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Cyberspace Support Squadron

CYSS is a unique and diverse unit providing strategic planning, requirements development, program management, and cyberspace expertise to the warfighter, Services and various Agencies.


The Air Force Space Command Cyberspace Support Squadron inherits a proud tradition of service and excellence.  The unit was originally activated as the 1000th Integration and Engineering Squadron on 28 February 1991 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

The squadron was redesignated as the Air Force Space Command Computer Systems Squadron on 19 April 1994.  The unit was redesignated again as the Air Force Space Command Communications Support Squadron on 1 June 1995.

Effective 14 May 2012, the squadron was redesignated as the Air Force Space Command Cyberspace Support Squadron and moved to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

The unit has earned Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards for the periods of 1 November 1998 - 31 October 2000, 1 November 2000 - 31 October 2002, 1 March 2004 - 1 March 2006, 1 January 2013 – 31 December 2013, and 1 January 2014 – 30 September 2015.


Advancing cyberspace capabilities to deliver decisive global effects.


Provide cyberspace forces with strategic planning, requirements development, program management, and cyberspace expertise in collaboration with warfighters, Services, and Agencies.


CYSS is headquartered at Scott AFB, Illinois.  CYSS is comprised of five flights:

Information and Training Management (CYSS/CYI): Supports HQ AFSPC A2/3/6 CIO Support.  Centrally manages Records Management (RM), Publications Management, and Forms Management programs for 10 MAJCOMs. Facilitates AF-wide record searches on behalf of AF Records Office (AFRO). Coordinates on RM and pubs/forms management policy for MAJCOMs.  Assists AFRO with implementation of AF Records Information Management System (AFRIMS). Trains base records managers (BRMs) and Wing pubs and forms managers.  Ensures pubs/forms meet standards for placement on AF e-Publishing. Develops RM and pubs/forms management metrics for MAJCOMs.  Validates IG findings to ensure compliance with AF guidance for RM and pubs management. Operates RM help desk, and publications and forms helpdesk for MAJCOMs. 

Supports HQ AFSPC A2/3/6 to deliver AF cyber training programs.  AF focal point for implementing DoD 8570.01M, IA Workforce Improvement Program. Manages/executes AFSPC-allocated funding to procure/issue certification test vouchers and renewal tokens. Serves as program office for AF e-Learning online training; delivers training resources 24x7 to AF active duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian personnel.  Manages allocation and filling of C&I mission readiness training quotas for AETC formal courses. 

Cyberspace Maintenance (CYSS/CYM): Supports AFSPC/A4I execution of life-cycle management and sustainment functions for HQ assigned Cyber programs and/or systems.  Provides policy/procedures, guidance and oversight for integrated life-cycle sustainment and capabilities.  Directly supports Cyber maintenance data reporting (IMDS, REMIS, GCSS, GCSS-D), collection and analysis to support system Reliability, Maintainability and Availability (RM&A) development and Cyber life-cycle sustainment metrics.

Cyberspace Operations (CYSS/CYO): Directly supports AFSPC A2/3/6C non-weapon system cyber and C&I requirements and acquisition planning activities for Knowledge Operations, Enterprise Information Services, Global Combat Support System-Air Force, High Frequency Global Communication System, Unified Capabilities, Base Information Transport Infrastructure (wired and wireless), and other related capabilities.  Monitors program progress ensuring command objectives are met, defines future program roadmaps, and advocates with program element monitors for procurement and sustainment funding. IAW AFI 68-131, serves as secretariat for Weapon System and Non-Weapon System Cyberspace modification processing.

Strategic Plans and Requirements (CYSS/CYX): Supports HQ AFSPC A5/8/9C, A5/8/9X, A2/3/6C, A2/3/6W as focal point for development and documentation definition of operational requirements for new and existing cyber capabilities by preparing and coordinating JCIDS documentation and completing duties as defined in AFI 10-601 AFSPCSUP.  Provides programmatic expertise as part of larger enterprise cyber activities and other initiatives as directed.

Delivers, and integrates cyber expertise into HQ AFSPC strategic planning activities including the Cyberspace Superiority Core Function Support Plan (CFSP), the MAJCOM’s 30-year planning document.  Guides cyberspace weapon system capability mapping, infrastructure and solution architecture development, and AF enterprise-level cross-Service Core Function cyber efforts. Currently leads Defensive Cyberspace Operations Capability Collaboration Team to align Science & Technology (S&T) investments to CFSP priorities and close technology gaps.  Key stakeholders in technology transition plan development to transfer potential technology solutions to programs of record.  Provides support to Cyber Capability Development and Concept Development processes.

Cyberspace Security (CYSS/CYZ): Supports AFSPC A2/3/6C, A2/3/6M and A5/8/9C as subject management experts for:  Air Force Directory Services (AFDS); Air-Ground Communications Security (COMSEC); Cryptographic Modernization; Key Management Infrastructure (KMI); Public Key Infrastructure (PKI); and Space COMSEC.  Provides field support to the Air Force enterprise for COMSEC, Computer Security (COMPUSEC), Emission Security (TEMPEST) and Ports, Protocols, & Services (PPS).

Point of Contact:
Cyberspace Support Squadron
203 W. Losey Street, Suite 2100
Scott AFB, IL 62225-5222
Comm (618) 229-CYSS (2977); DSN 779-CYSS(2977)

(Current as of Dec 2016)