Naval Network Warfare Command

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United States Naval Network Warfare Command
Naval Netwarcom logo.gif
US NETWARCOM emblem
Active 2002–current
Country United States of America
Type unified command
Role Information Operations, Intelligence, Networks, Space
Part of Fleet Cyber Command
Garrison/HQ Norfolk, Virginia
Nickname NETWARCOM
Commanders
Current
commander
Captain John Chandler
NETWARCOM headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia

Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM) is the US Navy's information operations, intelligence, networks and space unit.[1] Naval Network Warfare Command’s mission is to execute, under Commander TENTH Fleet Operational Control, tactical-level command and control of Navy Networks and to leverage Joint Space Capabilities for Navy and Joint Operations.

History[edit]

In 2002, some 23 organizations from several commands, including the former Naval Space Command, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Command, Fleet Information Warfare Center, and Navy Component Task Force - Computer Network Defense were brought together to form Naval Network Warfare Command, emphasizing the organization's focus on the operation and defense of the Navy's networks.

In 2005, with the alignment of Naval Security Group, NETWARCOM brought the former Naval Security Group Activities (NSGAs) under its umbrella and the mission of the command fundamentally changed, making it the Navy's lead for Information Operations, as well as Networks and Space.

The assumption, alignment and integration of Fleet Intelligence Type Commander duties, responsibilities and functions at NETWARCOM in 2008 began a measured and evolutionary process to improve integrated Fleet Intelligence and ISR readiness. This alignment provides a single Fleet champion for ISR and positions Fleet Intelligence for better and timelier support to fleet operations.

In 2009, the Secretary of Defense directed the establishment of U.S. Cyber Command. Each of the services was also directed to establish a supporting command to U.S. Cyber Command. Naval Network Warfare Command was reorganized and its mission revised to operate and defend the Navy's portion of the Global Information Grid and deliver reliable and secure Net-centric and space war-fighting capabilities in support of strategic, operational and tactical missions across the Navy.

The headquarters is at Navy Cyber Forces in Suffolk, Virginia.[2]

Organization[edit]

Naval Network Warfare Command acts as Combined Task Force 1010 (network operations & defense) for Tenth Fleet[3]

  • CTF 1010 - Naval Network Warfare Command
    • CTG 1010.1 - NCTAMS LANT
    • CTG 1010.2- NCTAMS PAC
    • CTG 1010.3 - NAVSOC

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