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API Layer Fuels Official US Navy Mobile App

Government Computer News - March 3, 2014

NIST Presents Building Blocks For Mobile Security

Government Computer News - February 26, 2014

SaaS Solution Drives Improvements at Michigan DMVs

Government Computer News - February 6, 2014

Pentagon Officials Prioritizing Eight IT Initiatives

Washington Post - January 27, 2014

The Mobile Warfighter: Preparing for Deployment

Federal Computer Week - September 6, 2013

Mobile Push Notifications Becoming Pushy Notifications

Government Computer News - August 22, 2013

Study: More Mobile Would Make Feds More Productive

Federal Computer Week - August 19, 2013

GSA Redesigns .gov Sites With Mobile in Mind

Federal Computer Week - August 16, 2013

DoD: 30-Day Approval Process for Mobile Devices

Federal Times - August 12, 2013

Senators Seek Specific Spectrum Relocation Proposal From DoD

Federal Computer Week - August 5, 2013

Smartphone Makers Flock to DoD

Federal Times - August 5, 2013

Mobile Usability: Targeting the Tool to the Audience

Federal Computer Week - July 22, 2013

DoD Negotiating the Way Forward for Mobility

Federal Computer Week - July 16, 2013

America's Army Deploys to Almost Every Mobile Device

Government Computer News - July 15, 2013

DoD Building Its Own Secure 4G Wireless Network

Government Computer News - July 3, 2013

Obama Asks Agencies to Share Spectrum

Federal Computer Week - June 14, 2013

Apple's New iPhone Lock Could Help With Mobile Security

Government Computer News - June 12, 2013

Telework Challenge: Employees Who Resist Telework Tools

Government Computer News - June 3, 2013

A Breakdown Of DoD Security Controls For iOS And Android

Government Computer News - May 29, 2013

Feds' Next Step In Clearing RF Spectrum Could Be A Challenge

Government Computer News - May 24, 2013

NARA Lashes 3 Clouds Together To Move Users To Google Apps

Government Computer News - May 24, 2013

New Risk On The Block: Bring Your Own Cloud

Government Computer News - May 23, 2013

Salesforce.com Optimizes Mobile Apps For Government

Government Computer News - May 23, 2013

In Sandy's Wake, NJ Town Goes to All-Wireless Phone Service

Government Computer News - May 7, 2013

DISA Eyes Wi-Fi at Fort Meade

NextGov - April 29, 2013

Pentagon Expects to Enlist Apple, Samsung Devices

Wall Street Journal - April 29, 2013

BYOD: Why Managing Devices is Not Enough

Federal Computer Week - April 26, 2013

The Search for More Spectrum

Federal Computer Week - April 22, 2013

A Checklist for Keeping Mobile Apps Secure

Government Computer News - April 19, 2013

DARPA Puts Out Call to Boost Wireless Security

Government Computer News - April 15, 2013

The Call Heard 'Round The World

Government Computer News - April 3, 2013

Better Than A password? Write With Your Finger

Government Computer News - April 2, 2013

DoD's Mobile Plan Still Calls For Multiple Platforms

Government Computer News - March 22, 2013

Step Two Of DoD's Mobile Strategy Outlines Pilot Projects

Government Computer News - March 13, 2013

Is That Really Broadband? A Look at the Technologies in Play

Government Computer News - March 12, 2013

Navy's Ship-To-Ship Communications Goes 4G

Government Computer News - March 11, 2013

Mobile Security: A Password Isn't Perfect, But It's A Start

Government Computer News - March 6, 2013

Mobile Device Plan Balances Security, User Needs

Department of Defense - February 28, 2013

The Radio With Infinite Range

Strategy Page - February 26, 2013

5 Tips For Secure Mobile Apps

Government Computer News - February 15, 2013

Authentication With Cloud, BYOD: It's Complicated

Government Computer News - February 8, 2013

Self-Deleting Emails: An Enterprise Nightmare?

Government Computer News - January 29, 2013

Don't Manage Mobile Devices, Manage the Enterprise

Government Computer News - January 28, 2013

Other Cyber Shoe Waiting to Drop on BYOD

Government Computer News - January 16, 2013

Mobile Boosts Productivity, Risk for Feds

Federal Computer Week - January 15, 2013

IPv6 Boosts Mobile Performance, Panel Claims

Government Computer News - January 14, 2013

FCC's Free 'Checker' Helps Users Secure Smart Phones

Government Computer News - December 21, 2012

What Were 2012's Top Issues and Trends?

Washington Technology - December 21, 2012

Mobile Users Get No Clue They're Visiting Malicious Sites

Government Computer News - December 10, 2012

Is the Light Spectrum the Next Frontier for Wireless?

