The Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) team — two Army, one Air Force, one Navy and one Marine Corps — consults on a plan of action in preparation for their cyber brief at the Best Cyber Warrior Competition 2019 held at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 14, 2019. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Jennifer Shick)

Navy Moving Ahead to Create Special Cyber Office

The Navy Department will soon create a new office led by a special assistant to the secretary who will have sweeping authority to integrate and manage the critical areas of information management and security, aided by four deputies responsible for buying the right technology, determining strategies to better handle digital information and data and to enforce greater cybersecurity within the naval services and industrial suppliers.

The new special assistant, who also will be the department’s chief information officer, and the deputies are being recruited from experts in the private sector and should be named in the near future, Navy Undersecretary Thomas Modly said on Friday.

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