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Industry News

Army, Navy Reorienting IT Toward JIE

C4ISR & Networks - August 1, 2014

DoD Enterprise Email Reaches One Million User Milestone

Defense Information Systems Agency - March 14, 2013

Navy Seeks Input on IT Cost-Cutting Measures

Federal Times - July 23, 2012

Navy Says All IT Options Open

Defense Systems - February 24, 2012

Defense Bill Threatens Data Center, Enterprise Email Efforts

Federal Computer Week - December 20, 2011

NIST Proposes Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems

Government Computer News - July 22, 2011

DoD to Shut Down Defense Knowledge Online Portal Service

Federal Computer Week - July 21, 2011

How to be a Cloud

Federal Computer Week - June 17, 2011

Budget Crunch Hits Navy Info-Tech Programs

National Defense Magazine - June 10, 2011 to Add Storage, Virtualization and Web Hosting Services

Government Computer News - October 20, 2010

Open-Source Tools Aid Microsoft Outlook Access

Government Computer News - June 8, 2010

Why You Need A SaaS Strategy

Information Week - January 16, 2010

Virtual Directory Serves as DoD's 'White Pages'

Defense Systems - January 11, 2010

NMCI First to Employ Multiservice Global Address List

Signal Magazine - September 10, 2009

Navy to Test How Network Outages Affect NMCI

Defense Systems - May 13, 2009

Navy Blazes Trail for Joint Network

Defense Systems - April 9, 2009

Official: Sole-Source Contract to Continue NMCI

Federal Computer Week - March 31, 2009

Navy Builds Future Network Environment

Signal Magazine - February 17, 2009

As NMCI Ends, Navy Shifts Net Strategy

Federal Computer Week - February 9, 2009

CANES to Consolidate Shipboard Networks

Defense Systems - February 9, 2009

Enterprise Services

The DON CIO is implementing a Navy and Marine Corps Portal strategy that will provide the single sign-on gateway to the Department of the Navy's core enterprise applications, services and processes. This strategy will align with Department of Defense and Joint efforts. The DON CIO is intensifying efforts to eliminate legacy networks, servers, systems, applications and duplicative data environments. The DON CIO is transforming proprietary and tightly coupled systems and applications into a set of enterprise services that emphasize loosely coupled systems and processes. These enterprise services will be leveraged across the Department to provide seamless connectivity to mission critical information.

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Moratorium on Microsoft Windows XP and All Prior Versions of Microsoft Operating Systems

DTG 312035Z MAY 13 - May 13, 2013

This NAVADMIN provides guidance on the use of Microsoft Windows XP and all prior versions of Microsoft operating systems. Effective April 30, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide vendor lifecycle support (automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance) for Windows XP.

Microsoft Software Assurance for Microsoft Products

DON CIO Memo - June 8, 2012

The purpose of this memo is to clarify the manner in which SECNAVINST 5230.15, "Information Management/Information Technology Policy for Fielding of Commercial Off the Shelf Software" applies to Microsoft products. Microsoft SA is provided under Microsoft's licensing model and provides features essential to prevent operational and security vulnerability risks posed by unsupported software.

DON Policy for the Procurement of IT Development and Support Services

DON Memo - April 23, 2012

This policy emphasizes the mandatory use of the GSA Alliant/Alliant Small Business, DISA Encore II, Army ITES-2S, Air Force NETCENTS, NIH GWAC, and Seaport-E contract vehicles for the acquisition of IT development and support services in the following scenarios: 1) in new acquisitions and 2) in all competitive follow-on contracts/task orders where three or fewer offers were received in the previous acquisition.

DITPR-DON Process Guidance v1.0

DON Guidance - December 5, 2011

The Department of Defense Information Technology Portfolio Repository-Department of the Navy (DITPR-DON) process guidance document provides a comprehensive discussion of core DITPR-DON functionality and basic lifecycle transactions. This information will enable all users to gain the understanding necessary to perform the basic IT asset management functions of registering, transferring and archiving DON IT systems within ...

