On 23 June 2009 the Secretary of Defense directed the commander of U.S. Strategic Command to the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) to determine. Initial Operational Capability (IOC) was achieved on 21 May 2010 and Full Operational Capability (FOC) reached Oct. 31, 2010. The command is located in Fort Meade, Maryland.
USCYBERCOM is responsible for planning, coordination, integration, synchronization, and direct the activities to operate and defend the Department of Defense information networks and as this, perform full-spectrum military operations in cyberspace (in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations) to ensure U.S. and allied freedom of action in cyberspace while denying the same to our adversaries.
The commission is charged with unifying the existing cyberspace resources, creating synergies that did not previously exist and to synchronize the war-fighting effects on the environment information to defend.
The Command centralizes direction of cyberspace operations, strengthens the DoD cyberspace capabilities, and integrates and strengthens DoD cyber expertise.
USCYBERCOM DoD improves the opportunities for resilient, reliable information and communication networks against cyber threats, and to ensure access to cyberspace. The command works closely with international partners in coordinating and implementing the cyber mission.
USCYBERCOM is a sub-unified command subordinate to U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). Services include Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), 24 AF / Air Force Cyber Command (AFCYBER) Fleet Cyber Command (FLTCYBERCOM) and Navy Cyber Forces Command (MARFORCYBER).
The eagle, our national symbol, is revered for the keen eye that makes it possible to pierce the darkness and remain vigilant to protect us. The two swords on the shield represent the dual nature of the assignment to the nation to defend our enemies and if necessary deal with cyber-domain. The lightning bolt symbolizes the speed of operations in the cyber domain. The key indicates the assignment of the role our nation's cyber domain to secure, while unlocking the secrets of those who seek to do us harm.