Naval Network Warfare Command

Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM) is the United States Navy's information operations, intelligence, networks and space unit.[1] Naval Network Warfare Command's mission is to execute, under Commander TENTH Fleet Operational Control, tactical-level command and control of Navy Networks and to leverage Joint Space Capabilities for Navy and Joint Operations.

United States Naval Network Warfare Command
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Navy
Typeunified command
RoleInformation Operations, Intelligence, Networks, Space
Part ofFleet Cyber Command
Garrison/HQNorfolk, Virginia
Captain Adam Lyons


In 2002, some 23 organizations from several commands, including the former Naval Space Command, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Command, Fleet Information Warfare Center, and Navy Component Task Force - Computer Network Defense were brought together to form Naval Network Warfare Command, emphasizing the organization's focus on the operation and defense of the Navy's networks.

In 2005, with the alignment of Naval Security Group, NETWARCOM brought the former Naval Security Group Activities (NSGAs) under its umbrella and the mission of the command fundamentally changed, making it the Navy's lead for Information Operations, as well as Networks and Space.

The assumption, alignment and integration of Fleet Intelligence Type Commander duties, responsibilities and functions at NETWARCOM in 2008 began a measured and evolutionary process to improve integrated Fleet Intelligence and ISR readiness. This alignment provides a single Fleet champion for ISR and positions Fleet Intelligence for better and timelier support to fleet operations.

In 2009, the Secretary of Defense directed the establishment of U.S. Cyber Command. Each of the services was also directed to establish a supporting command to U.S. Cyber Command. Naval Network Warfare Command was reorganized and its mission revised to operate and defend the Navy's portion of the Global Information Grid and deliver reliable and secure Net-centric and space war-fighting capabilities in support of strategic, operational and tactical missions across the Navy.

The headquarters is at Navy Cyber Forces in Norfolk, Virginia.[2]


Naval Network Warfare Command acts as Combined Task Force 1010 (network operations & defense) for Tenth Fleet[3]

  • CTF 1010 - Naval Network Warfare Command
    • CTG 1010.4 NCTAMS LANT
    • CTG 1010.3 - NCTAMS PAC
    • CTG 1010.8 - NAVSOC

NAVSOC is a component command of the Naval Network Warfare Command operating under the guidance of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command (FLTCYBERCOM)/U.S. 10th Fleet (10F). It is responsible for managing, operating and maintaining assigned satellite systems to provide reliable satellite services to the joint warfighter in support of naval and national requirements.[4]

See also

Comparable organizations


  1. "Pages - NETWARCOM Home".
  2. "Navy Establishes Naval Network Warfare Command 28 March 2002 Navy Chief of Information Media Services Branch".
  3. "TENTH Fleet Standing Forces" (pdf). US Navy. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  4. Affairs, This story was written by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua J. Wahl, Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. 10th Fleet Public. "NAVSOC Holds Change of Command, Celebrates 50th Anniversary".


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