IT Governance

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Information Technology Procurement Request (ITPR) Process

DON CIO Memo - February 12, 2016

This memorandum establishes process improvements to the ITPR Process.

DON Business Transformation Council

SECNAVINST 5420.197A - July 1, 2014

The purpose of this instruction is to establish policy and responsibilities for the Department of the Navy Business Transformation Council (BTC), with the membership and processes defined herein. The BTC provides a senior DON forum in which business transformation efforts that cross organizational and/or functional boundaries can be strategically assessed, approved, and accelerated.

DITPR-DON Process Guidance v1.0

DON Guidance - December 5, 2011

The Department of Defense Information Technology Portfolio Repository-Department of the Navy (DITPR-DON) process guidance document provides a comprehensive discussion of core DITPR-DON functionality and basic lifecycle transactions. This information will enable all users to gain the understanding necessary to perform the basic IT asset management functions of registering, transferring and archiving DON IT systems within ...

DON Secretariat Information Technology Expenditure Approval Authority

UNSECNAV Memo - September 19, 2011

This memo designates the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer as the Information Technology Expenditure Approval Authority for the Secretariat.

Chief Information Officer Authorities

OMB Memo - August 8, 2011

This memo is designed to clarify the primary area of responsibility for agency chief information officers (CIOs) throughout the government, as identified in the 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management. It discusses the changing role of agency CIOs away from just policy

DON Information Technology Expenditure Approval Authorities

DON CIO Memo - July 19, 2011

This memo requests that the Navy and Marine Corps each designate an Information Technology Expenditure Approval Authority (ITEAA). The ITEAA will be responsible to ensure that all information technology projects undertaken by the Navy and Marine Corps are integral parts of rationalized service portfolios, aligned with DON IT goals and conform to the DON and Department of Defense enterprise architectures. No resource ...

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.

Organizational Realignments and Designation as the DON DCIO (Navy) and the DON DCIO (Marine Corps)

UNSECNAV Memo - May 11, 2011

The purpose of this memo is to establish a common enterprise approach between the functions of the DON CIO and the Navy and Marine Corps. This renewed approach is designed to strengthen the integration and success of the Department's IM, IT (to include national security systems) and cyberspace (excluding intel, attack and exploit), and information resource management operations, procurement and business processes.

DON Information Technology/Cyberspace Efficiency Initiatives and Realignment

UNSECNAV Memo - December 3, 2010

This memo addresses information technology/cyberspace efficiency initiatives and realignment in the Department of the Navy. It underscores the challenge by the Secretary of Defense to think about the DON's approach to IT initiatives and to centralize and consolidate efforts where it makes sense. This memo directs the DON Chief Information Officer to take the lead for the Department for this endeavor, noting that it is a ...

DON Enterprise Architecture Compliance Waiver Request and Approval Process Update

DON CIO Memo - December 17, 2009

The purpose of this memo is to provide an update to the Department of the Navy Enterprise Architecture (DON EA) Compliance Waiver Request and Approval Process memo, which was originally released Sept. 21, 2009. The DON EA compliance waiver process has now been automated in the DON variant of the Department of Defense Information Technology Portfolio Repository (DITPR-DON). Effective Dec. 21, 2009, all DON

DON Information Management/Information Technology Investment Review Process Guidance (v4.0)

DON CIO Memo - October 1, 2009

The DON IM/IT Investment Review Process Guidance v4.0 of Oct. 1, 2009, supersedes the DON IT Business System Certification and Annual Review Guidance v3.0 of Dec. 19, 2007. It reflects the changes in the Department of Defense certification and annual review requirements for Defense Business Systems (DBSs) promulgated by the DoD IT DBSs Investment Review Process Guidance of Jan. 21, 2009. It also reflects the changes in ...

Assignment of Responsibilities and Authorities in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy

SECNAVINST 5430.7Q - August 17, 2009

This instruction assigns Department-wide responsibilities for administration of the Department of the Navy to and among the Civilian Executive Assistants and Staff Assistants to the Secretary of the Navy.

Cyberspace Policy and Administration Within the DON

SECNAVINST 3052.2 - March 6, 2009

This instruction establishes policies and responsibilities for the administration of cyberspace within the Department of the Navy.

Policy for Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Cultural Resources Programs

SECNAVINST 5090.8A - January 30, 2006

This instruction intends to re-issue policy and assign responsibilities within the Department of Navy concerning environmental protection, natural resources and cultural resources programs.


DON Prepares for Audit Readiness

September 14, 2012

The first Department of the Navy audit readiness video has been released. Audit readiness is for everyone, not just government financial types. The DON has a requirement to produce certified financial statements by 2017. To attain that goal we must be audit ready. Are you audit ready?

