FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (NNS) -- U.S. Fleet Cyber Command (FLTCYBERCOM) and U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) administratively realigned the Navy's cyber organizational structure April 18, to enhance efficiency and maintain optimal effectiveness of the cyber domain.
Vice Adm. Barry McCullough, commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet, said the realignment will enhance the Navy's ability to remain a leader in cyberspace operations and provide the command and control structure necessary to achieve decision superiority in the information domain.
"This realignment solidifies the operational and administrative control of our cyber force and creates the foundation for a capability never before seen in the Navy," said McCullough. "It will enhance the operational readiness of our cyber forces and help ensure we can maintain freedom of action and achieve military objectives in and through cyberspace by delivering integrated cyber, information operations, cryptologic and space capabilities to the Fleet."
Under the new structure announced in NAVADMIN 130/11, FLTCYBERCOM will assume administrative control (ADCON) of the subordinate shore commands over which they have had Operational Control (OPCON) including Navy cyber, network operations, information operations, cryptologic, and space forces.
Commander, Fleet Cyber Command will continue to serve as the Navy's Service Cryptologic Component Commander (SCC) to the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS), and is responsible for man, train and equip (MT&E) functions of the consolidated cryptologic program (CCP) resourced cryptologic workforce.
Navy Cyber Forces (CYBERFOR), as delegated by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, remains the global C5I Type Commander responsible to man, train and equip all C5I forces afloat and ashore, to generate required levels of current and future cyber force readiness. CYBERFOR also retains responsibilities as the Command Information Officer/N6 for USFF, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the Navy Information Dominance Enterprise.
The new cyber structure will provide an unambiguous command and administrative control lines of authority and accountability of Navy cyber forces and optimal resource management and ensure the Navy provides cyber forces that are ready for tasking and cyber activities that are effectively manned, trained, and equipped.
For more news from Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/fcc10/.