Apr 22

Industry News

Navy: Windows XP To Remain

FEDweek - April 18, 2014

Navy Expects Big Savings From Consolidated Tasking System

Federal Computer Week - April 11, 2014

Navy Accelerates NGEN Completion

C4ISR & Networks - April 8, 2014

New FCC Rulemaking Could Set Up A Spectrum Superhighway

Federal Computer Week - April 7, 2014

Tighe Takes Over At 10th Fleet

C4ISR & Networks - April 4, 2014

Rogers Takes Helm At Cyber Command, NSA

C4ISR & Networks - April 4, 2014

Navy Trims NGEN Transition Timeline

Federal Computer Week - April 4, 2014

Back On Track

Sea Power - April 1, 2014

DoD Cloud Spending Surge Ahead

C4ISR and Networks - March 31, 2014

DoD Looks Within To Build Cyber Force

GovInfoSecurity - March 28, 2014

Better Late Than Never: 5 Steps To Mitigating XP Risks

Government Computer News - March 27, 2014

Amazon Cloud Receives DoD Security Stamp Of Approval

Government Computer News - March 27, 2014

DoD Approves Four Cloud Solutions For Department-Wide Use

Federal Computer Week - March 27, 2014

The Key To Cost-Effective Cybersecurity

Federal Computer Week - March 27, 2014

How Agencies Can Use Technology To Meet And Exceed FOIA Requests

Government Computer News - March 26, 2014

DoD Expects to Add Nine Commercial Cloud Providers

Federal Computer Week - March 13, 2014

Cyber, IT Bright Spots in Defense Budget

National Defense Magazine - March 13, 2014

How To Lock Down Data in Use And In The Cloud

Government Computer News - March 12, 2014

How to Wring More Performance Out of Data Centers

Government Computer News - March 11, 2014

The FY15 Budget: IT Spending Breakdown

Federal Computer Week - March 5, 2014

Defense Budget Zeroes In On Cyber Spending

Federal Computer Week - March 4, 2014

API Layer Fuels Official US Navy Mobile App

Government Computer News - March 3, 2014

NIST Presents Building Blocks For Mobile Security

Government Computer News - February 26, 2014

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

Register Now For DON IT Conference, East Coast 2014

April 21, 2014

The DON IT Conference has been approved for June 24-25, 2014, and will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required.

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, KM, MFDs, Privacy

The 'Cutting Edge' Isn't Always The Answer

by Terry Halvorsen - April 18, 2014

Is newer always better (or necessary)?

In today's world, where technology changes in the blink of an eye, and the race to be faster, more capable, bigger, etc., moves at lightning speed, we sometimes forget to ask ourselves that very simple question. The government IT world isn't immune to this phenomenon. Cutting edge technology may bring useful new capability, but cutting-edge costs money – usually lots of money. These days, money is something the Department of the Navy doesn’t have a lot of. As prudent stewards of DON resources, we have to decide when it makes sense to invest in new technology and when it makes more sense to stay with something that has proven to be reliable and fully supports the DON mission.

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Efficiencies

Update Your NMCI GAL Info Via milConnect

April 14, 2014

Did you know that to update your contact information in the NMCI Global Address List (GAL) you must first update your Defense Enrollment and Eligibility Reporting System information via milConnect?

TAGS: InfoSharing, NEN

HeartBleed: What Does This Cyber Vulnerability Mean To You?

by Robert C. Hembrook - April 11, 2014

Recent news articles have discussed a newly discovered cybersecurity vulnerability given the nickname "Heartbleed." Heartbleed involves the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which enables secure transactions across the World Wide Web (e.g., https sites). Without SSL, everything you send over the Internet is sent in clear text, and can be read by anyone on your network. SSL helps encrypt data so that only the sender and receiver can see/use it.

