Integrating Cyber a Top Priority, Says Vice Admiral
“In terms of numbers, we are about 15,000 officers and sailors spread across commands globally. We’ve got three primary missions. The first mission is to operate and defend the Navy networks in our ship-to-shore communication systems. That also includes the operation of Navy spacecraft; so satellites that provide global telecommunications for our deployed operational forces.
So that’s the first mission. The second is to conduct tailored signals intelligence collection and the creation of actionable intelligence and surveillance information from that collection. Our primary customers are our operating forces for around the globe.
And our last mission is to plan for and, when directed, be prepared to deliver effects in entering cyberspace in support of combatant commander and national objectives.”