Definition Edit

Advance force operations is

[a]n operation which precedes the main effort in an objective area in order to prepare the objective for the main assault by conducting such operations as reconnaissance, seizure of supporting positions — including key network systems or nodes — pre-emplacement or clearing of weapons — such as minesweeping, preliminary bombardment, underwater demolitions, or cyber accesses and/or weapon implants — and air support.[1]

Oveview Edit

This term replaces computer network exploitation (CNE)

when used to describe cyberspace operations intended to support/facilitate a specific planned operation or set of operations via clandestine means, e.g., by delivery of software payloads that may facilitate preparation of the battlespace and/or provide effects in support of an operation.[2]

References Edit

  1. Joint Terminology for Cyberspace Operations, at 2.
  2. Id.

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