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All Hands Need to Practice Cyber Safety

By George D. Bieber Naval Information Forces Public Affairs Cyberthreats come from a variety of sources including nation states, profit-motivated criminals, ideologically motivated hackers, extremists and terrorists. When you log on to a Navy network or system, you’re in the cyber battlespace. If there are weaknesses in the Navy’s defenses, …

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The Navy’s Cybersecurity Focus

From Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (N2N6) Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee this year, Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. 10th Fleet, stated, “U. S. Navy freedom of action in cyberspace is necessary for all missions …

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U.S. Navy Ocean Gliders: Unmanned Underwater Vehicles That Are Improving Our Understanding of the World’s Oceans

By Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet Oceanographer of the Navy Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command In the wake of multiple news reports about U.S. Navy ocean gliders, there have been numerous questions about these instruments and what they do for the U.S. Navy. Ocean gliders are autonomous underwater vehicles used …

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The Evolution of Navy Cryptology

By Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe Commander, Fleet Cyber Command, U.S. 10th Fleet Eighty-one years ago today, the first unified organization coordinating Navy Cryptology, the Communications Security Group, was established. From Station HYPO, OP-20-G and the On the Roof Gang, to the present day, our community has continued to evolve to …

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Cybersecurity: All Hands on Deck

By Vice Adm. Ted N. Branch Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6) “OPM (Office of Personnel and Management) reveals 21.5M affected in background investigation data breach” – Fierce Government IT, 9 July 2015 “Pentagon shuts down Joint Chiefs’ email network” – Engadget, 28 July 2015 “Hacker Cracks …

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Keeping the Fleet Safe through Inclusion, Diversity and Innovation

ARLINGTON, Virginia (August 26, 2015) Rear Adm. Mat Winter, chief of naval research, presents the Dr. Arthur E. Bisson Award for Naval Technology Achievement to, from left, Dr. Patrick Reinecke, Dr. Melinda Peng, Dr. Yi Jin, Dr. Hao Jin, Dr. Eric Hendricks, Dr. James Doyle, and Dr. Sue Chen, during a honorary awards ceremony held at the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Va. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

By Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Naval meteorologists and oceanographers know and understand the Navy’s unpredictable operating environment. We have a high comfort level with adapting to risk and uncertainty using diverse techniques and teams – a primary characteristic of innovation. We recognize that diverse …

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