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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.

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DON CIO Remains Focused on DON IM/IT policy and Governance Oversight

by Capt. Damen Hofheinz - July 13, 2018

It is my pleasure to be selected to serve as Director, Office of the CIO (OCIO). The DON CIO recently consolidated and reorganized. Certain functions not statutorily required to be done by the CIO were delegated to the Navy and Marine Corps. This is resulting in streamlined processes, workflow efficiency, and a leaner CIO organization. Mr. Thomas Modly, Under Secretary of the Navy, is also both the Chief Management Officer and the Chief Information Officer. Reporting to him, I am responsible for the day-to-day operations of the very capable OCIO staff.

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Spectrum

Ensuring Efficiencies in Spectrum Supportability Source Code Development

June 8, 2018

On June 5, 2018, Under Secretary Thomas Modly signed a memo establishing DON policy that spectrum related government developed source code shall be made available to internal DON organizations and other federal agencies in accordance with OMB M-16-21 ("Federal Source Code Policy: Achieving Efficiency, Transparency, and Innovation through Reusable and Open Source Software").

TAGS: Spectrum

Full Operational Capability Certification of Spectrum Dependent Systems

June 8, 2018

On June 5, 2018, Under Secretary Modly signed a memo establishing that it is DON policy to request and record the full operational capabilities of Spectrum-Dependent Systems (SDS) during the spectrum certification process, enabling a full and accurate representation in spectrum certification databases.

TAGS: Spectrum

Memo on Approvals and Waivers for Obligation of Funds for Data Servers and Data Centers Released

June 7, 2018

On May 31, 2018, DON OCIO released a new memo, "Approvals and Waivers for Obligation of Funds for Data Servers and Data Centers." The memo provides updated amplifying guidance on the DON's implementation of authority delegated by the DoD Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO) to the Military Department CIOs for the approval of all data server and data center related obligations. This memo cancels and replaces the DON CIO memo, "Approvals/Waivers for Obligation of Funds for Data Servers and Centers," of Sept. 1, 2015.

TAGS: DCC, Forms/Reports, Infrastructure, Investment Management, ITEAA

Renting a Car? Be Aware that Your PII May be at Risk

June 1, 2018

Wallet or purse, check; suitcase, check; briefcase, check; smartphone and charging cord, check; PII, huh? The last thing you should do before you step out of the rental car and return the keys to the customer service representative is make sure you have all of your valuables in hand, and that includes your personally identifiable information (PII).

TAGS: Privacy

CHIPS Magazine

Naval Information Forces Force Master Chief Visits Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Sicily

by Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Benjamin Larkin, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station (NCTS) SicilyJuly 20, 2018

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

The Future Battlefield

by Dr. Gordon Cooke, ARDECJuly 20, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

CIWT Gets Underway, Strengthens Teambuilding Skills

by Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare TrainingJuly 19, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Workforce

Danger! Virus Detected!

by CHIPS MagazineJuly 18, 2018

Tech Support Scams

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, PED, Privacy, Social Media, Telecommunications

From messenger pigeons to satellite terminals: The evolution of communications in the Marine Corps

by Cpl. Lukas Kalinauskas, Marine Corps Installations West - Marine Corps Base Camp PendletonJuly 18, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

Students contribute and learn through Navy internships at NAVSEA Warfare Center

by J.W. Marcum, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme DivisionJuly 18, 2018

TAGS: Spectrum, Workforce

Middle School Students Brief Congressman on STEM Technologies to Solve Simulated Navy Challenges

by John Joyce, NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate CommunicationsJuly 17, 2018

TAGS: Spectrum, Workforce

CIWT's Legal Team Preserves Above-Board Domain

by Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare TrainingJuly 13, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

NPS Launches Interdisciplinary Data Science and Analytics Group

by Matthew Schehl, Naval Postgraduate School Public AffairsJuly 13, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, Governance, Spectrum, Telecommunications

SSC Atlantic Supports USMC Upgrade to Windows 10

by Gerard Sekerak, Space and Naval Warfare Systems CommandJuly 13, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, Governance, InfoSharing, Infrastructure

The Game of Love

by CHIPS MagazineJuly 12, 2018

Military consumers beware

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

U.S. Navy hosts international student robotic submarine competition

by Patric PetrieJuly 12, 2018

Media open house, Thursday, August 2, starting at 10 a.m., with experts on hand and exhibits of current U.S. military robotic technologies

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications

Washington Native Promotes to One Star Admiral

by Lt. Cmdr. Megan M. Shutka, NAVIFOR Public AffairsJuly 11, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Workforce

30 Years Ago: SECDEF Approves New Job Openings for Women

by Naval History and Heritage CommandJuly 10, 2018

TAGS: Civil Liberties, InfoSharing

Milestone MQ-8C Fire Scout Initial Operational Test and Evaluation Complete

by Lt. j. g. Caroline Zotti, Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One Public AffairsJuly 10, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications

SPAWAR Employees Receive High Honors from National Society of Black Engineers

by Alex Jackson, Space and Naval Warfare Systems CommandJuly 10, 2018

TAGS: Awards, Civil Liberties, Workforce

SPAWAR Implements New Policy to Modernize Engineering Systems

by Elisha Gamboa, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public AffairsJuly 9, 2018

