February 8, 2016
Pre-registration for the West Coast DON IT Conference scheduled for February 17-18 in San Diego, CA. closed on February 4. The TAD registration limit has been met and registration is now limited to local attendees in a non-TAD status. Local attendees may register onsite at the convention center beginning at 7:00 each day of the conference.
by the DONCIO Privacy Team - February 8, 2016
Over 34,000 identity fraud cases were reported by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2011, an almost 100 percent increase over 2010. All that is required by the identity thief is a full name, date of birth and associated Social Security Number (SSN) to file a fraudulent tax return. The IRS has taken aggressive steps to curb fraudulent activity and in 2013indictments and sentencing doubled and the average prison term was more than three years (38 months) – the longest sentenced being 26 years.
February 6, 2016
Conference sessions will be available via DCS for those who want to participate from remote locations.
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by Rob Foster - February 4, 2016
It is very important to me to spend time meeting with Department of the Navy (DON) stakeholders to maintain active communication and feedback channels. I have made it a point to get out of the Pentagon and visit various Navy and Marine Corps commands to see for myself the excellent IT-related work that’s taking place and hear directly about IT-related challenges and concerns. I have strongly encouraged the DON Chief Information Officer (CIO) staff to follow suit, and pursue networking and collaboration efforts within the Navy and Marine Corps communities.
January 27, 2016
Registration is now open for the DON IT Conference, East Coast 2016. The DON IT Conference has been approved and will be held Apr. 20-21, 2016, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required.
The DON IT Conference is typically held in fleet concentration areas on the West Coast and East Coast each year to minimize cross-country travel by participants. Additionally, conference sessions will be available via DCS.
January 14, 2016
On January 12, 2016, Chris Kelsall, the DON CIO Cybersecurity Workforce Branch Head, received the CompTIA Excellence in Cybersecurity award. This award recognizes Members of Congress and Federal Agency Program Managers who have supported the need for a strong cyber workforce and leadership cadre in the cybersecurity community. The group specifically lauded Mr. Kelsall's leadership and efforts in developing and executing workforce strategies, and advocating for programs to enhance the competencies of the IT and cybersecurity workforce in the Department of the Navy via increased training and certification options. The other award recipient was Congressman Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
December 22, 2015
More than 25 million current, former, and prospective government employees and contractors were affected by two breaches at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), first reported in June 2015. More...