DON Navy Marine Corps Portal Environment Strategy

DON CIO Memo - July 7, 2011

This memo directs the consolidation of the Department of the Navy's portal and web services into an integrated and centrally governed Navy Marine Corps Portal Environment (NMCP) to enhance an effective security posture and to ensure mission effectiveness, cost savings, interoperability and ease of use. It establishes the vision, goal, objectives and governance to be used to create the framework and enable the DON to ...

Required Use of DON Enterprise Information Technology Standard Business Case Analysis Template

DON CIO Memo - June 30, 2011

This memo expands on the April 15, 2011, DON CIO memo: "DON Enterprise Information Technology Standard Business Case Analysis Template," which mandated the use of a standard business case analysis template for all Department of the Navy IT investments subject to Information Enterprise Governance Board consideration. This memo broadens that requirement to include all DON IT-related initiatives and projects requiring DON, ...

Appointment of DON Deputy Chief Information Officer as Functional Area Manager Authority for Navy

VCNO Memo - June 10, 2011

This memo appoints the Department of the Navy Deputy Chief Information Officer as the single Functional Area Manager authority for Navy.

DON Enterprise Information Technology Standard Business Case Analysis Template

DON CIO Memo - April 15, 2011

This memo states that the Integrated Product Teams established to address specific information technology efficiency focus areas must provide a business case analysis (BCA) to support all recommendations and plans presented to the Information Enterprise Governance Board (IGB) for final review and approval. A standard BCA template has been developed to facilitate "apples to apples" comparisons. The DON Enterprise IT BCA

DON DoD Architecture Framework v2.0 Implementation Guidance

DON CIO Memo - March 22, 2010

This memo is an update to the initial DON DODAF 2.0 Guidance, which was released March 2009. It provides implementation guidance on the DON requirements for compliance with DoDAF v2.0 and its underlying data model. Enclosure 1 to the memo has been updated as of June 1, 2010.

Navy Marine Corps Portal Policy Guidance Memorandum Number 3 (Governance)

DON CIO Memo - August 4, 2009

This memo outlines the governance for the Navy Marine Corps Portal (NMCP). It also states the vision for the NMCP, which is to provide the ability for DON users to securely access, via single sign-on, the DON trusted network environment (i.e., NMCI, IT-21, OneNET and MCEN) and have seamless connectivity and access to vital DON warfighter and business information and services within the Navy Enterprise Portal, eUSMC (the ...

IM/IT Policy for Enterprise Interoperability Across the DON Next Generation Enterprise Network

DON CIO Memo - May 15, 2009

Enterprise interoperability across the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) is a critical component of ensuring that NGEN becomes the first step toward achieving the Naval Networking Environment (NNE) 2016 vision and strategy, of ubiquitous access to data and services across the Department of the Navy. This policy memo mandates the implementation of four critical initial enterprise interoperability capabilities as ...

Computer Network Defense Roadmap 2009

DON Guidance - April 28, 2009

The purpose of the Department of the Navy Computer Network Defense (CND) Roadmap is to communicate the DON strategy for sustaining and improving CND now and in the future as the DON transitions to the Naval Networking Environment (NNE). In this age of network-centric warfare, computer and network technologies are diffused into virtually all military systems, and interconnected military units operate cohesively. CND is ...

DoD NIPRNET DMZ HTTP Whitelist Testing

DTG 241757Z APR 09 - April 24, 2009

This Naval message is about the NIPRNet Hardening Initiative. The first increment of this initiative involves the registering, testing, and restricting access to and from the Internet of all public-facing File Transfer Protocol (FTP), web, e-mail and Domain Name System (DNS) servers. The first step in this first increment was successfully completed. The DON CIO congratulates all involved for a job well done. This message ...

Cyberspace Policy and Administration Within the DON

SECNAVINST 3052.2 - March 6, 2009

This instruction establishes policies and responsibilities for the administration of cyberspace within the Department of the Navy.

