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Breaking News

OPM Data Breach Information

June 24, 2015

In April 2015, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) became aware of a cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have compromised the personal information of current and former federal employees. (Incident #1)

OPM began conducting notifications to affected individuals using email and/or USPS First Class mail on June 8, 2015. Recognizing the inherent security concerns in this methodology, with OPM and CSID support, DoD suspended notifications to employees on June 11, 2015, until an improved, more secure notification and response process is in place. Late June 15, 2015, OPM advised that email notification resumed. Email notifications should be complete by June 22, 2015. U.S. Postal mail notifications will take longer.

For the latest DON OPM data breach information and updated DON OCHR FAQs, visit this site frequently.

Featured News

DON IT Conference Presentations Available

June 23, 2015

Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in Baltimore June 17-18, are now available by request. Please submit your request by using the "Contact Us" link located in the DON CIO Information section.

DON IT Conference Schedule Now Available

June 15, 2015

The DON IT Conference, East Coast 2015 schedule is now available. The conference will be held June 17-18, 2015, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md.

UPDATE (6/15/15): The DON CIO Town Hall, scheduled to take place June 18, has been rescheduled to begin at 8:45 AM, and end at 10:00 AM. The DUSN (M) town hall has been cancelled and several other sessions on the same day have been slightly adjusted as a result. The updated schedule in now available for download.

Transition From Blackberry to Apple and Android Has Begun

May 11, 2015

Navy NMCI users may begin transitioning from Blackberry devices to Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. NMCI users are now authorized to procure and use the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, as well as the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 tablets with NMCI Email. NMCI has the capacity to support 15,000 iPhone/iPad users anywhere in the Continental United States and Hawaii, and plans to increase capacity to ~30,000 by the end of summer.

Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

From the CIO
Mr. Robert Foster, DON CIO

Robert Foster Named New DON CIO

June 24, 2015

Mr. Rob Foster was selected to serve as the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer effective June 15, 2015. Mr. Foster brings with him more than 30 years of leadership service to the United States, both as a civilian leader and as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy. He joined the Department of the Navy team after serving as Deputy CIO for the Department of Health and Human Services, and before that, as Deputy CIO with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the Department of Homeland Security.

Privacy Tip

Customize Your Email to Make Signing/Encrypting Messages Easier

by DON CIO Privacy Team - June 24, 2015

The most commonly reported PII breach in the Department of the Navy is also one of the easiest breaches to prevent: failure to encrypt an email message containing personally identifiable information (PII). In August 2014, failure to encrypt email resulted in almost half of all PII breaches reported, impacting a significant number of DON personnel.