security Strategy. Information fusion – tying together the appropriate pieces of information from multiple sources and providing that information quickly, securely, and confidentially to operations personnel who may then act upon it – is essential for detecting, preparing, preventing, protecting, responding, and recovering from crisis events.
Incorporating the concepts of Information Operations allows IIT to gain and maintain information superiority for its clients, a condition that allows leaders to seize, retain, and exploit the initiative in a crisis event, facilitating more effective decision making and faster execution.
IO Training
IO 101 Training
IO 101 is an introductory 40-hour web-based course designed to provide an overview of IO national, joint, and service Information Operations concepts, techniques, and doctrine. IO 101 serves as the baseline prerequisite course for students entering the IO career field in ARNG. IO 101 provides the critical foundation for the entire Information Operations Curriculum.
IO 210 Training
IO 210 is a 10-day resident based course designed to instruct IO soldiers on tactical IO planning, concepts, techniques, procedures, and assessment. It is a critical course for IO soldiers’ assigned to Division, enhanced Separate Brigade IO sections, IO Field Support Units, and Vulnerability Assessment Units. This course has also been modified to support specific training for units deploying.
IO Functional Area 30 Training
The FA 30 Course challenges students to learn, understand, apply, and analyze Army IO doctrine and TTP across the spectrum of conflict. The course includes an examination of information management (IM) and an in depth study of IO, including the elements of offensive and defensive IO.
These elements are studied from the perspective of the IO Officer, who has integration, coordination, and synchronization responsibilities at the Division and Corps staff levels. They include OPSEC, Deception, EW, PSYOP, Civil Affairs, Public Affairs, and Physical Destruction. Essential blocks of instruction on IO Targeting, IO Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), and developing IO doctrine (FM 3-13) are also included in the course presentations.
Special emphasis is placed on IO planning and planning products within the framework of the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP). Students develop their IO planning skills and demonstrate their knowledge of IO in a series of practical exercises (PE’s) and product development exercises. This training experience prepares the students for assignments at the tactical and operational echelons where they are expected to plan, coordinate, integrate, and synchronize IO activities.
Information Engagement (Basics Course)
This two (2) day introductory level course will provide participants with a basic ground work familiarization with the fundamental of information engagements. The basic information engagement definitions, desired effects, tools, and contributing capabilities will be presented. Participants will participate in sixteen (16) hours of seminar discussions, active questioning, and concrete practical exercises to develop the ground work for understanding information engagement. The seminar focus will highlight understanding the basics of integrating information engagement capabilities and tools to achieve measureable results.
• Approximately two (2) hours of reading and out of class study are required.
• Seminar topics will be drawn from Army Field Manuals FM 3-0, Operations, FM 3-13, Information Operations, and Joint Publication JP 3-13, Information Operations.
• Potential Participants: Military Staff Personnel (Joint and Army), Defense Contractors, media personnel, public relations staff, Federal and State Public Information Officers (PIO’s), other state and federal staff members involved in public policy and public communications.
Information Engagement (Practitioners Course)
This four (4) day practitioner level course will provide participants with solid grounding in the specific tools and capabilities that are used in creating information engagement effects. Methodologies, techniques, and tools will be presented to integrate and coordinate the use of information to achieve measurable results. The process of developing measures of effectiveness (MOE) and measures of performance (MOP) will be trained and exercised in this seminar / workshop. Extensive use of practical exercises and planning activities will be included.
• Approximately four (4) hours of reading and out of class study are required.
• Seminar topics will be drawn from Army Field Manuals FM 3-0, Operations, FM 3-13, Information Operations, and Joint Publication JP 3-13, Information Operations.
• Reading Lists and Professional self development tools will be provided.
• Potential Participants: Military Staff Personnel (Joint and Army), Defense Contractors, media personnel, public relations staff, Federal and State Public Information Officers (PIO’s), other state and federal staff members involved in public policy and public communications.