IT Asset Management

The DON CIO is developing policy to improve information technology asset management (ITAM), which is a net-centric capability to conduct and maintain a comprehensive inventory of IT resources as capital assets. Specifically, ITAM is the development, management and control of DON IT/National Security Systems hardware, software and services baseline and measurement approach for asset visibility, decision support and reporting. Financial management will be an emphasis of the ITAM process.

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Policy

Appointment of DON Deputy Chief Information Officer as Functional Area Manager Authority for Navy

VCNO Memo - June 10, 2011

This memo appoints the Department of the Navy Deputy Chief Information Officer as the single Functional Area Manager authority for Navy.

DON Exhibit 300 UPASS Guide for SNaP-IT

DON Guidance - July 30, 2010

The DON Exhibit 300 UPASS Guide for SNaP-IT provides program and project managers guidance on the completion of the Capital Asset Plan and Business Case (Exhibit 300) in the DoD automated SNaP-IT system for required Major Automated Information Systems and Initiatives. This guide describes the content required for each question and provides links to applicable policy and procedural documents both internal and external ...

Information Management/Information Technology Policy for Fielding of Commercial Off the Shelf Software

SECNAVINST 5230.15 - April 10, 2009

SECNAVINST 5230.15 mandates that all COTS software in use across the Department of the Navy be vendor supported. DON organizations desiring to continue to use COTS software that is no longer supported must request and receive a waiver to this policy.

Department of the Navy Consolidation of Sun Hardware and Software Warranty Requirements

DTG 011526Z JUL 08 - July 11, 2008

This Naval message provides guidance regarding consolidating the Department of the Navy's Sun Microsystems hardware and software maintenance and re-emphasizes the use of the Sun Support Total Enterprise Warranty (SSTEW) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The SSTEW BPA is a time and money saving BPA for extended warranty, maintenance, education and professional services for all Sun Microsystems products.

News

Data Centers: What Are They?

February 20, 2012

The Department of the Navy must reduce its business IT costs by 25 percent over the next five years. One way the DON is doing this is through data center consolidation. But, what is a data center? A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. ...

Consolidating Data Centers Key to Cutting IT Spending

by Michele Buisch - January 17, 2012

To continue supporting the operational forces stationed around the world, protecting the nation and providing humanitarian assistance during these fiscally constrained times, the Department of the Navy is seeking opportunities to increase IT efficiencies while cutting business spending. A primary focus of this effort is data center consolidation, which is essential to reducing the IT budget by 25 percent during the next ...

Ensuring Spectrum-Dependent Systems are "Up to Code" Saving Time, Money

by Thomas Kidd and Mark Rossow - January 17, 2012

To achieve the most efficient use of communications-electronics (C-E) resources, the required capabilities of systems and equipment should be met during the procurement phase — rather than investing in equipment that may require redesign or retrofitting after development. Therefore, it is more critical than ever in these budget constrained times that program offices and procuring officials take advantage of processes ...

Message from the DON CIO

by Terry Halvorsen - January 17, 2012

Happy New Year! This year, the Department of the Navy will build on the efforts of 2011 as we continue on our difficult but necessary journey to transform the way the department manages its business information technology. Finding ways to become more effective in how we acquire and operate IT will lead to decreased costs and ensure we hit the target of reducing the IT budget by 25 percent by 2017.

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.

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.

DON Telecommunications Working Group Launched

March 2, 2009

On Feb. 10, 2009, the Department of the Navy Telecommunications Working Group was formally launched in conjunction with the West Coast DON IM/IT Conference held in San Diego. The working group was chartered by DON CIO to assist in the development and execution of strategies to deliver an optimized telecommunications environment.

DON IT Asset Management Implementation Plan

August 27, 2007

This presentation outlines a Concept of Operations and Implementation Plan for Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM), which is currently under review. Final approval of the current draft DON ITAM Implementation Plan is projected for the first quarter of FY 2008.

Resources

General Records Schedule

by DON CIO KM/RM Team - April 21, 2009

General Records Schedules (GRS) are issued by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to provide disposition authorization for records common to several or all agencies of the Federal Government. GRS cover records documenting administrative, or housekeeping, functions, rather than program functions. Most records described in a GRS are temporary, although the GRS also includes the disposition of some ...