OPERATIONS SECURITY (OPSEC)
|Publication Date:||8 June 2011|
The purpose of OPSEC is to reduce the vulnerability of Air Force missions by eliminating or reducing successful adversary collection and exploitation of critical information. OPSEC applies to all activities that prepare, sustain, or employ forces during all phases of operations.
OPSEC Definition. OPSEC is a process of identifying, analyzing and controlling critical information indicating friendly actions associated with military operations and other activities to:
Identify those actions that can be observed by adversary intelligence systems.
Determine what specific indications could be collected, analyzed, and interpreted to derive critical information in time to be useful to adversaries.
Select and execute measures that eliminate or reduce to an acceptable level the vulnerabilities of friendly actions to adversary exploitation.