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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Navy Cryptology


October 2015


FCC/C10F 2016 Call for Nominations is Out

From the message — “The intent of the Captain Rochefort IW Officer Distinguished Leadership Award is to annually recognize the superior career achievement of one IW officer.  In the spirit of Captain Rochefort, specific consideration will be given to leadership, teamwork, operational contributions and adherence to the principle by which he served,  “We can accomplish anything provided no one cares who gets the credit.” Continue reading “CAPTAIN JOSEPH ROCHEFORT INFORMATION WARFARE OFFICER DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD”

The Future of the Current Baseline

The Future of…. Talent


Its about the people – even the weird ones.

Naval Cryptology provides decision makers with information about the adversary, while denying similar information to the adversary. Cryptologists have always conducted our business in the dark, windowless places of the world without complaint. We are quirky, in part because of the nature of our work, in part because of the types of people who are drawn to Cryptology. In the Navy today, with the exception of nuclear ratings, cryptologists are required to have the highest ASVAB scores. More often than not, we have strong computer backgrounds, or an interest in computers. We are smart and we are weird. Continue reading “The Future of…. Talent”

64 years ago today, VQ-1 (Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One) was established.

The lineage of VQ-1’s “World Watchers” can be traced back to two PBY-5A Catalina “Black Cats” modified for electronic reconnaissance during World War II. The unit formally established as the Special Electronic Search Project (SESP) at NAS Sangley Point, Republic of the Philippines, in October 1951. By 13 May 1953, when it was redesignated Detachment Able of Airborne Early Warning Squadron One (VW-1), the unit operated four P4M-1Q Mercator aircraft. 

Continue reading “64 years ago today, VQ-1 (Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One) was established.”

Navy Cybersecurity Communications Campaign

NAVADMIN 239/15 

Naval Cryptology is leading this effort.  Every.  Single.  Day. 

From the NAVADMIN, pasted below, “Every time you connect to or operate a Navy network or system, you are in the cyber battlespace. Think cybersecurity before you act.”


SUBJ/NAVY CYBERSECURITY COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN Continue reading “Navy Cybersecurity Communications Campaign”

Remembering the attack on the USS COLE (DDG 67)

Fifteen years ago today, suicide terrorists exploded a small boat alongside the USS COLE (DDG 67)  as it was refueling in the Yemeni port of Aden.  The blast ripped a 40-foot wide hole near the waterline of the COLE, killing 17 American Sailors and injuring many more.  Continue reading “Remembering the attack on the USS COLE (DDG 67)”

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