• 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


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



To report a cybersecurity incident, please call:

Coast Guard National Response Center (NRC):



For more information on public maritime cybersecurity, please visit: 

Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch / Cyber Protection Team

or email:



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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)


Commander, Rear Admiral 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. Rear Admiral Vann graduated from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Institute for Educational Management, and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Leadership Development Program.

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 Jezuit, Coast Guard spouse.

Command Master Chief, Master Chief Michael A. Brewer

CMC BrewerMaster Chief Michael A. Brewer assumed the duties as the Command Master Chief for Coast Guard Cyber Command on May 26, 2022. As the Command Senior Enlisted Leader, he serves as the principal advisor to the CGCYBER Commander on all workforce matters and policies across all Cyber related missions. Prior to his current assignment as the CGCYBER CMC, Master Chief served in Coast Guard Headquarters as the Marine Science Technician Rating Force Master Chief.

Additional assignments include his first tour of duty aboard Coast Guard Cutter Rush in Honolulu, HI; Marine Science Technician “A” School in Yorktown, VA; Marine Safety Office San Francisco Bay, CA; Port Security Unit Detachment, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Sector San Francisco, CA; Training Center Yorktown, VA; Sector Boston, MA; PACAREA Incident Management and Sector Boston, MA as the Silver Badge Command Master Chief. In addition to these assignments, Master Chief Brewer has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as well as numerous natural disasters and major oil spills to include Deepwater Horizon and Hurricane Katrina.

Master Chief Brewer is a graduate of the National Defense University Keystone Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course Class 23-2, Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course Class 03-12, the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy Class CLXV, Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, CG Leadership and Management School, and other service-related schools.

CMC Brewer’s personal awards include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, Three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, Two Coast Guard Letter of Commendation Ribbons, and numerous other personal and service awards. He has earned the Marine Safety Insignia as well as Rating Force Master Chief (Blue Badge), Command Master Chief (Silver Badge) and Command Master Chief (Gold Badge). Master Chief Brewer was also awarded as Sector San Francisco Enlisted Person of the Year for 2005.

CMC Brewer was born in Atlanta, GA and grew up in Houston, TX where he ultimately enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard on 17 August 1999. He has been married to his wife Kelly-Lynn since 2005 and they are blessed with their three children, Emma, Keegan and Hanna.