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News Archive

Your one source for IT news. This is a collection of articles on information technology, information management and cybersecurity from the DON CIO staff, CHIPS - the Department of the Navy's IT magazine - and industry publications.

News

Strengthening Privacy Awareness and Protection

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.

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Privacy

Bring the Latest DON IT News and Information to Your Desktop or Web Browser

July 12, 2016

Did you know you can get the latest DON IT news and information by subscribing to RSS feeds? ...

TAGS: InfoSharing

DUSN(M) Issues Memo Streamlining Commercial Broadband Deployment Process on DON Property

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.

TAGS: Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

SECNAV M-5000.3 Provides Guidance for Timely Response to Documentary Material Requests

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. ...

TAGS: FOIA, Privacy

SECNAV M-5239.2 Significantly Revises DON Cyber/IT Workforce Policy

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.

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Workforce

DITPR/DADMS Technical Refresh Successfully Deployed

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.).

TAGS: DADMS/DITPR-DON

CHIPS Magazine

NREIP Interns Impact Navy Technologies, Return to College, Plan DoD Careers

by John Joyce, NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate CommunicationsAugust 24, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Marines with I MEF strengthen cyber defensive capabilities

by Cpl. Garrett White, I Marine Expeditionary ForceAugust 23, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Pacific Endeavor Exercise Tests New Communications Capability

by Air Force Master Sgt. Todd Kabalan, Defense Media Activity - HawaiiAugust 23, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Standards, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

A Novel Prototype Design Boosts Command Post Intelligence Processing

by Kathryn Bailey, CERDEC Command, Power and Integration DirectorateAugust 22, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Greener Each Day, Ike Lights the Way

by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cole KellerAugust 22, 2016

TAGS: GreenIT, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Microsystems Technology Office to host Office-Wide Proposers Day

by DARPA NewsAugust 22, 2016

DARPA event will focus on areas of interest for innovating breakthrough technologies

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

CNO and MCPON Visit U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet

by Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet Public AffairsAugust 19, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, EA, Enterprise Services, Governance, Infrastructure, NEN, NGEN, NMCI, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Discussing the History of Social Change in the Modern US Navy

by Lt. j.g. Chloe Morgan, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach DivisionAugust 19, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, KM

DoD’s 9 Combatant Commands: What They Are, What They Do

by Katie Lange, DoD News, Defense Media ActivityAugust 19, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, KM, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Our Greatest Asset, the American Sailor

by Cmdr. Justin Harts, Commanding officer, USS Benfold (DDG 65)August 19, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, Social Media

Exploring the Dimensions of Trustworthiness

by NIST NewsAugust 18, 2016

Register now for the workshop on Trustworthiness in Cyber-Physical Systems and the IoT, to be held Aug. 30-31 at the NIST Gaithersburg, Maryland campus

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Bold Alligator 2016 Exercises Amphibious Forces

by U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public AffairsAugust 17, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Enabling Extreme New Designs for Optics and Imagers

by DARPA NewsAugust 17, 2016

DARPA seeks engineered optical materials unconstrained by “laws” of classical optics to develop vastly smaller, lighter, and more capable devices for advanced imaging applications

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Secretary Mabus Names Destroyer for Medal of Honor Recipient

by Secretary of the Navy Public AffairsAugust 17, 2016

Second ship to be named for John Basilone

TAGS: Awards, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Marine Corps stays one step ahead of the enemy with new, lighter surveillance sensor

by Mathuel Browne, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationAugust 16, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Military Orientation Course for Civilians Underway this Week

by Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media ActivityAugust 16, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, KM

USS Stethem visits Sydney to Promote Green Energy Initiatives

by Lt. j.g. Kyle Wagner, USS Stethem (DDG 63) Public AffairsAugust 16, 2016

TAGS: GreenIT, InfoSharing, KM, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

A Return To Sea Control

by Vice Adm. Thomas RowdenAugust 15, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

US Navy Collaborates with Germany for Technological Advances

by Katherine Mapp, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Office of Congressional and Public AffairsAugust 15, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Two Generations of Navy Women

by Mass Communication 2nd Class Marcus L. Stanley, Navy Public Affairs Support Element Det. HawaiiAugust 12, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, Investment Management, Social Media

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review

by Navy News ServiceAugust 12, 2016

News you may have missed in America’s Navy this week

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Wanted: Ideas for Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems

by DARPA NewsAugust 12, 2016

DARPA invites input on innovative, affordable, and rapidly deployable systems and technologies to defend U.S. forces against quickly evolving airborne threats

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

OPM Announces New Chief Information Officer

by OPM NewsAugust 10, 2016

David De Vries joins OPM after distinguished service as Principal Deputy CIO at DoD

