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DoD's Three Primary Cyber Missions:

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Defend DoD networks, systems, and information

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Defend the U.S. homeland and U.S. national interests against cyberattacks of significant consequence

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Provide cyber support to military operational and contingency plans

Cyber Mission Force: 133 teams by 2018

State and non-state actors threaten disruptive and destructive attacks against the United States and conduct cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property to undercut the United States' technological and military advantage. DoD must develop its cyber forces and strengthen its cyber defense and cyber deterrence posture.
  • National Mission Teams 13 teams

    Defend the United States and its interests against cyberattacks of significant consequence.

  • Cyber Protection Teams 68 teams

    Defend priority DoD networks and systems against priority threats.

  • Combat Mission Teams 27 teams

    Provide support to Combatant Commands by generating integrated cyberspace effects in support of operational plans and contingency operations.

  • Support Teams 25 teams

    Provide analytic and planning support to the National Mission and Combat Mission teams.

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"America's economic prosperity, national security, and our individual liberties depend on our commitment to securing cyberspace and maintaining an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet."

President Barack Obama
Feb. 13, 2015
Full Statement
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"We're the ones who stand with those who create and innovate against those who would steal and destroy. That's the kind of country we are, and that's the kind of cyber force we are."

Defense Secretary Ash Carter
March 13, 2015
Full Speech
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"The challenges [in cyberspace] are so broad...it is going to take a true partnership between the private sector, the government and academia to address [them]."

Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander, U.S. Cyber Command and NSA Director
Nov. 20, 2014
Full Testimony