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 Information Operations

U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Information Operations Center (JIOC) is responsible for the integration of Information Operations (IO) into military plans and operations across the spectrum of conflict.

IO involves actions taken to affect adversary information and information systems while defending one’s own information and information systems. They apply across all phases of an operation, the range of military operations, and at every level of war. They are a critical factor in the joint force commander’s capability to achieve and sustain the level of information superiority required for decisive joint operations.

Located at Lackland AFB, Texas, the JIOC's mission is to assist in planning, coordinating and executing information operations. The center deploys information operations planning teams worldwide at a moment's notice to deliver tailored, highly skilled support and sophisticated models and simulations to joint commanders, joint task forces and the Joint Staff. The JIOC stood up in September 1999. It was redesignated from the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center, which was formed from the nucleus of the former Joint Electronic Warfare Center.

The JIOC provides direct C2W tactical and technical analytical support to operational commanders. The JIOC supports the integration of operations security, psychological operations, military deception, electronic warfare and destruction throughout the planning and execution phases of the operations. Direct support is provided to unified commands, joint task forces, functional and service components, and subordinate combat commanders. Support is also provided to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the services and other government agencies. The JIOC maintains specialized expertise in C2W systems engineering, operational applications, capabilities and vulnerabilities. The JIOC is comprised of a balanced mixture of personnel from all four military services, the civil service and three allied nations.