Government Computer News - December 6, 2012

Mobile, Cloud Poised for Growth in 2013

Federal Computer Week - December 5, 2012

Agency Data Centers Will Never be the Same

Government Computer News - October 26, 2012

Cyber Insecurity: Managing Against the Risk

Federal Computer Week - October 23, 2012

Budget Shortfalls Driving CIOs' Priorities

Federal News Radio - October 17, 2012

How Cloud Technology can Simplify BYOD

Federal Computer Week - September 11, 2012

3 Simple Tricks to Keep Your Data Safe on the Road

Government Computer News - September 7, 2012

Can Mobility Escape the Security Snare?

Federal Computer Week - September 5, 2012

Keeping Work and Life Balanced in a BYOD World

Federal Computer Week - September 5, 2012

Navigating the 'Unholy' Matrimony of Mobile and Cloud

Government Computer News - August 31, 2012

The Grace Period on Mobile Security is Over

Government Computer News - August 24, 2012

One Way to Manage BYOD: Limit the Options

Government Computer News - August 17, 2012

Will AT&T's Phase-Out of 2G Service Affect Gov Customers?

Government Computer News - August 9, 2012

Is BYOD the Next Big Security Opportunity?

Washington Technology - August 3, 2012

Wireless System Tackles Tracking Challenge

Signal Magazine - August 1, 2012

Commanding the Electromagnetic and Cyber Environment

Chief of Naval Operations - July 24, 2012

Is Mobility the Key to DoD's Future?

Federal Computer Week - July 20, 2012

Budgets, Security Mean Big Changes

Signal Magazine - July 1, 2012

AT&T Launches Mobile Interpreting Service For Government

Government Computer News - June 19, 2012

Pentagon Playing Catch-Up With Mobile Technology

National Defense Magazine - June 12, 2012

Digital Strategy Sets Stage for Mobile Explosion

Federal Computer Week - June 1, 2012

Popular DoD Desktop App Ready For Mobile Devices

Government Computer News - May 24, 2012

OMB's Digital Strategy Emphasizes Mobility

Federal Computer Week - May 23, 2012

Building a Mobile Strategy

Federal Computer Week - May 17, 2012

9 Keys to Making BYOD Work

Government Computer News - May 10, 2012

'Cloud First' Giving Way to 'Mobile First'

Government Computer News - May 8, 2012

Mobile Privacy Risks: Who Should Alert End Users?

Government Computer News - May 4, 2012

Choosing a Mobile Development Strategy for Your Agency

Federal Computer Week - May 1, 2012

DoD Policy Brings New Mobility to Civilian Employees

Federal Computer Week - April 20, 2012

Telework Embrace Widens

Federal Computer Week - April 10, 2012

DISA to Roll Out Defense-Wide Mobility Plan

Government Computer News - April 6, 2012

Marines Want Smart Phone for Classified, Commercial Systems

Government Computer News - April 2, 2012

Is the Government Ready for a Mobile Transformation?

Federal Computer Week - March 19, 2012

Navy Wants iPads for its New Network

NextGov - March 19, 2012

Expect Mobility Strategy to Broaden

Federal Computer Week - March 15, 2012

Mobility: A Golden Opportunity in Tough Budget Times

Federal Computer Week - March 12, 2012

Federal Mobility, Web Reform Strategies to be Consolidated

Federal Computer Week - March 2, 2012

FCC Holds a Few Aces on Spectrum

NextGov - February 22, 2012

Key Navy Satellite Launches Friday

NextGov - February 21, 2012

FCC Spectrum Auction to Fund Long-Sought Public Safety Network

Government Computer News - February 17, 2012

GSA Buying Plan Aims to Make it Easier for Agencies to go Mobile

Government Computer News - February 17, 2012

Mobile App or Mobile Website - Does it Make Any Difference?

Federal Computer Week - February 15, 2012

Users: We Want a Federal App Store

Government Computer News - January 17, 2012

For Government, Cost-Cutting is Mobile's Real Killer App

Government Computer News - January 13, 2012

DISA OKs Secure Android Mobile System for DoD

Government Computer News - January 5, 2012

DoD Still Wrestling With Scalability, Security for Wireless Networks

Government Computer News - December 23, 2011

Guide to Better Security for Mobile Access to Networks

Government Computer News - December 19, 2011

Mobile Conflict: What Users Want Versus What Agency Needs

Government Computer News - December 12, 2011

Agencies' Mobile Question: How to Get There From Here?