TAGS: Cybersecurity

Enterprise-Wide Task/Records Management System Coming Soon To The Department

April 10, 2014

As detailed in a DON CIO memo released April 10, prototype design is underway on a DON enterprise-wide task management (TM) and records management (RM) system: the DON Tasking, Records, and Consolidated Knowledge Enterprise Repository (TRACKER). DON TRACKER will provide one auditable and compliant RM and TM system for all DON shore-based commands and organizations.

TAGS: KM, RM

DON CIO Reduces Printing, Devices To Save Millions

March 31, 2014

Did you know that multifunction devices could save the Department of the Navy $285 million over the Future Years Defense Program?

TAGS: Efficiencies, MFDs

Savings and Efficiencies Through Enterprise Mobility

March 13, 2014

The Department of the Navy's enterprise wireless contract, established by Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center San Diego (FLCSD) for all DON wireless use in the CONUS, went into effect in May 2011. The contract includes provisions to lower costs; it includes free devices, web portals provided by the wireless carriers that account managers can use to analyze and "fine tune" services, and a limited number of service plans that were selected based upon historical DON mobile device usage.

TAGS: Efficiencies, Telecommunications, Wireless

CHIPS Magazine

Cryptologic Technicians Are Leading the Way

by Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe - April 22, 2014

TAGS: Awards, Spectrum

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review

by Navy News Service - April 18, 2014

10 events you may have missed this week in the Navy

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

ActivIdentity Enterprise Software Licensing Blanket Purchase Agreement Awarded

by DoD ESI/DON Enterprise Licensing Agreements Team - April 17, 2014

TAGS: ELA, ESI, IDManagement, NEN

Enterprise Software Agreements

by DoD ESI Navy Software Program Managers - April 17, 2014

Discounted savings for DoD components, Intel Community

TAGS: Efficiencies, ELA, ESI

New Symantec Enterprise Software Licensing Agreement Awarded

by DoD ESI/DON Enterprise Licensing Agreements Team - April 17, 2014

TAGS: Efficiencies, ELA, ESI, ITAM, NEN

Navy’s X-47B Program Receives Aviation Honor

by NAVAIR PEO(U&W) Public Affairs, Patuxent River, Md. - April 16, 2014

Joins company with innovators like Orville Wright, Chuck Yeager, Apollo 11 and the Hubble Telescope

TAGS: Compliance, Telecommunications

Phoenix Makes Strides in Orbital Robotics and Satellite Architecture Research

by DARPA News - April 16, 2014

Successful initial efforts fuel next steps toward developing technologies that would enable assembly of more flexible, scalable and cost-effective space systems on orbit

TAGS: Spectrum, Telecommunications

Process Improvement: How 3D Printing is Changing Norfolk Naval Shipyard

by Michael Brayshaw, NNSY Public Affairs Specialist - April 16, 2014

A 3D printed car! A 3D printed gun? A 3D printed edible Oreo!?

TAGS: InfoSharing

DoD to Award $167 Million in Research Funding

by DoD News Release - April 15, 2014

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum

Navy's Underwater Archaeologists Dive Headfirst Into Naval History

by Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division - April 15, 2014

TAGS: Compliance, InfoSharing

Future USS America Delivered

by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker, Pre-Commissioning Unit America Public Affairs - April 14, 2014

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum

ICEX 2014: Navigating the World's Last Frontier

by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Julianne Metzger, Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs - April 14, 2014

TAGS: Cybersecurity, GreenIT, InfoSharing, Spectrum

X-47B Completes First Night Flight

by Jason Kelly - April 14, 2014

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Workforce

Game-Changing Navy Technologies

by Naval History and Heritage Command - April 10, 2014

Radar and GPS are just two innovations developed by the U.S. Navy

TAGS: Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Navy to Christen Future USS Zumwalt, New Class of Destroyer

by Department of Defense News - April 10, 2014

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum

ONI Celebrates 132nd Anniversary

by Brian Seraile, ONI Corporate Communications Office - April 10, 2014

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, Workforce

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review

by Navy News Service - April 10, 2014

10 events you may have missed this week in the Navy

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

CNO Talks Payloads, Platforms and Joint Operability at Sea-Air-Space Expo

by Chief Mass Communications Specialist Julianne Metzger, CNO Public Affairs - April 8, 2014

