U.S. Army Cyber Command integrates and conducts full-spectrum cyberspace operations, electronic warfare, and information operations, ensuring freedom of action for friendly forces in and through the cyber domain and the information environment, while denying the same to our adversaries. USCYBERCOM plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes and conducts activities to: direct the operations and defense of specified Department of Defense information networks and; prepare to, and when directed, conduct full spectrum military cyberspace operations in order to enable actions in all domains, ensure US/Allied freedom of action in cyberspace and deny the same to our adversaries. 
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The Colorado National Guard has two units with Cyber-related missions: 
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COARNG Cyber Protection Team (CPT -  under the 169th Field Artillery Bde.):

CPT174’s mission is to provide mission assurance and threat mitigation support to the United States (US) Critical Infrastructure Key Resources (CIKR) and US Military Services and Combatant Commands key terrain. CPT174 remains mission-focused by direct integration and coordination with the Mission Commander and staff and through deep synchronization and coordination with the enterprise-level network security department and the corresponding local Information Technology (IT) and Information Assurance (IA) staff.  Additionally, prepared to support Domestic Operations (DOMOPS) missions at the direction of Governor.

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CONG Defense Cyber Operations Element (DCOE - under the JFHQ Joint Staff): 
The DCO-E conducts Defensive Cyberspace Operations – Internal Defensive Measures (DCO-IDM, IAW JP 3-12) to secure their State's portion of GuardNet, the ARNG contribution to the Department of Defense Information Network – Army (DODIN-A).  On order, DCO-Es protect critical State infrastructure and respond to State cyberspace emergencies as directed by TAG or Governor.  DCO-E members are trained and qualified in the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) as defensively-oriented cyber forces. DCO-Es do not mobilize for Title-10 missions nor conduct Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO).

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