Government Computer News - December 8, 2011

Tools Could Put iPhones, Androids on Government Networks

Government Computer News - December 1, 2011

Mobile Devices Will Drive Global Web Use by 2015

Government Computer News - September 13, 2011

How to Make the Cloud a Data Cupboard

Federal Computer Week - September 12, 2011

Going Mobile? The People are Already There

Government Computer News - August 1, 2011

Making Mobile Work; Success Strategies Revealed

Federal Computer Week - July 29, 2011

20 Years After First Call, GSM Rules the Mobile World

Government Computer News - July 12, 2011

Agencies, Industry Seek Answers to Mobile Puzzle

Federal Computer Week - July 1, 2011

4 Smart-Phone Security Tips From DHS

Government Computer News - June 17, 2011

Army Takes the Point for DoD Wireless Services

Government Computer News - April 25, 2011

5 Technologies Key to the Mobile Revolution

Government Computer News - April 20, 2011

Next-Generation Governance is The Key to Future IT Success

Government Computer News - April 13, 2011

Gov 2.0 on The Go: Agencies Hit it Big With Mobile Apps

Federal Computer Week - April 8, 2011

Can the Wireless Spectrum Handle 50 Billion Devices?

Government Computer News - March 25, 2011

Where Web Access is Limited, Wireless Cloud Comes Into Play

Government Computer News - March 21, 2011

Battlefield Cell Networks Research Grows

Signal Magazine - February 16, 2010

Marines Ban Twitter, MySpace, Facebook

Wired Magazine - August 3, 2009

Voice Over IP Builds Bridge to the Future of DoD Comms

Federal Computer Week - July 15, 2009


The Department of the Navy is in the process of reforming its telecommunications environment. The guiding precept of this initiative is developing and implementing an enterprise management framework that will substantially improve the manner in which telecommunications are acquired, operated and accounted for. The new framework will replace the current piecemeal approach with one that adopts enterprise buying strategies and delivers visibility into the assets and services being procured. The end result will be an optimized telecommunications environment supported through automated tools that facilitate delivering the right mix of services at the best cost.

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DON Adoption of the DoD Mobile Classified Capability

DON CIO Memo - March 24, 2014

This memo details how the Department of the Navy will transition to DoD Mobile Classified Capability (DMCC) once Defense Information Systems Agency has fielded DMCC phones, and DMCC access to NMCI Secret Internet Protocol Router Network Outlook Web Access email has been enabled.

DON Enterprise Mobility Integrated Product Team

DON CIO Memo - June 12, 2012

This memo establishes the Department of the Navy Enterprise Mobility Integrated Product Team (EMIPT) as the Department's designated advisory and action group, reporting to the DON Information Enterprise Governance Board for all matters pertaining to the Department's enterprise mobility efforts. Further, it establishes the EMIPT charter, which states that the EMIPT will be a collaborative initiative to facilitate a ...

DON Policy on Mobile (Cellular) Services Cost Management

DON CIO Memo - March 15, 2012

This memo provides interim policy for the Deputy, Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer for Navy and Marine Corps to better manage and control cellular costs. This policy applies to all Navy and Marine Corps personnel using government-provided mobile devices operating on commercial cellular networks for voice and data services.

DON Plan for Optimizing Use of Employee IT Devices and Other IT to Achieve Efficiencies

DON CIO Memo - June 12, 2013

This memo details how the Department of the Navy is actively optimizing the use of employee information technology devices and other IT to achieve efficiencies.

DON Information Technology/Cyberspace Efficiency Initiatives and Realignment Tasking

DON CIO Memo - December 27, 2010

This memo establishes Department of the Navy information technology/cyberspace policy and governance strategy to meet the long-term objectives of the Department's information management, IT/cyberspace and information resources management efficiency and effectiveness goals. The memo also outlines initial DON IT/cyberspace efficiency focus areas.

Amplification Guidance for Purchase and Installation of Personal Electronic Device Smart Card Readers

DTG 281919Z JAN 09 - February 2, 2009

This Naval message provides amplification guidance for the purchase and installation of Common Access Card readers on all Personal Electronic Devices including BlackBerrys. It also identifies the procurement options for the required hardware.

Implementing Telecommunications Expense Management Tools in the DON

DON CIO Memo - January 30, 2009

Telecommunications Expense Management (TEM) tools, if properly implemented, provide critical support to optimizing the wired and cellular telecommunications environments and cutting costs. To ensure that the DON maximizes the benefits of these tools DON CIO in conjunction with ASN (RD&A) has released a policy memorandum that prohibits the acquisition of any TEM modules until an enterprise solution is developed.

DON Enterprise Mobility 2008

DON Guidance - October 24, 2011

Department of the Navy Enterprise Mobility 2008 describes the strategy the Department is following in assessing and adopting commercially available wireless products to enhance its enterprise mobility capability.

DON Security Guidance for Personal Electronic Devices

DTG 202041Z AUG 07 - December 17, 2007

This Naval message provides guidance for the use of personal electronic devices (PEDs). Commands are encouraged to immediately begin transition to PEDs that support digital signature and encryption. Effective March 31, 2008, use of PEDs that are not natively compliant or have not upgraded to meet the requirements will no longer be permitted.

DON Policy for Issuance, Use and Management of Government-Provided Mobile (Cellular) Phone, Data Equipment and Services, and Calling Cards

DON CIO Memo - February 24, 2010

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance governing the issuance, use and management of government-provided mobile cellular phone, data equipment and services, and calling cards. It complements the Department's strategic enterprise approach to the acquisition of cellular phone services, which has been developed to ensure cost-effective acquisition and use of these services enterprise-wide.


