Navy Public Affairs on Commander Tenth Fleet releasing its updated strategic plan for 2015-2020 outlining its goals for leveraging cyberspace as an operational war-fighting domain:

U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) released its updated strategic plan, May 6, during a media roundtable at the Pentagon.

Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe, commander, FCC/C10F, met with members of the media to discuss the plan and the Navy’s way forward in the cyberspace domain.

“A lot of work had been done since our inception in 2010 and the world has changed – gotten a lot more dangerous. The cyberspace domain is changing on a daily basis,” said Tighe in explaining the reason for the update. “First and foremost [the plan is] a way to organize our mission and to begin to measure if we’re making sufficient progress in each of our goal areas.”

Tighe outlined her five strategic goals: operate the network as a warfighting platform, conduct tailored signals intelligence, deliver warfighting effects through cyberspace, create shared cyber situational awareness, and establish and mature the Navy’s Cyber Mission Force.

The FCC/C10F Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (Warning: PDF link) is a 28 page PDF file covering the goals, the planning for achieving the goals, FCC/C10F’s vision and mission, and how the organization will execute this plan. The document is fairly comprehensive and demonstrates that the Navy is taking cyber operations seriously.

In the coming days I plan to read through this thoroughly and offer some analysis on the strategy.