Adm. Samuel Paparo

Staff Sgt. Gregory Fretz, cyber operations specialist with 178th Cyber Protection, Mississippi Army National Guard, monitors cyber attacks during Exercise Southern Strike at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, April 21, 2023. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Renee Seruntine)

Information operations will be ‘foundational’ to future DOD efforts, Cybercom chief says

In addition to conducting information operations, the military must begin preparing for how service members and commanders will themselves be targeted, according to Gen. Timothy Haugh.
TAIWAN STRAIT (Sept. 20, 2022) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Joseph Dumas, from West Palm Beach, Florida, identifies contacts while standing lookout watch on the bridge wing of the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) as the ship conducts routine Taiwan Strait transit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Donavan K. Patubo)

Pacific Fleet chief sees military operating at ‘dawn of the information revolution’

A top Navy commander in the Pacific stressed the importance of information capabilities to stay ahead of threats.
PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 25, 2023) Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks to the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) over the ship’s public address system. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samuel Osborn)

Nominee vows to wield, assess and potentially enhance Indo-Pacom’s information capabilities

Adm. Samuel Paparo pledged to leverage information capabilities to counter malign activity by adversaries, namely, China.
Screenshot of Navy Adm. Samuel J. Paparo Jr. testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee about his reappointment to the grade of admiral and nomination to commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Feb. 1, 2024. (Screenshot from DVIDS video)

Counter-C5ISRT is top priority for nominee to lead Indo-Pacific Command

Adm. Samuel Paparo highlighted the importance of counter-command, control, computing, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting.
KITTERY, ME. Nov. 17, 2022, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard: Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti meets with leadership at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard during a visit which included briefs on the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program and Naval Sustainment System – Shipyards. (U.S. Navy photo by Jim Cleveland/Released).

Biden picks next CNO, vice chief, Pacific commanders

President Biden on Friday announced that he will nominate Adm. Lisa Franchetti to be the next chief of naval operations.