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Air Force Life Cycle Management Center - Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division (AFLCMC/HNC)

Service or Branch: Air Force

Location: Lackland Air Force Base, TX


STEM Fields: Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering

The Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division (AFLCMC/HNC) is a part of the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks (C3I&N) Directorate. AFLCMC/HNC is located at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland AFB, Texas, which is 12 miles southwest of downtown San Antonio, Texas. The AFLCMC/HNC mission is Assured Information Dominance. HNC ensures information superiority and agile combat support through teamwork, innovation and technological excellence, providing a wide range of "cradle-to-grave" acquisition and sustainment services to the warfighter. HNC is the leading provider of cryptographic, cyber security, information assurance, intelligence and force protection products and services for a wide array of Air Force, Department of Defense, and other key National Agency customers. HNC is the leading agency for acquisition and sustainment of cryptographic and cyber security equipment for the Air Force and National Security Agency customers. HNC acquires, repairs, and delivers thousands of Communications Security (COMSEC) equipment pieces to support the AF core mission to fly and fight in Air, Space, and Cyberspace. HNC supports AF core competency: Information Superiority. The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial. HNC is a world-class, award-winning organization with a proud history spanning more than 73 years. Their origin traces back to the 136th signal radio company at Bolling Field, Washington DC, in 1942. HNC's primary mission areas include National Intel, Technical Applications, Crypto Modernization, Cyber and Network Security, Air & Ground COMSEC, Space Crypto, Public Key Infrastructure, AF Electronic Key Management & Voice Call Signs, Key Management Infrastructure, Global Information Grid Information Assurance, and Force Protection.