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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NAVAL INTELLIGENCE DEPUTY DIRECTOR TOURS CENTER FOR INFORMATION DOMINANCE (CID)

FROM:  U.S. NAVY
Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence gets first-hand look at cyber training
Story Number: NNS150316-23Release Date: 3/16/2015 3:37:00 PM
By Thom Seith,
Center for Information Dominance Public Affairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The deputy director of Naval Intelligence, Lynn Wright, toured and visited with students in various cyber, intelligence and information systems classes at the Center for Information Dominance (CID) March 10.

Wright was briefed on cyber training and visited with students from various military branches attending the Joint Cyber Analysis, the Information Systems Technician and the Ship's Signal Exploitation Equipment (SSEE) Increment "F" courses. She also participated in a question and answer session with students and instructors during her tour.

"I am extremely impressed with the caliber and technical abilities of our young Sailors," said Wright. "These are 21st century Sailors learning their craft to become experts in their fields. They are the key to the success of the dynamic missions, both at the service and the national level, which they will be called upon to perform for our country."

The Ship's Signal Exploitation Equipment (SSEE) Increment "F" course provides training in conducting signals processing functions necessary to acquire, identify, locate, and analyze signals for external and internal information.

The Information Systems Technician course teaches network administration, database management, along with computer hardware and software implementation. Graduates are able to operate and maintain Navy global satellite telecommunications systems, serve as administrators on mainframe computers and network systems throughout the fleet.

The Joint Cyber Analysis Course is designed to take joint service members who have minimal computer experience and make them proficient in cyber-analysis within six months. The course is divided into 10 modules and covers 25 topics ranging from computer fundamentals to programming to forensics methodology and malware analysis.

Commanding Officer of CID, Capt. Maureen Fox, noted that this was an opportunity for Wright to gain insight into how high-caliber cyber, cryptology, and information technology training is developed and delivered to future information dominance corps warriors.

"Today's visit is another illustration of the way-ahead for our training and I'm pleased to have the opportunity to showcase all of these processes", said Fox. "Realizing the increased demand for this type of training, CID is ready and able to provide a competitive edge in all cyber-domain mission areas."

Based at Corry Station in Pensacola, Florida, CID is the Navy's learning center that leads, manages and delivers Navy and joint forces training in information operations, information warfare, information technology, cryptology and intelligence.

With nearly 1,300 military, civilian and contracted staff members, CID provides training for approximately 24,000 members of the U.S. Armed Services and allied forces each year. CID oversees the development and administration of 226 courses at four commands, two detachments, and 14 learning sites throughout the United States and Japan.