Web 2.0: Utilizing New Web Tools

DON CIO Memo - October 20, 2008

The purpose of this memo is to provide initial guidance for all Navy and Marine Corps commands regarding the use of emerging web tools to facilitate collaboration and information sharing in the Department ofthe Navy. These tools, described in enclosure (I) include wikis, blogs, mash ups, web feeds (such as, Really Simple Syndication and Rich Site Summary (RSS) feeds), and forums, which are often referred to as components ...

DON Naval Networking Environment (NNE)~2016 Strategic Definition, Scope and Strategy

DON Strategy Document - May 13, 2008

A multidisciplinary team from across the Department of the Navy developed this document, which outlines our future vision for a robust and highly interconnected enterprise networking capability in the 2016 timeframe to fully support the needs of our warfighting and warfighting-support organizations and personnel. The vision and strategy outlined in this document shall be used as a guide for ensuring alignment of our ...

DON Web Presence Policy: The Registration, Compliance of, and Investment in, All Unclassified Web Sites and Uniform Resource Locators

Joint DON CIO and CHINFO Memo - October 17, 2007

This policy provides Department of the Navy guidance for governing the registration, content, compliance, and investment of all unclassified DON web sites and their associated Uniform Resource Locators. The policy applies to all DON commands and activities with unclassified web sites (publicly accessible or access restricted) designed, developed, procured or managed by DON activities and/or hosted and managed by their ...

Global Information Grid Architecture Federation Strategy

OSD/NII/DCIO Memo - August 6, 2007

This strategy outlines how existing architectures will be linked and related to provide a comprehensive view of the Department of Defense enterprise, while allowing for autonomy of individual architectures. The federated approach is one that accommodates the delivery of an organization as large as DoD. Upon clicking the link, select "general public documents" in the "quick links section" of the webpage, then type in the ...

Navy Marine Corps Portal Policy Guidance Memorandum Number 2 (Alignment)

DON CIO Memo - January 8, 2007

This memo focuses on aligning and rationalizing the DON portal infrastructure.

Navy Marine Corps Portal Guidance Memorandum Number 1

SECNAV Memo - February 28, 2003

This memo established the requirement for a Navy and Marine Corps Portal environment designed to provide a single integrated enterprise portal framework.

Minimum Criteria For Funding Information Technology Investments

DON CIO Memo - February 2, 2001

This memo provides amplifying information concerning the extent to which claimants must apply the minimum criteria for services acquired from the NMCI contract.


Oracle Software Enterprise License Agreement Signed

June 18, 2013

On June 13, 2013 the Department of the Navy awarded a DON Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) for Oracle software that is expected to save over $60M across the Future Years Defense Program. The five-year agreement supports DON information technology efficiency efforts by consolidating procurement of all Oracle software across the department. This ELA, awarded to Oracle reseller DLT Solutions, gives the DON unlimited use ...

New Integrated Product Team to Promote DON Mobility

by Dan Delgrosso and Mike Hernon - August 13, 2012

The Department of the Navy Enterprise Mobility Integrated Product Team charter was signed by Terry Halvorsen,DON Chief Information Officer, May 15, 2012. The charter defines the process that the enterprise will adopt to assess and enhance the DON's mobility capabilities using wireless and other remote connectivity options.

Message From the DON CIO: Changing the IT Business Model

by Terry Halvorsen - July 27, 2011

The Department of the Navy must change the way it manages its business information technology (IT) systems. It is the reality of these fiscally constrained times; and frankly, it is the right thing to do as good stewards of taxpayer money.

DON Standard BCA Template Updated

July 26, 2011

An update to the Department of the Navy Standard Business Case Analysis Template, as well as a new user guide, is now available on the DON Chief Information Officer website.

