Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

Capt. Damen Hofheinz

DON CIO Remains Focused on DON IM/IT policy and Governance Oversight

by Capt. Damen Hofheinz - July 13, 2018

It is my pleasure to be selected to serve as Director, Office of the CIO (OCIO). The DON CIO recently consolidated and reorganized. Certain functions not statutorily required to be done by the CIO were delegated to the Navy and Marine Corps. This is resulting in streamlined processes, workflow efficiency, and a leaner CIO organization. Mr. Thomas Modly, Under Secretary of the Navy, is also both the Chief Management Officer and the Chief Information Officer. Reporting to him, I am responsible for the day-to-day operations of the very capable OCIO staff.

Privacy Tip

Renting a Car? Be Aware that Your PII May be at Risk

June 1, 2018

Wallet or purse, check; suitcase, check; briefcase, check; smartphone and charging cord, check; PII, huh? The last thing you should do before you step out of the rental car and return the keys to the customer service representative is make sure you have all of your valuables in hand, and that includes your personally identifiable information (PII).

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Navy Public Affairs Cybersecurity Awareness Info

October 1, 2018

Visit the Navy Public Affairs’ Cybersecurity Awareness site for information which is updated each week.

Online Shopping

October 15, 2018

Hacks, data breaches, and cybercrimes have become increasingly commonplace. While the Department of the Navy has staff dedicated to keeping its networks secure, it is up to each of us to take steps to protect ourselves and reduce our cyber risks. Each week in October a cybersecurity awareness topic provided by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency’s Threat Intelligence Center is featured. This week’s topic is Online Shopping.

Featured News

SECNAV Instruction 2400.3 Recognizes the Electromagnetic Spectrum Environment as a Warfighting Battle Space

SECNAVINST 2400.3 - October 12, 2018

On 5 October 2018, Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly signed SECNAV Instruction 2400.3, “Electromagnetic Battle Space,” recognizing the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) environment as a warfighting battle space on par with sea, land, air, space, and cyber. This new SECNAV Instruction establishes Department of the Navy (DON) policy to take an enterprise approach to all activities necessary for DON EMS operations, and includes assigning DON roles and responsibilities for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating Electromagnetic Battle Space (EMBS) programs, policies, procedures, and controls to enable DON superiority in the EMBS.

Register Now For the DON IT Conference, West Coast 2019

August 22, 2018

Registration is now open for the DON IT Conference, West Coast 2019, scheduled for Feb. 13-15, 2019, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Ca.

DON IM/IT Excellence Awards Nominations Due Oct. 26

August 8, 2018

Nominations are now being accepted for the DON Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Excellence Awards. The awards recognize the superior efforts of IM/IT projects, teams, and individuals in helping to transform DON information technology. Submissions are due by Oct. 26, 2018.

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