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Information-based processes are

processes that collect, analyze, and disseminate information using any medium or form. These processes may be stand-alone processes or sub-processes which, taken together, comprise a larger system or systems of processes.[1]


Information-based processes may be found in any facet of military operations from combat through combat support and combat service support across the range of military operations, and in other elements of national power. Information-based processes are included in all systems and components thereof that require facts, data, or instructions in any medium or form to perform designated functions or provide anticipated services. For purposes of Information Operations, examples range from strategic reconnaissance systems, to a key adversary decision maker, to a local traffic control point in an austere overseas joint operations area (JOA).


  1. U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Pub. 1–02: DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (Nov. 8, 2010, as amended through May 15, 2011) (full-text).