Information Sharing in the Army's Contemporary Operational Environment

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The potential of providing information or sharing information with agencies or personnel without proper authorization can be detrimental to the mission and the personnel involved. Working in a Joint/Combined nature of the Contemporary Operational Environment (COE) leads to numerous considerations of security when it comes to information sharing and intelligence productions. COE is the combination or current and near term operational environment variables with capabilities. It is based on the composite of potential adversaries in order to create a wide array of conditions necessary for full spectrum training and leader development. Sea, land, air, and space make up the COE in both the physical and technological aspect (Headquarters …show more content…
These differences lead to difficulties in interpretation of the information shared and the products that are disseminated.
The Army uses Army Regulation (AR) 380-5, Department of the Army Information Security Program, as the main information classification and procedure guide. Tactics include training on a continuous basis, ensuring that personnel records are up to date, and keeping guidelines such as a tactical standard operating procedure (TACSOP) and mission essential task list (METL) to follow. For example, the Army carries out a ground mission (Combat Arms) and is structured in such a way that each Brigade is self-sufficient.
The Air Force is responsible for air assets, to include fighters, equipment/personnel transports, and Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAV) to name a few. They are also broken down into mission units and have their own support system and intelligence units. Their primary mission is to provide support to the Army.
The Marines and Navy mission focus is the sea or ocean. They also work in support of the Army; however the Marines do have their own Infantry and can conduct operations similar to the Army Infantry. Mission, structure, tactics, and security requirements receive a great portion of attention when conducting information sharing operations in the Joint COE.
Commanders and Intelligence Officers, must have a good
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