DON Mobile (Cellular) Services Cost Management

DON CIO Memo - Publish Date: 08/01/14


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The Department of the Navy employs commercial cellular devices and services to enable workforce mobility. As responsible stewards of public funds, this memo dictates that all DON activities must actively manage their mobile services to minimize the cost of necessary capabilities.

Subj: DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (DON) MOBILE (CELLULAR) SERVICES COST MANAGEMENT

Ref: (a) DON CIO memo, Department of the Navy Policy on Mobile (Cellular) Services Cost Management, of 13 Mar 2012
(b) DoD Directive 8100.02 of 23 Apr 2007
(c) DON CIO Policy, Processing of Electronic Storage Media for Disposal, of 28 Aug 2012

Encl: (1) DON Policy for Achieving Mobile (Cellular) Services Cost Efficiency

The Department of the Navy (DON) employs commercial cellular devices and services to enable workforce mobility. As responsible stewards of public funds, all DON activities must actively manage their mobile services to minimize the cost of necessary capabilities. This memorandum cancels reference (a) and provides expanded DON policy pertaining to mobile service cost management in enclosure (1).

This policy applies to DON use of government-provided commercial wireless devices, as defined in reference (b), government provided devices operating on commercial cellular networks. It does not apply to devices that do not operate over commercial networks. Navy and Marine Corps activities outside the continental United States (OCONUS) that are not required to use the DON wireless contract will implement the cost saving practices described in enclosure (1) to the extent practicable.

The DON CIO point of contact for this issue is Mr. Peter Ziomek, peter.ziomek@navy.mil, (703) 695-1944.

Signed by:
Barbara Hoffman
Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer

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