CHIPS celebrates 30 years in publication in 2012 as the Department of the Navy Information Technology Magazine. Our founding motto — Dedicated to Sharing Information, Technology and Experience, aligns with our goal — to meet the information dominance needs of our readers and the warfighter.
CHIPS is sponsored by the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO), the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI), and the DON's ESI Software Product Manager Team at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific. CHIPS is published by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic.
Each issue of CHIPS contains a message from the DON CIO, Mr. Terry A. Halvorsen, discussing the latest IT policies and initiatives in the DON, as well as guidance from DON subject matter experts on areas of vital interest, such as enterprise architecture, spectrum, privacy, e-learning opportunities, and more. Each issue contains an easy to use ESI shopping guide — Enterprise Software Agreements — with better than GSA prices for all your technology needs. In addition, every issue is packed with cutting-edge technology topics of interest for IT users, CIOs, the Cyber/IT Workforce, Information Assurance professionals, industry partners and the academic community.
The first issue of CHIPS was published in 1982 by the Navy Regional Data Automation Center (NARDAC). It was distributed as a newsletter titled "Chips Ahoy." Printed on standard white paper in black and white with simple graphics, it was mailed to 2,500 Navy personnel. We now take pleasure in a readership of more than 2 million online readers composed of Defense, federal, state and local government agencies, allies and coalition partners, academia and industry partners of the DoD.
From its inception, Rear Adm. Grace Hopper, a pioneer and champion for Navy desktop technology development, was a kind of mascot and great fan of CHIPS. She often provided encouragement with her unique blend of sharp humor and good sense. From her first interview with CHIPS in 1986, Hopper was generous with her time and good advice. Beloved by all who were privileged to know her, Grace Hopper embodied the kind of innovative thinking that CHIPS strives to convey.
Thank you to our many loyal readers for 30 great years.
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