Monday, March 4, 2013

More than CYBER: Cryptology remains a critical Fleet Cyber Command Mission Area

From the OPNAVINST on the Missions, Functions and Tasks of Fleet Cyber Command.

3. Cryptologic Operations and Intelligence. COMFLTCYBERCOM is the central operational authority for cryptologic operations.

a. COMFLTCYBERCOM serves as the Navy’s SCC commander to DIRNSA/CHCSS. The SCC serves as the primary Service authority for all operations, programming, budgeting, training, personnel, policy, doctrine, and foreign relationships for cryptologic activities. The SCC commander is also responsible for the development of strategic plans, policy, processes, requirements, architectures and communications.

 b. COMFLTCYBERCOM directs and tasks the operations of its subordinate cryptologic commands to include providing cryptologic support to NCCs and numbered fleets.

c. In appropriate circumstances, COMTENTHFLT and another numbered fleet may agree to shift primary tasking authority of a specific unit or unit’s sensors to the other command for a specified duration of time.

d. COMFLTCYBERCOM directs and manages the Cryptologic Direct Support Augmentation Program. This includes determining force and equipment allocation of direct support equipment and personnel based on NCC numbered fleet stated operational information or effects requirements. These capabilities may be comprised of a combination of forward deployment of personnel, carry-on equipment, and or shore-based support.

e. COMFLTCYBERCOM and COMTENTHFLT direct task forces and commands to support the intelligence and target development requirements of USSTRATCOM, USCYBERCOM, joint force commanders, and naval commanders in support of fires and effects planning.

f. COMFLTCYBERCOM and COMTENTHFLT generate intelligence requirements in support of FLTCYBERCOM and TENTHFLT mission sets.

 g. COMFLTCYBERCOM serves as the intelligence oversight program manager for FLTCYBERCOM units and Navy units for which it sponsors specialized database access. COMFLTCYBERCOM ensures intelligence oversight reports for these units are consolidated and submitted to the Navy Inspector General and the respective database owner. COMFLTCYBERCOM will keep NCCs and numbered fleets informed of any non-compliance with intelligence directives.

h. COMFLTCYBERCOM and COMTENTHFLT maintain Navy cryptologic liaisons at appropriate combat support agencies.

i. COMFLTCYBERCOM and COMTENTHFLT provide support and technical guidance to Navy operating forces on cryptologic matters, to include fielding of approved capabilities.

j. COMFLTCYBERCOM oversees the direction and modernization of the Navy’s cryptologic architecture.

k. COMFLTCYBERCOM serves as a member of the Five Eyes Maritime Cryptologic Committee in support of CNO (N2/N6), the designated U.S. Navy lead.

l. COMFLTCYBERCOM is the Navy’s critical information program manager.


CWO4 Brian Ashpole, USN-Retired said...

Interesting. I read Navy but not Naval. Has Navy divorced itself as SCE for both Navy and Marine Corps? Is the Marine Corps now considered an SCE?

Anonymous said...

Has SCC replaced SCE?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone ever read these instructions?

Anonymous said...

This is incredible. In the early 1990's I asked COMNAVSECGRU why CNSG didn't leverage the power IBM-PC's to enhance Naval Cryptology like I did while on deployments.
The IBM-PC's were only being used as typewriters. I wrote some code, interfaced them to paper tape punches and had machines that could provide translations on the fly, and compose and punch messages that the O-Branchers just slapped on their ptp's.

He told me that computers were a dead end job