The 1st Information Operations Command (Land), is a major subordinate command to U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command and is under the operational control of U.S. Army Cyber Command. It is the Army’s only active component IO organization.
The command has regionally focused information operations and IO-related intelligence planning teams assigned to provide reach-back planning and special studies support. Operations planners are involved prior to, during, and after exercises and support contingencies such as the counter improvised explosive device effort.
The 1st IO Battalion is responsible for training and deploying multiple field support teams, vulnerability assessment teams, chief of staff, Army-directed operations security (OPSEC) awareness teams in direct support of Army and land component commands' planning, preparing, executing and assessing information operations for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and other Army missions.
The 2nd IO Battalion conducts and synchronizes Army computer network operations through an around-the-clock operations center fully integrated with forward-positioned regional computer emergency response teams in support of service, joint and combatant commands. When tasked by the Army, 2nd Battalion deploys worldwide to provide commands with technical support for computer incidents and intrusions.
The Army Reprogramming Analysis Team–Threat Analysis supports Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, U.S. Special Operations Command forces and materiel developers through the identification and reporting of changes in worldwide threat signature information that require the reprogramming of Army target sensing systems.
1st IO Command conducts specialized training for IO subject-matter experts, deploying IO teams and deploying units through fixed resident training facilities and by customized and deployable mobile training teams.
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|||1st Information Operations Command (Land) provides IO and cyberspace operations support to the Army and other military forces through deployable support teams, reachback planning and analysis, specialized training, and a world class cyber OPFOR in order to support freedom of action in the information environment and to deny the same to our adversaries.|
Soldiers of the 1st Information Operations Command discuss network operations. (Photo by Brian Murphy)