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

SPAWAR Scientists and Engineers Receive 2017 Dr. Delores M. Etter Award

by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public AffairsJuly 9, 2018

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

Suffolk Commands Host LGBT Pride Month Observance

by George D. Bieber, NAVIFOR Public AffairsJuly 9, 2018

TAGS: Awards, Civil Liberties, InfoSharing, Workforce

Information Warfare Reservists Expand Horizons on Navy’s Newest Ship Platform

by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shannon Chambers, Navy Reserve, Navy Office of Information U.S. Pacific FleetJuly 2, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, IA, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

BOAT: Entry Point for New Oceanography Officers

by George Lammons, NAVIFOR Public Affairs, Mark Shaffer and Dan Banks, Information Warfare Training Group, Gulfport

TAGS: InfoSharing, KM, Spectrum, Wireless

Developing Navy Data Science Leaders

by Diane Owens, SSC Atlantic Public Affairs

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Spectrum

DON Enterprise Software Agreements

by DoD ESI Navy Software Program Managers

Discounted savings for DoD components, Intelligence Community

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, EA, Efficiencies, ELA, Enterprise Services, ESI, Governance, IA, IDManagement, Infrastructure, ITAM, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Strategy, Telecommunications, Wireless

Promoting a New Era of Electromagnetic Spectrum Repurposing

by Shameeka Hunt, SENSR Lead for the DON Office of the Chief Information Officer

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, Governance, InfoSharing, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications

Q&A with Cmdr. Andrew Boyden

by CHIPS Magazine

Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach Commanding Officer

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

How to identify and avoid scams that target the military community

by CHIPS MagazineJune 29, 2018

Military consumers lost more than $25 million to imposter scams in 2017

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

Navy pursues augmented and virtual reality to enhance fleet readiness

by Nichole Susanka, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme DivisionJune 29, 2018

TAGS: Infrastructure, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Building the Future, One RoboBoat at a Time

by Sierra Jones, Office of Naval ResearchJune 28, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications

CNO Visits Denmark

by Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs CommunicationJune 28, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum

NIOC Hawaii Holds Change of Command Ceremony

by CTR2 (IW) Brooke Miller, Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii Public AffairsJune 28, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Infrastructure, KM, NEN, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

NIOC Whidbey Island Holds Change of Command Ceremony

by Cryptologic Technician Maintenance Seaman (IW) Robert Heaney and Lt. Anastasia Novosyolovablatt, NIOC Whidbey Island Public AffairsJune 28, 2018

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

Rear Adm. Kathleen Creighton Visits, Shares Wisdom with IWTC Virginia Beach

by Lt. Tiya Deghetto, Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach Public AffairsJune 28, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Workforce

CNO Strengthens Naval Partnerships in Norway

by Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs CommunicationJune 27, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum

Nimitz: 50 Years of Teamwork and Tradition

by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael A. PrusieckiJune 26, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum

IWTC San Diego Changes Command

by Center for Information Warfare TrainingJune 25, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Workforce

NIOC Georgia’s CTI1 Jamie Biro Named Language Professional of the Year

by CTI2 Alexander Branch, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH FleetJune 25, 2018

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

Repellent Research: Navy Developing Ship Coatings to Reduce Fuel, Energy Costs

by Warren Duffie Jr., Office of Naval ResearchJune 22, 2018

TAGS: Efficiencies, Spectrum

Kohler Relieved by Brown as NAVIFOR Commander

by George D. Bieber, NAVIFOR Public AffairsJune 21, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Workforce

Navy Professor’s Family History Parallels U.S. Founding Father’s Vision on Education

by John Joyce, NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate CommunicationsJune 21, 2018

TAGS: Civil Liberties, Spectrum

SPAWAR Provides Unique Perspective for USAFRICOM Women's Military-to-Military Engagement Program

by Steve Davis, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public AffairsJune 21, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE

U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet Holds Change of Command

by Petty Officer 1st Class Samuel Souvannason, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th FleetJune 21, 2018

Updated with new photos

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Governance, IA, Infrastructure, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

Carderock, National Intelligence University sign education partnership agreement

by Justin Hodge, NSWC Carderock Division Public AffairsJune 20, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

Language, Regional Expertise and Culture: LREC Brings Cultural Training to the Modern Age

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor Jackson, Center for Information Warfare TrainingJune 20, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Telecommunications, Wireless

Marine Corps Systems Command awards contract to produce ACV

by Kaitlin Kelly, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationJune 20, 2018

TAGS: Spectrum

The Right Chemistry, Fast: Employing AI and Automation to Map Out and Make Molecules

by DARPA NewsJune 20, 2018

DARPA demonstrates power of automated chemistry for host of national security applications

TAGS: Spectrum

Inside NPS: MACO Program

by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Timothy HaleJune 19, 2018

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

Former NPS President Tighe Returns to Honor Spring Quarter Grads

by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick DionneJune 18, 2018

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

Making the Grade: U.S. Navy a ‘Top Supporter’ of HBCU Engineering Schools

by Warren Duffie Jr., Office of Naval ResearchJune 18, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum

Next gen binoculars increase survivability for Recon, EOD Marines

by Kaitlin Kelly, Marine Corps Systems CommandJune 18, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum

British Consul General in Miami Visits IWTC Corry Station

by Lt. John Laughery, Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station Public AffairsJune 15, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

NPS Military Operations Research Society/Tisdale Award Recipient Named

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Serpico, Naval Postgraduate SchoolJune 15, 2018

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing

NRL increases UAV endurance with solar soaring technology

by Raeanna Morgan, U.S. Naval Research LaboratoryJune 14, 2018

TAGS: Efficiencies, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications

The Battle of Midway: Commands Assemble to Remember the Iconic Battle

by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Steven Young, USS George Washington Public AffairsJune 14, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum

NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation Headquarters Celebrates 15 Years

by Allied Commander Transformation Public AffairsJune 13, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum

Are you a victim of cryptojacking?

by CHIPS MagazineJune 8, 2018

In a cryptojacking scheme, hackers use their victims’ electronic devices as their very own virtual ATM

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, PED, Privacy, Telecommunications

SSC Atlantic Engineer Fine-Tunes Systems Engineering Process for Mobile Apps

by Holly Carey, Space and Naval Warfare Systems CommandJune 8, 2018

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

USCYBERCOM is hiring, more to come

by U.S. Cyber Comand Public AffairsJune 8, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

Structured Approach to Integration Will Make Installation Processes Solid as ICE

by Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Public AffairsJune 7, 2018

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

How do you extract forensic data from an aerial drone? Very carefully.

by NIST NewsJune 6, 2018

Drone forensics gets a boost with new data on NIST website

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

New CyberSeek Data Shows Cybersecurity Worker Shortage

by CHIPS MagazineJune 6, 2018

More than 300,000 job vacancies reported nationwide

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, Enterprise Services, IA, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

On-the-move communications system set to field this fall

by Kaitlin Kelly, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationJune 6, 2018

Marines to deploy with MUOS waveform and three new antenna kits

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

SPAWAR Reserve Program Provides Critical Feedback to Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Lab

by Elisha Gamboa, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public AffairsJune 6, 2018

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

Call for speakers and proposals for the NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference

by CHIPS MagazineJune 5, 2018

Invest your time in the next generation of scientific leaders

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

Navy Expands Cyber Warrant Program

by Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsJune 5, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

Battle of Midway

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (OPNAV N2N6)June 4, 2018

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

SeaPort Next Generation now accepting vendor proposals

by Naval Sea Systems Office of Corporate CommunicationsJune 4, 2018

TAGS: BCA, Enterprise Services, Governance, InfoSharing, IT Portfolio Management, ITAM

Deep Breath: New ‘Rebreather’ Helps Navy Divers Beneath the Waves

by Warren Duffie Jr., Office of Naval ResearchJune 1, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Wireless

Navy Announces 2017 Top Language Professionals

by Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsJune 1, 2018

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

SPAWAR Engineering Department Welcomes Fleet Feedback During Ship Visit

by Elisha Gamboa, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public AffairsMay 30, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications

A Time To Pause and Reflect

by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ignacio D. Perez, Defense Media ActivityMay 25, 2018

Memorial Day Tributes

TAGS: Spectrum

DoD Honors Fallen Service Members for Memorial Day

by Lisa Ferdinando, Defense Media ActivityMay 25, 2018

TAGS: Spectrum

Flag Rank Officers of Chinese Ancestry

by Naval History and Heritage CommandMay 24, 2018

TAGS: Civil Liberties, InfoSharing, Spectrum

Flag Officers Visit CIWT, Observe and Discuss IW Training

by Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs

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

Fleet Gathers for Discussion on Shore as an Information Warfare Platform

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

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

How We Need to Prepare for a Global Cyber Pandemic

by Glenn S. Gerstell, NSA General Counsel

Recommendations by Glenn S. Gerstell, NSA General Counsel

TAGS: Civil Liberties, Cybersecurity, DAR, Governance, Governance, IA, IDManagement, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Privacy, Social Media, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Interoperability: not a technology problem

by Robert Stachura, Installation Program Director, Naval Station Great Lakes

Five critical elements to achieve an interoperability solution

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

NAVIFOR Celebrates NIWDC’s First Year Anniversary

by George D. Bieber, NAVIFOR Public Affairs

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Workforce

NAVSUP Business Systems Center Drives Navy Reform

by Naval Supply Systems Command Business Systems Center Office of Corporate Communications

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, IA, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, NEN, NNE, Performance Measurement

Need it fast? Marines can print it

by Kaitlin Kelly, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication

TAGS: Efficiencies, InfoSharing, Telecommunications

NR&DE personnel swarm both coasts to take on machine learning

by NUWC Newport Division Public Affairs and SSC Pacific Public Affairs

Share, explore and collaborate

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

You’ve Been Phished

by CHIPS Magazine

NIST has recommendations for you

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, IA, NEN, NNE, Social Media, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless