Rear Adm. Kathleen M. Creighton will be assigned as director, information warfare integration, N2/N6F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Creighton is currently serving as Navy Cyber Security Division director, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
Admiral Creighton has served in information warfare billets at all levels, afloat and ashore, with multiple command and officer in charge assignments. Creighton’s shore assignments include Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic as fleet telecommunications operations center watch officer; operations management officer and officer-in-charge, Naval Telecommunications Center Breezy Point; Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Europe Central as plans and requirements department head; Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Europe Central, Detachment London, as officer-in-charge; Joint Staff, directorate for Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems (J6), serving on the director’s action group; Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) N2/N6 as chief of staff; Task Force Cyber Awakening; and director of Command, Control, Communications and Cyber, U.S. Pacific Command.
Most recently, Creighton, in collaboration with the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet, Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (now PEO Digital and PEO MLB) and industry partners, assisted in an expansion of telework capabilities and demonstrated what unity of effort, determination, innovation and decisive action can do to ensure operational readiness and mission execution.
Creighton called it a “good news story for the Navy.”
When the DoD directed maximum telework to minimize the spread of the coronavirus, DON IT Teams sprang into action doubling network capacity from 20 GB to 41 GB, increased the capacity for using Outlook Web Access (OWA) for email access from 10,000 users to 300,000, and increased Remote Access Service (RAS) capacity for the full desktop experience, from 25,000 to 123,000 users.
The Navy also implemented collaboration capabilities using Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) Microsoft Teams, increasing from 700,000 provisioned Navy accounts to almost 105,000 active Navy accounts.
At the same time, senior leadership established IT policies that amplified cybersecurity guidance for teleworkers and broke down barriers that could have impeded productivity.
The Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations announced Creighton’s new assignment July 13.