December 17, 2020
To provide a comprehensive listing of available spectrum analysis and simulation tools in one location and reduce duplication of effort in software development, the Department of Navy Chief Information Officer Spectrum Team has compiled a comprehensive listing of products available across the Department of Defense. The "Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Support Tools" webpage listing includes capabilities, features, and points of contact, providing DoD spectrum workforce end-users with information regarding a wide range of Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) tools available to them. The tools listed can assist in effective EMS analysis and decision making, Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) mitigation modeling, Aggregate Interference (AI) modeling, and RF risk management.
December 14, 2020
The Department of the Navy has released a memo that states a Naval IT Infrastructure Portfolio Review will be conducted to better understand the DON's IT infrastructure inventory, bring greater corporate accountability and transparency to the execution of the over $4B annual budget, and implement a key recommendation identified in the 2018 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Cybersecurity Readiness Review - identify key cyber terrain. The purpose of the review is to identify potential courses of action to improve the value produced by the substantial annual IT spend in order to reinvest in IT priorities and return funds to the broader DON. The results of this review will inform decisions on the future Naval IT service delivery model and prioritization of effort to attain it.
December 9, 2020
Department of the Navy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Mr. Chris Cleary, has been selected as the DON Principal Cyber Advisor (PCA).
December 9, 2020
The Department of the Navy Cloud Policy memo of December 07, 2020, co-signed by ASN RD&A and DON CIO, provides updated policy for the accelerated promotion, acquisition, and consumption of cloud services in the DON. The DON's Cloud Policy directly supports the DON Information Superiority Vision of February 14, 2020, and the Department of Defense CIO's "Interim Guidance for Implementation of Department of Defense Cloud Strategy" memo of April 16, 2020.
December 8, 2020
Mr. Gregory J. Slavonic, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy, recently signed a memo with the objective to accelerate the modernization and transformation of DON IT capabilities by ensuring that decisions made to sunset or rationalize unneeded, obsolete, unproductive, insecure, and un-auditable IT systems and applications are realized.
December 4, 2020
The Department of the Navy has issued the memorandum "Updated Streamlined Process for Commercial Broadband Deployment." This memorandum expands the existing process for the deployment of commercial broadband infrastructure on Navy and Marine Corps property to also include Small Cells and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS).
December 1, 2020
Each year the FedScoop publication recognizes federal and industry information technology leaders who make the government more efficient and effective in a variety of ways. This year's FedScoop 50 Awards celebrate the tireless leaders who have made a lasting impact on the community and the nation in 2020, particularly in regard to how they used technology to mitigate and overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 1, 2020
Nominations for the 2021 DON IT Excellence awards are now due February 26, 2021 and the awards will be presented at the East Coast DON IT Conference in May 2021. DON CIO will not be holding a West Coast DON IT Conference in 2021.