Designation of DON Deputy CIOs
SECNAV Memo - Publish Date: 04/30/20
This memo designates the positions of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare/Director of Naval Intelligence (DCNO N2/N6) and the Deputy Commandant for Information (DCI) to serve in an additional duty capacity as the Department of the Navy Deputy Chief Information Officer (Navy) (DON Deputy CIO (Navy)) and the Department of the Navy Deputy Chief Information Officer (Marine Corps) (DON
Deputy CIO (Marine Corps)), respectively.
Within the DON, the title "Chief Information Officer" shall only be used by the DON CIO and the two Service
DON Deputy CIOs. Otherwise, all commands and activities that have utilized the "CIO" acronym to reference their command information officers shall refrain from calling them "chief" information officers. Instead, those occupying such positions shall be named and referenced throughout the DON as "command" information officers, which shall be abbreviated as "command IO" or "IO" rather than "CIO".