Vice Adm. Ted Branch: Navy’s New Division to Oversee Cybersecurity Requirements, Investments

cybersecurityThe U.S. Navy has formed a new internal organization to help ensure the military service incorporates cybersecurity strategies into its acquisition policies, employee practices and organizational culture, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

Jared Serbu writes the Navy Cybersecurity office will have a workforce of approximately 40 employees and aims continue the efforts of Task Force Cyber Awakening to bolster the branch’s defense against information technology security threats.

Vice Adm. Ted Branch, deputy chief of naval operations for information dominance, told Federal News Radio that the new organization also seeks to help the Navy decide when and how it should apply “cybersafe” standards.

The branch also established the office to help manage a Navy-Marine Corps Intranet modernization initiative, as well as monitor user behavior across the naval fleet, Serbu reports.

Sean Lyngaas of FCW reported Troy Johnson, a more than two-decade Navy cryptologist and data operations planner, serves as head of Navy Cybersecurity.

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