The United States Tenth Fleet (COMTENTHFLT or C10F) is a functional formation of the United States Navy. It was first created as an anti-submarine warfare coordinating organization during the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II. Tenth Fleet was reactivated 29 January 2010 as the US Navy Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet or FLTCYBERCOM/C10F, and is:
- the Navy component of United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM)
- the Navy authority for cyber operations
- the Navy Service Cryptologic Element (SCE), or Service Cryptologic Component (SCC), of NSA/CSS
- the operational authority and capability provider for Information Operations (IO) and cyberspace operations, in close coordination with all Navy component commanders
Fleet Cyber Command
The mission of Fleet Cyber Command is to direct Navy cyberspace operations globally to deter and defeat aggression and to ensure freedom of action to achieve military objectives in and through cyberspace; to organize and direct Navy cryptologic operations worldwide and support information operations and space planning and operations, as directed; to direct, operate, maintain, secure and defend the Navy’s portion of the Global Information Grid; to deliver integrated cyber, information operations, cryptologic, and space capabilities; and to deliver global Navy cyber network common cyber operational requirements.
The mission of Tenth fleet is to serve as the Number Fleet for Fleet Cyber Command and exercise operational control of assigned Naval forces; to coordinate with other naval, coalition and Joint Task Forces to execute the full spectrum of cyber, electronic warfare, information operations and signal intelligence capabilities and missions across the cyber, electromagnetic and space domains.