Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

From the CIO
Aaron Weis

Special Assistant to SECNAV for IM and DON CIO Shares Guiding Principles

by Aaron Weis - October 23, 2019

It is my pleasure to greet you as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy for Information Management and Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer. While the DON CIO position is one that you're familiar with, the Special Assistant role was created to ensure the highest level of visibility and support for the position.

Privacy Tip

Fight Back Against Illegal Robocalls

by Suzette Thompson, DON CIO Privacy Team - October 23, 2019

Whether on a ship or shore, as a Department of the Navy active duty member or civilian, you are not immune from receiving unwanted and/or unsolicited phone calls or texts. The intent of many of these texts and phone calls is to obtain your personally identifiable information (PII).

CHIPS Magazine

Featured Articles: Oct - Dec 2019

October 23, 2019

The Electromagnetic "Canary in the Coal Mine"?
Thomas Kidd

Newly Restructured DON CIO Provides Organizational Unity for IT and Cybersecurity
Sharon Anderson, CHIPS senior editor

A Collaborative Environment to Achieve Spectrum Sharing
Guenever Aldrich, PE; DON Spectrum Reallocation Lead and Tomasz Wojtaszek, Deputy Spectrum Reallocation Lead

Governance, Risk and Compliance – IT Security Controls
Amira Tann, Internal Controls Team (ASN FMC FMP-10)

View the current CHIPS issue.

Featured News

2020 USN-USMC Electromagnetic Spectrum Workforce Excellence Awards Nominations Due Date Extended to Dec. 17

November 14, 2019

The USN-USMC Electromagnetic Spectrum Workforce Excellence Awards program recognizes the efforts of individuals and teams within the USN-USMC spectrum communities for exceptional achievement in spectrum supportability. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Dec. 17.

DON IM/IT Excellence Awards Nominations Due Dec. 6

September 23, 2019

The DON IM/IT Excellence Awards program is the most prestigious and longest running award program that recognizes excellence in Information Management (IM) and Information Technology (IT) in the Department of the Navy. For almost two decades, DON CIO has been presenting awards that recognize individual and team IM/IT contributions. Starting in 2000 as the “eGov Awards,” they were renamed in 2005 to the “DON IM/IT Excellence Awards.” Along the way, additional award categories were added, all under the umbrella of the DON IM/IT Excellence Awards. Nominations for the 2020 awards are due Dec. 6, 2019.

Updated DON Information Technology Incident Policy Released

September 19, 2019

The Department of the Navy computer/network incident instruction has been updated. The purpose of the instruction is to document policy for the handling of computer incidents and to ensure that policy is in alignment across the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense.

Registration Now Open for 2020 DON IT Conferences

September 16, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2020 DON IT Conferences. The DON IT Conference, West Coast has been approved for March 2-3, 2020, at the San Diego Convention Center, and the DON IT Conference, East Coast has been approved for May 11-13, 2020 at the Hilton Norfolk The Main. The conferences are held in fleet concentration areas on the West and East Coasts each year to minimize cross-country travel by participants. The information presented at the East and West Coast conferences is virtually the same, and both conference venues are conducive to learning and collaboration and have been well-received by participants. Therefore, if possible, please register for the conference closest to your duty station.

Updated Multifunctional Device Policy Released

September 9, 2019

On Aug. 18, the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer released updated enterprise-wide DON policy and guidance for the management and use (including procurement and disposal) of all networked and stand-alone DON copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners (CPFSs), multifunctional devices (MFDs), and related consumables and support services. This updated policy is effective immediately, and applies to all CPFSs and MFDs used in the office environment and supporting establishment.