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Guiding Principles of Information Operations

Actions taken to affect adversary information and information systems, while defending one's own information and information systems.

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  • Electronic Warfare
  • Psychological Operations
  • Military Deception
  • Computer Network Defense
  • Operations Security

Information Warfare refers to Information Operations conducted during a time of crisis or conflict to achieve or promote specific objectives over an adversary or adversaries.

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Navy's Center of Excellence for Information Operations

Established on October 1, 1995 as the U.S.  Navy's "Center of Excellence for Information Operations", FIWC provides Information Operations (IO) support to Naval Forces worldwide.  In its brief history, the command has provided highly-skilled IO teams to deploying Fleet staffs and Naval units; developed IO doctrine and tactics; and pioneered Computer Network Defense and Electronic Warfare support throughout the Navy.  In March 2000, FIWC was awarded the prestigious Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation.

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