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Cyber Brief: Joint Publication 3-12

Published: Jun 27, 2018

Edited by Michael Martelle

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This month the Joint Chiefs of Staff issued an update to Joint Publication 3-12, first published on February 5th 2013. The following changes are prominent:

  • Addition of USCYBERCOM as a combatant command and the creation of the cyber mission force.
  • Command and control for cyberspace operations are given deeper attention.
  • Information is reflected as a joint function.
  • Cyber operation planning is given deeper attention including intelligence and operational analysis support as well as targeting.

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Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Publication 3-12 (R), Cyberspace Operations, February 5, 2013. Unclassified.

This formerly restricted publication discusses cyberspace (including national intelligence) operations; authorities, roles, and responsibilities (including legal considerations); and planning and coordination (including inter-organizational and multinational considerations).


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