Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

The Honorable Thomas B. Modly

Damn The Hackers, Full Speed Ahead

by The Honorable Thomas B. Modly - January 25, 2019

During the first weeks of his tenure as president of JPMorgan Chase Bank, Jamie Dimon was briefed on the company’s efforts to outsource its information technology and corporate networks. It’s now the stuff of legend how Dimon not only cancelled a $5-billion IT contract, but challenged his people to own information as a proprietary, business-defining function. This strategic perspective has guided IT investment and prioritization for JPMorgan Chase ever since – and Dimon’s philosophy is now considered to be “table stakes” wisdom across the financial services industry. Many other industries have concluded the same: whether outsourced or not, information management is a core strategic function upon which they are entirely dependent.

Privacy Tip

Twelve PII Lessons Learned

June 13, 2019

When a Department of the Navy activity reports a breach of personally identifiable information (PII), it must also include lessons learned in an after-action report. Lessons learned are an important feedback mechanism to shape future DON privacy policy. The following information is a compilation of the most frequently reported lessons learned.

Featured News

SECNAVINST 2400.1B Implements New Spectrum-Dependent System Policy to Meet Mission Needs

June 10, 2019

On May 20, 2019, Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly signed SECNAV Instruction 2400.1B, "Electromagnetic Spectrum Policy and Management." This update to SECNAVINST 2400.1A implements several recent policy innovations, including: Full Operational Capability Certification of Spectrum-Dependent Systems; Ensuring Efficiencies in Spectrum Supportability Software Source Code Development; Radio Receiver Frequency Assignments for Mission-Critical Systems; Department of the Navy Policy Regarding Fees for Spectrum Use; and Spectrum Supportability Risk Assessment Process Using the Spectrum Supportability Integrated Process Portal.

DON IT Conference Presentations Available

June 10, 2019

Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in Norfolk, VA, June 3-5, are available by request to government civilian, military personnel, and DoD support contractors. Please submit your request by using the "Contact Us" link located in the DON CIO Information section

Register Now for the USN - USMC Spectrum Summit East 2019

April 26, 2019

The USN - USMC Spectrum Summit East 2019 is scheduled for July 9-11, 2019 at the Drexler Manor Bachelors Officers center onboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Ft. Story, located in Norfolk, Va. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required.

The Summit will have some classified segments in the agenda that will be S//NOFORN. All personnel attending those sessions will need to have a Secret clearance. Interims are acceptable.

Congratulations to DON Fed 100 Award Winners!

March 29, 2019

The Department of the Navy Office of the Chief Information Officer is pleased to congratulate the DON winners of the 2019 Federal 100 Awards. The women and men listed here are proof positive of what one person can make possible in federal IT.

Congratulations to CHIPS, Recipient of CY 2018 Russell Egnor Navy Media Award

April 1, 2019

The Department of the Navy Office of the Chief Information Officer is pleased to congratulate CHIPS, the Department of the Navy's IT magazine, received second place recognition in the category of online publications in the CHINFO-hosted Russell Egnor Navy Media Awards for Calendar Year 2018.

2019 DON IM/IT Excellence Award Winners

February 25, 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 DON Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Excellence Award Winners! The DON IM/IT Excellence Awards recognize excellence in information management and information technology across the Department of the Navy.

Safe Access File Available for Use

February 26, 2019

SAFE (Safe Access File Exchange) is back in service and can be used to securely transmit files containing personally identifiable information (PII). SAFE should be available for the next six months. At that time DISA intends to have implemented a new DoD enterprise solution, replacing SAFE.

SAFE allows users to send up to 25 files securely to recipients within the .mil and .gov domains. The files can total up to 2GB in size.