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)

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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)

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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)

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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 Admiral Michael Ryan

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Rear Admiral Mike Ryan assumed the duties of Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command located in Washington D.C in July 2019. He is responsible for conducting operations and delivering effects in and through the cyberspace operational domain.

His prior flag assignment was as the Assistant Commandant for Capability (CG-7), with responsibilities for staffing, training, equipping, sustaining, maintaining, and employing Coast Guard forces to meet mission requirements. He previously served as the Executive Assistant to the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard and Executive Director for the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS). He also led the Officer Personnel Management (OPM) division at the Personnel Service Center where he directed career actions for the service’s 9000 officers.

Operationally, he served as Deputy Sector Commander of Sector Northern New England in directing mission execution in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Northeastern New York. His afloat tours include serving as Commanding Officer aboard USCGC KATMAI BAY and Executive Officer aboard USCGC BISCAYNE BAY conducting icebreaking operations in the Great Lakes, and Operations Officer aboard USCGC RED BIRCH executing Aids to Navigation missions in the Mid-Atlantic.

Using his C4IT specialty, he commanded the Operations Systems Center (OSC) with responsibility for software development and sustainment of enterprise information technology systems. He also commanded Electronic Systems Support Unit St. Louis, providing support for 77 operational and shoreside units in the Midwest. He was a ‘plank owner’ for the USCG Differential Global Positioning System during his tour at the Electronics Engineering Center in Wildwood, NJ, and served as Information Systems Branch Chief in the Office of Command and Control Architecture (G-OCC) at Headquarters.

Rear Admiral Ryan is a 1988 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Mathematical and Computer Sciences. He also completed a Master of Science degree in Computer Science at Purdue University in 1993. He completed Harvard’s Kennedy School General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar in 2018 and the Harvard National Preparedness Leadership Initiative in 2019.

He received the AFCEA / U.S. Naval Institute Copernicus Award in 2002 and the Federal 100 Award in 2011 for outstanding Information Systems contributions. His personal awards include three Legions of Merit and five Meritorious Service Medals with "O" device among others.​

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 D. Ingham

Official photo of Master Chief Michael D. InghamMaster Chief Michael D. Ingham assumed the duties of the 3rd Command Master Chief of Coast Guard Cyber Command on May 1, 2020.  Master Chief Ingham is the principal advisor to the Cyber Commander on all enlisted personnel matters.

CMC Ingham grew up in a US Navy family and calls home where the service sent his father.  He enlisted in the Coast Guard in August of 1998.  Master Chief Ingham’s previous assignments include Information Systems Technician Rating Force Master Chief; Assistant Information Systems Security Officer, Base Miami Beach; Chief, Ceremonial Honor Guard; Networks Product Line, TISCOM; Armed Forces Inaugural Committee; Electronic Systems Support Detachment New Orleans; USCGC Mohawk; Electronic Systems Support Detachment Miami; and Telephone Technician “A” School.

CMC Ingham’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and other personal and service awards.  He has also earned Honor Guard and Rating Force Master Chief insignias.

CMC Ingham is a graduate of the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course, the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy, and other service related schools.  Master Chief Ingham holds an Associate’s of Arts in Information Systems Degree from Strayer University.

CMC Ingham is married to YNCM Angelica Ingham and they have one infant daughter.