U.S. Cyber Command
On June 23, 2009, the Secretary of Defense directed the Commander of U.S. Strategic Command to establish The United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). Initial Operational Capability (IOC) was achieved on May 21, 2010 and Full Operating Capability (FOC) was achieved Oct. 31, 2010. The command is located at Fort Meade, Md.
Formal Command Name
U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM or CYBERCOM).
General Keith B. Alexander
USCYBERCOM is responsible for planning, coordinating, integrating, synchronizing, and directing activities to operate and defend the Department of Defense information networks and when directed, conducts full-spectrum military cyberspace operations (in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations) in order to ensure U.S. and allied freedom of action in cyberspace, while denying the same to our adversaries.
The command is charged with pulling together existing cyberspace resources, creating synergy that did not previously exist and synchronizing war-fighting effects to defend the information security environment.
The Command centralizes direction of cyberspace operations, strengthens DoD cyberspace capabilities, and integrates and bolsters DoD's cyber expertise. USCYBERCOM improves DoD's capabilities to ensure resilient, reliable information and communication networks, counter cyberspace threats, and assure access to cyberspace. The command works closely with interagency and international partners in executing the cyber mission.
USCYBERCOM is a sub-unified command subordinate to U. S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). Service Elements include Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER); 24 AF/ Air Force Cyber Command (AFCYBER); Fleet Cyber Command (FLTCYBERCOM); and Marine Forces Cyber Command (MARFORCYBER).
The eagle, our national symbol, is revered for the keen eyesight that allows it to pierce the darkness and remain vigilant to protect us. The two swords on the shield represent the dual nature of the command to defend the nation and if necessary engage our enemies in cyber domain. The lightning bolt symbolizes the speed of operations in the cyber domain. The key illustrates the command's role to secure our nation's cyber domain while also unlocking the secrets of those who seek to do us harm.
Point of Contact
U.S. Cyber Command Public Affairs
Current as of December 2011