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Command History 

The origin of Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola dates back to the spring of 1986, when a detachment was established to lay the foundation for what was to be an extensive undertaking for Naval Security Group Command (NSGC). The rapid development of technology required a commitment to keeping the Fleet and Shore Cryptologic Automated Information System capabilities technologically current. Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Pensacola was thus commissioned in July of 1993. Housed in a 63,000 sq. ft. facility aboard Corry Station Naval Complex, NSGA Pensacola would soon serve as the center of excellence for Automated Information Systems for Navy cryptologic systems.

NSGA Pensacola's influence was far reaching, serving as a provider of software evaluation and testing for a myriad of Automated Information Systems, as well as an on-call help desk supporting Fleet and Shore Commands operating these systems. As NSGC’s leader in Information Technology, NSGA Pensacola provided expertise in the areas of information assurance, software life-cycle support, technical advice and assistance, installations, and communications.

At the turn of the century, in response to the technologically evolving world, NSGA Pensacola began to transform and broaden its mission. This command became a leader in performing Computer Network Vulnerability Assessments for the fleet and for shore sites worldwide. This command also provided information systems security awareness training and education. Additionally, in order to better protect national security and support the Global War on Terrorism, NSGA Pensacola began to shift its focus to Computer Network Operations, to include Digital Network Intelligence. Renowned for its competence, agility, and responsiveness, this command became a premier provider of Digital Network Operations intelligence to the Fleet and the Nation.

On 30 September 2005, after the formal disestablishment of Naval Security Group Command, NSGA Pensacola was realigned under the newly formed Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM) and changed its name to Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Pensacola. On 29 January 2010, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command (FCC) was established and U.S. 10th Fleet was recommissioned to align the various staffs with the operations and type commander model used throughout the Navy. This realignment focuses global Navy cyberspace operations designed to deter and defeat aggression and to ensure freedom of action to achieve military objectives in and through cyberspace at one command.

Under the new alignment of FLTCYBERCOM, NIOC Pensacola will continue to be a center of excellence for Computer Network Operations, to include Digital Network Intelligence and Computer Network Defense. This command will continue to provide unsurpassed Information Operations and intelligence in support of Naval and national cyberspace supremacy. Today, NIOC Pensacola continues its reputation of excellence through the dedicated efforts of its personnel and the effective use of technology.

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Last Modified: June 3, 20114
Last Reviewed: June 3 2014