One of the center's operation, NAVCIRT
, runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a staff of seven oil each watch, looking for suspicious intrusions into naval electronic communications.
SAS, a company that creates business software for analyzing large amounts of data, recognized the strategic vision and collaborative efforts of the NAVCIRT in applying business intelligence to enhance organizational performance.
Steven Carder, NAVCIRT commanding officer, the application of information technology gives the warfighter options beyond fighting the enemy on the seas, above the seas or under the seas.
"The MOBIUS application helps us look for anomalies or indications of warnings of a computer network attack," said Jim Granger, NAVCIRT technical director.
As Granger puts it, NAVCIRT watchstanders are a lot like firefighters.