NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (NNS) – U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) leaders participated in discussions during the Navy League’s 2019 Sea-Air-Space Exposition at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., April 6-8.
During the exposition, Information Warfare (IW) commands demonstrated the most recent efforts to advance information technology within the fleet through the use of speakers, panels, subject matter experts and capability displays.
Capt. Barry Tanner, FCC/C10F assistant chief of staff for communications and information systems (N6) and deputy command information officer (CIO), discussed a variety of topics concerning FCC/C10F’s mission.
“When it comes to operations of the networks, we have a responsibly to effectively operate and defend the networks across the board,” said Tanner. “That means making sure we understand what’s going on in those networks, making sure that we are thinking ahead on the performance of those networks, driving towards resiliency, stability and performance, and meeting the needs of the fleet commanders out there. Our ability to better defend and operate the networks benefits the entire Navy. It’s a warfighting platform. It has to be agile. It has to be resilient. It has to be trusted.”
Tanner spoke on innovation being a key element to success.
“One of the key things when it comes to information warfare at large is speed,” said Tanner. “We are always looking for things to help deliver in our mission. It’s not just about things you buy. It’s not about the next shiny object. It’s about understanding how those things are going to fuse into our operational construct and help speed delivery to the war fighter. We’re always looking for good ideas.”
Capt. Anne Casey, FCC/C10F director of innovation and capability, engaged conference attendees during a scheduled information warfare engagement zone, in which experts speak to conference attendees one-on-one.
“There’s a lot of value in Fleet Cyber Command engaging with different industries because there’s such a talent pool that we can’t replicate,” said Casey. “They come to me with ideas. Some draw pictures and diagrams and talk to me about their innovative ideas. The hard part is figuring out how to get that into the Navy.”
Sea-Air-Space is an annual event hosted by the Navy League of the United States. It is the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an extension of the Navy League's mission of maritime policy education and sea service support.
FCC is responsible for Navy information network operations, offensive and defensive cyberspace operations, space operations and signals intelligence. Comprised of over 14,000 Sailors, Reservists and civilians stationed across the world, C10F is the operational arm of FCC and executes its mission through a task force structure similar to other warfare commanders.
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