Savings and Efficiencies Through Enterprise Mobility

March 13, 2014

The Department of the Navy's enterprise wireless contract, established by Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center San Diego (FLCSD) for all DON wireless use in the CONUS, went into effect in May 2011. The contract includes provisions to lower costs; it includes free devices, web portals provided by the wireless carriers that account managers can use to analyze and "fine tune" services, and a limited number of ...

What's Next in IT - And How Do We Get There?

January 10, 2014

The current budget realities faced by the Department of the Navy have created for us a "new normal." And though we still work diligently to find more ways to save money, we also must adjust to the new normal by asking, "Now what?" How do we get from a mindset of "cutting back to save money" to using the cutting edge of technology to transform our business processes?

DON Senior Spectrum Manager Elected to IRAC Agency Vice Chair Position

May 1, 2013

The Department of the Navy's senior spectrum manager was named Agency Vice Chairman of the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) April 23.

Take Precaution Before Use of Cell Phone Signal Boosters

April 29, 2013

Recent changes in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations governing signal boosters enable the sale of certain types of these boosters within the United States. Signal boosters are devices that can improve cell phone coverage in areas where they do not get a good signal.

2013 DON IM/IT Excellence & Electromagnetic Spectrum Award Winners Announced

January 31, 2013

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 DON IM/IT Excellence Awards and the John J. Lussier Electromagnetic Spectrum Leadership Award.

DON Saving Significantly on Cellular

October 15, 2012

To maximize the overall power of the Department's mobile (cellular) purchasing habits, the Department of the Navy established the DON Enterprise Wireless Contracts in January 2011. The benefits of these contracts are paying off, and savings have steadily increased since the establishment of the Enterprise Wireless Contracts. ...

Mobile Device Reductions Result in Significant Savings

October 1, 2012

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer implemented mobility management tools and cell phone optimization training in March 2012. The overall goal is to gain business efficiencies and reduce cell phone and mobile device spend due to unused lines, total number of devices and overage minutes. To date, this effort has been very successful in setting the foundation for significant cost reductions. ...

Increasing the Dynamic of Spectrum Access

by Thomas Kidd - July 30, 2012

The final step in the dynamic federal agency spectrum access process within the United States is receiving a radio frequency assignment from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. This notification from the assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information is required for federal spectrum-dependent systems to operate within the United States. The Code of Federal Regulations Title ...

New Integrated Product Team to Promote DON Mobility

by Dan Delgrosso and Mike Hernon - July 30, 2012

The Department of the Navy Enterprise Mobility Integrated Product Team charter was signed by Terry Halvorsen,DON Chief Information Officer, May 15, 2012. The charter defines the process that the enterprise will adopt to assess and enhance the DON's mobility capabilities using wireless and other remote connectivity options.

DON CIO Speaks at Naval War College's Senior Enlisted Academy Graduation

August 1, 2012

There are few milestones that better mark a time, an accomplishment and the hope for a bright future than a graduation. On July 12, 2012, Terry Halvorsen, Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer, had the honor of speaking at the graduation ceremony of the most recent graduating class of the Senior Enlisted Academy of the Naval War College in Newport, RI. He spoke of the challenges the graduates will face and how ...

NMCI Continues to Offer Solutions for Diverse Mission Needs

April 30, 2012

The Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) has been operational for more than 10 years and serves more than 810,000 users across the country. The network continues to mature every day with the implementation of new solutions and security measures designed to help Sailors and Marines perform their mission critical tasks more effectively and efficiently. ...

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.

Transforming Spectrum Management

by Thomas Kidd - April 20, 2012

Emerging technology has always compelled traditional spectrum management processes to adapt and evolve. The 2012 International Telecommunication Union World Radiocommunication Conference issued new international radio regulation treaty language regarding software defined radio and cognitive radio systems.

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

by Thomas Kidd and Mark Rossow - January 12, 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 ...

New DON Mobile Contracts and Tools Drive Savings

by Mike Hernon - January 12, 2012

In today's efforts to identify and leverage all potential efficiency opportunities, one area often overlooked is a device that hundreds of thousands of Department of Defense personnel carry every day — their mobile phone. With voice and data plans sometimes costing more than $100 a month, the DoD spends tens of millions of dollars on cellular bills every month to ensure that personnel away from the office have access to ...

Ensuring Your Solicitation is Section 508 Compliant

by Sherrian Finneran - October 26, 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.

Telework Driving Demand for Remote Access

by Mike Hernon - October 26, 2011

The Department of the Navy anticipates that personnel will begin teleworking in significant numbers when a new telework policy is released shortly. As a result, there will be explosive growth in the number of users who need to connect to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet and other government networks from remote locations, primarily from a home office, but also from other locations via cellular or Wi-Fi networks.

