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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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

DoD Industry Information Day

June 5, 2017

DoD is hosting an "Industry Information Day" on Friday, June 23, to present a briefing, and receive and address industry feedback on the implementation of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Case 2013-D018, "Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services." Registration to attend this meeting must be received by Monday, June 12.

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 ...

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.

Resources

Fast Facts

March 29, 2017

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

DON Cloud Update, DON IT Conference 2016

July 7, 2016

This presentation, given at the DON IT Conference held April 20-21, 2016, provides information on cloud transition, lessons learned, and where the DON is headed with enterprise cloud computing. It also includes a discussion on topics including: the Intake/ITPR/Business Case Analysis (BCA) approval process; DCAO: “Navy Cloud Store Is This Much Open;” plus the additional topics of governance, What is MilCloud+, and a ...

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.