Message from the DON CIO: Finding IT Efficiencies, Challenging but Necessary Work

by Terry Halvorsen - October 27, 2011

It has been a busy year for the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer staff and the information technology efficiencies integrated product teams (IPT) as we analyze how the DON can improve the way business IT is purchased, managed and operated. This hard work will enhance the department's effectiveness, as well as result in real savings, as we grapple with shrinking budgets.

The Spectrum Sharing and Reallocation Dilemma

by Thomas Kidd and Mark Rossow - October 27, 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.

IT Expenditure Approval Authorities Established

October 13, 2011

In another move to promote effectiveness and efficiencies in the Department of the Navy, the Navy, Marine Corps and DON Secretariat have each designated an Information Technology Expenditure Approval Authority (ITEAA). The ITEAAs are responsible for ensuring that all IT projects undertaken in the Department are integral parts of rationalized portfolios, aligned with DON and Department of Defense enterprise architectures.

October Declared National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 3, 2011

President Obama declared October 2011 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. During this month, the skills that people with disabilities bring to the workforce are recognized, and the federal government rededicates itself to improving employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors for those living with disabilities.

Data Center Consolidation Guidance Released

July 25, 2011

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer signed out formal data center consolidation guidance officially establishing a moratorium on the purchase of additional data center capacity.

DON Manages Increasing Spectrum Encroachment

by Thomas Kidd & Mark Rossow - July 25, 2011

Naval installations have long been good neighbors with their surrounding communities. In fact, in many cases, Navy and Marine Corps bases, posts and training ranges limit some operations to preserve friendly relationships.

NMCP Strategy Document Published

July 12, 2011

The Navy Marine Corps Portal (NMCP) Environment Strategy has been released, directing the consolidation of the Department of the Navy's portal and web services into an integrated and centrally governed environment. This effort is critical to enhancing an effective security posture and to ensure mission effectiveness, cost savings, interoperability and ease of use.

Implementing DON IT/Cyberspace Efficiency Initiatives & Realignment

by Lynda Pierce - May 4, 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.

Information Enterprise Governance Board is Established

March 28, 2011

The Department of the Navy Information Enterprise Governance Board (IGB) was established March 1 to serve as the Department's single, senior information management, information technology/cybersecurity and information resources management (IRM) policy and governance forum. This executive board serves in both a decision-making and advisory capacity.

DON IT/Cyberspace Efficiency Initiatives and Realignment

by Lynda Pierce - January 31, 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 ...

New Rules Create Sharing Between Federal and Non-Federal Radio Systems

by Tom Kidd - August 19, 2009

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) recently approved an addition to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management. The new paragraph, 8.2.47, enables federal and non-federal agencies to share radio systems. Navy and Marine Corps first responders may have an opportunity to dramatically expand their ...

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.

DON Information Assurance Policy Released

June 26, 2009

SECNAVINST 5239.3B: "DON Information Assurance Policy" was recently signed establishing IA policy for the Department of the Navy consistent with national and Department of Defense policies. With its 56 references, it provides IA policy for the Department over a broad spectrum, and assigns responsibilities in the DON for developing, implementing, managing and evaluating DON IA programs, policies, procedures and cont

Memo Articulates DON EA Near-Term Strategy

March 13, 2009

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer recently signed out the DON Enterprise Architecture (EA) Strategy Memo, a first in a series of memos, to articulate the near-term strategy for continued development of the DON EA. The memo establishes direction to ensure alignment of all DON, Navy and Marine Corps programs and initiatives to the Joint Staff devel


About the DON CIO

May 31, 2018

What is the DON CIO? Federal Chief Information Officers were mandated by the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 to address information management, information technology, and information resources management (IM/IT/IRM) at the enterprise level.

DON CIO Leadership Team

May 9, 2018

Overall leadership responsibility is vested in the CIO, supported by one Deputy CIO each for the Navy and Marine Corps, and a Director of the Office of the CIO, who directs the operations of the DON CIO Functional Teams.

Key Documents

September 18, 2017

The following is a list of key strategic documents.

Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare/Director of Naval Intelligence

October 21, 2016

Vice Adm. Jan Tighe was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and raised in Plantation, Florida. Tighe is a 1984 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned as a cryptologist. She studied Russian at the Defense Language Institute. She graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, in 2001 with a doctorate in electrical engineering and a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics.

The Power of Team: The Making of a CIO

December 19, 2007

The book "Power of Team: The Making of a CIO" shares the experiences and insights of the DON CIO as it constructed and implemented an agenda for the newly formed Office of the Chief Information Officer.