Implementing DON IT/Cyberspace Efficiency Initiatives & Realignment

by Lynda Pierce - May 4, 2011

In the January-March 2011 issue of CHIPS, the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer announced the DON CIO's role in addressing information technology/cyberspace efficiency initiatives and realignment in the Department of the Navy, in response to a memo released by the Under Secretary of the Navy Dec. 3, 2010. The Under Secretary directed the DON CIO to take the lead for this endeavor.

Why IT Efficiencies?

by Terry Halvorsen - May 4, 2011

Why is the Department of the Navy aggressively pursuing information technology efficiencies? There are a number of contributing factors that led to the recent focus on efficiencies, but the primary catalyst is the realization by Department of Defense and DON leadership that from a fiscal perspective we cannot continue to do business the same old way, or it will adversely affect our ability to direct necessary resources ...

Software as a Service

by Chris Panaro - May 22, 2010

Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a hot topic over the past few years. As a result of this heightened interest, the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative (DoD ESI) developed the SaaS Toolkit to provide independent and unbiased educational materials for the DoD information technology acquisition and management community. The toolkit is available at and provides access to decision-analysis ...

NMCI Deploys Collaboration Software

March 25, 2009

NMCI has begun deploying software associated with collaboration tools offered through the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The software is being delivered to users via a Radia software push. As a result, users will begin to see Jabber and IBM Sametime chat programs in their “start programs” menu. These tools are intended to increase connectivity and collaboration across the DoD enterprise. Users who do not see ...

NNE~2016 Strategy Paper Released

May 14, 2008

The DON CIO recently released the DON Naval Networking Environment (NNE)~2016 Strategic Definition, Scope, and Strategy Paper. This document outlines the vision for a robust and highly interconnected enterprise networking capability in the 2016 timeframe to fully support the needs of our warfighters and warfighter-support organizations and personnel. The vision and strategy outlined in the NNE~2016 paper will be used as ...

Enterprise Mobility 2008 Released

April 17, 2008

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer released Enterprise Mobility 2008, which describes how the Department is assessing and adopting commercially available wireless products. It also highlights the strides made in making information available within the mobile environment.

What is NGEN?

February 14, 2008

NGEN at a Glance: The Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) will be the follow-on to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). NGEN is the first step towards achieving the Department of the Navy’s future vision of a fully integrated Naval Networking Environment (NNE). The NGEN initiative is in the pre-decision phase; requirements are currently being defined and approved. The DON has actively engaged with ...

On the Horizon: New Navy Network

by Karen E. Thuermer, Military Information Technology - February 13, 2008

With time ticking away on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet contract due to expire in 2010, Department of the Navy officials are working hard to formulate what they see as the next generation enterprisewide intranet network.

CHIPS Magazine

Technology Drives C5I Interoperability Testing

by Krishna M. Jackson, SPAWAR Public Affairs - March 4, 2015

Interview with Cmdr. Ryan Mahelona, SPAWAR Fleet Readiness Directorate, C5I SOT Test Director

Better Buying Power Nets Marine Corps $2 Million in Savings

by Carden Hedelt, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication - March 3, 2015

DISA Rolls Out Defense Department Online Collaboration Tool

by Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - February 6, 2015

DoD Moves Data to the Cloud to Lower Costs, Improve Security

by By Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - February 2, 2015

DON IT Conference Final Preparations Complete

by DON CIO Communications Team - February 2, 2015

DCO sessions offered

Operating the Future of Worldwide Mobile Satellite Communications

by Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe, Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet - January 22, 2015

Next-generation narrowband tactical communications system

Lift-off, Signal Acquired for Navy Communications Satellite

by Steven A. Davis, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public Affairs - January 21, 2015

DON IT Conference Schedule Now Available

by DON CIO Communications Team - January 15, 2015

DISA Director Discusses Reorganization Efforts

by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr., DoD News, Defense Media Activity - January 13, 2015

DoD Releases Updated Instruction for Acquisitions System

by By Claudette Roulo, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - January 8, 2015

