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Navy COOL Offers Certification Opportunities

July 28, 2014

Did you know... Navy COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) provides funding for initial certification exams and annual maintenance fees for enlisted service members, officers and Department of the Navy civilians?

No Loss of PII Reported in OPM Network Breach

July 11, 2014

Recent media accounts have reported a breach of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) network. At this time, neither OPM nor the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has identified any loss of personally identifiable information for any users of OPM's internal or external systems. There is no need for additional action from employees and customers related to this incident.

DON IT Conference Presentations Available

June 30, 2014

Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in Baltimore June 24-25, are now available by request. Please submit your request by using the "Contact Us" link located in the DON CIO Information section.

NGEN: The DON's Path To The Joint Information Environment

June 30, 2014

NGEN enables the logical evolution of the DON's Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) to the mature, comprehensive enterprise network that will be required by the Joint Information Environment (JIE).

Keep Kids Safe Online This Summer

June 12, 2014

With kids out of school for the summer, it's easy for parents and kids to shift their focus from education to fun. Parents want to make sure their kids are having fun and staying safe at the same time, and this should apply to all activities, from riding bikes, to swimming, to being online. Summer means kids will have more free time, which may mean more time on the computer. June is National Internet Safety Month, a time to reflect on our current online behavior and commit to being more responsible and safe online.

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

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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