Air Force Doctrine Document 3-12, Cyberspace Operations - Malware, Network Defense, Definitions, Policy and Doctrine, U.S. National Cyberspace Policy, United States Strategic Command
Air Force Doctrine Document (AFDD) 3-12, Cyberspace Operations, is the Air Force's foundational doctrine publication for Air Force operations in, through, and from the cyberspace domain. More
Air Force Doctrine Document (AFDD) 3-12, Cyberspace Operations, is the Air Force's foundational doctrine publication for Air Force operations in, through, and from the cyberspace domain. AFDD 3-12 represents known sanctioned ideas and practices in the three chapters described below. This document means to provide insight for Airmen to follow. This document speaks to Air Force support of maintaining Cyberspace Superiority, a common military function.
Chapter 1, Cyberspace Fundamentals. Chapter 1 establishes the fundamental nature and context of Air Force cyberspace operations in this newly defined operational environment. This chapter defines fundamental terms and concepts for cyberspace operations. Discussions in this chapter include the strategic environment, general strategic policy, missions, military challenges, the Airman's perspective, relationship to other doctrine, principles of war, tenets of airpower, and cross-domain integration.
Chapter 2, Command and Organization. Chapter 2 describes the command, control, and organization of cyberspace forces. It depicts operational-level policy, command relationships, and commander roles and responsibilities. It discusses how global and theater cyberspace operations will be conducted through integrated command, control, and organization of military capabilities to achieve JFC objectives.
Chapter 3, Design, Planning, Execution, and Assessment. Chapter 3 describes how Air Force cyberspace operations are designed, planned, executed, and assessed. Also described are legal concerns, logistics, and operational considerations across the range of military operations.
Appendix A, Ten Things Every Airman Must Know. This is a list of ten things that every Airman ought to know, with respect to cyberspace operations.
Appendix B, Policy and Doctrine Related to Cyberspace Operations. This matrix includes recent and relevant National, Department of Defense-level, joint, and Air Force documents, publications, and doctrine which are related to cyberspace operations.
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