SSDA 320A Norwich University Homeland Security & Information Operations

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SSDA 320A Norwich University Homeland Security & Information Operations

 

Part 1:

Briefly explain what State-sponsored terrorism is, what safe havens for terrorists are, and how they are different.

Reference:

Gaines, L. and Kappeler, V. (2012). Homeland Security. Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Prentice Hall, Digital ISBN: 9780133003086

Part 2:

How does Perception Management fit into IO, and which US government organization had the lead for PM activities prior to 9/11 as compared to after 9/11? In your opinion, which US government should have the lead for PM?

Part 3:

What are the service IO centers of excellence? How well do they work together and how could they work better in the future?

References:

  • Information Warfare: Separating Hype from Reality, Edwin L. Armistead. Potomac Books, April 2007, pages 27-44, 139-151.

Optional Readings

  • Information Operations Matters: Best Practices, Leigh Armistead, Potomac Books, Inc, May 2010, page 62-81.
  • U.S. Army War College. (2011, Nov.). Information Operations Primer (AY 2012 ed.). U.S. Army War College: pages 67-98.