[ISN] DARPA wants info about war ideas

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Mon Nov 15 05:48:43 EST 2004


By Frank Tiboni 
Nov. 12, 2004

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency officials want ideas on 
using computational techniques to disrupt enemy leaders' 
decision-making processes.

DARPA officials want papers on the topic by Dec. 10. They will choose 
the best ones and ask the authors attend a meeting in late January 
2005, according to a Nov. 10 notice on the Government Business 
Opportunities Web site.

Military officials' growing emphasis on information warfare 
precipitated the request. Information warfare involves the use of 
applications, radio frequencies and psychological means to dissuade 
and deter U.S. enemies.

"The enemy command organization's structure and processes are often 
little known to the friendly forces and difficult to observe," DARPA's 
notice states. "Such organizations evolve and change rapidly, 
especially during a military operation, due in part to physical 
attrition as well as to other factors." 

To view the notice, go to: 

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