About The U.S. Cyber Command

U.S. Cyber Command

On June 23, 2009, the Secretary of Defense directed the Commander of U.S. Strategic Command to establish USCYBERCOM. Initial Operational Capability (IOC) was achieved on May 21, 2010.

Formal Command Name
U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM or CYBERCOM)

Commander
General Keith B. Alexander

Mission
USCYBERCOM plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes, and conducts activities to: direct the operations and defense of specified Department of Defense information networks and; prepare to, and when directed, conduct full-spectrum military cyberspace operations in order to enable actions in all domains, ensure US/Allied freedom of action in cyberspace and deny the same to our adversaries.

Focus
USCYBERCOM will fuse the Department’s full spectrum of cyberspace operations and will plan, coordinate, integrate, synchronize, and conduct activities to: lead day-to-day defense and protection of DoD information networks; coordinate DoD operations providing support to military missions; direct the operations and defense of specified DoD information networks and; prepare to, and when directed, conduct full spectrum military cyberspace operations. The command is charged with pulling together existing cyberspace resources, creating synergy that does not currently exist and synchronizing war-fighting effects to defend the information security environment.

USCYBERCOM will centralize command of cyberspace operations, strengthen DoD cyberspace capabilities, and integrate and bolster DoD’s cyber expertise. Consequently, USCYBERCOM will improve DoD’s capabilities to ensure resilient, reliable information and communication networks, counter cyberspace threats, and assure access to cyberspace. USCYBERCOM’s efforts will also support the Armed Services’ ability to confidently conduct high-tempo, effective operations as well as protect command and control systems and the cyberspace infrastructure supporting weapons system platforms from disruptions, intrusions and attacks.

Organization
USCYBERCOM is a sub-unified command subordinate to U. S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). Service Elements include Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER); 24th USAF; Fleet Cyber Command (FLTCYBERCOM); and Marine Forces Cyber Command (MARFORCYBER).

Seal
The eagle, our national symbol, is revered for the keen eyesight that allows it to pierce the darkness and remain vigilant to protect us.

Forces
USCYBERCOM is a sub-unified command subordinate to USSTRATCOM. Service Elements include:

  • USA – Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER)
  • USAF – 24th USAF
  • USN – Fleet Cyber Command (FLTCYBERCOM)
  • USMC – Marine Forces Cyber Command (MARFORCYBER)

Point of Contact
U.S. Cyber Command Public Affairs
(301) 688-6584
http://www.defense.gov/cyber

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