Integrating Apples, Oranges, Pianos, Volkswagens, and Skyscrapers

On the Relationships Between Information-Related Capabilities and Other Lines of Operation

Published in: IO Sphere: The Professional Journal of Joint Information Operations, Winter 2014, p. 3-5

Posted on RAND.org on February 17, 2015

by Christopher Paul

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This article describes the various possible relationships between IRCs and the capabilities of other lines of operation. It identifies which relationships are more likely to promote collaboration across capability owners to ease integration, and which are less likely to do so. The article concludes by echoing the importance of finding ways to integrate across capabilities, regardless of their relationships, and suggesting some solutions (recognition of the problem as an aid to integrative focus, and incorporation of effects in the IE into the routine "fabric" of warfighting).

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