Cyber Operations Center opens on Scott AFB

Col. Leslie Maher 375th Air Mobility Wing commander, and the official party cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Cyber Operations Center, Aug. 23 2018 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The CyOC will act as a centralized reporting agency for over 14,000 users on Scott AFB, including it’s vital mission partners.

By Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Hudson, 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. —  The 375th Air Mobility Wing commander, Col. Leslie Maher, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 23 to signify the stand-up of the Air Mobility Command’s first Cyber Operations Center.

Completion of the CyOC is a big step towards enhancing customer support for its 14,000 Scott AFB users and will help the 375th CS provide robust and essential support to base customers through remote, proactive network monitoring.

“The CyOC acts as a centralized reporting agency for over 14,000 users on Scott AFB, including its vital mission partners,” said Master Sgt. Michael Raby, 375th Communications Squadron CyOC section chief.

The CyOC is located within the 375th CS in building P-61 and integrates key mission partners in the same building to better coordinate and de-conflict communications events across the base. This also culminates a multi-year, $500,000 project to renovate the historic P-61 building.

“Previously the focus was on a reactive approach of waiting for communications failures to be reported by the customers,” said Raby. “The CyOC will take a proactive approach of actively monitoring network traffic communications failures and intrusion detection attempts to ensure integrity of the Scott Metropolitan Area Network.”

The 375th CS provides 24 hours a day, seven days a week, support to 31 base units, including United States Transportation Command, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, 18th Air Force, and three flying wings.