Navy’s Information Dominance 2013-2028

In March, 2013, The Navy released Information Dominance Roadmap 2013-2028 outlining the challenges for operating in the information environment over the next 15 years. “The continued spread of low-cost high-technology information systems could soon present the U.S. with an array of technological peers in a relatively short period of time.”[1] The purpose of this document is to summarize the operating and information environments expected during the 2013-2028 timeframe and depict the Navy’s required future Information Dominance capabilities. This document looks at and expands to near-term goals and objects, looking to the 2013-2017 timeframe; however, it focuses more on the long-term planning aspects necessitated by the anticipated changes to the information environment. This is an excellent companion piece to the recent posting of the JIOWC’s IO 2020 white paper.

JIOWC IO 2020 White Paper

Note: This paper was updated on 6 May 2013 and re-posted on 20 May 2013 based on feedback from various readers.Thank you to the community for your help in this very important topic.

The JIOWC has produced a draft white paper which envisions the information environment (IE) and how IO will be employed in 2020.   Its purpose is to foster a shared vision for building the future joint IO force as the Quadrennial Defense Review process gets underway.  An appendix which accompanies the paper identifies doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, personnel and facilities (DOTML-PF) changes to be implemented in the near- and mid-term in order to achieve the vision. The ideas expressed therein reflect discussions held during the 2012 IO Force Development Summit and subsequent reflection by community members. These draft documents do not necessarily reflect the views of the JIOWC, Joint Staff, or OSD.  Rather they are provided for informal review and comment within the larger IO community.  We welcome others’ additional insights or alternative views. Download the white paper and appendix from this location.

Comments to the white paper may be posted to this blog entry or e-mailed directly to the POC. POC for IO 2020 is JIOWC/J55, Mr. Roger Gaebel, CTR; DSN:  969-4666, e-mail: