defensive information operations
The integration and coordination of policies and procedures, operations, personnel, and technology to protect and defend information and information systems. Defensive information operations are conducted through information assurance, physical security, operations security, counter-deception, counter-psychological operations, counterintelligence, electronic warfare, and special information operations. Defensive information operations ensure timely, accurate, and relevant information access while denying adversaries the opportunity to exploit friendly information and information systems for their own purposes. See also counterintelligence; electronic warfare; information assurance; information operations; information system; offensive information operations; operations security; physical security; special information operations.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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