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
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
The JIOC provides direct Command and Control Warfare (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.
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