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Community Overview - Information Professionals (IPs) are the Navy's Cyberspace Defensive Operations and Communications Officers with subject matter expertise in networks, computer systems, satellite communications, cyber defense, information & knowledge management, and Command and Control.
IPs are expected to apply their expertise in support of maritime operations ranging from coordination with Allies, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, defense of the Nation against terrorism, and combat operations. IP officers help translate the requirements of combat forces into capabilities that effectively employ command and control at the tactical, operational and strategic levels of war under all conditions. The community is responsible for the maintenance, operation and development of cutting-edge cyberspace systems as well as global telecommunications and space systems that have been designed to operate under the most adverse conditions, from the deep ocean environment to outer space.

IPs are technically adept, as well as effective communicators, able to translate complex technical issues into operationally relevant information for Naval and Joint Commanders. 

Vision - IPs understand the Naval Commander's intent, then harness technology, information and knowledge to ensure resilient command and control, battlespace awareness and mission success.

Mission - IPs plan, acquire, integrate, operate, maintain and secure networks, communication, and combat systems that support the Navy's missions, and ensure they are reliable, available, survivable and secure. IPs conduct Defensive Cyberspace Operations, securing and protecting Navy information and systems from adversaries and ensuring continuity of operations and mission assurance. IPs are essential to multi-lateral operations, driving interoperability with the other services in the Department of Defense, other government agencies, Allied, and Coalition partners. IPs optimize Naval effectiveness through introduction of cutting edge technologies, knowledge management techniques, and a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

Select 'Community Information Sheet' to view the IP Community overview, accession options, training pipeline, and career opportunities.

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