US Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited Sailors and Department of Defense civilian employees at Navy Cyber Forces (NAVCYBERFOR) in Suffolk, Virginia, during his tour of the Hampton Roads area, Sept. 24.
The CNO recognized 21 of NAVCYBERFOR’s Sailors and civilian employees during an awards ceremony. After the ceremony, Greenert discussed the importance of the Information Dominance Corps (IDC) and the establishment of the Navy Information Dominance Forces (NAVIDFOR) type command (TYCOM), Oct. 1.
Greenert stressed the importance of having a professional, experienced IDC with the expertise to respond to a complex cyber warfare environment.
He also discussed the standup of the Navy NAVIDFOR TYCOM as a significant step in the right direction.
NAVIDFOR TYCOM will stand up Oct. 1 and be fully operational Dec. 31. The new TYCOM mission will be to provide commanders ashore and afloat, forward deployable, combat-ready information dominance forces capable of conducting prompt and sustained naval, joint and combined operations in support of U.S. national interests.
Press Release, September 26, 2014; Image: US Navy