DOD defines information superiority
- By George I. Seffers
- Dec 15, 2000
The Pentagon will soon release an overview of the military's vision for
achieving information superiority on the battlefield.
The Defense Department document titled "Information Superiority: Making
the Joint Vision Happen" will likely be made public next week, according
to a Pentagon official.
"It is the department's vision for information superiority and will
serve to guide how DOD organizes, trains and equips the Information Age
force," the official said. "We hope this document will serve as a baseline
for the department as it develops the Strategic Plan for Information Superiority
scheduled to be distributed in early 2001."
Information superiority is a concept for gathering, processing, managing
and disseminating battlefield information faster and more efficiently than
the enemy, enabling U.S. military commanders to make decisions at the "speed
"Advancing information and communications technologies offer DOD the
opportunity to rethink how wars are fought," wrote Art Money, the Pentagon's
chief information officer, in a letter that will accompany the soon-to-be-released
Money calls the creation of a Global Information Grid the "entry fee"
for network-centric warfare and information superiority.
"By working together as one "info team,' we will be able to meet these
challenges and transform the force to a network-centric one capable of leveraging
decision superiority and prevailing across the full spectrum of military
operations," Money wrote in his letter.