Next Generation End Point Security System Sought

by CHIPS Magazine - January 8, 2015

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review

by Navy News Service - January 2, 2015

10 events you may have missed

Enterprise IT Solutions and Flexibility at the Tactical Edge

by U.S. Navy Reserve Capt. Joyce F. Richardson - January-March 2015

Former Deputy J6 for CJTF-HOA discusses enterprise services for the warfighter

Enterprise Software Agreements

by DoD ESI Navy Software Program Managers - January-March 2015

Discounted savings for DoD components, Intel Community

JIE Brings Capabilities Focused on Improving Joint Cybersecurity

by Ms. Carla Carrillo, JIE Coordination Office Lead - January-March 2015

Navy is Committed to the Joint Information Environment

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6) - January-March 2015

Navy Plans for Android and iOS Devices

by DON CIO Communications Team - January-March 2015

Navy Supports IC ITE Deployment

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6) - January-March 2015

PEO-EIS Industry Day to be Held March 26

by PEO EIS News - January-March 2015

Register Now for DON IT Conference, East Coast 2015

by DON CIO - January-March 2015

Nominations for DON IM/IT Excellence Awards Due Jan. 7

by DON CIO Communications Team - December 23, 2014

Pentagon Leaders Honor Excellence in Acquisition

by Nick Simeone, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - December 10, 2014

Better Buying Power 3.0 Focuses on Technology, Innovation

by Amaani Lyle, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - December 8, 2014

DoD Long-Range Research and Development Plan

by DoD News - December 4, 2014

What systems, capabilities and architectures could the DoD field post-2025 that will ensure U.S. dominance and shape the future of military technical competition?

DoD Cloud Way Forward

by CHIPS Magazine - December 1, 2014

New guidance released

Classified milCloud is Available

by DISA News - October 9, 2014

DISA: We Must Build on JRSS Momentum

by DISA News - October 9, 2014

A Message from the DON CIO

by Tom Hicks - October-December 2014

Posturing the Navy for the Future

Navy Accelerates Migration to Windows 7

by CHIPS Magazine - October-December 2014

NMCI Powered by NGEN

by Sharon Anderson - October-December 2014

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

by Mukesh Barot, Navy IT Service Management Office and Phil Withers, Navy ITSMO Contractor Support Staff - October-December 2014

A Multi-Part IT Service Management Novella, Part 2: “The Stairway to Success”

Navy to Add iPhone and Android options for Mobile Users

by Naval Enterprise Networks Public Affairs - September 12, 2014

DISA CIO Outlines Tactics to Achieve IT Efficiencies

by Defense Information Systems Agency - August 26, 2014

Life in the FAST Lane

by Jacky Fisher, Navy Cyber Forces Public Affairs - August 14, 2014

NAVCYBERFOR Team Brings Fleet up to Speed on Afloat Applications

DISA Closes Defense Enterprise Computing Center in Huntsville, Alabama

by DISA Public Affairs - July 14, 2014

Closure expected to save the DoD $3.2 million annually

Agile Rapid Delivery of IT Tailored to Fit Needs

by Sea Warrior Program Public Affairs Office - July-September 2014

Sea Warrior Leading the Way in Abbreviated Acquisition Programs

Darren A. Sawyer Discusses the Navy Intelligence Community Enterprise Information Technology Transition

by CHIPS Magazine - July-September 2014

Senior Advisor for Navy Intelligence Enterprise Information Technology

DON Information Management Study

by Tom Hicks - July-September 2014

30-Day Review for DON CIO and DUSN Management processes and organizational assessment

Dr. Maura Sullivan Discusses DON IT and Cybersecurity Risk Management

by CHIPS Magazine - July-September 2014

White House Fellow currently serving in the U.S. Department of the Navy

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

by Mukesh Barot, Navy IT Service Management Office - July-September 2014

A Multi-Part IT Service Management Novella Part 1: “Now What?”