TAGS: Cybersecurity

Navy to Deploy Electromagnetic Railgun Aboard JHSV

by Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Corporate Communication - April 8, 2014

TAGS: Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Robocopter: New Technology Brings New Capabilities to the Marine Corps

by David Smalley, Office of Naval Research - April 8, 2014

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum

Live Coverage of Sea-Air-Space 2014

by U.S. Navy - April 7, 2014

TAGS: InfoSharing, Social Media

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review

by Compiled from Navy News Service - April 4, 2014

10 events you may have missed this week in the Navy

TAGS: InfoSharing

Navy Celebrates 121 Years of Deckplate Leadership

by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Hurt, Defense Media Activity - April 3, 2014

Ask the Chief!

TAGS: KM

U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet Change of Command

by Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet Public Affairs - April 3, 2014

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Future UAS trainer makes cross country voyage to support Triton program

by NAVAIR Public Affairs - April 2, 2014

Cost avoidance savings for the Navy

TAGS: Cybersecurity

A Conversation with Ms. Carla Lucchino

by CHIPS Magazine - April-June 2014

Department of the Navy Assistant for Administration (DON/AA) about the DON Tasking, Records and Consolidated Knowledge Repository

TAGS: BCA, Efficiencies, Enterprise Services, KM

Arctic Roadmap: Charting the Navy’s Arctic Presence

by Heather Rutherford with Robert Freeman, N6E6C - April-June 2014

TAGS: GreenIT, InfoSharing

Best Practices and Lessons Learned for DoD Commercial Off-the-Shelf Software Licensing

by DoD ESI/Navy Enterprise Licensing Agreements Team - April-June 2014

Best value, best pricing, best terms and conditions for the software you need

TAGS: ELA, Enterprise Services, ESI

Bryan Comstock

by CHIPS Magazine - April-June 2014

IT Specialist, Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center Discusses High Performance Computing Upgrades for the Navy and DoD

TAGS: Enterprise Services, Governance, Infrastructure, NEN

Capt. Gene Costello and Capt. Douglas Powers

by CHIPS Magazine - April-June 2014

Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command and Commanding Officer, Network Operations and Network Defense Talk Cybersecurity and the Insider Threat

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

Commercial Software License Acquisition Training

by DoD ESI/Navy Enterprise Licensing Agreements Team - April 1, 2014

DoD ESI offers on-site training and webinars

TAGS: ELA, ESI

Communicating in an HADR Environment

by Cmdr. Jason A. Parish - April-June 2014

Lessons Learned from an N6/Assistant Chief of Staff for C4I

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Social Media, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

DON IT Policy Roundup

by DON Enterprise IT Policy & Communications - April-June 2014

TAGS: Cloud, DCC, Efficiencies, FOIA, Governance, ITAM, Privacy, Telecommunications, Wireless

Editor's Notebook

by Sharon Anderson - April-June 2014

The Navy's Goal is Information Dominance

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NEN, NGEN, NMCI, NNE, Workforce

Energy Independence and the Warfighter

by Vice Adm. Phil Cullom, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics - April-June 2014

TAGS: Cybersecurity, GreenIT

From Snow to Sunshine

by y Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Johnson, Defense Media Activity - April 1, 2014

A Beautiful Day at SPAWAR

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Workforce

High Risk Breach Avoided

by Steve Daughety - April-June 2014

TAGS: Compliance, Privacy

International Engagement Through Navy Foreign Area Officers

by Capt. Elizabeth Thomas and Cmdr. Stacey Prescott - April-June 2014

TAGS: InfoSharing

More than a Feeling: ONR Investigates ‘Spidey Sense’ for Sailors and Marines

by Eric Beidel, ONR Corporate Strategic Communications - April 1, 2014

TAGS: Cybersecurity

Navy Lessons Learned Information System

by Sharon Anderson - April-June 2014

A user-friendly way to find the information you need

TAGS: InfoSharing, KM

NUWC Newport Dedicates New $24.3 Million Facility

by David Sanders, NUWC Public Affairs Office - April-June 2014

Facility to house the Navy’s program for new and emergent electromagnetic sensors

