Cyber warfare and information dominance: maintaining superiority in the Information Age
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(BPT) - In a highly networked world, information is everywhere - easier to access and increasingly exploitable.

Today's technological advancements make information both a formidable weapon and a constant threat - to the point that it has evolved into a type of warfare all its own. With this in mind, America's Navy has a community charged with mastering the capabilities, tools and techniques required to effectively collect, process, analyze and apply information.

Cyberspace is the interdependent network of information technology infrastructures, including the Internet, telecommunications networks, computer systems and embedded processors and controllers. America's Navy has highly technical computer scientists and computer engineers who develop tools and techniques in the information environment that ensure situational awareness, provide defense against attacks and deliver tactical advantages.

Gathering data through sources ranging from advanced cyberspace operations to unmanned surveillance systems, converting data into actionable intelligence, and maintaining cutting-edge communications networks that effectively share and safeguard information. It's all part of the mission for those who serve in the professional areas of information and technology in America's Navy - for those warriors who do battle within the cyberspace domain and the electromagnetic spectrum.

Enlisted sailors and naval officers specialize in information-intensive fields that include information management, information technology, information warfare, cyber warfare, cryptology, intelligence, and meteorology and oceanography. Collaboratively, they develop and defend vital intelligence, networks and systems, managing the critical information that supports U.S. Navy, joint and national warfighting requirements and maintaining the Navy's essential technological edge.

As a member of the Information Dominance Community, you will apply principles and techniques of computer science and computer engineering to research, design, develop, test and evaluate software and firmware for computer network attack, exploitation and defense in cyberspace operations.

For more information about opportunities to serve, visit http://www.navy.com/careers/information-and-technology.html.

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