Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

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Aaron Weis

Navigating Flank Speed

by Aaron Weis - April 28, 2021

As you peruse the latest developments around DON IT, I want to draw your attention to two major developments – the sunset of CVR on June 15 and subsequent transition to Microsoft 365, and invite you to the upcoming DON IT Conference, May 24-26.

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The DON CIO is Now on LinkedIn

May 19, 2021

The DON CIO has recently launched its LinkedIn page to share updates about how it is delivering on the ISV strategic objectives driving a competitive advantage.

Follow the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer by visiting https://www.linkedin.com/company/doncio and see how we are delivering on our mission.

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COVID-19/Telework Information

May 18, 2020

The DON CIO is closely monitoring the evolving Coronavirus situation. This area of the website provides COVID-19 and telework-related Information from the White House, USA.gov, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Defense, DON Office of Civilian Human Resources, the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Information is updated as it becomes available.

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Aaron Weis Named 2021 Best Bosses in Federal IT

June 9, 2021

FedScoop announced this week that Mr. Aaron Weis, DON CIO, has been selected as a 2021 Best Bosses in Federal IT award recipient. The annual awards recognize leaders in the community who demonstrate vision, inspiration, and leadership as they rally their teams to deliver innovative technology to serve our community and country.

DON IT Conference Presentations Available

June 2, 2021

Many of the presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in Norfolk, VA, May 24-26, are available by request. Please submit your request by using the "Contact Us" link located in the DON CIO Information section.

DON IT Conference, East Coast 2021 Final Details - Including Session Links

May 24, 2021

Final preparations have been made for the hybrid DON IT Conference, East Coast 2021 scheduled for May 24-26. The virtual side of the conference will be broadcast via Microsoft Teams. The in-person component will be held at the Hilton Norfolk The Main, in Norfolk, VA. The final conference program is now available for download.

Naval Cloud Service Management Organization Stood Up to Accelerate and Facilitate Cloud Adoption

May 18, 2021

DON CIO is pleased to announce that PEO Digital has established the DON's Naval Cloud Service Management Organization (Cloud SMO) in support of the ASN (RD&A) and DON CIO DON Cloud Policy signed on December 7, 2020. This significant step paves the way for modernizing Navy and Marine Corps IT infrastructure by leveraging commercial cloud technologies and services to accelerate and facilitate cloud adoption.

Congratulations to the 2021 DON IT Excellence Award Winners

May 13, 2021

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer Aaron Weis extends his congratulations to the winners of the 2021 DON IT Excellence Awards. Judges report the competition was keen with individuals and teams across the Department accelerating key objectives of the DON's Information Superiority Vision (ISV) to Modernize, Innovate and Defend the Department’s IT infrastructure and capabilities, utilizing data and the workforce to advance the vision. The Navy's upcoming transition to a cloud-based infrastructure, which will expand use of Microsoft 365, usher in zero-trust principles and lead to greater cybersecurity and productivity, is just one of the examples of the vision being realized.

Congratulations to the 2021 award winners!

USN-USMC Summit Final Details

May 12, 2021

The US Navy – US Marine Corps Summit, which will be conducted virtually on CVR Teams (not DoD M365), will be held May 17 - May 21, 2021. Among other purposes, these summits share information about new and emerging electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) policy and initiatives and address EMS issues that impact US Navy and US Marine Corps EMS programs and operations. There is no conference fee, and registration is not required for this year’s conference.

DON IT Conference will be Hybrid Event – Conference Program Now Available

May 11, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the DON IT Conference, East Coast 2021 scheduled for May 24-26 will be a hybrid event with in-person and virtual components. The virtual side of the conference will be broadcast via Microsoft Teams. The in-person component will be held at the Hilton Norfolk The Main, in Norfolk, VA. Please check back regularly for schedule updates.

DON CIO Aaron Weis Discusses "Digital Transformation Through Strategic Innovation"

May 6, 2021

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer Aaron Weis outlined the DON's strategy to "Modernize, Innovate and Defend" the Department's networks in remarks for the April 22, 2021 virtual FedScoop Public Sector Summit.

2021 USN-USMC Electromagnetic Spectrum Workforce Excellence Award Winners Announced

May 4, 2021

The USN-USMC Electromagnetic Spectrum Workforce Excellence Awards program recognizes recent efforts of individuals and teams within the Navy and Marine Corps electromagnetic spectrum (ESM) communities for exceptional achievement in spectrum supportability, with the Lussier award also recognizing strategic leadership.

Congratulations to the 2021 award winners!

DON Establishes Development, Security, and Operations Task Force

January 21, 2021

ASN (RD&A) and DON CIO have jointly issued a memo that formally stands up and empowers a DON Task Force (TF) charged with identifying the key actions needed to make Development, Security, and Operations (DevSecOps/DSO) an integral part of the DON's software development culture.