DON CIO Memo - May 23, 2013
This memo provides guidance for determining the appropriate mission area for ongoing or new information technology investments.
DON CIO Memo - April 16, 2013
This memo states that Enterprise Information Environment Mission Area, Warfighter Mission Area, and Defense Intelligence Mission Area systems will conduct certifications and/or annual reviews that will be reviewed and approved by the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer and the DON Deputy CIO (DDCIO) (Navy) or DDCIO (Marine Corps), as appropriate.
DON Guidance - February 22, 2013
The DON Business Transformation Plan Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report focuses on the DON's approach to business transformation. It is focused on incremental, evolutionary improvements to operations, making targeted investments in new processes and scaling them to meet enterprise demands. This risk managed and cost sensitive approach also allows the DON to maintain its agility for utilizing new ideas ...
Joint DON Memo - November 15, 2012
This memo details the significant changes to the requirements for investment review and
certification of defense business systems before appropriated and non-appropriated funds can be obligated. These changes necessitate modifications to the Department of the Navy's business system review process, which supports the Department of Defense's investment review process.
Joint DON Memo - September 21, 2012
This memo provides details on the process the Department of the Navy must follow to improve financial information and move towards auditable financial statements. They must do this in order to comply with the challenge put forth by the Secretary of Defense to attain financial auditability by 2014. The FY2011 National Defense Authorization Act requires the Department of Defense to be audit ready by 2017.
Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy Memo - March 14, 2012
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 requires all Defense Business Systems (DBS) with a total cost in excess of $1 million over the Future Years Defense Program, appropriated or non-appropriated, to be pre-certified by the DON chief management officer and then be certified by the Investment Review Board and DBS Management Committee. The goal of this memo is to reestablish the certification package ...
DON CIO Memo - January 4, 2012
Since its inception, the focus of the Department of the Navy Information Technology Policy Guidance has been on enabling knowledge dominance by directing that our information management/information technology spending support the creation of a joint, net-centric naval networking environment. The net-centric vision remains a goal, but cutting the Department's IT spending is the priority for 2012. In the face of sharply ...
DON Guidance - December 8, 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 - January 10, 2012
The purpose of this memo is to articulate the Department of the Navy expectations associated with ensuring that an acquisition is consistent with the Global Information Grid policies and architecture, as part of the Title 40/Clinger-Cohen Act confirmation process.
ASN(RDA) Memo - October 22, 2012
This guide provides a Gate review/Clinger Cohen Act (CCA) alignment process to be used by Department of the Navy program managers of designated information technology programs. The information from this guide will be incorporated into the next update of the SECNAVINST 5000.2. All SYSCOMs, PEOs, ACAT I and ACAT ll program managers of designated "Proactive CCA'' programs should become familiar with this alignment process ...
UNSECNAV Memo - October 6, 2011
This memo designates the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer as the Information Technology Expenditure Approval Authority for the Secretariat.
UNSECNAV Memo - October 6, 2011
This memo tasks the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer as the Secretary of the Navy's senior advisor on information technology/national security systems (NSS) performance, and as the DON IT/Cyberspace Efficiency Lead, to analyze and assess the DON's IT/NSS investments for efficiency and effectiveness and make recommendations for actions that could be taken to reduce the Department's IT costs while ...
DON CIO Memo - July 22, 2011
This memo establishes a moratorium to halt all Department of the Navy investment (to include individual program of record resources) in increased data storage capacity without first determining that existing DON data center capacity is insufficient to meet the storage requirements, and determining it is not more cost effective to expand capacity in an existing DON owned Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Navy ...
DON CIO Memo - July 22, 2011
This memo requests that the Navy and Marine Corps each designate an Information Technology Expenditure Approval Authority (ITEAA). The ITEAA will be responsible to ensure that all information technology projects undertaken by the Navy and Marine Corps are integral parts of rationalized service portfolios, aligned with DON IT goals and conform to the DON and Department of Defense enterprise architectures. No resource ...
DoD Guidance - January 13, 2012
This document provides an outline, content and formatting guidance for the Program Protection
Plan (PPP) required by DoDI 5000.02 and DoDI 5200.39. The outline structure and tables are
considered minimum content that may be tailored to meet individual program needs.
The guidance is based on the July 18, 2011, memo, "Document Streamlining -- Program Protection Plan," which can be found on the first page of the ...
DON CIO Memo - July 11, 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 ...
DON CIO Memo - July 22, 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, ...
VNCO Memo - July 26, 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 - May 4, 2011
The DON Information Management/Information Technology/Cyberspace Campaign Plan for Fiscal Years 2011-2013 outlines the IM/IT/cyberspace and IRM priorities of the Department of the Navy for the next 24 months. Throughout this period, the DON will retain the flexibility to respond to emerging challenges and opportunities; therefore, the plan is a living document, which will incorporate feedback and updates as necessary.
Budget Guidance Memorandum BG 11-1G - February 27, 2012
The purpose of this budget guidance memo is to provide guidance for the preparation and submission of FY 2013 program/budget estimates for the Department of the Navy program/budget review.
DON CIO Memo - April 27, 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/AA Memo - March 8, 2011
Pursuant to the memo "Consideration of Costs in DoD Decision-Making" released by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, effective Feb. 1, 2011, all military departments will use the tools available on OSD's Cost
Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) website located at https://www.cape.osd.mil/costguidance to calculate costs associated with preparin
SECDEF Memo - February 16, 2011
On Aug. 9, 2010, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates directed that any new proposal or initiative, large or small, be it policy, program or ceremony, come with a cost estimate. To implement this plan, the director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, working with the military departments, established a
Cost Guidance Group to develop guidance, methods and tools that assist DoD employees in estimating costs associated ...
DON CIO Memo - October 14, 2010
This memo clarifies the scope of the Department of the Navy Enterprise Architecture compliance reviews to be performed during FY11. It states that DON EA compliance reviews will only be required for information management/information technology (IM/IT) programs, projects, investments and initiatives that are required to be registered in the DON variant of the Department of Defense Information Technology Portfolio ...
DON CIO Memo - October 14, 2010
This document provides a detailed explanation of the content contained in the Department of the Navy Enterprise Architecture v2.0.000, which was released July 30, 2010. It also provides specific applicability and compliance requirements for each individual artifact contained in DON EA v2.0.000. Enforcement of compliance with DON EA v2.0.000 will commence Oct. 1, 2010. This document is intended for all:
Program Offices ...
DON CIO Memo - October 4, 2010
The purpose of this memo is to announce the release of Department of the Navy Enterprise Architecture (EA) Governance and Configuration Management (CM) Plan. These documents formalize the governance and CM framework and processes, which have been piloted since May 2009.
The DON EA Governance formalizes the roles, responsibilities and standard operating procedures of the DON EA Approval Board, DON EA working group and ...
DON CIO Memo - November 14, 2011
This memo identifies the current proactive Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA) programs. It states that by proactively integrating CCA criteria into key information technology/National Security Systems (IT/NSS) programs during their foundational planning period, the department can ensure sound IT/NSS decision making that is consistent with DoD and DON policy and guidance. The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer and ...
DON Guidance - October 25, 2011
The DON Exhibit 300 UPASS Guide for SNaP-IT provides program and project managers guidance on the completion of the Capital Asset Plan and Business Case (Exhibit 300) in the DoD automated SNaP-IT system for required Major Automated Information Systems and Initiatives.
This guide describes the content required for each question and provides links to applicable policy and procedural documents both internal and external ...
DTG 242248Z JUL 10 - August 23, 2010
This Naval message directs all DON Mission Critical, Mission Essential and Mission Support information technology systems, including National Security Systems, to be registered in the DoD IT Portfolio Repository-Department of the Navy (DITPR-DON).
DON CIO Memo - May 14, 2010
This memo authorizes DON Deputy Chief Information Officers (Navy and Marine Corps) to provide a Non-Tier Disposition of "review/accepted" and "review/rejected." It also describes a broad spectrum of potential consequences, which would result from a "review/rejected" disposition.
