The latest update to General Dominance Theory was released last week. This is the first major update since the original work was published in 2014, and includes improvements to terminology and introduces the concept of the Desired End State Space, a tool to help cyber warfighters focus time and money on goals that will lead to success in the cyber domain.
CyberDominance.com is the new home of General Dominance Theory (GDT).
GDT is the basis for Cyber Dominance theory. It provides guidelines for how to achieve dominance in any domain, including Cyber. Now all developments in GDT will be published and discussed on CyberDominance.com.
Introduction to General Dominance Theory
General Dominance Theory (GDT) was originally developed as a proposed way to help the US Navy make sense of the Information Domain, and to provide a roadmap on how dominance in the Information Domain (i.e. Information Dominance) could be achieved, and how warfighters could weaponized information. GDT does not just describe the concept of dominance in the context of military warfare, but also any case where a person or group struggles to achieve their desires. Business, politics, camping, learning – anything.
In war (or any struggle), our ultimate goal is to make a desired image of reality the actual reality. We want to change “the way things are” into “the way we want them to be.” This requires two things: (1) the ability to accurately perceive reality and (2) the ability to affect reality. If we can do both of these things perfectly, then we can always achieve this goal, and we can always achieve our desires.
The General Dominance Theory page contains a thorough overview of GDT and links to other topics about GDT, including how to measure your progress towards dominance. You can also find all GDT publications, tools, and diagrams from that page.