U.S. Cyber Command

U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) fuses the Defense Department's full spectrum of cyberspace operations and plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes and conducts activities to lead day-to-day defense and protection of DoD information networks; coordinates DoD operations providing support to military missions; directs the operation and defense of specified DoD information networks; and prepares to conduct (and when directed, conducts) full-spectrum military cyberspace operations. The command is charged with pulling together existing cyberspace resources, creating synergy that does not currently exist, and synchronizing warfighting effects to defend the information security environment.

USCYBERCOM centralizes command of cyberspace operations, strengthens DoD cyberspace capabilities, and integrates and bolsters DoD's cyber expertise. USCYBERCOM improves DoD's capability to ensure resilient, reliable information and communications networks, counters cyberspace threats, and assures access to cyberspace.

USCYBERCOM's efforts support the armed services' ability to confidently conduct high-tempo, effective operations, as well as protect command and control systems and the cyberspace infrastructure supporting weapons system platforms from disruptions, intrusions and attacks.

DoD Cyber Strategy

U.S. Cyber Command

USCYBERCOM plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes, and conducts activities to: direct the operations and defense of specified Department of Defense information networks and; prepare to, and when directed, conduct full-spectrum military cyberspace operations in order to enable actions in all domains, ensure US/Allied freedom of action in cyberspace and deny the same to our adversaries.


(Left to right) Navy, Air Force and Army cyber professionals join forces to take part in exercise Cyber Flag 13-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (Photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster)

(Left to right) Navy, Air Force and Army cyber professionals join forces to take part in exercise Cyber Flag 13-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (Photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster)