An Information Warfare Assessment Methodology:
Case Study and System Dynamics
Warren W. Tignor Ph.D.
Vice President, Kimmich Software Systems, Inc.
7235 Dockside Lane
Columbia, MD 21045
Martin R. Dean
Senior Software Engineer
Science Applications International Corporation
7120 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
The U.S. dependence on information technology weakens our defense against information warfare. Presidential Decision Directive 63 recognizes the interdependence of a strong military and a robust national economy. The U.S. needs to mitigate the risk of information warfare and help protect the U.S. critical infrastructure in accordance with PDD 63. This paper presents a methodology to model information warfare policy and decision processes using a hybrid of case study and System Dynamics (causal, and stock and flow diagrams) in a learning organization environment.