The Information Operations Roadmap provides the Department of Defense with a plan to advance the goal of information operations (IO) as a core military competency. It provides a common framework for understanding IO, policies and procedures to empower Combat Commanders with authority to plan and integrate IO. It consolidates oversight, advocacy and analytic support for IO. It calls for a dedicated work force and improved training for IO. Lastly, it mandates innovative organizational structures that advance operational capabilities to keep pace with warfighter needs and support defense transformation.