Frost Brown Todd (FBT) is pleased to announce that Gene F. Price, a member in the firm’s Louisville office, was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Rear Admiral in the Navy Reserve in 2014. Price has been on active duty several times in his reserve career, including serving as an Intelligence Officer during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has recently been ordered to return to active duty in support of the Navy’s cyber-related efforts to defend networks and communications.
Price will serve as Deputy Commander of U. S. Fleet Cyber Command and U. S. Tenth Fleet (FCC/C10F) at Fort Meade, Maryland. Fleet Cyber Command’s purpose is to ensure the Navy’s freedom of action and superiority in cyberspace, while counter-acting the efforts of our nation’s adversaries. Fleet Cyber Command is also strengthening alliances and cooperation with entities across the U.S. Government, academia, industry and foreign partners.
Tenth Fleet is Fleet Cyber Command’s operational arm. It executes its mission in a traditional U.S. Navy task force structure that includes cyberspace, networks, information operations, electronic warfare, space, cryptology, and signals intelligence.
The task of FCC/C10F is to continually identify better ways to operate the Navy’s networks as warfighting platforms, conduct tailored signals intelligence, deliver warfighting effects, create shared situational awareness in cyberspace, and mature the Navy’s Cyber Mission Forces. Price will serve under the FCC/C10F commander, Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, the first female fleet commander in U.S. Navy history.
Price received his J.D. from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 1988. He practices in FBT’s litigation department, devoting significant time to counseling and defending clients on a variety of claims, including insurance, maritime, and cyber-related issues, as well as contractual claims. He will remain a member of the firm and return to the firm’s Louisville office at the conclusion of his tour of duty at Fort Meade.
Frost Brown Todd has supported a number of attorneys and staff called by the Armed Forces to defend our country as reservists. Given the many recent cyber attacks on some of America’s leading corporations, the firm and its leadership are proud to send a Frost Brown Todd attorney to help lead the effort of protecting the Navy, our nation’s security, and its data from future cyber attacks.