The Spectrum Sharing and Reallocation Dilemma

by Thomas Kidd and Mark Rossow - October 26, 2011

The electromagnetic spectrum is a unique resource. While in some ways it is similar to other resources, like oil or water, in other ways, it is very different. The electromagnetic spectrum is typically defined as the set of all non-ionizing radiation electromagnetic frequencies.

News From the DON Mobility Program

by Mike Hernon - July 25, 2011

This is a very active year in the area of enterprise mobility. In the commercial marketplace, dozens of new devices, the vast majority of which are tablets, were released, or announced for imminent release, as manufacturers race to meet growing consumer demand for greater mobile performance and functionality.

Reshaping the DON's Approach to Buying and Managing IT Resources

by Floyd Groce and Karen M. Davis - July 24, 2011

As all personnel within the Department of Defense and across the federal government are well aware, this is an era of increased budget scrutiny. However, with this scrutiny comes a new opportunity to assess and advance how DoD operates and to improve efficiency across a wide variety of business units and operations. As a significant budget item, the massive information technology infrastructure is no exception and offers ...

Implementing DON IT/Cyberspace Efficiency Initiatives & Realignment

by Lynda Pierce - April 29, 2011

In the January-March 2011 issue of CHIPS, the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer announced the DON CIO's role in addressing information technology/cyberspace efficiency initiatives and realignment in the Department of the Navy, in response to a memo released by the Under Secretary of the Navy Dec. 3, 2010. The Under Secretary directed the DON CIO to take the lead for this endeavor.

We Live In A Radiant World

by Tom Kidd - January 21, 2011

Our atmosphere is filled with electromagnetic energy from many sources. These include manmade emissions from sensors and communications equipment, electrical power lines and generators, as well as natural emissions from lightning, the sun, cosmic radiation and other sources. The electromagnetic environment is all around us every day. For example, electromagnetic energy from the sun reflects off the moon and refracts ...

DON IT/Cyberspace Efficiency Initiatives and Realignment

by Lynda Pierce - January 20, 2011

The Under Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Robert O. Work, signed a memo, dated Dec. 3, 2010, addressing information technology (IT)/cyberspace efficiency initiatives and realignment in the Department of the Navy. The memo underscores the challenge from Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Robert Gates to think about the DON's approach to IT initiatives and to centralize and consolidate efforts where it makes sense. Work ...

500,000 Apps (and Nothin' On), Will Mobile Apps Get Serious in 2011?

by Mike Hernon - January 21, 2011

Most of the buzz in the mobility world these days is about apps, apps and more apps. The growth in the number and variety of mobile applications during the past 18 months has been dramatic. This has been the result of the owners of mobile operating systems promoting their platforms to the application developer community and providing free or low-cost development tools. Mobile devices now compete in the marketplace on ...

Cellular Devices in Classified Spaces

by Mike Hernon, Tony Soules and Bob Turner - May 17, 2010

Not a week goes by without an inquiry to the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer or the Navy or Marine Corps Designated Approving Authority (DAA) regarding the desire to bring a commercial wireless device, usually a BlackBerry, into restricted areas where classified information is discussed, stored or otherwise processed.

Climate Monitoring

by Tom Kidd - February 22, 2010

The DON CIO represented the DON at the first International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) joint seminar in September 2009. It was organized as an open forum for discussion of the ITU and WMO roles in the use of radio spectrum, space orbits and radio-based meteorological tools and systems for monitoring, mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Greener Spectrum

by Tom Kidd - February 22, 2010

While the range between 540 – 610 in terahertz (THz) is (literally) the "green" portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, that isn't what we are going to discuss here. This article introduces the concept of the electromagnetic spectrum as a critical resource in the study of climate change. The Department of the Navy electromagnetic spectrum community supports many different radio and telecommunication technologies ...

Radio in 2050

by Tom Kidd - February 22, 2010

It can be embarrassing to attempt to predict technology beyond its current development horizon. This is especially challenging when the technology has begun to accelerate exponentially. To predict the future of radio into the second half of the 21st century, we will need to look back at its development from a 19th century oddity, to a 20th century necessity, and into the early years of the 21st century.

NMCI Gets Into A Hot Spot

by Mike Hernon - February 25, 2010

For years now, Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) users have jealously eyed the laptop-wielding, Wi-Fi-connected masses in coffee shops, hotels and airports as they turned idle time into productive time. Barred from full network access, NMCI users on the go had to settle for cellular phones, air cards and Outlook Web Access to provide mobile support. While these capabilities provide some fairly productive mobility tools, ...

Putting Text to the Test

by Mike Hernon and Bob Turner - November 6, 2009

Delivering a robust enterprise mobility capability to the Department of the Navy workforce requires leveraging various wireless tools at our disposal. One such tool, Short Message Service (SMS), or text messaging, is often overlooked but can provide significant benefits when used appropriately.

