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Featured News

Two New GMT Mobile Apps Released

by Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs - April 21, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Two new mobile apps designed for Sailors to complete required Navy General Military Training (GMT) on Records Management (RM) and Privacy and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Awareness became available April 19.

DON CIO Awards Recognize Information Management and Information Technology Excellence

by Navy News Service - April 20, 2016

Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO) Robert Foster recognized more than 10 individuals and teams for transforming the Navy and Marine Corps through information technology during a ceremony at the Washington E. Walter Convention Center April 20.

DON IT Conference Presentations Available

April 19, 2016

Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in Washington, DC, April 20-21 are now available by request. Please submit your request by using the "Contact Us" link located in the DON CIO Information section.

DON CIO’s Fumie Wingo Receives 2016 Federal 100 Award

March 16, 2016

On February 8, 2016, Fumie Wingo, the DON CIO Lead for International Spectrum Policy, was named as a 2016 Federal 100 Award winner for her outstanding performance in international spectrum policy negotiations and diplomacy. As the DON’s senior international electromagnetic spectrum strategist, Ms. Wingo is responsible for influencing international treaties, U.S. Government policy, and DoD spectrum governance to ensure worldwide electromagnetic spectrum access for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps forces.

DON CIO Congratulates 2016 DON IM/IT Award Winners

March 4, 2016

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 DON IM/IT Excellence Awards. The awards recognize teams and individuals for various categories of awards related to information management and information technology. The following were selected as the 2016 winners.

SECNAVINST 5239.20A, Significantly Revises DON Cyber/IT Workforce Policy

March 1, 2016

SECNAVINST 5239.20A, DON Cyber IT and CSWF Management and Qualification updates Department of Navy (DON) workforce policy and responsibilities to support the DON's transition from the current IA Workforce Program to the new DoD Cyberspace Workforce structure. The new structure is outlined in DoD Directive 8140.01, Cyberspace Workforce Management (11 Aug 2015).

SECNAVINST 5239.20A includes significant changes. Specifically, it establishes two workforce categories: Cyber IT and Cybersecurity, providing the means to determine training, education, credentialing and qualification requirements of the Cyber IT workforce separately from those of the Cybersecurity workforce. In particular, it provides the means to separate the level of cybersecurity training and credentialing requirements of the Cyber IT (to include Platform IT) personnel from the more extensive cybersecurity qualification requirements of the cybersecurity workforce.

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Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

From the CIO
Rob Foster, DON CIO

Taking Advantage of Learning and Networking Opportunities

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 Information Officer (CIO) staff to follow suit, and pursue networking and collaboration efforts within the Navy and Marine Corps communities.

Privacy Tip

Protect Your Identity During Tax Season

by the DONCIO Privacy Team - February 8, 2016

Over 34,000 identity fraud cases were reported by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2011, an almost 100 percent increase over 2010. All that is required by the identity thief is a full name, date of birth and associated Social Security Number (SSN) to file a fraudulent tax return. The IRS has taken aggressive steps to curb fraudulent activity and in 2013indictments and sentencing doubled and the average prison term was more than three years (38 months) – the longest sentenced being 26 years.

Fast Fact

Four Things to Know About Spear Phishing

December 7, 2015

Did you know an estimated 91 percent of cyber hacking attacks start with a phishing or spear-phishing email? This infographic from Navy Live tells you how to recognize spear phishing, what to do if you receive a spear phishing email, and how to report it.

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