The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command willÂ operate under a new name as Naval Information Warfare Systems Command as part ofÂ increased focus on information warfare. Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, announced the name change during a recent Information Warfare Senior Leadership Symposium in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Navy said Monday.Â
âThis new name more accurately describes the full totality of the mission, supporting naval warfare — from seabed to space,â RichardsonÂ said.Â
NAVWAR will focus on providing the Navy with new information warfare capabilities along with sustainment efforts to help in naval, joint, coalition and other national missions.
âIn this era of great power competition, information is a fundamental element of warfare, an essential concept of the Navyâs strategy, and a warfare area that transcends the traditional domains of air, sea, land and space,â said NAVWAR Commander Rear Adm. Christian Becker.Â
The Navy hopes renaming SPAWAR would help clarify theÂ command’s mission and purposeÂ for service members, stakeholders, industry partners, the information warfare community and the Naval Research and Development Establishment.