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THIS IS AN OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY WEB SITE
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New Issue: October - December 2019
 
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Commanders of NAVIFOR and its predecessors are: (top row, l-r) Vice Adm. H. Denby Starling II (Navy Cyber Forces/NAVNETWARCOM 2007-2010), Rear Adm. Thomas P. Meek (Navy Cyber Forces, 2010-2011), Rear Adm. Gretchen S. Herbert (Navy Cyber Forces 2011-2013), (bottom row) Rear Adm. Diane E. H. Webber (Navy Cyber Forces 2013-2014), VADM Matthew J. Kohler (Naval Information Dominance Forces/Naval Information Forces, 2014-2018), VADM Brian B. Brown (NAVIFOR, 2018-present).
 
October - December 2019 Issu​e​
 
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FROM THE FLAG DECK​
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DIVERSITY
  
SUFFOLK – In observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sailors and Department of the Navy civilians assigned to Naval Information Forces, Joint Staff – Hampton Roads (JSHR), U.S. Fleet Cyber Command South, Naval Network Warfare Command, and...
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EDUCATION
  
VIRGINIA BEACH – More than 7,000 fifth-graders from Chesapeake and Virginia Beach elementary schools filled the flight-line of Naval Air Station Oceana for its fourth annual outdoor Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field...
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – Five Naval Oceanography civilian employees addressed a local audience at their graduation Oct. 21, after spending two years in the Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC) Executive Leadership...
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NAVIFOR RESERVES
  
FORT WORTH, Texas (DVIDS) -- U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Rafael Ribas, Deputy Commander for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs, U.S. Southern Command; and Sgt. Maj. Manny Blas, Senior Enlisted Advisor for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs, U.S. Southern...
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OPSEC
  
SUFFOLK (NNS) – Cyber threats against federal agencies, across the Department of Defense (DoD), and the U.S. Navy are increasing in frequency, sophistication and impact, opening up to attack vast amounts of sensitive data housed on government...
On Oct. 1, the Navy’s Operations Security (OPSEC) support capability, known as the Naval OPSEC Support Team (NOST), transitioned from the Information Warfare Training Group Atlantic (IWTGLANT) in Norfolk, to the Type Command (TYCOM) at Naval Information...
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CYBER AWARENESS
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Much of our focus for Cybersecurity Awareness Month is on how the Navy’s cybersecurity is threatened by nation states, ideologically motivated hackers, cyber criminals, and malicious insiders. Our cybersecurity workforce and Cyber Mission Forces battle...
“As the greatest potential source of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, the workforce level of knowledge, training and daily action will either contribute to safe operations or present opportunities for adversaries to exploit. “ SECNAV Cyber Readiness Review...
WASHINGTON (NNS) – Cybersecurity is an “all hands on deck” effort to ensure the nation’s networks and systems are protected and defended against those who wish to do us harm. It requires vigilant cyber warfighters from all of our military forces...
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HIGHLIGHTS
  
SUFFOLK – Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) Sailors, Department of the Navy (DoN) civilians, Joint Staff, Naval Network Warfare Command, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet South (FCC) and Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC)...
NORFOLK – Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) and Laurie Luke, personnel qualification standards (PQS) program manager for the development of fleet requirements for the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), held a workshop for...
WASHINGTON – Capt. David Kuehn, (left) relieves Capt. Michael Riggins, as Superintendent, U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) on Oct. 25. Rear Adm. John Okon (center), Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC) and Oceanographer/Navigator...
Four cryptologic pioneers were inducted into the Cryptologic Hall of Honor at the National Security Agency, Nov. 4. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency (NSA)/Chief, Central Security Service (CSS)...
SUFFOLK, Va. -- Capt. Harold Cole, Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) commanding officer; Capt. Julia L. Slattery, Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR), Director of Fleet Readiness; and Capt. Christopher Slattery, 2nd Fleet, Deputy...
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command (RTC) welcomed 836 new Sailors to the fleet at the basic training graduation ceremony on Nov. 22, in Great Lakes, Illinois. Rear Adm. John Okon, commander, Naval...
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. -- Rear Adm. John Okon, commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC), has presented the data from a survey of Mina Salman, Bahrain, to His Excellency Shiek Salman bin Abdullah al Khalifa...
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NIWDC​
  
SAN DIEGO – Rear Adm. Dave Welch, commander of Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) presented Lt. Jeremy Blanchette with a Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) patch from the Naval Information Warfighting Development Center...
NORFOLK – Rear Adm. Jeff Scheidt, Commander, Naval Information Warfighting Development Center (NIWDC), presided over the Level 5 Warfare Tactic Instructor (WTI) patching ceremony on Nov. 8, 2019, the first since the command’s inception...
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NIWC
  
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NAVWAR
  
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Navy’s next-generation narrowband satellite communications system, Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), completed a critical test and evaluation phase and was assessed as operationally effective, operational suitable and...
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CIWT HEADLINES
  
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FCC / C10F NEWS
  
SUFFOLK (NNS) – James Granger, Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command’s (NCDOC) Senior Policy Advisor and plank owner, retired Sept. 20 after 34 years...
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FEATURES​
  
A new generation of numerical weather models is poised to give Navy Sailors improved capability with a clearer, sharper focus and greater long-range accuracy, which gives the Navy an advantage in ship safety and electromagnetic warfare through more...
The commander of Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) sees the future of the Navy’s Information Warfare (IW) community, now 10 years old, as more integrated in the fleet and broadly recognized as an integral part of Navy warfighting...
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – Naval Oceanography is testing emerging, unmanned technology in the Mississippi Sound this year as part of a larger showcase known as the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) co-hosted with the Newport, Rhode...
(NNS) The threat of cyberwarfare continues to intensify and refine itself with each passing day. As Composite Training Exercise (COMPTUEX) fast approaches, Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) must prepare themselves...
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IWTC SPOTLIGHT
  
VIRGINIA BEACH (NNS) – Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett, director of the Navy Cyber Security Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, visited and spoke with students attending the Information Professional Basic and Naval Officer Intelligence...