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Master of Science


Information has always been important in military affairs, conflicts, and wars. Information warfare is an important new concept that is emphasized by the significance of computer and information technology. The United States Air Force has educated and trained individuals in information warfare since recognizing the importance of information warfare in 1995. The Air Force Information Warfare Center and the information warfare squadron were also created to address information warfare concerns. Information warfare is important to the entire Air Force. How familiar are Air Force people generally in information warfare? This thesis addresses awareness of information warfare and information operations concepts. Despite the amount of focus, training, and education, it was unknown how aware individuals were concerning information warfare and information operations. This thesis surveyed eight hundred officers and enlisted personnel with a response rate of 214 to determine the baseline of information warfare awareness. Approximately sixty percent of the respondents indicated that they were aware of information warfare. Also, individuals who received information warfare training responded higher than individuals without training. This is the first study in information warfare and information operations awareness. Additional research is needed to determine how the awareness levels are changing and the effectiveness of the training.

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Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Logistics and Acquisition Management of the Air Force Institute of Technology