Air Force Cyberspace Defense

Current as of March 20, 2023

The Air Force Cyberspace Defense (ACD) weapon system is designed to prevent, detect, respond to, and provide forensics of intrusions into unclassified and classified networks. This weapon system supports the Air Force Information Network Security Operations Center in fulfilling their responsibilities. ACD is operated by the 33d Cyberspace Operations Squadron (COS) and 426 Network Warfare Squadron (Air Force Reserve), at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, as well as the 102d COS (Air National Guard) at Quonset Air National Guard Base, R.I.

ACD evolved from the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team. The team's primary responsibility was coordination of the former Air Force Information Warfare Center technical resources to assess, analyze, and mitigate computer security incidents and vulnerabilities. ACD was officially designated by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force in March 2013.