a. To establish policies and responsibilities for the administration of cyberspace within the Department of the Navy (DON) consistent with references (a) through (h). b. To designate the Under Secretary of the Navy as the DON Chief Cyberspace Officer. 2. Background a. Cyberspace is an essential element to all military operations. DON reliance on cyberspace to conduct its missions and warfighting functions will continue to increase for the foreseeable future. b. Cyberspace capabilities are critical to achieving DON objectives in every warfighting domain and enterprise business model. The Department of Defense (DoD) is undergoing a significant transformation in organization, structure, and alignment to enable the full range of operations in cyberspace. SECNAVINST 3052.