by Rob Foster - August 11, 2016
I want to update you on what the Department of the Navy is doing to protect sensitive personal data from compromise. As you know, personal data loss, which can lead to identity theft, is not always due to outsider threats. It can be the result of an insider’s malicious actions or simply an insider’s lack of proper handling of what we call “personally identifiable information” or PII. The Department has a track record of taking the protection of personal data seriously, and we are continuing to build on our privacy protection measures in policy, processes and practices.
July 12, 2016
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July 11, 2016
In a June 30, 2016 memo, "Streamlined Process for Commercial Broadband Deployment," Mr. Thomas W. Hicks, Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (DUSN) for Management, issued guidance that streamlines the process for deployment and expansion of commercial broadband services on Navy and Marine Corps property. "Improving the process by which DON installations are provided the best possible access to commercial broadband systems facilitates future enterprise telecommunications and mobility solutions and enhances the quality of life for Sailors, Marines, civilians, and their families," said Mr. Hicks.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment and the DON Chief Information Officer led a DON working group for this improvement initiative, which included working with the Wireless Infrastructure Association. The resulting coordination process is designed to reduce the time required for commercial broadband deployment from up to five years to less than one.
View the memo.
Read the Wireless Infrastructure Association press release on this memo.
July 10, 2016
SECNAV Manual 5000.3, "DON Documentary Material Task," was signed by the Secretary of the Navy on June 27, 2016. The manual provides guidance to every organization that receives a request to search for, locate, preserve, and, if appropriate, collect, review, and provide documentary material in response to subpoenas, document production requests in litigation, record hold requests, Congressional inquiries, requests from U.S. Government agencies, and other similar requests. ...
June 30, 2016
SECNAV Manual 5239.2, "DON Cyberspace IT and Cybersecurity Workforce Management and Qualification," was signed by the Secretary of the Navy on June 27, 2016. The manual updates Department of Navy workforce policy and responsibilities to support the DON's transition from the Information Assurance Workforce Program to the new DoD Cyberspace Workforce structure.
June 28, 2016
The Department of Defense Information Technology Portfolio Repository/ Department of the Navy Applications and Database Management System (DITPR/DADMS) Technical Refresh deployed on May 31, after the successful migration of more than 300,000 assets (systems, applications, networks, devices, labs, etc.).