A Systems View of Information Warfare

ABSTRACT

This paper is a conceptual discussion in system theory of information warfare as an open system, and sets new demands on how to approach and manage such systems. By arguing for an open system approach, such as Intuitive Battle Dynamics, it appears to be possible to understand and also to handle and manage a complex problem, such as information warfare. This could lead to Commanders changing their way of using systems with both physical and psychological components in order to master the information warfare concept in clever ways.


AUTHORS

Department of Operational Studies, Swedish National Defence College, Stockholm
Sweden

Henrik Friman, Ph.D, is researcher and Project Manager at the Swedish National Defence College, Department of Operational Studies, Stockholm, Sweden. The Department of Operational Studies specializes in command and control research of military science. His professional background is in strategic management, time research, futurology, and command and control systems. Today he works with a project named Operational Functions in the future, with responsibility to study the development of operational functions in a context of decision-making.

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Keywords

C

C2
C2S
CDX
CIA
CIP
CPS

D

DNS
DoD
DoS

I

IA
ICS

S

SOA

X

XRY

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