Richard Mayo to take over new Navy IT command

The Senate has confirmed Navy Vice Adm. Richard W. Mayo to head the newly authorized Naval Network Warfare Command.

Mayo, the Navy's director of Space and Electronic Warfare, was confirmed on April 30 to head the new command, which will open in June. NETWARCOM will oversee all Navy networks, information operations and space activities at the Naval Amphibious Base-Little Creek in Norfolk, Va.

In his new position, Mayo will oversee the Naval Network and Space Operations Command in Dahlgren, Va., the Fleet Information Warfare Center in Norfolk and the Navy Component Task Force Computer Network Defense in Washington. Other commands also will report to NETWARCOM for fleet support.

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