TAGS: GreenIT, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

R/V Neil Armstrong: One Small Step Will Mean Giant Leap for Navy's Research Fleet

by By Eric Beidel, Office of Naval Research Public Affairs - April 1, 2014

TAGS: Cybersecurity

Rogers Takes Over Top NSA, Cyber Command Posts

by Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service - April-June 2014

TAGS: Compliance, Cybersecurity, IA, Infrastructure, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Safeguarding PII in Rosters

by Steve Daughety - April-June 2014

TAGS: Compliance, Privacy

Sam Pecoraro, Combat Direction Systems Activity, Dam Neck

by CHIPS Magazine - April-June 2014

Lead Machinery Control System Engineer for U.S. Coast Guard Polar Class Icebreaker

TAGS: Spectrum, Telecommunications

Taking Flight: X-47B and MQ-4C Triton Share the Spotlight

by Heather Rutherford with NAVAIR - April-June 2014

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Workforce

The 'Cutting Edge' Isn't Always The Answer

by Terry Halvorsen - April-June 2014

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Efficiencies

The Information Dominance Command Qualification Program

by Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6) - April-June 2014

A program to ensure IDC officers are optimally qualified and prepared for the challenges of command

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

The Transition Begins: DoD Risk Management Framework

by Jennifer M. Ellet and Shaun Khalfan - April-June 2014

An Overview

TAGS: Cybersecurity, DADMS/DITPR-DON, DIACAP

The U.S. Navy Successfully Accelerates Move to NGEN Contract

by Sharon Anderson, CHIPS Senior Editor - April-June 2014

Migration will save about $20 million per month

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, NEN, NGEN, NMCI

NRL's LASR Building Receives Design Award

by NRL Public Affairs - March 27, 2014

Unique UAV lab wins engineering excellence award

TAGS: GreenIT

Rear Adm. Hopper and “Hopper Nation” Show Character, Courage, Commitment

by Rear Adm. Rick Williams, Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific - March 24, 2014

TAGS: Efficiencies, Investment Management, ITAM

NRL Researchers Detect Water Around a Hot Jupiter

by Donna McKinney - March 21, 2014

TAGS: Spectrum

Navy FY15 Budget: Stewardship

by Rear Adm. Barry Bruner - March 19, 2014

TAGS: Efficiencies, Enterprise Services, ITAM

Navy Fields Modernized M9 ACE to Marines

by Dan Broadstreet, NSWC PCD Public Affairs - March 18, 2014

TAGS: Telecommunications

Chief of Naval Operations Approves Establishment of Navy Information Dominance TYCOM

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance - March 11, 2014

Next step in the evolution of Information Dominance

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NEN, Spectrum, Workforce

AEGIS Ashore Team Trainer: Training the Shield of Europe

by Lt. Bryan Kline, Technical Analyst, Center for Surface Combat Systems - March 7, 2014

TAGS: Efficiencies, InfoSharing, Workforce

JTRS Compliance Awarded to AN/PRC-148B Radio

by Joint Tactical Networking Center - March 6, 2014

TAGS: Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Marine Corps Systems Command - "Equipping the Warfighter to Win"

by Marine Corps Systems Command - March 6, 2014

Information Systems and Infrastructure Team Receive DON IT Awards

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, ELA, Enterprise Services, ESI, Investment Management, ITAM, NEN, NNE

