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AWS Offers New Tool for Getting Bulk Data to the Cloud

Government Computer News - October 15, 2015

Cloud.gov to Give Agencies a PaaS

Government Computer News - October 2, 2015

Trust and Verify: Managing the Cloud Abroad and at Home

Government Computer News - August 26, 2015

Governments Remain LAN-Bound, But Ready for the Cloud

Government Computer News - August 20, 2015

Successfully Migrating and Monitoring Apps in the Cloud

Government Computer News - July 8, 2015

A Security Checklist for SCADA Systems in the Cloud

Government Computer News - June 29, 2015

What Does the Leap Second Mean for Government IT?

Government Computer News - June 25, 2015

Army Eyes Cloud-Based Virtual Training

Government Computer News - April 15, 2015

FedRAMP Website Set for Makeover

Federal Computer Week - February 20, 2015

Feds' Cloud Relationship Knotty But Ultimately Nice

Federal Computer Week - January 23, 2015

The Future Of FedRAMP

Federal Computer Week - November 10, 2014

Verizon Gains FedRAMP ATO For Cloud Services

Government Computer News - November 10, 2014

How The Army Is Approaching Its Cloud Strategy

Federal Computer Week - November 7, 2014

Not All Clouds Created Equal

Government Computer News - October 1, 2014

Navy Discovers A Cache Of IT Savings In The Cloud

Government Computer News - September 25, 2014

Ready To Move Continuous Monitoring To The Cloud?

Government Computer News - September 25, 2014

Cloud Computing

A May 15, 2015 DON CIO memo, "Acquisition and Use of Commercial Cloud Computing Services," issued new guidance for leveraging commercial cloud services in the DON. This memo includes as an enclosure a DON abbreviated business case analysis (BCA) template that may be used when seeking cloud service solutions. Any desired use of cloud service offerings must first be analyzed using either the DON Enterprise IT Abbreviated BCA template or the DoD Enterprise IT BCA template. Within each BCA, DISA-provided cloud services must be included as one of the alternatives considered.

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Policy

Additional Guidance Regarding Acquisition and use of Commercial Cloud Computing Services in the DON

DON CIO Memo - May 17, 2016

In a May 17, 2016 memo, the DON CIO issued updated guidance for acquiring commercial cloud services in the DON. The updated memo amends May 15, 2015 guidance titled, "Acquisition and Use of Commercial Cloud Computing Services." This memo delegates final approval authority for Navy and Marine Corps commercial cloud services business case analyses (BCAs) to the DON Deputy CIO (Navy) and DON Deputy CIO (Marine Corps). DON ...

Acquisition and Use of Commercial Cloud Computing Services

DON CIO Memo - May 15, 2015

This memo provides updated guidance for leveraging commercial cloud services in the Department of the Navy, implements the December 15, 2014 cloud computing guidance from DoD CIO, cancels the DON CIO June 4, 2013 memo, "Update to Department of the Navy Approach to Cloud Computing," and supersedes all direction concerning cloud pilots and cloud services in the DON CIO July 31, 2013 memo, "Enterprise Mobility and Cloud ...

Updated Guidance on the Acquisition and Use of Commercial Cloud Computing Services

DoD CIO Memo - December 15, 2014

This memo clarifies and updates DoD guidance when acquiring commercial cloud services. In the context of this memo, commercial cloud services also refer to cloud services provided by non-DoD federal government organizations.

Use of Enterprise Information Technology Standard Business Case Analysis

DoD CIO Memo - October 23, 2014

This memo establishes the Enterprise Information Technology Business Case Analysis Template to provide a standardized approach and criteria for analyzing IT investments. The template is based on business cases used in the DoD and industry. DON CIO is currently drafting policy on implementing the below DoD CIO memo.

Enterprise Mobility and Cloud Service Pilot Project Governance

DON CIO Memo - July 31, 2013

This memo originally stated that any organization planning to initiate a new Enterprise Mobility or Cloud Service pilot must submit an enterprise information technology standard business case analysis (BCA), or an abbreviated BCA, justifying the initiative to the appropriate approving authority. However, the May 15, 2015 DON CIO memo "Acquisition and Use of Commercial Cloud Computing Services" updates and supersedes all ...

News

DON CIO Issues Updated Guidance for Acquiring Commercial Cloud Services in the DON

May 17, 2016

In a May 17, 2016 memo, the DON CIO issued updated guidance for acquiring commercial cloud services in the DON. The updated memo amends May 15, 2015 guidance titled, "Acquisition and Use of Commercial Cloud Computing Services." This memo delegates final approval authority for Navy and Marine Corps commercial cloud services business case analyses (BCAs) to the DON Deputy CIO (Navy) and DON Deputy CIO (Marine Corps). DON ...

