Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

RDML Danelle Barrett

Cybersecurity in the Cloud

by RDML Danelle Barrett, USN, Navy Cyber Security Division Director, Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (N2N6G) - October 17, 2018

The Navy is committed to being “all in” on transforming operations and business processes to leverage cloud technologies across the information warfighting platform through to the tactical edge. The operational advantages to warfighting with cloud technologies vice legacy client/server models are far reaching and include the ability to use micro-web services across the enterprise, as articulated in the Compile to Combat in 24 Hours (C2C24) architecture, and to store authoritative data once and have them reused by many different systems in the context needed for speed and accuracy of decision making.

Privacy Tip

Actions You Can Take Now to Prevent Identity Theft

December 14, 2018

According to the Privacy Rights Clearing House, in 2017 there were 829 data breaches in the U.S. affecting over 2 billion individual records. Virtually every adult in the U.S. has had their privacy sensitive information compromised at least once and probably multiple times. This Privacy Tip provides actions you can take to prevent or minimize the potential for identity theft. The OCIO Privacy Team has developed a list of things you can do now to protect your privacy.

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Featured News

West Coast DON IT Conference Pre-Registration Closed; Schedule Available

January 16, 2019

Pre-registration for the 2019 West Coast DON IT Conference is now closed. On-site registration will be available for three categories of attendees: 1) non-TAD DON civilian and military attendees, 2) local and TAD government support contractors who provide CAC or contact information of government sponsor, and 3) local and TAD non-DON government attendees.

The schedule and session descriptions are available. The conference is scheduled for Feb. 13-15 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Ca. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required.

DoD Implements Changes to Website CAC Logon

January 2, 2019

DoD is required to use strong authentication credentials for network and IT system access, and the Common Access Card (CAC) is the DoD's primary mechanism for NIPRNet access authorization. On Dec. 7, DoD CIO issued a memo directing changes to the configuration of CAC certificates and their use, to align with the Federal Personal Identity-Authentication (PIV-Auth) certificate. In support of this directive the Navy issued NAVADMIN 200/18.

Register Now for the USN/USMC Spectrum Summit West 2019

December 12, 2018

The USN/USMC Spectrum Summit West 2019 is scheduled for 19-21 March 2019 at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotel. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required.

The theme of the 2019 Spectrum Summits is the Electromagnetic Battle Space. To enable operational superiority, Spectrum, Electronic Warfare, Signal Intelligence, and Cyber must synchronize to enhance unity of effort. Issues include: How will future electromagnetic spectrum operations change from the way we operate today?

Call for Nominations: 2019 USN-USMC Electromagnetic Spectrum Workforce Excellence Awards

November 27, 2018

Awards will be presented in four categories: Individual and Team Excellence Awards for achievement related to spectrum supportability; a “Rising Star” Award to recognize up-and-coming talent in the Spectrum workforce; and the “John J. Lussier” Award to recognize strategic leadership in the Spectrum workforce. Nominations are due 1 February 2019.

Suspension of Safe Access File Exchange (SAFE)

by Don Privacy Team - November 20, 2018

AMRDEC SAFE (SAFE) was recently taken off line with all services suspended indefinitely. The SAFE technical team disabled the widely used site after discovering technical issues that warranted this sudden action. It is uncertain, though probably unlikely, that the necessary resources will be directed towards the restoration of SAFE services.

Until a permanent replacement can be made available, ARL SAFE, is available for large file transfer and for FOUO; however, use of the site to transfer PII/PHI is prohibited. As there is no approved commercial or government online solution for transmitting PII/PHI, users shall use DoD/DON approved methods to transmit PII/PHI such as encrypted email, FAX, U.S. mail and courier services.

SECNAV Instruction 2400.3 Recognizes the Electromagnetic Spectrum Environment as a Warfighting Battle Space

SECNAVINST 2400.3 - October 12, 2018

On 5 October 2018, Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly signed SECNAV Instruction 2400.3, “Electromagnetic Battle Space,” recognizing the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) environment as a warfighting battle space on par with sea, land, air, space, and cyber. This new SECNAV Instruction establishes Department of the Navy (DON) policy to take an enterprise approach to all activities necessary for DON EMS operations, and includes assigning DON roles and responsibilities for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating Electromagnetic Battle Space (EMBS) programs, policies, procedures, and controls to enable DON superiority in the EMBS.