Optimizing Telecom Usage While Cutting Costs: Telecommunications Expense Management in the DON

by Mike Hernon, Ken Brennan and Shirley Dolengo - August 19, 2009

The year was 1978 – the Bee Gees' "Night Fever" ruled the charts; "Mork and Mindy" first hit the airwaves; and it cost 15 cents to mail a letter, which people did a lot then because almost no one had e-mail. That year also witnessed the drafting of a Department of the Navy telecommunications policy that remains in effect today.

The Choice Between Wired and Wireless

by Tom Kidd - August 19, 2009

Whether wireless voice, video or data, the number of wireless applications are increasing. Wireless capabilities can be as simple as a wireless doorbell system or as complex as a naval unmanned aerial system providing real-time intelligence to forward-deployed Marines and Sailors. While the use of wireless systems is certainly advantageous for mobile requirements, wired systems retain a number of inherent benefits for ...

DON Telecommunications Working Group Launched

March 26, 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.

Telecommunications Expense Management Tools

February 2, 2009

The Department of the Navy is in the process of reforming its telecommunications environment. The guiding precept of this initiative is developing and implementing an enterprise management framework that will substantially improve the manner in which telecommunications are acquired, operated and accounted for. The new framework will replace the current piecemeal approach with one that adopts enterprise buying strategies ...

BlackBerries and CACs Get Connected

by Mike Hernon - February 15, 2008

The Department of the Navy is a dynamic enterprise with personnel constantly on the move between the office, temporary duty assignments and military deployments. Maintaining connectivity to voice and data services is essential to mobile workers so that they may perform their jobs as efficiently and effectively as possible. This capability, referred to as "enterprise mobility," is a critical component of the ongoing work ...

CHIPS Magazine

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review

by Navy News Service - Web Only 0 - April 18, 2014

10 events you may have missed this week in the Navy

Navy’s X-47B Program Receives Aviation Honor

by NAVAIR PEO(U&W) Public Affairs, Patuxent River, Md. - Web Only 0 - April 16, 2014

Joins company with innovators like Orville Wright, Chuck Yeager, Apollo 11 and the Hubble Telescope

Phoenix Makes Strides in Orbital Robotics and Satellite Architecture Research

by DARPA News - Web Only 0 - April 16, 2014

Successful initial efforts fuel next steps toward developing technologies that would enable assembly of more flexible, scalable and cost-effective space systems on orbit

Game-Changing Navy Technologies

by Naval History and Heritage Command - Web Only 0 - April 10, 2014

Radar and GPS are just two innovations developed by the U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review

by Navy News Service - Web Only 0 - April 10, 2014

10 events you may have missed this week in the Navy

Navy to Deploy Electromagnetic Railgun Aboard JHSV

by Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Corporate Communication - Web Only 0 - April 8, 2014

U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet Change of Command

by Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet Public Affairs - Web Only 0 - April 3, 2014

Capt. Gene Costello and Capt. Douglas Powers

by CHIPS Magazine - April-June 2014 - April-June 2014

Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command and Commanding Officer, Network Operations and Network Defense Talk Cybersecurity and the Insider Threat

Communicating in an HADR Environment

by Cmdr. Jason A. Parish - April-June 2014 - April-June 2014

Lessons Learned from an N6/Assistant Chief of Staff for C4I

DON IT Policy Roundup

by DON Enterprise IT Policy & Communications - April-June 2014 - April-June 2014

Electromagnetic Environmental Protection

by Thomas Kidd - April-June 2014 - April-June 2014

NUWC Newport Dedicates New $24.3 Million Facility

by David Sanders, NUWC Public Affairs Office - April-June 2014 - April-June 2014

Facility to house the Navy’s program for new and emergent electromagnetic sensors

Rogers Takes Over Top NSA, Cyber Command Posts

by Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service - April-June 2014 - April-June 2014

Sam Pecoraro, Combat Direction Systems Activity, Dam Neck

by CHIPS Magazine - April-June 2014 - April-June 2014

Lead Machinery Control System Engineer for U.S. Coast Guard Polar Class Icebreaker

Sea-Air-Space: ONR Booth Features Tech for Unmanned Systems, Helmets and More

by Office of Naval Research - Web Only 0 - April 1, 2014

The Information Dominance Command Qualification Program

by Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6) - April-June 2014 - April-June 2014

A program to ensure IDC officers are optimally qualified and prepared for the challenges of command

