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.
|United States Cyber Command|
|Founded||21 May 2010|
(12 years, 6 months)
|Type||Unified combatant command and cyber force|
|Part of||U.S. Department of Defense|
|Garrison/HQ||Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, U.S.|
|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|
|Military service branches|
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. While originally created with a defensive mission in mind, it has increasingly been viewed as an offensive force. On 18 August 2017, it was announced that USCYBERCOM would be elevated to the status of a full and independent unified combatant command.