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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 and the Administration’s progress over its first 18 months, 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.
United States Coast Guard Cyber Strategy
The coast Guard is committed to ensuring the safety, security, and stewardship of our Nation’s waters. This commitment requires a comprehensive cyber strategy that provides a clear framework for our overall mission success.
Coast Guard Cyber Strategy
U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command: Commander’s Strategic Direction 2018-2020
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.
Commander’s Strategic Direction 2018-2020
Commander, Rear Admiral Michael Ryan
Rear Admiral Mike Ryan assumed the duties of Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command located in Washington D.C in July 2019. He is responsible for conducting operations and delivering effects in and through the cyberspace operational domain.
His prior flag assignment was as the Assistant Commandant for Capability (CG-7), with responsibilities for staffing, training, equipping, sustaining, maintaining, and employing Coast Guard forces to meet mission requirements. He previously served as the Executive Assistant to the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard and Executive Director for the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS). He also led the Officer Personnel Management (OPM) division at the Personnel Service Center where he directed career actions for the service’s 9000 officers.
Operationally, he served as Deputy Sector Commander of Sector Northern New England in directing mission execution in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Northeastern New York. His afloat tours include serving as Commanding Officer aboard USCGC KATMAI BAY and Executive Officer aboard USCGC BISCAYNE BAY conducting icebreaking operations in the Great Lakes, and Operations Officer aboard USCGC RED BIRCH executing Aids to Navigation missions in the Mid-Atlantic.
Using his C4IT specialty, he commanded the Operations Systems Center (OSC) with responsibility for software development and sustainment of enterprise information technology systems. He also commanded Electronic Systems Support Unit St. Louis, providing support for 77 operational and shoreside units in the Midwest. He was a ‘plank owner’ for the USCG Differential Global Positioning System during his tour at the Electronics Engineering Center in Wildwood, NJ, and served as Information Systems Branch Chief in the Office of Command and Control Architecture (G-OCC) at Headquarters.
Rear Admiral Ryan is a 1988 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Mathematical and Computer Sciences. He also completed a Master of Science degree in Computer Science at Purdue University in 1993. He completed Harvard’s Kennedy School General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar in 2018 and the Harvard National Preparedness Leadership Initiative in 2019.
He received the AFCEA / U.S. Naval Institute Copernicus Award in 2002 and the Federal 100 Award in 2011 for outstanding Information Systems contributions. His personal awards include three Legions of Merit and five Meritorious Service Medals with "O" device among others.
Deputy Commander Captain Amy Grable
Captain Amy Grable is the Deputy Commander for USCG Cyber Command (CGCYBER). An Electrical and Electronics Engineering Specialist who has served in a variety of afloat and shore assignments on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, she most recently served as the Enterprise Information Systems Product Line Manager at the U.S. Coast Guard Telecommunications & Information Systems Command in Alexandria, VA where she is responsible for delivering critical IT services to 55,000 personnel in support of every Coast Guard mission.
A native of Whitman, Massachusetts, Commander Grable graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1995, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Electrical Engineering. Her first assignment was Engineer Officer in Training and Damage Control Assistant onboard USCGC SPENCER in Boston, MA from 1995-1997. She then attended the University of Rhode Island and received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, with a signal processing emphasis, in August 1998.
Following graduate school, Commander Grable was assigned as a Communications Engineer at the Coast Guard Research & Development Center in Groton, CT from 1998-2002, in the Advanced Communications Technology Program, where she evaluated military and commercial satellite communications systems in order to improve connectivity and optimize satellite bandwidth for underway cutters.
In July 2002, Commander Grable was assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Acquisitions as the Assistant Technical Manager for Rescue 21, an advanced command, control, and communications system designed to save lives and property at sea and on navigable waterways. In 2002, Commander Grable was named Coast Guard Elite Athlete of the Year for her accomplishments in the sport of distance running.
Commander Grable served as Executive Officer at Coast Guard Electronic Systems Support Unit Seattle from 2005-2007 before being reassigned to a three-year tour as an Assignment Officer at the Coast Guard Personnel Service Center, Officer Personnel Management Division, where she was tasked with recommending duty assignments and providing career counseling for officers in the Engineering, Logistics, C4IT (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Technology), Acquisitions, and Intelligence disciplines.
In July 2010, Commander Grable was reassigned as the Commanding Officer of Electronic Systems Support Unit Boston, Massachusetts providing computer, telephone and electronic support for Coast Guard units from Maine to New Jersey.
She is married to Timothy Grable of Hanson, Massachusetts. They have four children, Kyle age 10, Keira age 8, and twin boys Drew and Quinn, age 5.
Command Master Chief Master Chief Michael D. Ingham
Master Chief Michael D. Ingham assumed the duties of the 3rd Command Master Chief of Coast Guard Cyber Command on May 1, 2020. Master Chief Ingham is the principal advisor to the Cyber Commander on all enlisted personnel matters.
CMC Ingham grew up in a US Navy family and calls home where the service sent his father. He enlisted in the Coast Guard in August of 1998. Master Chief Ingham’s previous assignments include Information Systems Technician Rating Force Master Chief; Assistant Information Systems Security Officer, Base Miami Beach; Chief, Ceremonial Honor Guard; Networks Product Line, TISCOM; Armed Forces Inaugural Committee; Electronic Systems Support Detachment New Orleans; USCGC Mohawk; Electronic Systems Support Detachment Miami; and Telephone Technician “A” School.
CMC Ingham’s awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and other personal and service awards. He has earned Honor Guard and Rating Force Master Chief insignias.
CMC Ingham is a graduate of the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course, the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy, and other service related schools. Master Chief Ingham holds an Associate’s of Arts in Information Systems Degree from Strayer University.
CMC Ingham is married to YNCM Angelica Ingham and they have one infant daughter.
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.
CGCC-2 provides CGCC-3 with a Network Operations & Security Center (NOSC) Intelligence Watch Officer (IWO) to provide intelligence support to the NOSC Battle Watch Captain (BWC) for the handling of incidents, events, and overall defense of the network. The IWO also provides recommendations on indicators found within intelligence reports for action by the Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC). Additionally, CGCC-2 provides intelligence support to CGCC through briefings, representation during intelligence component briefings, and the development of other requested / required intelligence products.
Operations Department (CGCC-3)
CG CYBER Operations Department consists of CGCC-33 Network Operations and Security Center, andCGCC-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.
“Based in Alexandria, Virginia, The Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch (MCRB) is a component of CG Cyber that focuses on cybersecurity the commercial maritime transportation community. The Cyber Protection Team (CPT) is the Coast Guard’s deployable unit responsible for offering cybersecurity services to the Marine Transportation System (MTS). 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). All CG IT must follow the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and will be assessed and authorized for all Major Applications, Enclaves, and Platform IT (PIT) Systems, and assessed only for all PIT, IT Services, and IT Products. CGCC-AA is designated as the Security Control Assessor (SCA) for all Major Applications, Enclaves, and IT Services. Additionally, CGCC-AA will serve as the SCA for any non-surface PIT Systems, PIT, and IT Products.