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1st Battalion Mission

1st Information Operations Battalion trains and deploys IO Teams to:

  • Improve the supported unit's ability to plan, synchronize, integrate, and execute Information Operations;
  • Conduct multi-disciplined Information Operations vulnerability assessments; and
  • Provide OPSEC assistance and training,


in order to provide tactical to strategic level Information Operations support to Army units, Joint Forces, DoD organizations, and interagency efforts.

 

1st Battalion Functions  
(Multi-Component)

  • Deploy in support of unit operations
  • Analyze, assist, and challenge a unit’s posture in the Information Environment
  • Participate in unit training and exercises
  • Assist with IO planning from strategic to tactical levels
  • Conduct IO policies, procedures and accreditation review
  • Train and certify OPSEC officers

 

 

 

1st Battalion Points of Contact

 

  • 1st IO Battalion S1 (703) 428-4374
  • 1st IO Battalion S2 (703) 428-4332
  • 1st IO Battalion S3 (703) 428-4730
  • 1st IO Battalion S4 (703) 428-4408
  • 1st IO Battalion HHD (703) 428-4307
  • 1st IO Battalion SHARP (703) 428-4319/4332
 

 

 

Field Support Detachment (FSD) Capabilities

FSD Mission
1st Battalion, 1st IO Command Field Support Detachment deploys teams in support of Army units, Joint Forces, DoD organizations, and interagency efforts to integrate employment of information related capabilities with other lines of operations to provide an operational advantage to the commander.

FSD Functions

  • Deploy teams tailored to support conventional, SOF, and joint commanders’ information planning, targeting, and assessment needs
  • Analyze, assist, and challenge a unit’s posture in the Information Environment
  • Integrate information operations fully into pre-mission training and exercises
  • Assist with IO planning from strategic to tactical levels across the full spectrum of warfare
  • Develop and analyze measurable effects on the information environment

Army OSE Capabilities

Army Protection Program Assessment (APPA)
The Army G3/5/7 Protection Program Assessment Branch plans and coordinates resources necessary for the successful for the successful accomplishment of the assessment and synchronizes HQDA staff elements’ participation in the assessing to include Army G33, Office of the Provost Marshal General, Army CIO-G6, Office of Information Assurance and Compliance, and the 1st Information Operations Command. The HQDA and OSE elements are integrated into one team in order to ensure the successful accomplishment of each assessment. This holistic approach examines the entire Army Protection Program.

Blue Team Assessment Support
As the OPSEC subject matter expert assigned to the 1st Information Operations Command, Vulnerability Assessment Detachment’s (VAD), Blue Team Assessment mission, the OSE member assesses the OPSEC posture of the organization being evaluated. By reviewing the organization's OPSEC SOP, OPSEC Plans, and policies, the OSE checks for compliance. Through passive observation, interviews, and open source research, we make a determination of the unit’s posture, and provide training and guidance where needed. Upon completion of the assessment, an assessment of the organization’s OPSEC Program will given to the commander.

Red Team Assessment Support
OPSEC support to Red Team Assessment missions is in the form of emulating adversaries’ information operations against the organization. As a team member, the OSE conducts open source research, dumpster diving, social engineering and surreptitious entry to facilities of friendly forces. Upon completion of the assessment, an assessment of the organization’s OPSEC posture will given to the commander.

Compromise Assessment:
The OSE will reviews documents and website content upon request from HQDA G3/5/7 or upon request from organizations throughout the Army. The reviews are to ensure unauthorized / unintended release of sensitive or classified information and provide guidance and assistance in mitigating vulnerabilities which have been exposed.

Useful Army OSE and OPSEC Links:

For information on training opportunities, including the Army OSE HQDA OPSEC Officer's Course, please visit the Army OSE Training Page.