DON IT Conference Presentations Available

April 19, 2016

Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in Washington, DC, April 20-21 are now available by request. Please submit your request by using the "Contact Us" link located in the DON CIO Information section.

DON IT Conference Schedule Now Available

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 ...

DON IT Conference Rescheduled

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.

Updated Guidance on Use of Commercial Cloud Computing Services Released

January 5, 2015

A Department of Defense Chief Information Officer memo published Dec. 15, 2014, significantly changed DoD CIO guidance on the acquisition and use of commercial cloud computing services. Per the memo, Components may now acquire cloud services directly, without going through DISA, if a business case analysis demonstrates that doing so results in better value. The Components remain responsible for determining what data and ...

Building on DON Success; Meeting New Challenges

by Barbara Hoffman - June 9, 2014

It has been a privilege to serve in leadership positions for the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer, including as Director of both the E-business and Investment Management teams, Principal Deputy for two very talented DON CIOs, and now as the DON CIO (Acting). Our business IT environment has evolved dramatically over this timeframe, in technology advances as well as in operational and fiscal challenges.

SECNAV Portal Using Commercial Cloud Services Operational

September 9, 2013

The first Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) portal hosted in a commercial cloud environment is now operational. This portal is the result of a pilot program between the Department of the Navy Assistant for Administration (DON/AA), the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Systems Center Atlantic team and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Submit BCA to Initiate Enterprise Mobility or Cloud Service Pilots

August 1, 2013

On July 31, 2013, the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer released the memo, "Enterprise Mobility and Cloud Service Pilot Project Governance," which states that any organization planning to initiate a new Enterprise Mobility (EM) or Cloud Service pilot must submit an enterprise information technology standard business case analysis (BCA), or an abbreviated BCA, justifying the initiative to the appropriate ...

What is Cloud Computing?

April 8, 2013

You’ve heard the term and seen the ads on TV, but what does "cloud computing" mean, and why is the Department of the Navy talking about it?

Enabling Business Transformation "On the Go"

by Dan DelGrosso and Mike Hernon - April 20, 2012

Increasing the ability to conduct business on the go, away from a traditional office or desktop environment, can be a key enabler of the Department of the Navy's business transformation process. Arming DON personnel with access to the department's knowledge base regardless of their location will improve effectiveness in any new or improved business process.

Negotiating Contracts for Cloud-Based Software

by Gretchen Kwashnik - January 17, 2012

The federal government's "cloud first" policy, as part of the Federal Chief Information Officer's "25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management," requires federal agencies to consider cloud computing before making new IT investments and to move at least three applications to the cloud by May 2012.

Department of the Navy in Good Company in IT Efficiencies Way Ahead

by Jessica Pelenberg - November 18, 2011

As the quest for cost saving efficiencies rages on, three government officials spoke about the challenges their organizations are facing and their plans to tackle them at the Fifth Annual C5ISR Government and Industry Partnership Conference held Nov. 16, in Charleston, S.C.

Message From the DON CIO: Changing the IT Business Model

by Terry Halvorsen - July 27, 2011

The Department of the Navy must change the way it manages its business information technology (IT) systems. It is the reality of these fiscally constrained times; and frankly, it is the right thing to do as good stewards of taxpayer money.

Security for Cloud Computing

by Christopher Perry - May 18, 2010

Achieving and maintaining information dominance will require continuous and timely advances in both technology and operational processes. Cloud computing is one such rapidly emerging area of technology and operations that the Department of the Navy is already planning for and beginning to pilot. To achieve information dominance, it is vital that all new technologies and processes, such as cloud computing, be thoroughly ...

Has the Use of E-Mail Peaked?

by Brian Burns - November 29, 2009

Historically, each generation expands the use of the communication inventions from the previous generation. Communication has evolved from cave drawings and carvings, to smoke signals and music (such as drumbeats, chants and yodeling); to written inscriptions; to letters distributed by foot, horseback, ships and railroad. Morse code revolutionized communication through the telegraph and line-of-sight light flashes.

