It is also the dimension where physical platforms and the communications networks that connect them reside. This includes the means of transmission, infrastructure, technologies, groups, and populations. 2. Comparatively, the elements of this dimension are the easiest to measure, and consequently, combat power has traditionally been measured primarily in this dimension. B. The Informational Dimension. The informational dimension is where information is collected, processed, stored, disseminated, displayed, and protected. . It is the dimension where the C2 of modern military forces is communicated, and where commander’s intent is conveyed. 2. It consists of the content and flow of information. Consequently, it is the informational dimension that must be protected. C. The Cognitive Dimension. The cognitive dimension encompasses the mind of the decision maker and the target audience (TA).
This is the dimension in which people think, perceive, visualize, and decide. It is the most important of the three dimensions.
This dimension is also affected by a commander’s orders and other personal motivations. 1. Battles and campaigns can be lost in the cognitive dimension. 2. Factors such as leadership, morale, unit cohesion, emotion, state of mind, level of training, experience, situational awareness, as well as public opinion, perceptions, media, public information, and rumors influence this dimension. Three dimensions and of the information environment and its actors It is important to know who plays important roles in the information environment. A.
Users of accounting information are either internal or external to the organization. These users need information to help them make informed or reliable decisions or judgements with regards to the organization. Different groups have different demands for the financial information contained in a set of accounts. Information needs of internal users These include; Management; This category is made up ...
From JP 3-13 (pg I-1) we see that leaders, decision makers, individuals and organizations have significant roles in each dimension. B. Another, more specific list of examples includes (FM 3-13, pp. 1-2 and 1-3): 1. Foreign governments 2. U. S. governmental agencies 3. Nongovernmental organizations 4. Agencies that coordinate international efforts 5. Social and cultural elements and their leaders 6. Leaders of other services, multinational partners and adversaries 7. Individuals able to communicate with a worldwide audience 8. The news media