MAY 7, 2015, WASHINGTON (NNS) – U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) released its updated strategic plan, May 6, during a media roundtable at the Pentagon.
Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe, commander, FCC/C10F, met with members of the media to discuss the plan and the Navy’s way forward in the cyberspace domain.
“A lot of work had been done since our inception in 2010 and the world has changed – gotten a lot more dangerous. The cyberspace domain is changing on a daily basis,” said Tighe in explaining the reason for the update. “First and foremost [the plan is] a way to organize our mission and to begin to measure if we’re making sufficient progress in each of our goal areas.”
Tighe outlined her five strategic goals: operate the network as a warfighting platform, conduct tailored signals intelligence, deliver warfighting effects through cyberspace, create shared cyber situational awareness, and establish and mature the Navy’s Cyber Mission Force.
“Also, internal to the Navy, we’ve just had the release of the updated maritime strategy [Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower], which has significant implication for us, as it pertains to ‘all domain access’ and our role across the Fleet Cyber Command operational mission sets,” Tighe said.
All domain access and specifically ensuring access to space, cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum is a key element in how FCC/C10F fits into the overall Navy plan, and actually builds on the overall Information Dominance Strategy.
The commissioning of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and reestablishment of U.S. 10th Fleet on Jan. 29, 2010 closely followed the Navy’s 2009 acknowledgement of information’s centrality to maritime warfighting, known as Information Dominance.
Information Dominance is defined as the operational advantage gained from fully integrating the Navy’s information functions, capabilities, and resources to optimize decision making and maximize warfighting effects. The three pillars of Information Dominance are assured command and control (C2), battlespace awareness, and integrated fires.
Fleet Cyber Command is a key operational command in delivering on missions across those three pillars.
The FCC/C10F Strategic Plan 2015-2020 can be found at the following link: http://www.public.navy.mil/fcc-c10f/Documents/FCC-C10F_Strategic_Plan_2015-2020.pdf.