July 1, 2015
In the spring of 2015, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) became aware of unprecedented compromises to government employee personal data. While the full scope of the data breaches is unknown, at a minimum they impact current and former federal employees including Department of the Navy personnel. OPM, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are continuing to investigate the extent of these intrusions. As the investigation moves forward, it is likely that the list of those affected individuals could grow to include a significant number of current and former military members. While the spectrum of risk to affected individuals is also not fully known, it is reasonable to assume it includes identity theft at a minimum.
Timely and accurate information will be posted as it becomes available at the following website.
June 24, 2015
Mr. Rob Foster was selected to serve as the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer effective June 15, 2015. Mr. Foster brings with him more than 30 years of leadership service to the United States, both as a civilian leader and as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy. He joined the Department of the Navy team after serving as Deputy CIO for the Department of Health and Human Services, and before that, as Deputy CIO with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the Department of Homeland Security.
by DON CIO Privacy Team - June 24, 2015
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.
June 23, 2015
Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in Baltimore June 17-18, are now available by request. Please submit your request by using the "Contact Us" link located in the DON CIO Information section.
June 15, 2015
The DON IT Conference, East Coast 2015 schedule is now available. The conference will be held June 17-18, 2015, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md.
UPDATE (6/15/15): The DON CIO Town Hall, scheduled to take place June 18, has been rescheduled to begin at 8:45 AM, and end at 10:00 AM. The DUSN (M) town hall has been cancelled and several other sessions on the same day have been slightly adjusted as a result. The updated schedule in now available for download.
by Enterprise Commercial IT Strategy Team - May 22, 2015
Following the announcement of the Department of the Navy's Home Use Program for Microsoft applications, the DON CIO has received many questions concerning the use of this program. Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions and their answers.
May 11, 2015
Navy NMCI users may begin transitioning from Blackberry devices to Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. NMCI users are now authorized to procure and use the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, as well as the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 tablets with NMCI Email. NMCI has the capacity to support 15,000 iPhone/iPad users anywhere in the Continental United States and Hawaii, and plans to increase capacity to ~30,000 by the end of summer.
May 4, 2015
The DON IT Conference, East Coast 2015 has been rescheduled for June 17-18 at the Baltimore Convention Center, in Baltimore, MD. The schedule is being reworked and is forthcoming.