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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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“While today marks a day of change, it's also a day of new beginnings of our new partnerships and of our enduring commitment to the defense of our nation.”

Army Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, commander, U.S. Cyber Command and NSA Director
May 4, 2018

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