SUFFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited Sailors and Department of Defense civilian employees at Navy Cyber Forces (NAVCYBERFOR) in Suffolk, Virginia, during his tour of the Hampton Roads area, Sept. 24.
The CNO recognized 21 of NAVCYBERFORs Sailors and civilian employees during an awards ceremony. After the ceremony, Greenert discussed the importance of the Information Dominance Corps (IDC) and the establishment of the Navy Information Dominance Forces (NAVIDFOR) type command (TYCOM), Oct. 1.
"I need you all, as an Information Dominance Corps and community, to become a mainstream source for knowledge and information," said Greenert. "The wave of requirements, the wave of the world that we live in, are going to sweep us in that direction."
Greenert stressed the importance of having a professional, experienced IDC with the expertise to respond to a complex cyber warfare environment.
"We wanted to bring the best of what we knew for who collects information from various sources and bring them together into more of a federation," Greenert said.
Greenert discussed the standup of the Navy NAVIDFOR TYCOM as a significant step in the right direction.
"This idea of standing up a type commander is really important for the Information Dominance Force, but it's also very important for the rest of the fleet to understand who you are and what you're doing," Greenert said to the NAVCYBERFOR audience, which will soon be part of the new NAVIDFOR TYCOM.
"We, the fleet, have to understand the tremendous value of information dominance," he said. "Those who control information will certainly define the pace of any future conflict and probably the outcome of the conflict itself."
NAVIDFOR TYCOM will stand up Oct. 1 and be fully operational Dec. 31. The new TYCOM mission will be to provide commanders ashore and afloat, forward deployable, combat-ready information dominance forces capable of conducting prompt and sustained naval, joint and combined operations in support of U.S. national interests.
For more information about NAVIDFOR, visit the NAVCYBERFOR website at http://www.cyberfor.navy.mil/
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