Mission

  • Defend Coast Guard Cyberspace: Operate and maneuver the Coast Guard Enterprise Mission Platform to assure Coast Guard mission execution in all domains, while aggressively defending our part of the DoD Information Network (DODIN)
  • Enable Coast Guard Operations: Enable Coast Guard operations at sea, in the air, on land and space by delivering effects in and through cyberspace
  • Protect Maritime Transportation System (MTS): Protect maritime critical infrastructure by delivering effects and capabilities in and through cyberspace

 

Vision

  • Ensure the security of our cyberspace, maintain superiority over our adversaries, and safeguard our Nation’s critical maritime infrastructure.

 

 

Contact

 

To report a cybersecurity incident, please call:

Coast Guard National Response Center (NRC):

1-800-424-8802

 

For more information on public maritime cybersecurity, please visit: 

Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch / Cyber Protection Team

or email:

maritimecyber@uscg.mil

 

America’s Waterway Watch:

1-877-24WATCH

https://americaswaterwaywatch.uscg.mil

Strategy and Direction

National Cyber Strategy

America’s prosperity and security depend on how we respond to the opportunities and challenges in cyberspace. Critical infrastructure, national defense, and the daily lives of Americans rely on computer-driven and interconnected information technologies. As all facets of American life have become more dependent on a secure cyberspace, new vulnerabilities have been revealed and new threats continue to emerge. Building on the National Security Strategy, the National Cyber Strategy outlines how the United States will ensure the American people continue to reap the benefits of a secure cyberspace that reflects our principles, protects our security, and promotes our prosperity.

National Cyber Strategy

U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command: Commander’s Strategic Direction 2021

This Commander’s Strategic Direction describes the strategic context and ongoing transformation across the Coast Guard, then sets forth the direction for the command for the next 24 months.

Click here to view the Commander’s Strategic Direction 2021

CGCYBER Departments

Cyber Intelligence (CGCC-2)

The CGCYBER Intelligence Department, CGCC-2, provides intelligence support internally to the CGCYBER Operations Department (CGCC-3), CGCYBER / Deputy CGCYBER, and Planning and Policy Department (CGCC-5). CGCC-2 also collaborates with Coast Guard Intelligence components, Intelligence Community (IC) components, and to leadership within Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DOD), and Coast Guard, as requested.​​

 

Operations Department (CGCC-3)

CG CYBER Operations Department consists of CGCC-33 Network Operations and Security Center, and CGCC-35 Future Operations Division. CGCC-3 is also the parent command of the Cyber Protection Team, the Cybersecurity Operations Center, and the Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch.

Mission elements of CGCC-3 include the Cyber Protection Team (CPT), the Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC), and the Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch (MCRB). The CPT is the Coast Guard’s deployable unit responsible for offering cybersecurity services to the Marine Transportation System (MTS). MCRB is a component of CGCYBER that focuses on cybersecurity in the commercial maritime transportation community. For more information regarding policy and services provided by MCRB and the CPT please visit our website at: Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch

Assessment and Authorization (CGCC-AA)

CGCC-AA is responsible for establishing processes for all A&A functions in order to standardize how the Coast Guard conducts assessments and authorizations for Coast Guard (CG) Information Technology (IT).

Operations Support

The CGCYBER Operations Support Department provides the following support functions:

  • Administrative (PCS, reenlistments, weigh-ins)
  • Budget / Resources (annual budget builds, procurement, resource proposals)
  • Security (clearance verifications, personnel security actions, security badging)
  • Training & Exercises (scheduling of training, exercise development, training submission requests)

Command

Commander, Rear John C. Vann

Official photo of Rear Admiral John Vann

Rear Admiral John “Jay” Vann assumed duties as Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command located in Washington, DC. in May 2022. He is responsible for conducting full-spectrum cyberspace operations in support of Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense mission objectives.  

Rear Admiral Vann recently completed an assignment as Deputy Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Personnel Service Center, where he oversaw execution of the Coast Guard’s human resource policies by recruiting, assigning, and managing nearly 45,000 members of the active duty and reserve workforces. Prior to that, in June 2021, he completed a Military Fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations.  

Rear Admiral Vann previously served as Assistant Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard’s largest training center in Yorktown, Virginia. A career operations afloat officer, he commanded Coast Guard cutters HARRIET LANE and ASSATEAGUE, and served onboard cutters ACTIVE, GALLATIN, and FORWARD.  

His assignments ashore have included duty as both Future Operations and Cutter Forces Chief at Coast Guard Atlantic Area, as Support and Special Staff Assignments Officer in the Officer Assignments Branch of the Coast Guard Personnel Service Center, and as the Coast Guard’s first e-Learning Program Manager on the Commandant’s Training, Workforce Performance and Development staff. 

Rear Admiral Vann is a 1992 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He holds a Master of Science degree in Instructional Systems from Florida State University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Air Force’s Air War College. In 2019, Rear Admiral Vann graduated from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Institute for Educational Management. 

Rear Admiral Vann’s military decorations include two Coast Guard Legions of Merit, four Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, five Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and the permanent Cutterman’s Pin. He was awarded the 2015 Secretary of Homeland Security’s Gold Medal for Exceptional and Distinguished Service, and was designated an Honorary Chief Petty Officer in 2018. Rear Admiral Vann and his wife Darlene are the proud parents of daughters LT Hailey Murray, MC, USN, and Madison Vann.

Deputy Commander Captain Adam Morrison

Captain Adam Morrison relieved the duties as Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command located in Washington D.C in July 2021. He is responsible for supporting the Commander’s ability to conduct operations and deliver effects in and through the cyberspace operational domain.

Captain Morrison reports to CG Cyber Command having most recently served as the first Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter STONE – the Coast Guard’s ninth National Security Cutter homeported in Charleston, South Carolina.  Following delivery, Captain Morrison and his crew completed OPERATION SOUTHERN CROSS, a multi-month deployment to the South Atlantic to spotlight illegal fishing practices.

Prior to STONE, Captain Morrison served as the first U.S. Coast Guard Attaché assigned to Defense Attaché Office Tokyo within the United States Embassy.  He has previously served in six U.S. Coast Guard cutters prior to STONE, including: PLANETREE; EAGLE; SENECA; Commanding Officer of the Cutter CHANDELEUR; HARRIET LANE; and Commanding Officer of the Cutter MOHAWK. His assignments ashore have included duty as a: Nautical Science Instructor on the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Professional Development faculty; Congressional Fellow to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations; and as a Budget and Program Reviewer for the Commercial Regulations & Standards Directorate (CG-5PS), Inspections & Compliance Directorate (CG-5PC), and the Incident Management & Preparedness Directorate (CG-5RI). 

Captain Morrison is a 1995 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Government. He also holds a Master in Public Policy degree from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs.

Captain Morrison’s military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation.

 

Command Master Chief, Master Chief Michael A. Brewer