MOPC involvement in Information Operations

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Dear the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime,

Can you tell me how many staff employed by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime have had training to be involved in Information Operations?

Can you tell me how many Information Operations the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime is involved in; and whether they all take place within your area (if not please provide breakdown)?

Can you tell me how many persons there are who are targets within Information Operations in your area?

All for date of writing.

Yours faithfully,

Donnie Mackenzie

_Enquiries, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

Dear Donnie Mackenzie

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request asking:

1) Can you tell me how many staff employed by the Mayor’s Office for
Policing and Crime have had training to be involved in Information
Operations?

2) Can you tell me how many Information Operations the Mayor’s Office
for Policing and Crime is involved in; and whether they all take
place within your area (if not please provide breakdown)?

3) Can you tell me how many persons there are who are targets within
Information Operations in your area?

4) All for date of writing.

Your request was received on 30 October 2012 and will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

However I am unable to proceed with your request until I receive clarification about the information you wish to receive.

1) Please could you explain what you mean by "Information Operations"?

2) Please could you explain what you mean by "your area"?

3) Please could you explain what you mean by "targets within Information Operations in your area"?

4) Please could you explain what you mean by "All for date of writing"?

I will respond to your request within 20 working days from the day I receive your clarification.

Please note that if I do not receive appropriate clarification of your information requirements by 31 January 2013, which is three months from the date of this email, then I will consider your request closed.

If you have any queries please contact me at the address below.

Yours sincerely

Judy Gough

Judy Gough| Assistant Information Officer | Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime |Telephone 020 7202 0202| | MetPhone 57020| | Fax 020 7202 0200 | Email [email address] | Website www.London.gov.uk/policing  | Address MOPAC, 10 Dean Farrar Street, London SW1H 0NY

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Dear _Enquiries,

If there is some doubt over which type of operations I am referring to in terms of classification; it would be best that you explicitly state the types of operation which the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime are involved in, from which I can then identify.

By going into specific aspects of what Information Operations are and what they entail; I run the risk of ruling out the information sought because the definition may have evolved or your understanding of it may be in some way different to mine.

I recommend consultation with your seniors and some research on the subject. Their are numerous parties who train police on Info Ops and a key related body would be Targeting and Information Operations (TIO) based at Whitehall in London.(http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Targ...

'Your area' is your police area. The following link may be dated but it will give you the idea:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_area

The targets within an Information Operation is/are the person(s) who are the target of that operation.

'All for date of writing' means I want to know what the answers to the questions are for 30th October (as opposed to the date that you respond or any other date).

Hopefully this guides you to clearing things up.

Thanks for the prompt response.

Yours sincerely,

Donnie Mackenzie

_Enquiries, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

Dear Donnie Mackenzie

Thank you for your email dated 30 October 2012.

The following definition of Information Operations is at: http://www.carlisle.army.mil/DIME/docume...

"Information operations (IO) encompass attacking adversary command and control
(C2) systems (offensive IO) while protecting friendly C2 systems from adversary
disruption (defensive IO). Effective IO combines the effects of offensive and defensive
IO to produce information superiority at decisive points."

The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) does not undertake activities of this kind. MOPAC is not a Police Force. MOPAC's priorities are to:

- Hold the Metropolitan Police to account and deliver the Mayor’s manifesto commitments and expectations.
- Challenge the Metropolitan Police and other criminal justice agencies to deliver value for money for the taxpayer and meet the challenge of service delivery with fewer resources in the years ahead.
- Ensure that all of London’s public service agencies work together and with communities to prevent crime, seek swift and sure justice for victims, and reduce re-offending.

You can read more about what MOPAC does at: http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/poli...

Through MOPAC the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are directly accountable for police performance in the capital, setting the Metropolitan Police’s strategic direction and allocating resources.

Operational policing within the London metropolitan area remains the responsibility of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Bernard Hogan-Howe, who is the head of the Metropolitan Police. It is possible that the Metropolitan Police may carry out operations that could be described as Information Operations.

You can send a Freedom of Information request to the Metropolitan Police by clicking on this link:

http://www.met.police.uk/information/met...

and completing the form.

Yours sincerely

Judy Gough

Judy Gough| Assistant Information Officer | Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime |Telephone 020 7202 0202| | MetPhone 57020| | Fax 020 7202 0200 | Email [email address] | Website www.London.gov.uk/policing  | Address MOPAC, 10 Dean Farrar Street, London SW1H 0NY

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Dear _Enquiries,

Thank you for your prompt and thorough response.

Yours sincerely,

Donnie Mackenzie

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