‘Dominance’ now ‘information warfare’ at Navy

When Adm. Jonathan Richardson took over as chief of naval operations late last year, he insisted on some changes to the Navy’s vocabulary. In particular, he’s not a fan of the word “dominance.” And so, for example, Vice Adm. Ted Branch is now the Chief of Information Warfare instead of the Chief of Information Dominance. On Pentagon Solutions, Branch spoke with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu at the Sea-Air-Space conference about what the switch to...

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Vice Adm. Ted Branch
Vice Adm. Ted Branch

When Adm. Jonathan Richardson took over as chief of naval operations late last year, he insisted on some changes to the Navy’s vocabulary. In particular, he’s not a fan of the word “dominance.” And so, for example, Vice Adm. Ted Branch is now the Chief of Information Warfare instead of the Chief of Information Dominance. On Pentagon Solutions, Branch spoke with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu at the Sea-Air-Space conference about what the switch to “information warfare” means for the broader Navy.

From fighters to carriers to submarines, the Navy want to network its weapons systems so their warfighting capability is greater than the sum of its parts. That task falls to Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, who was appointed just last week as the deputy chief of naval operations for warfare systems. Before that, he was director of the Navy’s Air Warfare Division. Manazir spoke to Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu at the annual Sea-Air-Space conference in National Harbor, Maryland.