U.S. Heavy Icebreaker Completes Resupply of McMurdo, Antarctica

by U.S. Coast Guard News - April-June 2014 - April-June 2014

Navy Fields Modernized M9 ACE to Marines

by Dan Broadstreet, NSWC PCD Public Affairs - Web Only 0 - March 18, 2014

Pentagon Channel, Defense Laboratories Team Up for New Science TV Show

by Naval Research Laboratory - Web Only 0 - March 11, 2014

JTRS Compliance Awarded to AN/PRC-148B Radio

by Joint Tactical Networking Center - Web Only 0 - March 6, 2014

DoD Releases Electromagnetic Spectrum Strategy

by Department of Defense - Web Only 0 - February 20, 2014

Navy Cybersecurity Engineer Honored with Information Management/Information Technology Excellence Award

by John Joyce, NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications - Web Only 0 - February 19, 2014

DISA Announces Initial Release v1.0 of DoD Unclassified Mobility Capability

by DISA Public Affairs - Web Only 0 - February 6, 2014

The new year brings new mobile capabilities to as many as 100,000 DoD users - Feb. 6, 2014

Nearly Everyone Uses Piezoelectrics. Be Nice to Know How They Work

by NIST Tech Beat - Web Only 0 - February 4, 2014

Feb. 4, 2014

NRL Researchers Create First Homoepitaxial Graphene Tunnel Barrier/Transport Channel Device

by Naval Research Laboratory - Web Only 0 - February 4, 2014

Feb. 4, 2014

Advancing Maritime Domain Awareness For The Fleet And The Nation

by Rear Adm. Jonathan W. White - Web Only 0 - January 17, 2014

Jan. 17, 2014

Navy Launches UAV from Submerged Submarine

by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory - Web Only 0 - January 15, 2014

Jan. 16, 2014

NIST Ytterbium Atomic Clocks Set Record for Stability

by NIST Tech Beat - Web Only 0 - January 15, 2014

Seeing Double: New System Makes the VLA "Two Telescopes in One"

by Daniel Parry - Web Only 0 - January 15, 2014

Jan. 16, 2014

All Roads Lead to Information Dominance

by Sharon Anderson - January-March 2014 - January-March 2014

Advanced Technology Underpins Navy’s Information Dominance Capability and Vision

Bold Quest 13.2 Provides Assessment for Coalition Calls for Fire in Complex Scenarios

by Sharon Anderson - January-March 2014 - January-March 2014

Enhancing Information Dominance Through Leadership Cross-detailing

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6) - January-March 2014 - January-March 2014

Spectrum – In Plain Language

by Thomas Kidd - January-March 2014 - January-March 2014

The Changing Technology of Naval Messages

by Heather Rutherford and Donald Owens - January-March 2014 - January-March 2014

A look at more than 150 years of naval message history

NIST October Workshop to Explore Intersection of Cloud Computing and Mobility

by NIST Tech Beat - Web Only 0 - September 5, 2013

Save the Date: Oct. 1-3, 2013

Navy Turns to UAVs for Help with Radar, Communications - July 31, 2013

by Eric Beidel, Office of Naval Research - Web Only 0 - July 31, 2013

USS Freedom – An Operational Test and Evaluation Platform - July 31, 2013

by Sharon Anderson - Web Only 0 - July 31, 2013

First Littoral Combat Ship on Deployment in 7th Fleet AOR

Vice Adm. Branch Takes Charge of Information Dominance and Naval Intelligence - July 25, 2013

by By Joe Gradisher, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6) Public Affairs Officer - Web Only 0 - July 25, 2013

JTNC Awards JTRS Certification to Harris Corp.'s AN/PRC-152A(V)(C) Software Defined Radio - July 23, 2013

by Joint Tactical Networking Center Public Affairs - Web Only 0 - July 23, 2013

Cyber: How Much Should Be Militarized?

by Sharon Anderson - July-September 2013 - July-September 2013

DISA Awards MDM/MAS Contract - July 1, 2013

by DISA Public Affairs Office - Web Only 0 - July 1, 2013

Full Spectrum

by Thomas Kidd - July-September 2013 - July-September 2013

A Spectrum Management Perspective on Cell Phone Signal Boosters

The Forecast Is: Better Weather Predictions for the Navy - May 30, 2013

by David Smalley, Office of Naval Research - Web Only 0 - May 30, 2013

Navy Triton Unmanned Aircraft System Completes First Flight - May 23, 2013

by Naval Air Systems Command Public Affairs - Web Only 0 - May 23, 2013

DISA Approves STIG for Government-Issued Apple iOS 6 Mobile Devices - May 17, 2013

by Defense Information Systems Agency - Web Only 0 - May 17, 2013

Positioning, Navigation and Timing

by Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance - Web Only 0 - May 3, 2013

PNT provides position and precise time references to surface, subsurface, air and space-borne assets - May 3, 2013

Take Precaution Before Using Cell Phone Signal Boosters - May 1, 2013

by Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer - Web Only 0 - May 1, 2013

Advances in Synthetic Aperture Sonar Transform Mine Countermeasures and Undersea Warfare

by Dr. Daniel D. Sternlicht, Jose E. Fernandez and Dr. Timothy M. Marston - April-June 2013 - April-June 2013

