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Cybercom Declares Network Defense Headquarters Fully Operational

U.S. Cyber Command component has reached full operational capability status after three years of establishing capacity and capability to operate, defend and secure the Department of Defense Information Network.

The Joint Force Headquarters DoDIN oversees the security and management of nearly 15,000 networks that support three million users across all warfighting segments,  Cybercom said Wednesday.

“A highlight for me was to see the organization take the reins of actively defending the DoDIN in real-world threat and attack conditions,” said U.S. Army Lt. Allan Lynn, commander of the joint force headquarters.

JFHQ-DoDIN personnel took part in multiple exercises with service branches, the Joint Staff, Cybercom and other combatant commands to demonstrate cybersecurity skills before the organization became fully operational.

The Cybercom unit also previously deployed six cyber defense teams to assist critical military missions.

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Kathleen Creighton, deputy commander at the JFHQ-DoDIN, said he observed progress in the organization’s performance in multiple areas during 2017.

Cybercom officials expect all of 133 cyber mission force teams to receive full operational capability status by September.

The command added it will organize DoDIN into multiple operation areas through the Operation Gladiator Shield effort.

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