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cybersecurity, Enterprise Services, InfoSharing, KM, Privacy, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Center for Information Warfare Training Announces Civilians of the Quarter

by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor L. Jackson, Center for Information Warfare Training Public AffairsAugust 9, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NEN, NGEN, NMCI, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

DoD to Host Virtual Education Fair, Link Military with College Support

by Naval Education and Training Professional Development Command Public AffairsAugust 9, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Workforce

Living Structural Materials Could Open New Horizons for Engineers and Architects

by DARPA NewsAugust 9, 2016

DARPA seeks to develop design tools and methods for creating programmable, self-healing, living building materials

TAGS: GreenIT, InfoSharing

Marine Corps Systems Command awards individuals, teams for acquisition excellence in 2015

by Marine Corps Systems Command Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationAugust 8, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Women, Peace And Security: Bringing Personal Experiences To RIMPAC

by Lt. Cmdr. Jacqueline Swinton, Judge Advocate General, Royal Australian NavyAugust 8, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

“Mayhem” Declared Preliminary Winner of Historic Cyber Grand Challenge

by DARPA OutreachAugust 5, 2016

Automated system outperforms competing machines in high-stakes final event aimed at revolutionizing software vulnerability detection and patching

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Implantable “Neural Dust” Enables Precise Wireless Recording of Nerve Activity

by DARPA OutreachAugust 5, 2016

First in vivo tests demonstrate ultrasound can be used to wirelessly power and communicate with millimeter-scale devices surgically placed in muscles and nerves

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review

by Navy News ServiceAugust 5, 2016

News you may have missed in America’s Navy this week

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, GreenIT, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

Milestones reached for Enlisted Women on Submarines

by Chief Petty Officer Kenneth Takada, Commander, Submarine Group Nine Public AffairsAugust 4, 2016

TAGS: Awards, InfoSharing, Spectrum

NHHC Surveys for Lost Naval Aircraft

by Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archaeology BranchAugust 4, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications

U.S. Navy Amps Up Cybersecurity Awareness with Hands-on Simulations

by Katherine Mapp, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Public AffairsAugust 4, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Aiming for a higher caliber: Developing future weapon systems for Marine Corps snipers

by Ashley Calingo, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication, Marine Corps Systems CommandAugust 2, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Maury Project STEM Program Finishes 23rd Year

by George Lammons, NAVIFOR Stennis Public AffairsAugust 2, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

MUOS-5 Anomaly Identified; Satellite Remains in Safe, Intermediate Orbit

by Steven A. Davis, Space and Naval Warfare Systems CommandAugust 2, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

DoD Program Aids Military Members, Civilian Employees with Disabilities with Digital Aids

by DoD News/Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program NewsAugust 1, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Telecommunications, Wireless

Navigating C-Way: A Sailor's Guide

by Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsJuly 29, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, RM

Sailor 2025: IWTC Virginia Beach Hosts IT Rating Review

by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor L. JacksonJuly 29, 2016

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, DCC, Infrastructure, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Divers help Corps improve equipment for recon Marines

by Monique Randolph, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationJuly 26, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Schaub becomes director of Naval Center for Space Technology

by Victor Chen, Naval Research Laboratory Public AffairsJuly 26, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

A Foundation Of Mutual Respect

by U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David BellonJuly 25, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

SECNAV Announces Implementation of Full and Inclusive Review Program

by Secretary of the Navy Public AffairsJuly 22, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, Workforce

Another Big Shrink: Tiling Chiplets into Next-Generation Microsystems

by DARPA NewsJuly 21, 2016

A novel approach to going small could miniaturize entire circuit boards of chips into single modular chips that combine the best of commercial and DoD circuit designs and technology

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

College in Your Future? Testing Options Expanded for SAT, ACT

by Ed Barker, Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Public AffairsJuly 21, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, KM

Ocean Explorer: ONR Welcomes New Research Ship to Navy's Ranks

by Warren Duffie Jr., Office of Naval ResearchJuly 21, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Father and Son Reunite at Information Warfare Training Command

by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor L. Jackson, Center for Information Warfare Training Public AffairsJuly 20, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

New program will give dismounted Marines secure, smart devices

by Mathuel Browne, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationJuly 20, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Chiefs of US and Chinese Navies Agree on Need for Cooperation

by Chief of Naval Operations Public AffairsJuly 19, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Standards

Micro Laser Range Finder helps Marines improve accuracy, lethality

by Ashley Calingo, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationJuly 19, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Awesome Autonomy: The Future Force and RoboBoats

by Sierra Jones, Office of Naval ResearchJuly 18, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

US Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet Holds Change of Command

by Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet Public AffairsJuly 18, 2016

TAGS: Cloud, Governance, IA, Infrastructure, NEN, NGEN, NMCI, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

CNO to Visit China

by Chief of Naval Operations Public AffairsJuly 15, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum

Ocean Explorer: ONR Welcomes New Research Ship to Navy’s Ranks

by Warren Duffie Jr., Office of Naval ResearchJuly 15, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review

by Navy News ServiceJuly 15, 2016

News you may have missed in America’s Navy this week

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, InfoSharing, Social Media, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Vice Adm. Tighe Takes Charge of Information Warfare and Naval Intelligence

by Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare Public AffairsJuly 15, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

A new generation of electron devices makes waves, trillions of them each second

by DARPA OutreachJuly 14, 2016

Two of the highest-frequency radio components ever made bode well for ushering radio technology into the super-high-speed/high-capacity terahertz bandwidth

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

Navy Virtualizes Schoolhouse Training

by Krishna M. Jackson, Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Public AffairsJuly 14, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

U.S. Navy hosts international student robotic submarine competition, July 27-31

by Patric PetrieJuly 14, 2016

Media open house, Thursday, July 28, starting at 10 a.m., with experts on hand and exhibits of current U.S. military robotic technologies

TAGS: Awards, InfoSharing, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Naval Information Force Reserve Hosts Annual Commander’s Conference

by Lt. Cmdr. Nicholas R Carter, NAVIFORESJuly 13, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Workforce

OrbitOutlook Integrates Largest and Most Diverse Network of Space Sensors Ever to Help Avoid Collisions in Space

by DARPA OutreachJuly 13, 2016

New data-gathering network aims to vastly improve the capability of the U.S. military and the global space community to make decisions about potentially hazardous space objects in near real time

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications

Navy Announces Release of Blue Angels Flight App

by Chief of Naval Air Training Public AffairsJuly 12, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, Social Media, Spectrum

Center for Information Dominance Changes Name

by Carla M. McCarthy, Center for Information Warfare Training Public AffairsJuly 11, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Navy Railgun Engineer & STEM Inspires Middle Schoolers at Summer Camp

by John Joyce, NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate CommunicationsJuly 11, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

Next Generation Expeditionary C2 Debuts at RIMPAC

by Krishna Jackson, PEO C4I Public AffairsJuly 11, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

10th NWDC-Hosted Strike Group 360° War Game Wraps Up

by Grant Sattler, Navy Warfare Development Command Public Affairs

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Center for Surface Combat Systems Pursues New Technology to Develop the Sailors of 2025

by Rozeta Fairchild, Simulation Coordinator, and Kimberly Lansdale, Center for Surface Combat Systems

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

DoD ESI: The More You Know, the More You Save

by Heather Rutherford

Thousands of IT products and services available under DoD ESI agreements are at your fingertips

TAGS: Cybersecurity, DAR, Data Strategy, Efficiencies, ELA, Enterprise Services, ESI, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE

Fast Fluency: Can We Identify Quick Language Learners?

by Warren Duffie Jr., Office of Naval ResearchJuly 1, 2016

TAGS: InfoSharing, KM

Navigating DoD ITSM Policy

by Lt. Cmdr. James Fisher, Navy IT Service Management Office and Phil Withers, NAVITSMO Contractor Support Staff

DoDI 8440.01 Points the Way Toward IT Service Management Convergence

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, FISMA, IA, Investment Management, IT Portfolio Management, ITAM, NEN, NGEN, NMCI, NNE, Spectrum, Standards, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

NITROS Boosts Information Warfare at Trident Warrior

by Rita Boland, Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Public Affairs

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

NRL’s New Monterey Chief Tackles 9 Questions

by Victor Chen, Naval Research Laboratory Public Affairs

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Online tracking — more than cookies

by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle, Attorney, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education

TAGS: Cybersecurity, PED, Privacy, Social Media, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Q&A with Steve Muck, Director for Privacy and Information Sharing for the DON CIO

by CHIPS Magazine

Eighty percent of DON data breaches are caused by human error or the failure to follow policy

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cloud, Compliance, Cybersecurity, DAR, NEN, NGEN, NMCI, NNE, PED, Privacy, Social Media, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

SSC Pacific’s Emergency Management Software Tool Granted Authority to Operate

by Katherine Connor, SSC Pacific staff writer

Enables interoperable communications across myriad agencies responding to disasters

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

The Mirage of A Transparent Ocean

by Rear Adm. Charles Richard, Director, Undersea Warfare. (OPNAV N97)

TAGS: InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest Sailor Helps Prevent a Tragedy

by Fleet Readiness Center Southwest Public AffairsJune 30, 2016

Assists potentially suicidal man

TAGS: InfoSharing

Magic Carpet Lands Aboard Washington

by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kashif Basharat, USS George Washington Public AffairsJune 29, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

The Great Green Fleet Explained

by John C. Stennis Strike Group Public AffairsJune 28, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, GreenIT, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Navy's Final Satellite in MUOS Constellation Launches Successfully

by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public AffairsJune 27, 2016

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce