Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare

The Joint Functional Component Command Network Warfare (JFCC-NW) is a subordinate component command of the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) which is responsible for coordinating offensive computer network operations for the United States Department of Defense (DOD). [ [http://www.stratcom.mil/organization-fnc_comp.html Official USSTRATCOM website] ]

Mission

This component facilitates cooperative engagement with other national entities in computer network defense and offensive information warfare as part of the global information operations mission. [ [http://www.stratcom.mil/organization-fnc_comp.html Official USSTRATCOM website] ]

Organization

The Commander, JFCC-NW is dual-hatted as the Director, National Security Agency. This coordinated approach to information operations involves two other important supporting commands. The Director, Defense Information Systems Agency also heads the Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations. This organization is responsible for operating and defending U.S. worldwide information networks, a function closely aligned with the efforts of JFCC-NW. [ [http://www.stratcom.mil/organization-fnc_comp.html Official USSTRATCOM website] ]

Background

The unit is also responsible for the highly classified, evolving mission of Computer Network Attack, or as some military personnel refer to it, CNA. The command's capabilities are highly classified, but it is believed that they may destroy networks and penetrate enemy computers to steal or manipulate data, and take down command-and-control systems, for example. Some of these capabilities are known as Special Technical Operations (STO), and the knowledge for these requires a Top Secret security clearance. Fact|date=February 2007

One of its goals is defending sensitive networks like that of the Department of Defense, which hackers attempted to enter nearly 75,000 times in 2004. [ [http://www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,67223,00.html Wired.com] ]

ee also

* United States Strategic Command
* United States Department of Defense

References

http://www.space.com/spacenews/archive07/spotlight_0122.html


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