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Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO) are

[a]ctivities that, through the use of cyberspace, actively gather information from computers, information systems, or networks, or manipulate, disrupt, deny, degrade, or destroy targeted computers, information systems, or networks.[1]
the creation of various enabling and attack effects in cyberspace, to meet or support national and combatant commander's objectives and to actively defend DOD or other information networks, as directed. The primary U.S. Cyber Command offensive operational method will be effects-based operational planning and execution, maximizing leveraging and coordination across DOD and the interagency to meet objectives. Offensive targeting will be conducted using the guidance, apportionment, and tasking process.[2]
[c]yberspace operations intended to project power by the application of force in or through cyberspace.[3]

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