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The IO Journal is the official publication of the Information Operations (IO) Institute, a Special Interest Group of the Association of Old Crows (AOC), an independent, nonprofit, international professional association promoting public understanding in the science and practice of Information Operations and related disciplines.

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  • Vol 2, Issue 3, 3rd Quarter 2010(.pdf Version) IOJ_V2_I3

    • Narrative as an Influence Factor in Information Operations
      By Amy Zalman, PhD, SAIC
    • 21st Century Electronic Warfare
      By Robert J. Elder, Jr., Lt Gen, USAF (Ret.)
    • Understanding Local Actor Bases of Power
      By Patrick D. Allen, COL, USAR (Ret.),  PhD
    • Assessing Operations: MOP and MOE Development
      By John A. Tokar, Strategic Planner, Booz Allen Hamilton
    • The Value of Values for IO, SC, INTEL
      By Christine A.R. MacNulty, FRSA, President & CEO, Applied Futures
    • Information Strategy and Effective National Power
      By James P. Farwell, JD, DCMS, Political Strategist, The Farwell Group
  •  Volume 2, Issue 2: 2nd Quarter 2010 (24.4 MB)


    • Computers as Weapons of War
      By John Bumgarner, CTO, U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit
    • Burn the Books: What's China's Decision on Google Reveals about the PRC
      By Carson Thomas Checketts, JD
    • Active Defense of Corporate Information Systems
      By Matthew Borton and Samuel Liles, Purdue University Calumet
    • "Why do I need to understand Information Employment?"
      By Jason Knowles, Maj, USAF
    • Some Misconceptions Regarding Information Operations
      By Michael J. Dominique, COL, USA
    • Electronic Warfare and Cyber Operations: Where is the Convergence?
      By Laurie M. Buckhout, COL, USA
    • DIME is for Integration: Strategic Communications as an Integration of National Power
      By Beau Hendricks, Randall Wennner, and Warren Weaver, MAJ's, USA
  •  Vol 2, Issue 1: 1st Quarter 2010 (mislabelled Vol 1, Issue 4 on cover)


    • The Battle for the Information Domain
      By Major Rob Sentse and Major Arno Storm, Royal Netherlands Army
    • The Emerging Battlespace of Cyberwar: The Legal Framework and Policy Issues
      By James P. Farwell, JD, DCMS, Political Strategist, The Farwell Group
    • Applying Deterrence in Cyberspace
      By Kevin R. Beeker, Robert F. Mills, and Michael R. Grimaila
    • The Four Strategies of Information Warfare and their Applications
      By Carlo Kopp, PhD
    • Information Security Within DOD Supply Chains
      By Brain A. Salmans, Lt Col, USAF
    • Field of Dreams
      By Tom "TCL" Curby-Lucier, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.)
  • Vol 1, Issue 3: 4th Quarter 2009


    • Harmony & Chaos: The Principles of China’s Unrestricted Warfare
      By Carson Thomas Checketts, J.D.
    • China’s Public Diplomacy Institution: Its Development, Challenges and Prospects of Its Practice
      By Dr. Zhang Zhexin
    • Information Operations: Not Just a Set of Capabilities
      By Michael L. Williams and Marc J. Romanych
    • A Short History of Religious Leader Engagement Operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom
      By John Proctor, MSG, USA
    • Book Review
      Ideas as Weapons: Influence and Perception in Modern Warfare.
      By Edgar A. Jimenez, MAJ, US Army
  • Vol 1, Issue 2: 3rd Quarter 2009


    • IO Focus
      Chris Stewart, Senior Director for Defense and Intelligence Programs, Gallup
      By Bill Canter
    • Information Operations: Where Has It Gone?
      By Nicoline K. Jaramillo
    • Recommendations Regarding the Information Component of Power for the 2009 National Security Strategy
      By Simon R. Goerger, LTC, USA, Ph.D.
    • Lessons to be Learned from a Recent Network Infrastructure Attack
      By L. Scott Johnson and Toni Whyte
    • Perceptions, Values and Motivations in Cyberspace
      By Christine A.R. MacNulty, FRSA
  • Vol 1, Issue 1, 2nd Quarter 2009


    • Barriers to Entry: Are They Lower for Cyber Warfare?
      By Dorothy E. Denning
    • The Role of Background Conversations, Culture and a Harmonized Communications Strategy in Effecting Change
      By Roberta-diane Perna, Ph.D.
    • Talking the Talk: Why Warfighters Don’t Understand Information Operations
      By Dennis M. Murphy
    • Political and Technical Roadblocks to Cyber Attack Attribution 
    • By Jeff Wozniak and Prof. Samuel Liles, Purdue University Calumet
    • PSYOP in the Age of Inter-Consciousness
      By Clay Wilson, PhD, CISSP
    • Information Related Terms, Trends and Myths
      By Garry J. Beavers and F. H. “Skip” Allison

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