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Growing concern over information warfare continues to shape military

Wednesday, December 4, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Devon L. Suits  |  December 3, 2019  |  US Army

 

ARLINGTON, Va. -- As the distribution rate of information around the globe continues to increase, the quantity of misleading information that is used to alter public perception and inherently disrupt a population's thought process is a significant concern, officials said.

The idea of "weaponizing" real or false information is not a new concept, said retired Marine Lt. Gen. Robert Schmidle, cyber capabilities and conflict studies advisor at Arizona State University.

During World War II, Nazi Germany would often skew factual information to shape public opinion, Schmidle said, adding the big difference today is information flows exponentially faster. He spoke Nov. 20 during a panel session about information warfare at the 2019 International Conference on Cyber Conflict U.S., known as CyCon. READ MORE...


With over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.