Information dominance, the superior ability to perceive, correctly interpret, and rapidly respond, is a central strategic goal for the United States at the dawn of the information age. To achieve information dominance, it is necessary to control the global information lattice through comprehensive strategic mechanisms supported by National Policy. To maintain control requires technologies to measure, analyze, prevent, predict and respond to information warfare in a manner that is commensurate with the evolving scale of threat. Unfortunately, little of the research conducted over the last 25 years has focused on response. As nations around the world grow increasingly sophisticated technologically, and become interconnected in the global information lattice, there is now a need to consider a methodical scientific exploration of response technologies. This exploration is intended to exercise and improve defensive capabilities, expand and improve offensive capabilities, and examine the relationship between defense and active response.