U.S. Strategic Commands 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 ones 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 commanders
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.