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Update Your NMCI GAL Info Via milConnect

April 14, 2014

Did you know that to update your contact information in the NMCI Global Address List (GAL) you must first update your Defense Enrollment and Eligibility Reporting System information via milConnect?

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HeartBleed: What Does This Cyber Vulnerability Mean To You?

by Robert C. Hembrook - April 11, 2014

Recent news articles have discussed a newly discovered cybersecurity vulnerability given the nickname "Heartbleed." Heartbleed involves the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which enables secure transactions across the World Wide Web (e.g., https sites). Without SSL, everything you send over the Internet is sent in clear text, and can be read by anyone on your network. SSL helps encrypt data so that only the sender and receiver can see/use it.

Enterprise-Wide Task/Records Management System Coming Soon To The Department

April 10, 2014

As detailed in a DON CIO memo released April 10, prototype design is underway on a DON enterprise-wide task management (TM) and records management (RM) system: the DON Tasking, Records, and Consolidated Knowledge Enterprise Repository (TRACKER). DON TRACKER will provide one auditable and compliant RM and TM system for all DON shore-based commands and organizations.

DON CIO Reduces Printing, Devices To Save Millions

March 31, 2014

Did you know that multifunction devices could save the Department of the Navy $285 million over the Future Years Defense Program?

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 service plans that were selected based upon historical DON mobile device usage.

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The 'Cutting Edge' Isn't Always The Answer

by Terry Halvorsen - April 18, 2014

Is newer always better (or necessary)?

In today's world, where technology changes in the blink of an eye, and the race to be faster, more capable, bigger, etc., moves at lightning speed, we sometimes forget to ask ourselves that very simple question. The government IT world isn't immune to this phenomenon. Cutting edge technology may bring useful new capability, but cutting-edge costs money – usually lots of money. These days, money is something the Department of the Navy doesn’t have a lot of. As prudent stewards of DON resources, we have to decide when it makes sense to invest in new technology and when it makes more sense to stay with something that has proven to be reliable and fully supports the DON mission.

Privacy Tip

For Military, Identity Protection is a Must

January 10, 2014

Identify theft is a constant and evolving threat for all citizens and can be of particular concern for deployed military and their families. Identity theft is a serious crime that can disrupt your finances, credit history, and reputation, and take time, money, and patience to resolve.

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