CHIPS Magazine

Big Data, 3D Printing and Robots: Marine Corps Commandant Touts ONR S&T

by David Smalley, Office of Naval Research - May 10, 2016

Naval Enterprise Networks Industry Day to Address Future Navy and Marine Corps IT Procurement

by PEO-EIS Public Affairs - May 4, 2016

Features One-On-One Conversations for Industry and Small Business

‘Gloves Are Off’ in Cyber says DISA Director

by DISA News - April 21, 2016

DISA Continues to Evolve

by DISA News - April 21, 2016

DoD CIO Discusses Modernizing Networks, Consolidating Data Centers

by Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - April 18, 2016

DON CIO Awards Recognize Information Management and Information Technology Excellence

by Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer - April-June 2016

Download CHIPS Magazine Mobile App!

by CHIPS Magazine - April-June 2016

Enterprise Software Agreements

by DoD ESI Navy Software Program Managers - April-June 2016

Discounted savings for DoD components, Intel Community

Q&A with Erle Marion and Susan Shuryn

by CHIPS Magazine - April-June 2016

Navy cloud and data center consolidation strategy update

Sharing Electromagnetic Spectrum

by Sharon Anderson - April-June 2016

CIO Priorities Include Cybersecurity, Innovation, Retaining IT Workforce

by Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - March 24, 2016

Marine Corps rolls out tailored cyber acquisition strategy

by Emily Greene, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication - March 11, 2016

DoD Issues Cybersecurity Discipline Implementation Plan

by CHIPS Magazine - March 10, 2016

DoD-Wide Windows 10 Rapid Deployment to Boost Cybersecurity

by Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - March 9, 2016

Visit or Dial-in to West Coast DON IT Conference

by DON CIO - February 17, 2016

Feb. 17-18, 2016

DISA Releases Cloud Connection Process Guide

by CHIPS Magazine - January 29, 2016

Brig. Gen. Dennis A. Crall

by CHIPS Magazine - January-March 2016

Director – Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4), Headquarters Marine Corps / Chief Information Officer of the Marine Corps

DON CIO Congratulates Award Winners

by DON CIO - January-March 2016

Marine Corps Systems Command talks cloud computing at Cloud Technology Summit

by MCSC Office of Public Affairs & Communication - January-March 2016

Navy Finalizes Eight Cybersecurity Standards, Now Available to Industry

by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public Affairs and Corporate Communications - January-March 2016

Q&A with Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett

by CHIPS Magazine - January-March 2016

Deputy Director of Current Operations, U.S. Cyber Command

DON IT Conference Schedule Now Available

by Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer - November 4, 2015

Naval Enterprise Networks Invites Industry to an Information Session Nov. 17

by PEO-EIS Public Affairs - October 28, 2015

Future Navy and Marine Corps IT Procurement and Service Management Plans to be discussed

Q&A with Mr. Rob Foster

by CHIPS Magazine - October-December 2015

Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer

Register Now For DON IT Conference, West Coast 2016

by DON CIO - October-December 2015

Strengthening Cybersecurity Awareness

by Rob Foster - October-December 2015

Message From the DON CIO

NAVSEA to Host Cybersecurity Industry Forum at Washington Navy Yard

by Naval Sea Systems Command Corporate Communications - September 25, 2015

DARPA Tech Forum Previews National Security Future

by Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - September 15, 2015

DISA 2015 Forecast to Industry

by DISA News - September 2, 2015

Best Practices in Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management

by NIST News - August 18, 2015

Oct. 1-2, 2015

NIST Computer Security Division Has 3 Upcoming Events

by NIST News - August 7, 2015

Open for registration

We've Moved - Our www.npc.navy.mil Website, That Is

by Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs - July 2, 2015

Approvals/Waivers for Obligation of Funds for Data Servers and Centers

by DON CIO Communications Team - July-September 2015

Department of the Navy, Naval Enterprise Networks, Issues RFI to Industry

by PEO EIS Public Affairs Office - July-September 2015

PEO EIS Innovation Cell Looks to Deliver IT Solutions Quicker

by Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems Public Affairs - July-September 2015

DON CIO Town Hall Rescheduled

by Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer - June 15, 2015

DON IT Conference June 17-18

DON IT Conference Schedule Now Available

by Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer - May 15, 2015

Carter Unveils New DoD Cyber Strategy in Silicon Valley

by Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - April 24, 2015

Forward Movement in Streamlining Processes and Using Commercial Services

by Dr. John Zangardi, Ph.D. - April-June 2015

Acting DON CIO Dr. John Zangardi describes ongoing IT modernization

NASA’s Cloud Computing Future

by Lt. Cmdr. Hannah Bealon - April-June 2015

DoD CIO Details Information Technology Priorities

by Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - March 10, 2015

Meet SPAWAR’s New Chief Engineer

by Tina C. Stillions and Krishna M. Jackson, SPAWAR Public Affairs - February 23, 2015