U.S. Navy Continues to Drive IT Cost Efficiencies

by Janice C. Haith, Director, Department of the Navy Deputy Chief Information Officer – Navy (DDCIO-N) - July-September 2014

Janice C. Haith, DDCIO-N, discusses Navy IT savings

Valerie Carpenter Talks About the Historic Success of Navy ERP

by CHIPS Magazine - July-September 2014

Program Manager Navy Enterprise Business Solutions, Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems

Victor Gavin, One of the DON’s Biggest Buyers of Business IT Solutions Talks about Modernization

by CHIPS Magazine - July-September 2014

Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems

DON IT Conference Presentations Available

by DON CIO Enterprise IT Policy & Communications Team - June 30, 2014

DON IT Conference - East Coast 2014

by CHIPS Magazine - June 5, 2014

Registration for TAD attendees closes June 13

Acquisition Process Challenges Leaders Advancing Rapid Transfer Technology to the Fleet

by Tina Stillions, SPAWAR Public Affairs - April 25, 2014

A Conversation with Ms. Carla Lucchino

by CHIPS Magazine - April-June 2014

Department of the Navy Assistant for Administration (DON/AA) Talks About the DON Tasking, Records and Consolidated Knowledge Repository

Best Practices and Lessons Learned for DoD Commercial Off-the-Shelf Software Licensing

by DoD ESI/Navy Enterprise Licensing Agreements Team - April-June 2014

Best value, best pricing, best terms and conditions for the software you need

Bryan Comstock

by CHIPS Magazine - April-June 2014

IT Specialist, Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center Discusses High Performance Computing Upgrades for the Navy and DoD

Navy FY15 Budget: Stewardship

by Rear Adm. Barry Bruner - March 19, 2014

Marine Corps Systems Command - "Equipping the Warfighter to Win"

by Marine Corps Systems Command - March 6, 2014

Information Systems and Infrastructure Team Receive DON IT Awards

DISA Announces Initial Release v1.0 of DoD Unclassified Mobility Capability

by DISA Public Affairs - February 6, 2014

The new year brings new mobile capabilities to as many as 100,000 DoD users - Feb. 6, 2014

Oracle Software Enterprise License Agreement Signed

by DON Enterprise IT Policy and Communications - June 20, 2013

Expected savings more than $60 million over the FYDP - June 20, 2013

DON issues update about NGEN contract(s) award - May 29, 2013

by Ed Austin, PEO-EIS Public Affairs Officer - May 29, 2013

DON IT Conference East Coast 2013 Virtual Connection - May 9, 2013

by DON IT Enterprise Communications Team - April 30, 2013

Updated DCO sessions links

Rear Adm. David G. Simpson

by CHIPS Magazine - April-June 2013

Vice Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency


Enterprise Software Agreements

July 1, 2014

The Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) is a Department of Defense (DoD) initiative to streamline the acquisition process and provide best-priced, standards-compliant information technology (IT). The ESI is a business discipline used to coordinate multiple IT investments and leverage the buying power of the government for commercial IT products and services. By consolidating IT requirements and negotiating Enterprise ...

DON IT BCA and Abbreviated BCA Templates

May 31, 2013

The Department of the Navy Enterprise Information Technology Standard Business Case Analysis (BCA) template is used to provide fact-based information to support a recommended course of action for IT related projects or acquisitions. Whether a BCA is required and the level of analysis needed are determined by the project's decision authority. BCAs are

DON Enterprise IT BCA and Abbreviated BCA Templates and Supporting Materials

July 20, 2012

In accordance with the memo of April 15, 2011, "Department of the Navy Enterprise Information Technology Standard Business Case Analysis (BCA) Template," and the memo of June 30, 2011, "Required Use of DON Enterprise Information Technology Standard BCA Template," the following paragraphs provide a template and user guidance for the DON Standard BCA.

Follow-up From DON IT Conference Data Center Consolidation Session

February 9, 2012

The recent data center consolidation session held Jan. 25 at the Deparment of the Navy Information Technology Conference in San Diego included information about the ongoing efforts of the Navy and Marine Corps to address federal and departmental mandates to close data centers. Below is a list of questions generated by this session.