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Breaking News

OPM Data Breach Information

July 1, 2015

In the spring of 2015, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) became aware of unprecedented compromises to government employee personal data. While the full scope of the data breaches is unknown, at a minimum they impact current and former federal employees including Department of the Navy personnel. OPM, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are continuing to investigate the extent of these intrusions. As the investigation moves forward, it is likely that the list of those affected individuals could grow to include a significant number of current and former military members. While the spectrum of risk to affected individuals is also not fully known, it is reasonable to assume it includes identity theft at a minimum.

Timely and accurate information will be posted as it becomes available at the following website.

Featured News

DON IT Conference Presentations Available

June 23, 2015

Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in Baltimore June 17-18, are now available by request. Please submit your request by using the "Contact Us" link located in the DON CIO Information section.

Transition From Blackberry to Apple and Android Has Begun

May 11, 2015

Navy NMCI users may begin transitioning from Blackberry devices to Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. NMCI users are now authorized to procure and use the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, as well as the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 tablets with NMCI Email. NMCI has the capacity to support 15,000 iPhone/iPad users anywhere in the Continental United States and Hawaii, and plans to increase capacity to ~30,000 by the end of summer.

Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

From the CIO
Mr. Robert Foster, DON CIO

Robert Foster Named New DON CIO

June 24, 2015

Mr. Rob Foster was selected to serve as the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer effective June 15, 2015. Mr. Foster brings with him more than 30 years of leadership service to the United States, both as a civilian leader and as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy. He joined the Department of the Navy team after serving as Deputy CIO for the Department of Health and Human Services, and before that, as Deputy CIO with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the Department of Homeland Security.

Privacy Tip

Customize Your Email to Make Signing/Encrypting Messages Easier

by DON CIO Privacy Team - June 24, 2015

The most commonly reported PII breach in the Department of the Navy is also one of the easiest breaches to prevent: failure to encrypt an email message containing personally identifiable information (PII). In August 2014, failure to encrypt email resulted in almost half of all PII breaches reported, impacting a significant number of DON personnel.