Anticipatory planning in information operations Conference Paper uri icon


  • The doctrinal definition of Information Operations (IO) focuses exclusively on offensive and defensive activities. This paper proposes extending the definition of IO to include information efficacy. Then it describes a new approach to military planning and execution called Anticipatory Planning. This approach seeks to merge planning and execution, and replaces reaction to events with anticipation of events, making more effective use of the information that is available during the conduct of military operations. This paper presents a methodology for the development of a prototype decision support system (DSS) for military decision makers, called the Anticipatory Planning Support System (APSS). This DSS facilitates indepth analysis of the voluminous data that is available to military decision makers during the course of operations. The paper concludes with an example of the application of Anticipatory Planning to intrusion response operations.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hill, J., Surdu, J. R., Ragsdale, D. J., & Schafer, J. H.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • January 2000