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DON IT Conference Rescheduled

May 4, 2015

The DON IT Conference, East Coast 2015 has been rescheduled for June 17-18 at the Baltimore Convention Center, in Baltimore, MD. The schedule is being reworked and is forthcoming.

Carter Unveils New DoD Cyber Strategy in Silicon Valley

by Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - April 23, 2015

Defense Secretary Ash Carter today unveiled the Defense Department's second cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD's cyber forces and to strengthen its cyber defenses and its posture on cyber deterrence.

The Time for Digital Spring Cleaning is Now!

by National Cyber Security Alliance - April 10, 2015

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) say now is the perfect time for a "digital spring cleaning."

In many households, spring cleaning is an annual ritual marked by clearing out closets, basements and garages, de-cluttering cabinets and getting everything spic and span. While making sure your home is in tip-top shape, don’t forget about getting a fresh start with your online life as well. Add a digital element to your spring cleaning rite by updating security software, unclogging your inbox and ridding your smartphone of unused apps.

Game On! Data Dilemma MMOWGLI Game Has Begun

April 7, 2015

The DUSN M Strategy & Innovation group's Data Dilemma (dd) MMOWGLI (Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet) game has begun, and runs until April 17. Will you help determine how the DON should use data to drive mission success, fuel innovation, and adapt to the future?

PEO-EIS Innovation Cell Industry Day Presentations Available

April 1, 2015

Presentations and preliminary Enterprise Challenge (EC) statements given during the PEO-EIS Innovation Cell Industry Day, held March 26, are now available by request. Please submit your request by using the "Contact Us" link located in the DON CIO Information section.

Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

From the CIO
Dr. John Zangardi, Ph.D, Acting DON CIO

Forward Movement in Streamlining Processes and Using Commercial Services

by Dr. John Zangardi, Ph.D. - April 27, 2015

In my first CIO column upon becoming the Acting DON CIO, I shared with you my desire for reducing administrative burden. In fact, by the time of that first column, I had already signed policy that standardized the documentation required to obtain Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA) confirmation for IT acquisitions. I'm happy to say that the change has made obtaining CCA confirmation easier for many programs and enabled them to focus more of their limited resources on providing needed capability to our warfighters.

Privacy Tip

Customize Your Email to Make Signing/Encrypting Messages Easier

by DON CIO Privacy Team - February 20, 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.