Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

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Program Officer for PEO EIS Ruth A. Youngs Lew

Enabling Productivity to Deliver Lethality

August 6, 2019

This quarter's column expresses the views of Ruth A. Youngs Lew, Program Executive Officer for PEO EIS.

Develop and maintain an engaged and capable workforce; Deliver an enhanced and positive customer experience; Enhance data-driven decision-making; Increase agility and drive affordability.

Those four goals are the basis of the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems' (PEO EIS) recently adopted Strategic Plan 2019-2022.

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.

New Policy and Guidance
Featured News

HACKtheMACHINE Event Scheduled for Sept. 6-8 in New York

August 20, 2019

HACKtheMACHINE is where people from all walks of life - from software engineers to graphic designers, from students to start-up CEOs - help the Navy solve its foremost cybersecurity problems. At HACKtheMACHINE, participants work alongside military and government personnel to solve interesting and complex challenges the Navy faces. Ideas and insights from past HACKtheMACHINE events are at work today throughout the U.S. Navy.

DISA Memo on FedRAMP Approved Cloud Service Providers Released

August 19, 2019

The Defense Information Systems Agency signed a memo on Aug. 15, 2019 authorizing components to host publicly releasable unclassified Department of Defense information on FedRAMP approved cloud services. This applies to Cloud Service Offerings that have been authorized at the Moderate baseline and are listed in the FedRAMP Marketplace.

DoD SAFE Now Available for File Transfer

August 19, 2019

Department of Defense Secure Access File Exchange (SAFE) is a web-based tool that provides authenticated DoD CAC users and guests (unauthenticated users) the capability to securely send and receive large files, including files that are too large to be transmitted via email.

Reducing Electromagnetic Spectrum Fratricide

August 12, 2019

On August 8, 2019, Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly signed "Reducing Electromagnetic Spectrum Fratricide," a memorandum clarifying Department of the Navy policy that the research, development, and acquisition of all Spectrum-Dependent Systems (SDS) -- including electronic warfare, communications, and radar systems -- must assess the risk of Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) fratricide.

Spectrum Supportability Policy for Mission-Critical Unlicensed Devices

August 12, 2019

On Aug. 8, 2019, Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly signed "Spectrum Supportability Policy for Mission-Critical Unlicensed Devices," establishing Department of the Navy policy regarding the use of unlicensed Spectrum-Dependent Systems (SDS) or devices in mission critical applications/systems. If such use is pursued, certain spectrum supportability requirements must first be met.

Use of Official DoD Messaging Accounts Required to Conduct Official Business

August 6, 2019

In accordance with existing law, Department of Defense policy, and Department of the Navy policy, all DON officials and military and civilian employees must use their official DoD messaging accounts when conducting official DoD business, including, but not limited to, official email, social media, or other messaging applications.

Updated DON Digital Signature Policy Released

July 29, 2019

The Department of the Navy digital signature policy has been updated. It is DON policy to adopt digital signatures as the preferred means of conducting business transactions within the DON.

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.