DON IT Capability Priorities
DON CIO Memo - Publish Date: 06/09/17
This memo details how the Department of Navy Chief Information Officer is responsible for establishing DON IT investment priorities to guide the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) during the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) review cycle.
Subj: Department of Navy Information Technology Capability Priorities
Ref: (a) SECNAVINST 5230.14, Information Technology Portfolio Management
Implementation, of 9 Nov 09
(b) SECNAVINST S000.36A, Department of Navy Information Technology Applications
and Data Management, of 19 Dec 05
(c) SECNAVINST 5430.7R, Assignment of Responsibilities and Authorities in the Office
of the Secretary of the Navy, of 03 Jan 17
Encl: (1) DON IT Capability Priorities Flow-Chart
In accordance with references (a), (b) and (c), the Department of Navy (DON) Chief
Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for establishing DON IT investment priorities to guide
the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) during the
Program Objective Memorandum (POM) review cycle. In addition, the DON CIO is responsible
for reviewing the IT budget submission to ensure compliance with all applicable DON,
Department of Defense (DoD), and Federal standards. Lastly, DON CIO in conjunction with the
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller) is required to sign a
Joint Statement of Compliance memorandum that accompanies the IT Budget submission and
asserts the resources are complete and accurately aligned with the DON's primary budget,
program, and acquisition materials.
To fulfill the duties outlined above, the DON CIO will develop the DON IT Capability
Priorities, which will establish the specific IT Capability focus areas for each POM cycle. The
goal is to influence the Services' internal IT capability prioritization processes towards a
common set of capabilities and capability development goals. Establishing a unified DON
position or understanding where the DON is accepting risk as it deviates from that position will
allow us to present a common strategy during DoD-wide program review cycles.
The process and timeline associated with implementing the DON IT Capability Priorities
are provided in enclosure (1) and will be fully executed during the POM FY 2020 cycle. Given
the timing of this memorandum's release, the focus area for the FY 2019 review will be the
Services' plan for transition to the Risk Management Framework (RMF). The RMF review will
be executed during the DON summer budget review and will utilize existing budget review
The DON IT Capability Priorities for the FY 2020 POM will be issued in accordance
with the POM Guidance schedule. Resource Sponsors and Budget Submitting Offices should
address the DON IT Capability Priorities when developing the FY 2020 Sponsor Program
Proposals and IT Budget materials.
The DON CIO point of contact for this matter is Anna Tarrant, who can be reached at
(703) 697-0052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert W. Foster