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CASP and CSSLP Courses Now Available on FedVTE

September 29, 2014

Free online cybersecurity training for the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Certification, and the (ISC)2 Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) is now available to users on the Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE). A FedVTE account is required to access the training, which prepares all interested users to succeed on the associated certification exams. ...

Naval Enterprise Networks Mobile Device Plan Updated

September 16, 2014

By the end of 2014 the Naval Enterprise Networks (NEN) program office (PMW-205) expects to provide current approved mobile cellular device users with the option of utilizing iOS and Android devices. This decision resulted from limited pilots to test alternative mobile cellular devices and Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) certification of iOS and Android devices for use on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.

Using Blind Copy Feature Protects PII

September 15, 2014

Personally identifiable information (PII) should only be shared or accessible to those with a need to know. PII includes government email addresses as well as personal email addresses. A best practice when sending emails to a large number of individuals is to use the BCC (blind copy) feature. ...

DoD Instructions Lead to Change in Cybersecurity Term

August 25, 2014

As a result of the implementation of the new Department of Defense Cybersecurity and Risk Management Framework instructions (DoDI 8500.01 and DoDI 8510.01), the term information assurance has been changed to cybersecurity. ...

DON's APQC Membership Provides Wide Range of Services

August 11, 2014

The Department of the Navy's membership with the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) includes access to an online research library, the Knowledge Base, which provides valuable information and assistance in four functional areas: Knowledge Management, Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Supply Chain Management. ...

Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

From the CIO
Thomas Hicks, DON CIO (Acting)

DON Information Management Study

by Thomas Hicks - July 11, 2014

In today's rapidly evolving environment, the information technology, management processes, and administrative functions of the Department of the Navy are becoming increasingly integrated. All major indicators portend that reliance upon data systems and access to information will be even more critical in the future than it is today. To ensure the DON is properly organized to thrive in this complex environment, we are in the process of conducting a 30 day strategic assessment of DON information management processes and an organizational assessment of Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy Management and DON CIO.

Privacy Tip

Customize Your Email to Make Signing/Encrypting Messages Easier

by DON CIO Privacy Team - October 1, 2014

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.

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