DON Digital Signature Policy
SECNAVINST 5239.24 - Publish Date: 07/22/19
The purpose of this instruction is to maintain and update digital signature policy for the Department of the Navy consistent with Department of Defense policies and other applicable law, regulation and policies.
It is DON policy to adopt digital signatures as the preferred means of conducting business transactions within the DON. This policy does not prohibit physical signatures, but digital signatures enable authentication of electronic documents and assure both the identity of the sender and the integrity of the document.