Civil Liberties

The DON CIO is the Department of the Navy's Senior Military Component Official for Civil Liberties. In this capacity, the DON CIO promotes the civil rights and civil liberties of U.S. citizens, legal residents, military personnel and DON employees. The DON CIO also maintains a public communication venue for civil rights and civil liberties inquires. The DON CIO administers a civil liberties program within the Department of Defense that fulfills the DoD's responsibilities under federal law, and that promotes and integrates an understanding and ongoing recognition of civil rights and civil liberties issues in DoD policies, procedures and operations.

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Policy

DON Civil Liberties Communications Plan

DON CIO Civil Liberties Team - August 19, 2013

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer is the DON Chief Civil Liberties Officer. In this capacity, the DON CIO promotes the civil rights and civil liberties of U.S. citizens, legal residents, military personnel and DON civilian employees. The DON CIO administers a civil liberties program within the department that fulfills Department of Defense (DoD) responsibilities under federal law, promoting ...

Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

Executive Order 13636 - February 12, 2013

This executive order establishes the United States' policy to enhance the security and resilience of the Nation's critical infrastructure and to maintain a cyber environment that encourages efficiency, innovation, and economic prosperity while promoting safety, security, business confidentiality, privacy, and civil liberties. Such goals are achieved through a partnership with the owners and operators of critical ...

Section 508 Report to the President and Congress: Accessibility of Federal Electronic and Information Technology

Department of Justice Report - September 12, 2012

This report, authorized under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, provides findings based on a survey of federal agencies on the accessibility of their electronic and information technology (EIT) and the procedures used to implement the requirements of Section 508.

DoD Civil Liberties Program

DoD Instruction 1000.29 - May 25, 2012

This instruction establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for the implementation of the Department of Defense Civil Liberties Program, delegates authorities for the effective administration of the DoD Civil Liberties Program and authorizes the Defense Civil Liberties Board.

DoD Civil Liberties Program

Instruction Number 1000.29 - May 17, 2012

This instruction establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for the implementation of the Department of Defense Civil Liberties Program, including those portions that relate to privacy.

DON FOIA, Privacy and Civil Liberties Programs

UNSECNAV Memo - May 14, 2012

This memo retains the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer as the DON's Senior Military Component Official for Privacy, and delegates the responsibility for oversight and management activities of the Department's implementation of the Privacy Act. It further appoints the DON CIO as the DON Senior Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Official, and the DON Chief Civil Liberties Officer. It delegates the ...

Framework for DoD Component Civil Liberties Point of Contact: Roles & Responsibilities

DoD Memo - January 21, 2010

This one-page document provides Department of Defense Component Civil Liberties Officer roles and responsibilities as of Jan. 21, 2010.

Organizational Placement and Structure of DoD Civil Liberties Officer Functions

DoD Memo - December 14, 2009

This memo from the Department of Defense Civil Liberties Officer (DoD CLO) establishes the organizational placement of the DoD CLO and requests identification of DoD Component CLOs.

Privacy and Civil Liberties

Public Law 110-53 - August 3, 2007

This is an excerpt from PUBLIC LAW 110-53-AUG. 3, 2007, "Implementing Recommendation of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007," specifically Sections 801 (Modification of Authorities Relating to Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board) and 803 (Privacy and Civil Liberties Officers).

News

Donate to Your Favorite Charities through the Combined Federal Campaign

November 16, 2015

The Combined Federal Campaign's (CFC) mission is to promote and support philanthropy through an employee focused and effective program that provides federal employees with an opportunity to choose from many worthy charities that support those in need around the world. More...

Message From the DON CIO: Keeping PII and PHI Secure

by Terry Halvorsen - May 17, 2012

As a department, we like to save our data and records -- to ensure we will have a historical record or to meet a regulatory requirement. And indeed, many of the Department's business processes require the legitimate use of sensitive information. However, there are cases in which personally identifiable information (PII) or protected health information (PHI) should not be used, maintained or collected.

Ensuring Your Solicitation is Section 508 Compliant

by Sherrian Finneran - October 27, 2011

Since 1998, when Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act, all federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, are required to make electronic and information technology (E&IT) accessible to individuals with disabilities. The law applies to all federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology.

Resources

Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Transparency Division Resources

September 14, 2017

The following resources are provided to implement the Department of Defense's Privacy and Civil Liberties programs through advice, monitoring, official reporting and training.

DON Civil Liberties Program Briefing

September 10, 2013

This brief includes information regarding the program's mission, program requirements, the DON Civil Liberties complaint process and DON roles and responsibilities. This information is consistent with requirements as set forth in Public Law 110-53, "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007."

DoD Civil Liberties Program Component Civil Liberties POC Guide

by The Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office - August 1, 2013

This guide published by DPCLO is provided to the components as a reference to assist in the establishment and implementation of the component's civil liberties program. The content includes background information, the program's mission and function as well as a description of roles and responsibilities.

Component Civil Liberties Report (2013/3rd Qtr)

July 11, 2013

Section 803 of Public Law 110-53, "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007," of August 3, 2007, requires DoD to submit periodic, but not less than quarterly, reports to Congress on the activities of the DoD Civil Liberties Officer. Negative reports are required. In order to ensure that DoD is providing complete and accurate reports to Congress, DON is asked to submit a report even if there is no ...

Civil Liberties Resources

April 18, 2013

The following is a list of civil liberties resources.

Component Civil Liberties Report (2013/2nd Qtr)

April 18, 2013

Section 803 of Public Law 110-53, "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007," of August 3, 2007, requires DoD to submit periodic, but not less than quarterly, reports to Congress on the activities of the DoD Civil Liberties Officer. Negative reports are required. In order to ensure that DoD is providing complete and accurate reports to Congress, DON is asked to submit a report even if there is no ...

DON Civil Liberties Program Checklist

April 18, 2013

To facilitate the DON stand-up of a civil liberties program we are aligning with the Defense Privacy Civil Liberties Office mirroring their DOD Civil Liberties Model Program Checklist. This checklist is updated and submitted along with each quarterly DON Section 803 Complaint report.

Fourth Amendment Training Presentation

April 9, 2013

Fourth Amendment Training, hosted by the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office on April 9, 2013, was provided by the Office of Assistant Counsel to the Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security. The purpose of this training session was to familiarize DoD civil liberties POCs with Fourth Amendment issues that may arise within their own components. Topics included an overview of searches and seizures, where ...

Section 508 Resources

September 18, 2012

The following is a list of Section 508 resources.

Privacy Complaint Process

by DON CIO Privacy Team - January 16, 2012

The Privacy Complaint Process is a tiered process.