Information warfare is about providing a decisive advantage to commanders during battle by allowing them to get from data to decision faster than adversaries.
- Vice Adm. Kelly Aeschbach, commander of Naval Information Forces, said a major challenge right now is keeping up with the continuously increasing demand for trained information warfare personnel.
- She explained that information warfare encompasses intelligence, communications, cyber offense and defense, oceanography, meteorology, electronic warfare, information operations and space capabilities.
- Aeschbach said her command is becoming more integrated with the Marine Corps and Coast Guard as well as the Air Force, Army and joint force at large.
- On the topic of the war in Ukraine, she said Russia has not performed well in terms of dominating the information space. She said the conflict demonstrates the need to accelerate efforts in the Navy.