Cyberspace Security and Control System

Current as of March 22, 2023

The Cyberspace Security and Control System (CSCS) weapon system builds, operates, secures and defends combat cyberspace power by providing mission assurance of the Air Force Information Network (AFIN) to the warfighter through operation and defense of the AFIN. CSCS is operated by the 83d Network Operations Squadron (NOS) (AD) and 51 NOS (AFR) at Langley AFB, Virginia; 561 NOS (AD) and 53 NOS (AFR) at Peterson SFB, Colorado; 299 NOS (ANG) at McConnell AFB, Kansas; 690th Cyberspace Operations Squadron (COS) (AD) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii and 691 COS (AD) Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Additional support is also provided by the 690th Cyberspace Control Squadron (AD) and the 690th Intelligence Support Squadron (AD) at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

With cyberspace transition under the former Air Force Space Command and the sensitive cyber threat in a contested environment, it was critical to change the CSCS nomenclature and address CSCS as a weapon system. This allowed the MAJCOM to better prioritize and resource an Air Force designated system. 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.