Apr 21

Recent News

SECNAV Establishes Innovation Vision Website

April 21, 2015

On Jan. 22, 2015, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus established Task Force Innovation to reach out to Sailors, Marines, and Civilians to harness their creative energy, so that their ideas can be infused into our operations and ensure our naval preeminence for the foreseeable future. Task Force Innovation is a catalyst to identify and connect the pockets of innovation occurring across the naval enterprise, share best practices, and remove administrative barriers that inhibit innovation.

Tentative DON IT Conference Schedule Now Available

April 13, 2015

The DON IT Conference, East Coast 2015 tentative schedule is now available. The conference will be held May 6-7, 2015, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. Please note the shift in conference dates from previously published conference information; all sessions will be held May 6-7.

The Time for Digital Spring Cleaning is Now!

by National Cyber Security Alliance - April 10, 2015

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) say now is the perfect time for a "digital spring cleaning."

In many households, spring cleaning is an annual ritual marked by clearing out closets, basements and garages, de-cluttering cabinets and getting everything spic and span. While making sure your home is in tip-top shape, don’t forget about getting a fresh start with your online life as well. Add a digital element to your spring cleaning rite by updating security software, unclogging your inbox and ridding your smartphone of unused apps.

Game On! Data Dilemma MMOWGLI Game Has Begun

April 7, 2015

The DUSN M Strategy & Innovation group's Data Dilemma (dd) MMOWGLI (Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet) game has begun, and runs until April 17. Will you help determine how the DON should use data to drive mission success, fuel innovation, and adapt to the future?

PEO-EIS Innovation Cell Industry Day Presentations Available

April 1, 2015

Presentations and preliminary Enterprise Challenge (EC) statements given during the PEO-EIS Innovation Cell Industry Day, held March 26, are now available by request. Please submit your request by using the "Contact Us" link located in the DON CIO Information section.

Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

From the CIO
Dr. Zangardi, Acting DON CIO

Streamlining Processes to Reduce Administrative Burden

by Dr. John Zangardi, Ph.D. - November 14, 2014

I am pleased to address you as Acting DON CIO after having been appointed to serve in that capacity on 24 Oct. Though the office has been aligned with the DUSN (M) organization, the DON CIO will continue to maintain a direct reporting relationship to the Secretary of the Navy on matters required by law, regulation, and policy. In addition to serving as Acting DON CIO, I will remain the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations, and Space (DASN C4I/IO and Space).

Privacy Tip

Customize Your Email to Make Signing/Encrypting Messages Easier

by DON CIO Privacy Team - February 20, 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.

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