Cmdr. Steve Shedd

by Sandy DeMunnik - April-June 2013 - April-June 2013

Commanding Officer, USS Milius (DDG 69)

DoD’s Commercial Mobile Device Implementation Plan

by CHIPS editors, Sharon Anderson and Heather Rutherford - April-June 2013 - April-June 2013

Enabling the mobile workforce

Full Spectrum

by Zaid Yacu and Thomas Kidd - April-June 2013 - April-June 2013

Making Waves: Radio Spectrum a Vital Resource for Mission Success

Navy Leaders Announce Plans for Deploying Cost-Saving Laser Technology

by The Office of Naval Research - April-June 2013 - April-June 2013

Rear Adm. Brian B. Brown

by CHIPS Magazine - April-June 2013 - April-June 2013

Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

Rear Adm. David G. Simpson

by CHIPS Magazine - April-June 2013 - April-June 2013

Vice Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency

The Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator X-47B

by Heather Rutherford and the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance - April-June 2013 - April-June 2013

ONR-Funded Software Boosts Marines Civilian Operations at Fleet Exercise

by Eric Beidel, Office of Naval Research - Web Only 0 - February 22, 2013

Where DARPA is Going — You Don’t Need Passwords

by DARPA News - Web Only 0 - February 20, 2013

Active Authentication program investigates behavioral biometrics for mobile devices

NSWC PCD Engineers Earn Bravo Zulu for Technical Expertise, Real-Time Fleet Support

by Jacqui L. Barker, Public Affairs Specialist, NSWC PCD - Web Only 0 - January 29, 2013

Truman Hosts First Flight Deck Taxiing of X-47B UCAS-D

by Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonnie Hobby, Harry S. Truman Strike Group Public Affairs - Web Only 0 - January 25, 2013

Capt. Tim Gallaudet Ph.D.

by CHIPS Magazine - January-March 2013 - January-March 2013

Superintendent, United States Naval Observatory

Full Spectrum

by Thomas Kidd - January-March 2013 - January-March 2013

Remarkable Professionals Ensure Command and Control of Electromagnetic Spectrum

Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

by CHIPS Magazine - January-March 2013 - January-March 2013

NECC participates in Bold Quest experimentation

Rear Adm. Jonathan White

by CHIPS Magazine - January-March 2013 - January-March 2013

Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy Director, Oceanography, Space and Maritime Domain Awareness (N2N6E) Director Task Force Climate Change Naval Deputy to NOAA

SPAWAR Engineer Honored with Multiple Prestigious Awards

by Patric Petrie - January-March 2013 - January-March 2013

The U.S. Military’s Joint Tactical Radio System

by S.S. Kamal and John T. Armantrout - January-March 2013 - January-March 2013

It is More Valuable Than Ever to the US Navy

SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic Demonstrates Engineering Excellence

by Maura K. Christensen - Web Only 0 - October 25, 2012

Navy computer scientist recognized for successful Office of Naval Research project

NCTAMS LANT Supporting the Fleet

by Lt. Richard South - Web Only 0 - October 11, 2012

Smartphones to Steer Unmanned Rotorcraft on the Battlefield

by Office of Naval Research - Web Only 0 - October 11, 2012

Truman METOC Division Hosts Royal Navy Sailors

by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor M. DiMartino - Web Only 0 - October 11, 2012

A New Century for Unmanned Maritime Systems

by Thomas Kidd and Steve Ward - October-December 2012 - October-December 2012

Combined Endeavor 2012

by CHIPS Magazine - October-December 2012 - October-December 2012

U.S. Navy Cmdr. James B. “Jamie” Gateau, Combined Endeavor 12 Strategic Plans and Canadian Army Lt. Col. TS McLean, CE12 Officer-in-Command, Combined Joint Communication Control Center

It's Time to Change the Way We Refer to SHF Satellite Communications

by Lt. Jason J. Hughes - October-December 2012 - October-December 2012

What's the flavor of your SHF SATCOM?

Full Spectrum

by Thomas Kidd - July-September 2012 - July-September 2012

Increasing the Dynamic of Spectrum Access

Going Mobile

by Dan Delgrosso and Mike Hernon - July-September 2012 - July-September 2012

New Integrated Product Team to Promote DON Mobility

NCTAMS LANT Sailors Train With MSRON 2

by Lt. Peter J. Beardsley - July-September 2012 - July-September 2012

Q&A with Capt. Danelle Barrett

by CHIPS Magazine - July-September 2012 - July-September 2012

Commanding Officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic

Sailor Exchange

by Lt. Cmdr. Michael R. Widmann - Web Only 0 - April 19, 2012

A unique training opportunity for fleet communicators


Workforce Competency and Career Planning

September 13, 2012

This toolkit assists individuals in developing, tracking, and managing their careers and facilitates competency management for the information management/information technology and knowledge management (KM) professional at the organizational level.