What the intel community needs to rethink in an age of

information warfare


By Mike Gruss

Defense News


The U.S. national security community and its allies must be more publicly transparent about its methods and its findings if it hopes to fend off information warfare campaigns, a panel of experts said Sept. 4 at the Defense News Conference.

During a session on hybrid warfare, panelists said that adversarial information operations are a low-cost, low-risk method of war. Army Lt. Gen. Karen Gibson, the deputy director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for national security partnerships, said one purpose of hybrid warfare is to accomplish strategic objectives without using force. “What we are seeing now is an unprecedented ability to use information as an element of warfare,” she said. “IT systems have made us more connected.”


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Source: DNI

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