Those information warfare community naval officers principally responsible for executing signals intelligence, cyberspace operations and electronic warfare operations will be renamed cryptologic warfare officers to reflect their evolving mission. The change applies to officers with the 181X, 681X and 781X designators, formerly known as information warfare officers. Cryptologic warfare officers are just one part of the larger information warfare community, including meteorology/oceanography officers, information professionals, intelligence officers and space cadre, along with their enlisted and civilian counterparts. Navy cryptology was officially established 81 years ago with the stand-up of the Communication Security Group.
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