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Recent News

Defense Collaboration Services to Replace Defense Connect Online

February 24, 2015

The Defense Connect Online (DCO) service will be discontinued on June 24. It will be replaced by Defense Collaboration Services (DCS). In preparation for the deactivation of DCO, users are required to save local copies of mission critical data hosted on DCO no later than May 30.

DON CIO Congratulates Award Winners

February 20, 2015

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 DON IT Awards. ...

DON IT Conference Presentations Available

February 18, 2015

Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in San Diego Feb. 10-12, are now available by request. Please submit your request by using the "Contact Us" link located in the DON CIO Information section.

CHIPS Magazine Mobile App Now Available

January 30, 2015

The CHIPS magazine mobile app for the Android and iOS operating systems is now available. The app is designed to provide users streamlined access to the latest articles and the ability to tag articles of interest for future reference. ...

Updated Guidance on Use of Commercial Cloud Computing Services Released

January 5, 2015

A Department of Defense Chief Information Officer memo published Dec. 15, 2014, significantly changed DoD CIO guidance on the acquisition and use of commercial cloud computing services. Per the memo, Components may now acquire cloud services directly, without going through DISA, if a business case analysis demonstrates that doing so results in better value. The Components remain responsible for determining what data and missions are appropriate for hosting in commercial cloud services.

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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