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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.

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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. ...

FY 2014-2016 DON Transformation Plan Calls for Bold Action

August 7, 2014

With the theme "Moving Forward," the recently released Department of the Navy Transformation Plan FY 2014-2016 provides a strategic blueprint for the DON to become more effective and better prepared to counter future challenges and protect the Department's top four priorities: people, platforms, power and partnerships. Culture change, increased use of data-driven decision-making and effective governance are cited as the key enablers to success.

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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.

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Take Action If Your Personal Information Is Compromised

April 30, 2014

Identity theft is defined as the fraudulent acquisition and use of an individual's personal information, usually for financial gain. The U.S. Department of Justice reports that the average number of U.S. identity fraud victims annually is over 11.5 million; with the total financial loss attributed to identity theft in 2013 at $21 billion.

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