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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Navy Cryptology


May 2016

Afloat in a Cyber Sea

“He who lets the sea lull him into a sense of security is in very grave danger.” – Hammond Innes

Does the same hold true for cyber threats and the maritime domain?
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Remembering CTT1(SW) Steven P. Daugherty, USN, KIA

CTT1(SW) Steven P. Daugherty, USN
May 16, 1979 – July 6, 2007
Since the beginnings of the Republic those who serve in America’s armed forces have taken personal pride in being part of a specific branch of our nation’s military. But above all, whether one serves as a Soldier, Sailor, Airmen or Marine, they are in the end, warriors who have pledged to lay down their lives protecting the United States. Steven Phillip Daugherty of the United States Navy was just such a man.

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Path to Midway: A Failure of Imagination


“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” These words opened President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s address to the nation the day after 353 Imperial Japanese aircraft from six aircraft carriers attacked Pearl Harbor and Oahu airfields.  The attack was conducted in two waves with the second wave returning to base less than two hours after the first bomb fell.  In what, for some, must have felt like an eternity, four battleships, three destroyers, three light cruisers, and four other ships were sunk and 164 aircraft destroyed.  The attack claimed the lives of 2,403 Americans — many entombed in their own ships.  Another 1,178 uniformed service members and civilians were wounded.

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Designation of the Cryptologic Warfare Community

Remembering CTM3 Matthew J. O’Bryant, USN – KIA

CTM3 Matthew J. O’Bryant
10 May 1986 – 20 September 2008

From its inception, the United States Navy has been tasked by its leaders to project power and show the flag beyond our nation’s shores. In order to accomplish this task, throughout time, the Navy has utilized a wide range of ships, aircraft, and weapons to guard the sea lanes, engage aggressors, and protect our nation’s vital interests.  Continue reading “Remembering CTM3 Matthew J. O’Bryant, USN – KIA”

Operational Art in the Fifth Domain

I wrote the following paper, catchy title and all, while attending the U.S. Naval War College in 2011. At the time of writing, I had absolutely no cyber experience.  Re-reading it today, many of the common misperceptions about cyberspace and cyber operations are readily apparent. Continue reading “Operational Art in the Fifth Domain”

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