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Functions of IE Operations

DC I is responsible for seven functions to execute IE Ops. These functions listed below encompass related capabilities and activities to help commanders understand, synchronize, integrate, and direct MAGTF IE Ops.


1. Assure Enterprise C2 Systems and Critical Systems: Actions to operate and defend networks, systems, and information in order to enable C2 and the assured operation of critical systems.

2. Provide IE Battlespace Awareness: Actions to characterize the physical, informational, and cognitive dimensions of the IE in order to identify challenges, opportunities, and comparative advantages for the MAGTF.

3. Attack and Exploit Networks, Systems, and Information: Actions in accordance with approved authorities to exploit or attack adversary networks, systems, signatures, individuals, and information in order to create advantages for the MAGTF.

4. Inform Domestic and International Audiences: Actions taken to inform domestic and international audiences in order to build understanding and support for operational and institutional objectives.

5. Influence Foreign Target Audiences: Actions taken in accordance with approved authorities to influence select foreign audiences and affect their decision making and behaviors in order to create conditions favorable to operational objectives.

6. Deceive Adversary Target Audiences: Actions executed in accordance with approved authorities to induce ambiguity, misunderstanding, resource misallocation and delayed actions in order to deliberately mislead adversary decision makers, cause them to reveal strengths, dispositions, and future intentions while protecting the MAGTF’s true capabilities, readiness, posture, and intent.

7. Control Information Capabilities, Resources, and Activities: Actions taken to provide the commander with the ability to exercise C2 and integrate assigned Marine, Naval, and Joint Information assets and enhance the MAGTF’s ability to operate in the IE.

U.S. Marine Sgt. Nicholas Perez, a cyber network specialist with Deployed Joint Command and Control (DJC2) Detachment, configures the programming of the initial operational capability tent during a readiness exercise aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Feb. 23, 2017. The exercise is designed to validate the Combined Joint Task Force command and control capabilities for Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51 and 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade in preparation for Exercise Eager Lion 17. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Travis Jordan/Released)