The security initiative will be led by Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance.
The US navy has announced form Task Force Cyber Awakening (TFCA), a new security initiative designed to improve resilience to future attacks and boost its defence.
The initiative comes in the wake of growing cyber attack targeted on the US navy and it believes that the increase of connected cyber domain has increased the risk of a potential large scale cyber attack.
TFCA has been split into four task groups which will focus upon assessing current capabilities and prioritising investment, evaluation of current "authorities, methods and resources", quality assurance for components and processes and technical support from senior engineers.
The TFCA effort will be led by deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6).
In a statement Office of the Deputy Chief said: "TFCA is tasked to deliver fundamental change to Navy’s organization, resourcing, acquisition and readiness by extending our cybersecurity apparatus beyond traditional IT to our combat systems, combat support and other information systems while aligning and strengthening authority and accountability."
The initiative will draw experience from the Operation Rolling Tide, which was formed by the US Cyber Command commander, Admiral Michael Rogers, in response to Iranian attack last year on the Navy computers.