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September 14, 2016

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Nominations for DON IM/IT Excellence Awards Due Dec. 5

September 19, 2016

Nominations are now being accepted for the DON Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Excellence Awards. Submissions are due by Dec. 5, 2016. The awards recognize the superior efforts of IM/IT projects, teams, and individuals in helping to transform DON information technology.

DoD CIO Releases DoD IT Environment: Way Forward for Tomorrow's Strategic Landscape

September 14, 2016

On August 18, 2016 DoD CIO released a new strategy titled, "DoD IT Environment: Way Forward for Tomorrow's Strategic Landscape." ...

DON Cyberspace (Cyber) IT and Cybersecurity Workforce - Who Are We?

by Chris Kelsall - September 14, 2016

Remember Clinger-Cohen and the original Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), when it was called the Information Technology, Information Management, Information Resources Management and Information Assurance (IT/IM/IRM/IA) Workforce? That was 10 years ago. Since then, the world has moved on to cyber and cybersecurity, with a lot of workforce definitions and titles coming and going - and staying....

DON Cyberspace (Cyber) IT and Cybersecurity Workforce Credentialing

by Chris Kelsall - September 14, 2016

With the publication of DoD Directive 8140.01, "Cyberspace Workforce Management" and Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Instruction 5239.20A, "Department of the Navy Cyberspace Information Technology and Cybersecurity Workforce (DON Cyber IT/CSWF) Management and Qualification," a new approach to education, training and Cyber IT/CSWF qualification will occur. ...

DUSN(M) Issues Memo Streamlining Commercial Broadband Deployment Process on DON Property

July 11, 2016

In a June 30, 2016 memo, "Streamlined Process for Commercial Broadband Deployment," Mr. Thomas W. Hicks, Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (DUSN) for Management, issued guidance that streamlines the process for deployment and expansion of commercial broadband services on Navy and Marine Corps property. "Improving the process by which DON installations are provided the best possible access to commercial broadband systems facilitates future enterprise telecommunications and mobility solutions and enhances the quality of life for Sailors, Marines, civilians, and their families," said Mr. Hicks.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment and the DON Chief Information Officer led a DON working group for this improvement initiative, which included working with the Wireless Infrastructure Association. The resulting coordination process is designed to reduce the time required for commercial broadband deployment from up to five years to less than one.

View the memo.

Read the Wireless Infrastructure Association press release on this memo.

Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

From the CIO
Rob Foster, Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer

Strengthening Privacy Awareness and Protection

by Rob Foster - August 11, 2016

I want to update you on what the Department of the Navy is doing to protect sensitive personal data from compromise. As you know, personal data loss, which can lead to identity theft, is not always due to outsider threats. It can be the result of an insider’s malicious actions or simply an insider’s lack of proper handling of what we call “personally identifiable information” or PII. The Department has a track record of taking the protection of personal data seriously, and we are continuing to build on our privacy protection measures in policy, processes and practices.

Privacy Tip

Safeguarding Your Common Access Cards and Military Identification Cards

July 11, 2016

This Privacy Tip provides guidance regarding the reproduction (copy, scan, or other means) of CAC and Military identification cards and highlights the importance of safeguarding these cards. ...