We support the research and development of advanced network defense capabilities that provide global information grid situational awareness and network operations. We provide cyber security products and services to ensure protection of the Navy information and telecommunications system from hostile exploitation and attack. We develop cryptographic, network, and host-based security products that provide for strong authentication, data integrity, confidentiality, non-repudiation, and availability of network resources and information. We investigate the latest tools for improving baseline information assurance core infrastructure, enhancing automated indications and warnings, and creating a framework for improved overall network defense awareness. We protect the Navy’s information grid from exploitation.