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.
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 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
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 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 ...
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 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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
SECNAVINST 3052.2 - March 6, 2009
This instruction establishes policies and responsibilities for the administration of cyberspace within the Department of the Navy.
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
DON CIO Memo - January 8, 2007
This memo focuses on aligning and rationalizing the DON portal infrastructure.
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.
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.
by Rob Foster - May 9, 2016
There are mobile applications for almost everything, and now there are apps that allow Department of the Navy active duty and civilian personnel in any location to access important information and required training on their personal smartphone or tablet. These apps will work on personal devices outside of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) domain.
by Rob Foster - February 4, 2016
It is very important to me to spend time meeting with Department of the Navy (DON) stakeholders to maintain active communication and feedback channels. I have made it a point to get out of the Pentagon and visit various Navy and Marine Corps commands to see for myself the excellent IT-related work that’s taking place and hear directly about IT-related challenges and concerns. I have strongly encouraged the DON Chief ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 www.esi.mil and provides access to decision-analysis ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.