Navy Creating Tactical Cyber Teams in 2020

Navy Creating Tactical Cyber Teams in 2020

As part of an order from one of it's top officers, the Navy will create tactical cyber teams beginning early 2020.

In the latest strategy document released on December fourth, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday stated that he wants the Navy to implement a plan to field small tactical cyber teams by February of 2020 at the very latest.

Gilday was quoted as saying, “I want to give tactical cyber teams, small tactical cyber teams to fleet commanders so that we can confuse the enemy and put ourselves in a position of advantage in a fight right off the bat."





More details are not yet available to the public as of writing this article.

Currently, U.S. Cyber Command has control over cyber operations within the DoD, commanding 133 defensive & offensive cyber teams. Individual services such as the Navy don't own or conduct offensive cyber ops.

However, other services such as the Army & Marine Corps have begun to implement organic cyber forces outside of the U.S. Cyber Command. These forces carry out tactical offensive and defensive cyber operations, so it appears that the Navy is following suit.




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