DON CIO Memo - March 30, 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.
SECNAVINST 5230.14 - November 11, 2009
This instruction establishes Department of the Navy policies and procedures for the management of information technology and national security systems investments as portfolios across the DON enterprise that focuses on improving DON capabilities and mission outcomes.
It also establishes standard operating procedures that leverage the existing decisional processes of Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution ...
DON CIO Memo - October 26, 2009
The DON IM/IT Investment Review Process Guidance v4.0 of Oct. 1, 2009, supersedes the DON IT Business System Certification and Annual Review Guidance v3.0 of Dec. 19, 2007. It reflects the changes in the Department of Defense certification and annual review requirements for Defense Business Systems (DBSs) promulgated by the DoD IT DBSs Investment Review Process Guidance of Jan. 21, 2009. It also reflects the changes in ...
DON CIO Memo - October 19, 2009
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the requirement that all Department of the Navy Information Technology, including National Security System investments, requesting Title 40/Clinger-Cohen Act (Title 40/CCA) Compliance Confirmation, be compliant with the Department of the Navy Enterprise Architecture (DON EA). Assessment of compliance with the DON EA, as part of the Title 40/CCA Compliance ...
DON CIO Memo - October 19, 2009
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance for the formal Department of the Navy Enterprise Architecture (DON EA) waiver request and approval process. Assessment of compliance of Information Technology, including National Security System investments with the DON EA will begin Oct. 1, 2009, as part of three existing processes:
Department of the Navy Information Management/Information Technology Investment ...
DoD Memo - July 27, 2010
This memo rescinds and replaces the Sept. 6, 2007, Department of Defense Information Technology Portfolio Repository (DITPR) and DoD SIPRNET IT Registry Guidance 2007-2008 memo. This memo directs that all IT and National Security Systems must be registered in DITPR.
DON CIO Memo - August 11, 2009
The purpose of this policy memo is to provide additional guidance on DON implementation of Title 40/Clinger-Cohen Act and related statutes governing the acquisition of information technology, including National Security Systems. It also aligns this implementation with the DON Two-Pass/Six Gate Governance Process.
DON Guidance - October 25, 2011
The Department of the Navy Telecommunication Working Group's DON Telecommunications Optimization 2009 Strategy plan outlines its key areas of focus for 2009. These include: governance, strategic sourcing and automated tools.
DTG 021936Z JAN 09 - January 5, 2009
This Naval message directs all Department of the Navy functional area managers (FAMS) to create master records for Department of the Navy Application and Database Management System (DADMS) applications and Department of Defense IT Portfolio Repository-Department of the Navy (DITPR-DON) systems within their respective functional areas.
DoD Directive 7045.2 - August 20, 2010
This directive establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for the use of capability portfolio management to advise senior leadership on capability investment pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense by section 113 of title 10, United States Code.
DON Guidance - October 25, 2011
The DON IT Capital Planning Guide provides a framework to assist managers and decision-makers in the effective selection, management and evaluation of IT investments. The guide describes the capital planning legislative background and processes and its linkage to the Department's Planning, Programming and Budgeting System, IT strategic planning, business process reengineering, performance metrics and the acquisition ...
DoD Memo - December 19, 2007
This memo details DoD CIO requirements for compliance with the Section 8068(c) of the Defense Appropriations Act of 2008 with respect to certification of Major Automated Information Systems programs undergoing CCA review in FY08. Section 8068(c) re-enacted the provision contained in the FY07 Act at Section 8066(c).
For DON implementation, MAIS programs undergoing CCA review in FY08 will prepare only the five ...
10 U.S.C § 332 - January 11, 2008
Defense Business Enterprise Architecture, System Accountability and Conditions for Obligation of Funds for Defense Business System Modernization
DTG 161552Z MAY 07 - December 17, 2007
This Naval message contains updated Department of the Navy Guidance for program managers of DON Defense Business Systems whose primary mission area and domain is Real Property and Inventory Life Cycle Management.
