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Cyber Security and Control System

Current as of January 30, 2020

Mission

The Cyber Security and Control System (CSCS) is designed to provide 24/7 network operations and management functions and enable key enterprise services within Air Force unclassified and classified networks. This system also supports defensive operations within those Air Force networks. 

CSCS is operated by the 83 Network Operations Squadron (AD) and 51 NOS (AFR) at Langley AFB, Virginia; 561 NOS (AD) and 53 NOS (AFR) at Peterson AFB, Colorado; and 299 NOS (ANG) at McConnell AFB, Kansas. Support is also provided from the 690 Cyberspace Operations Squadron (AD) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii and 691 COS (AD) Ramstein Air Base, Germany.  Additional support is also provided by the 690 Network Support Squadron (AD) and the 690 Intelligence Support Squadron (AD) at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Background

CSCS is the result of an operational initiative to consolidate numerous major command stove-piped networks into a centrally managed and controlled network under three Integrated Network Operations and Security Centers. This concept evolved to include enterprise services and storage functions under Enterprise Service Units and Area Processing Centers. In 2007, the Air Force established two active duty NOSs to provide these functions. The Air National Guard NOS provides the same functions for Air National Guard bases and units.

 

CSCS was officially designated by Chief of Staff of the Air Force in March 2013. 


Features

CSCS includes the Integrated Network Operations Center, Enterprise Service Units, Area Processing Centers and Regional Data Centers functions. CSCS performs network operations and fault resolution activities to maintain operational networks. CSCS crews monitor, assess and respond to real-time network events; identify and characterize anomalous activity; and take appropriate response actions when directed by higher headquarters. The system supports real-time filtering of network traffic into/out of Air Force base-level enclaves and blocks suspicious software. CSCS crews continuously coordinate with base-level network control centers and communications focal points to resolve network issues. Additional key capabilities include vulnerability identification and remediation, as well as control and security of network traffic entering and exiting Air Force base-level network enclaves. CSCS also provides Air Force enterprise services to include messaging and collaboration services, storage, and controlled environments for hosting network-based systems supporting Air Force missions.

General Characteristics
Primary Function: Air Force information network operations and proactive defense.

Crew Positions: Crew Commander, Operations Controller, Network Management Operator, Vulnerability Management Operator, Directory Services Operator, Client End Point Operator, and Storage and Virtualization Operator. All mission crews are supported by mission support personnel.

 

Inventory: Approximately three
Major Command: Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia
Numbered Air Force: 16th Air Force, JBSA-Lackland, Texas