Rear Adm. Kohler Engages with IDC Sailors During Visit to Korea

by MC1 (SW/AW) Frank Andrews, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea Public Affairs - February 10, 2015

DoD Moves Data to the Cloud to Lower Costs, Improve Security

by By Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - February 2, 2015

DON IT Conference Final Preparations Complete

by DON CIO Communications Team - February 2, 2015

DCO sessions offered

DON IT Conference Schedule Now Available

by DON CIO Communications Team - January 15, 2015

DISA Releases New Cloud Security Requirements Guide

by DISA News - January 14, 2015

Updated Guidance on Use of Commercial Cloud Computing Services Released

by DON CIO Communications Team - January 5, 2015

DISA Continues to Advance Enterprise Services

by Sharon Anderson - January-March 2015

Navy is Committed to the Joint Information Environment

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6) - January-March 2015

Streamlining Processes to Reduce Administrative Burden

by Dr. John Zangardi, Ph.D. - January-March 2015

Nominations for DON IM/IT Excellence Awards Due Jan. 7

by DON CIO Communications Team - December 23, 2014

CNO Visits US Fleet Cyber Command, Presents Navy Unit Commendation Award

by U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet Public Affairs - December 18, 2014

DoD Cloud Way Forward

by CHIPS Magazine - December 1, 2014

New guidance released

DoD Advances Information Technology to Lower Costs

by Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - November 10, 2014

A Message from the DON CIO

by Tom Hicks - October-December 2014

Posturing the Navy for the Future

A Technology Leap for the Navy, Better Quality of Life for Sailors

by Sharon Anderson - October-December 2014

CANES provides advanced cybersecurity and more

NMCI Powered by NGEN

by Sharon Anderson - October-December 2014

Rob Wolborsky, Executive Director SPAWAR Fleet Readiness Directorate and Capt. John Robey, Fleet Support Program Manager

by Tina Stillions, Public Affairs Specialist SPAWAR Headquarters - October-December 2014

SPAWAR Cyber Readiness Team talks about ongoing efforts for the fleet

TFCA on milSuite

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

A new site dedicated to collaboration on Navy cybersecurity topics, issues and programs

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review

by Navy News Service - September 26, 2014

10 events you may have missed this week in the Navy

Pentagon’s Acting CIO Provides Cloud Computing Update

by Amaani Lyle, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - September 24, 2014

Navy's Journey to the JIE and IC ITE

by Sharon Anderson - September 15, 2014

A process not a destination

DISA Conducts Forecast to Industry

by Defense Information Systems Agency Public Affairs - August 25, 2014

Command and Control within the Cyber Awakening

by Sharon Anderson - July-September 2014

OPNAV N2/N6’s Matt Swartz Talks About How the Navy Gets Enterprise Right for the Fleet

Darren A. Sawyer Discusses the Navy Intelligence Community Enterprise Information Technology Transition

by CHIPS Magazine - July-September 2014

Senior Advisor for Navy Intelligence Enterprise Information Technology

Dr. Maura Sullivan Discusses DON IT and Cybersecurity Risk Management

by CHIPS Magazine - July-September 2014

White House Fellow currently serving in the U.S. Department of the Navy

Editor’s Notebook

by Sharon Anderson - July-September 2014

DON Business IT Cost Savings and Efficiencies

The Mission Driven Network

by U.S. Navy Captains Danelle Barrett and James H. Mills - July-September 2014

Finding the Synergy Between Joint and Naval Information Systems to Deliver Tailored Capabilities

U.S. Navy Continues to Drive IT Cost Efficiencies

by Janice C. Haith, Director, Department of the Navy Deputy Chief Information Officer – Navy (DDCIO-N) - July-September 2014

Janice C. Haith, DDCIO-N, discusses Navy IT savings

DON IT Conference To Begin June 24

by DON CIO News Release - June 16, 2014

DON IT Conference - East Coast 2014

by CHIPS Magazine - June 5, 2014

Registration for TAD attendees closes June 13

Resources

East Coast DON IT Conference DCS and Dial-In Information

April 12, 2016

Below please find the dial-in conference numbers and DCS URLs for the DON IT Conference sessions being held April 20-21, 2016.

Cloud Security Information Impact Level Matrix

May 21, 2015

The DON Cloud Security Information Impact Level Matrix is intended to assist Mission Owners/Program Managers in determining security information impact levels as they apply to appropriate hosting environments.

Fast Facts

February 11, 2013

The Fast Fact series provides pithy facts and news briefs about Department of the Navy IT initiatives, business transformation efforts and success stories.