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June 5, 2009 in People
Gregory L. Garcia entered federal civil service in 1984 as an inventory management trainee at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center, Kelly AFB, Texas. He served in a variety of assignments at the Air Logistics Center, ultimately becoming chief of the Mechanical Systems Branch, C-5 System Program Office. Garcia also served as a policy analyst in the Maintenance Management Division at Headquarters U.S. Air Force. Returning to San Antonio, he held several positions within the Air Logistics Center and the Cryptologic Systems Group, an Electronic Systems Center geographically separated unit. Garcia has served as the director of information assurance at the CPSG and executive director of the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. He received his bachelor’s degree in communication arts from Texas Lutheran University in 1984. In 1992, he earned a master’s degree in business administration from Incarnate Word University. He later attended Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs, Princeton University where he earned a master’s degree in public policy.
June 5, 2009 in Military
The 754th Electronic Systems Group “provides responsive information systems to support more efficient and effective logistics, contracting and comm-computer capabilities Air Force wide.” It also “sustains comm-computer capabilities for Unified Commands services and specified DoD and non-DoD organizations.” A promotional guide produced by the 754th ELSG describes their functions as providing and suporting “secure combat information systems and networks that increase the capabilities of our commanders and leaders of the United States Air Force (USAF), the Department of Defense and other Federal Government Agencies. Our mission is to deliver information driving war-winning decisions by shaping, acquiring, and sustaining warfighting IT capabilities through responsive, adaptive and cost-effective logistics, enterprise services, and infrastructure solutions – to fly and fight in Air, Space and Cyberspace.”
June 2, 2009 in Congressional Research Service
This report describes the emerging areas of information operations, electronic warfare, and cyberwar in the context of U.S. national security. It also suggests related policy issues of potential interest to Congress. For military planners, the control of information is critical to military success, and communications networks and computers are of vital operational importance. The use of technology to both control and disrupt the flow of information has been generally referred to by several names: information warfare, electronic warfare, cyberwar, netwar, and Information Operations (IO). Currently, IO activities are grouped by the Department of Defense (DOD) into five core capabilities: (1) Psychological Operations, (2) Military Deception, (3) Operational Security, (4) Computer Network Operations, and (5) Electronic Warfare. Current U.S. military doctrine for IO now places increased emphasis on Psychological Operations, Computer Network Operations, and Electronic Warfare, which includes use of non-kinetic electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons, and nonlethal weapons for crowd control. However, as high technology is increasingly incorporated into military functions, the boundaries between all five IO core capabilities are becoming blurred.