Navy Releases Updated Plan for Future Arctic Readiness

by Defense Media Activity - February 26, 2014

TAGS: Spectrum

See it Live: Famed Nimitz WWII "Diary" to be Unveiled Online

by Naval History and Heritage Command Public Affairs - February 21, 2014

Tune in Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

TAGS: KM, RM

All Roads Lead to Information Dominance

by Sharon Anderson - January-March 2014

Advanced Technology Underpins Navy’s Information Dominance Capability and Vision

TAGS: DADMS/DITPR-DON, Efficiencies, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, NEN, NGEN, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

BUPERS Reduces SSN Use

by Steve Muck and Steve Daughety - January-March 2014

TAGS: Compliance, Privacy

Capt. Michael Abreu

by CHIPS Magazine - January-March 2014

Program Manager, Naval Enterprise Networks Program Management Office (PMW 205)

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, Governance, Investment Management, ITAM, NEN, NGEN, NMCI, Strategy

Enhancing Information Dominance Through Leadership Cross-detailing

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6) - January-March 2014

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

Enterprise Computing Power

by DON Enterprise IT Policy & Communications - January-March 2014

New DON IT policies aim to reduce costs and improve cybersecurity

TAGS: Cloud, Efficiencies, Infrastructure, Investment Management, ITAM

Enterprise System Puts Log Readiness at Marines’ Fingertips

by Monique Randolph, MCSC Corporate Communications - January-March 2014

Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, ITAM

JKO Virtual Curriculum Offers Increased Training Access for Separating Members

by Rebecca Coleman, Joint Staff Public Affairs - Hampton Roads - January-March 2014

TAGS: InfoSharing, KM

My Navy Portal

by Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) - January-March 2014

The Navy’s official military integrated human resources portal for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPTE) services

TAGS: Efficiencies, Investment Management, KM, NEN

Naval Intelligence Strategic Plan articulates the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the Naval Intelligence Community

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6) - January-March 2014

TAGS: Compliance, Cybersecurity, Workforce

NAVSEA Employees Help Develop Virtual Military Transition Program

by Tammy Van Dame, Combat Direction Systems Activity, Dam Neck Public Affairs - January-March 2014

TAGS: InfoSharing, KM

Posting Official Department of the Navy Information on Personal Unofficial Websites

by Steve Muck and Steve Daughety - January-March 2014

TAGS: Privacy, RM

Rear Admiral Matthew L. Klunder

by CHIPS Magazine - January-March 2014

Chief of Naval Research Director, Test and Evaluation and Technology Requirements

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, Investment Management, ITAM

Resilience — the Unbeatable Navy-Marine Corps Team

by Sharon Anderson - January-March 2014

TAGS: InfoSharing

Spectrum – In Plain Language

by Thomas Kidd - January-March 2014

TAGS: Compliance, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

The Battle Rhythm Challenge: A Key Joint Enabler

by Lt. Col. Joel L. Houk and Michael G. Cushing - January-March 2014

TAGS: KM, Performance Measurement

The Changing Technology of Naval Messages

by Heather Rutherford and Donald Owens - January-March 2014

A look at more than 150 years of naval message history

TAGS: Efficiencies, Telecommunications

Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers

by CHIPS Magazine - January-March 2014

Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NEN, Workforce

What is "Insider Threat?"

by Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (OPAV N2/N6) - January-March 2014

TAGS: Compliance, Cybersecurity, RM

What’s New With NMCI and What Does It Mean to You

by MC1(IDW/SW/AW) Elizabeth L. Burke, NETWARCOM Public Affairs - January-March 2014

TAGS: Efficiencies, NGEN, NMCI

Whistleblowing: How to Report Waste, Fraud, Abuse or Misconduct

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6) - January-March 2014

TAGS: Compliance, Cybersecurity, RM

Why Do We Have a Dashboard — What Are We Doing With It, and Where Is It Going?

by DON Enterprise IT Policy & Communications - January-March 2014

DON IT Efficiencies Dashboard

TAGS: DCC, Efficiencies, Governance, Infrastructure, Investment Management, ITAM, ITEAA, Performance Measurement