DoD Directive 8115.1 - December 18, 2007
This directive establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for the management of DoD information technology investments as portfolios that focus on improving DoD capabilities and mission outcomes.
SECNAVINST 5000.2C - December 17, 2007
This instruction serves to issue mandatory procedures for Department of the Navy implementation of DoDD 5000.1 and DoDI 5000.2 for major and non-major defense acquisition programs and major and non-major information technology acquisition programs.
DoD Memo - December 18, 2007
This memo applies to all Mission Areas and Domains and establishes the Department of the Navy's DON Application and Database Management System (DADMS) as the collection platform (to be referred to as the DoD Information Technology Portfolio Data Repository) in support of portfolio management of IT investments.
DON CIO Memo - August 23, 2010
This charter supports the establishment of DADMS as the authoritative data source for information about DON information technology applications and databases. It establishes the DADMS Configuration Control Board as the body to address and prioritize Navy and Marine Corps requirements for DADMS support.
DON CIO Memo - December 17, 2007
This memo establishes the DON Application and Database Management System (DADMS) as the Authoritative Data Source for DON IT and National Security Systems applications and database inventory and IT systems registration. Further, this memo establishes the charter for the DADMS Configuration Control Board to address and prioritize the Navy and Marine Corps requirements for DADMS.
Joint ASN (RD&A) DON CIO Memo - January 15, 2008
This memo states that the enclosed OSD Memo: Clinger-Cohen Act Compliance Policy of 8 March 2002 must be implemented immediately within the Department.
The Clinger-Cohen Act Compliance Table and confirmation cover sheets (use appropriate sheet) must be used to obtain CCA compliance confirmation.
DON Guidance - October 25, 2011
The Department of Navy Chief Information Officer has developed information technology capital planning and portfolio management processes to assist DON organizations with their responsibilities and initiatives related to selecting, managing and evaluating IT investments to ensure they are compliant with the Government Performance and Results Act and the Clinger-Cohen Act. The Guide for Developing and Using IT Performance ...
DON Guidance - October 25, 2011
The DON IT Investment Evaluation Guide is a tool that provides a thorough process for evaluating IT programs and projects. This handbook will assist executive management, program managers, team leaders, team members and the IT Workforce in general, in the evaluation of Automated Information Systems, including National Security Systems.
SECNAV Memo - December 19, 2007
This memo is the delegation of authority by SECNAV to make "mission critical" and "mission essential" determinations for DON information systems, including National Security Systems. The DoD implementation of section 811 of the FY 2001 National Defense Authorization Act resulted in revisions to the DoDI 5000.2, including definitions of mission critical and mission essential information systems. The definitions also ...
DON CIO Memo - December 18, 2007
This memo provides amplifying information concerning the extent to which claimants must apply the minimum criteria for services acquired from the NMCI contract.
DTG 021419Z FEB 99 - December 18, 2007
This Naval Message ensures that the Department of the Navy speaks with one coordinated voice to suppliers when negotiating for most favorable terms and prices on products and services.
May 16, 2013
Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions offered via DCO, May 13-15, are now available by request. Please submit your request to the "Contact Us" section of the website.
April 22, 2013
The DON IT Conference, East Coast 2013 will not be held in Virginia Beach this year due to budget and travel restrictions. As a result, several sessions will be held virtually via Defense Connect Online (DCO). The AFCEA/USNI Joint Warfighting Conference scheduled for May 14-16, 2013, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center will still take place. Several senior DON and DoD leaders are scheduled to appear as speakers and ...
March 15, 2013
The DON IT Conference, East Coast 2013 will not be held in Virginia Beach this year due to budget and travel restrictions. The AFCEA/USNI Joint Warfighting Conference scheduled for May 14-16, 2013, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center will still take place. Several senior DON and DoD leaders are scheduled to appear as speakers and panel participants. Local commands are encouraged to attend, with appropriate command ...
January 29, 2013
Several sessions originally scheduled to take place during the DON IT Conference in San Diego will be held virtually via Defense Connect Online (DCO). The DCO service is the designated enterprise tool provided to all Department of Defense partners, allowing users to communicate and share information in a secure forum. Registration for these sessions is not required.
December 14, 2012
The Department of the Navy is implementing changes for the annual review of all systems in the DON Business Mission Area (BMA) beginning in FY13.
October 24, 2012
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." Albert Einstein said these words two generations ago, and yet they ring even more true today. But, we must not stop there. While it is vital that we use current solutions, best practices and technologies to enable our immediate success, we must also maintain a steadfast eye on the horizon for future requirements, industry trends ...
September 14, 2012
The first Department of the Navy audit readiness video has been released. Audit readiness is for everyone, not just government financial types. The DON has a requirement to produce certified financial statements by 2017. To attain that goal we must be audit ready. Are you audit ready?
July 20, 2012
If you have good ideas on how to save money through improving management of the Department of the Navy's IT, improving existing processes through insertion of IT or changing existing processes to save money, the DON Chief Information Officer would like to know.
February 20, 2012
The Department of the Navy must reduce its business IT costs by 25 percent over the next five years. One way the DON is doing this is through data center consolidation. But, what is a data center? A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. ...
February 2, 2012
The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer discussed the Department's IT business transformation efforts to prepare for a fiscally constrained future with enterprise and joint solutions that are effective, efficient and agile during the DON Information Technology Conference in San Diego.
by Terry Halvorsen - January 12, 2012
Happy New Year! This year, the Department of the Navy will build on the efforts of 2011 as we continue on our difficult but necessary journey to transform the way the department manages its business information technology. Finding ways to become more effective in how we acquire and operate IT will lead to decreased costs and ensure we hit the target of reducing the IT budget by 25 percent by 2017.
by Terry Halvorsen - October 26, 2011
It has been a busy year for the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer staff and the information technology efficiencies integrated product teams (IPT) as we analyze how the DON can improve the way business IT is purchased, managed and operated. This hard work will enhance the department's effectiveness, as well as result in real savings, as we grapple with shrinking budgets.
August 8, 2011
In another move to promote effectiveness and efficiencies in the Department of the Navy, the Navy, Marine Corps and DON Secretariat have each designated an Information Technology Expenditure Approval Authority (ITEAA). The ITEAAs are responsible for ensuring that all IT projects undertaken in the Department are integral parts of rationalized portfolios, aligned with DON and Department of Defense enterprise architectures.
by SPAWAR - August 2, 2011
The Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program recently achieved a significant engineering milestone with the completion of Critical Design Reviews (CDR) for the two competing CANES systems being developed by Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors and Northrop Grumman Information Systems.
by Terry Halvorsen - July 24, 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.
July 22, 2011
The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer signed out formal data center consolidation guidance officially establishing a moratorium on the purchase of additional data center capacity.
May 6, 2011
The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer published the DON Information Management/Information Technology/Cyberspace Campaign Plan for FY2011-2013, which outlines IM/IT/cyberspace priorities for the next 24 months.
by Victor Ecarma - April 29, 2011
The Department of the Navy Enterprise Architecture (EA), with its initial release in July 2009 and version 2.0.000 release in July 2010, continues to support departmental efforts toward effectiveness and efficiency by providing standardized processes, detailed guidance and a central location for DON EA information. By using the DON EA, program managers can avoid duplication of effort and more quickly produce enterprise ...
by Victor Ecarma - February 23, 2010
The DON Enterprise Architecture helps decision makers make informed decisions about investments in new technology and, at the same time, capitalize upon vast existing technology assets. In addition, the DON EA is focused on maintaining alignment between the Department's goals and objectives, and its information management/information technology (IM/IT) investments.
March 12, 2009
The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer recently signed out the DON Enterprise Architecture (EA) Strategy Memo, a first in a series of memos, to articulate the near-term strategy for continued development of the DON EA. The memo establishes direction to ensure alignment of all DON, Navy and Marine Corps programs and initiatives to the Joint Staff devel