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DON IT Conference Schedule Now Available

January 15, 2015

The DON IT Conference, West Coast 2015 schedule is now available. The conference will be held Feb. 10-12, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Ca. ...

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.

Navy Plans for Android and iOS Devices

December 23, 2014

Currently, the Navy's 28,000 smartphone users are limited to using older BlackBerry devices, but that will begin to change this month and continuing through Dec. 2015. The Navy Enterprise Networks (NEN) Program Office is making progress on plans to transition to more modern mobile devices. ...

CNO's 2014 Position Report Released

November 24, 2014

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert has issued his 2014 Position Report. The Position Report is used to assess the progress that's been made toward the vision and plans outlined in the CNO Sailing Directions and Navigation Plan: 2015-2019. The report also highlights both achievements, and areas which need improvement, and discusses the progress yet to be made while focusing on three tenets: Warfighting First, Operate Forward, and Be Ready.

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Secure Your Social Media Presence

October 20, 2014

Attempted intrusions into DoD networks by spear-phishing or a social media based attack occur frequently. While it is legal to access social media sites from your DoD computer, there are precautions that you should take to make both your personal information and our government networks safe from attack. ...

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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 - 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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