United States Cyber Command

United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) is one of the eleven unified combatant commands of the United States Department of Defense (DoD). It unifies the direction of cyberspace operations, strengthens DoD cyberspace capabilities, and integrates and bolsters DoD's cyber expertise.[2]

United States Cyber Command
Emblem of the U.S. Cyber Command
Founded21 May 2010 (2010-05-21)
(12 years, 6 months)
Country United States
TypeUnified combatant command and cyber force
RoleCyberwarfare
Part of U.S. Department of Defense
Garrison/HQFort George G. Meade, Maryland, U.S.
Nickname(s)"USCYBERCOM", "CYBERCOM"
Websitecybercom.mil
Commanders
Commander GEN Paul M. Nakasone, USA
Deputy Commander Lt Gen Timothy D. Haugh, USAF
Executive Director David E. Frederick, NSA
Chief of Staff Brig Gen Bradley L. Pyburn, USAF
Senior Enlisted Leader CSM Sheryl D. Lyon, USA[1]

USCYBERCOM was created in mid-2009 at the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. It cooperates with NSA networks and has been concurrently headed by the director of the National Security Agency since its inception.[3] While originally created with a defensive mission in mind, it has increasingly been viewed as an offensive force.[3] On 18 August 2017, it was announced that USCYBERCOM would be elevated to the status of a full and independent unified combatant command.[4]


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