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DON IT Conference Schedule Now Available

January 17, 2020

The DON IT Conference, West Coast 2020 schedule is now available. The conference will be held March 2-3, 2020, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required.

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cybersecurity, IA, Privacy, Workforce

Microsoft Home Use Program Frequently Asked Questions

by PEO EIS Enterprise IT Strategic Sourcing Team - January 9, 2020

Get exclusive employee pricing on Office 365 Home for $69.99 per year or Personal for $48.99 per year, as well as Project Professional 2019 and Visio Professional 2019 for $14.99 each.

TAGS: ESI

SECNAV Instruction Ensures Effective DON Engagement for Global Spectrum Access

December 10, 2019

On Dec. 5, 2019, Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly signed SECNAV Instruction 5710.33, "Compliance with International Telecommunication Union Radio Regulations." This instruction establishes guidance regarding Department of the Navy compliance with the International Telecommunication Union Radio Regulations (ITU RR), an international treaty governing the global use of the radio-frequency spectrum. Specifically, this instruction clarifies DON roles and responsibilities concerning compliance with ITU RR and participation in ITU activities for the following organizations: the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition), DON Chief Information Officer, Chief of Naval Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the Navy and Marine Corps Spectrum Center.

TAGS: Spectrum

DON IM/IT Excellence Awards Nominations Deadline Extended to Dec. 13

December 5, 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. 13, 2019.

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, Privacy

Registration Now Open for the Navy-Marine Corps Spectrum Summit West 2020

December 2, 2019

The Navy-Marine Corps Spectrum Summit has been approved for Feb. 11-13, 2020, at the Admiral Kidd Catering & Conference Center, in San Diego, Ca. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required.

Registration and additional details are now available.

TAGS: Spectrum

CHIPS Magazine

Protecting Wideband RF Systems in Congested Electromagnetic Environments

by DARPA NewsJanuary 23, 2020

New DARPA program to mitigate interference from external and self-generated signals

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

IARPA Announces Launch of the Molecular Information Storage Program

by Office of the Director of National IntelligenceJanuary 22, 2020

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, DAR, Data Strategy, IA, InfoSharing

NAVIFOR Visits Information Warfare Training Command Monterey

by Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Ian Wyatt, Information Warfare Training Command MontereyJanuary 22, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, IA, Infrastructure, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Workforce

Building Secure Microservices-Based Applications Using Service-Mesh Architecture

by CHIPS MagazineJanuary 21, 2020

NIST Releases Draft SP 800-204A for Comment

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, IA, InfoSharing, PKI

NSWC Dahlgren Division Cyber Engineer Wins Copernicus Award

by John Joyce, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren DivisionJanuary 21, 2020

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, NNE, Telecommunications, Workforce

Marines to receive new, lightweight ammo for machine gun

by Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationJanuary 17, 2020

TAGS: Efficiencies, InfoSharing

Small Business Runway Extension Act Takes Effect - Good News for Small Business, NSWC Dahlgren Division

by John Joyce, NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate CommunicationsJanuary 17, 2020

TAGS: Efficiencies, Governance, InfoSharing

Space-superiority exercise, Space Flag, concludes successfully on U.S. Space Force birthday

by 1st Lt. Tyler Whiting, United States Space Force Public AffairsJanuary 17, 2020

Players include Air Force, Army, Navy, NRO ...

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum

2nd Space Operations Squadron adds to GPS III constellation

by Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster, 50th Space Wing Public AffairsJanuary 16, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Enterprise Services, NNE, PED, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

NIWC Atlantic Creates Technical Videos for Fleet Sailors

by Jerry Sekerak, Naval Information Warfare Center AtlanticJanuary 16, 2020

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

NRL researching rivers in the sky

by Victor Chen, U.S. Naval Research LaboratoryJanuary 16, 2020

TAGS: Spectrum, Telecommunications

A Very Important Patch

by Neal Ziring, Technical Director - NSA Cybersecurity DirectorateJanuary 15, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Governance, IA, IDManagement, Infrastructure, NNE, PKI

Global Maritime Forum Report Released

by National Maritime Intelligence Office Public AffairsJanuary 15, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing

Great Love Happens Once: The Enduring Story of Marines John and Lena Basilone

by Cpl. Teagan Fredericks, 1st Marine DivisionJanuary 15, 2020

TAGS: Awards, InfoSharing

Modeling, simulation training systems prepare Marines for battle

by Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationJanuary 15, 2020

Exercising command and control, tactical decision-making, global wargaming, fire support and more

TAGS: Cybersecurity, KM, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Weather forecasting team tracks, predicts ‘fire-cloud’ phenomenon

by Cassandra Eichner, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate CommunicationsJanuary 15, 2020

NRL meteorologists participate in multi-agency studies in new interdisciplinary science

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications

Windows Vulnerabilities That Require Immediate Attention

by Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security AgencyJanuary 15, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Governance, IA, NNE, Telecommunications

Assessing and Developing Information Security Continuous Monitoring Programs

by CHIPS MagazineJanuary 14, 2020

Draft NIST SP 800-137A Released

TAGS: Cybersecurity, FISMA, Governance, Governance, IA, Privacy

DISA warrant officer takes top prize in government-wide President’s Cybersecurity Cup

by Alexandra Snyder, DISA Strategic Communication and Public AffairsJanuary 14, 2020

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, Workforce

Marines Celebrate ‘Fighting Spirit’ at Ultimatum II

by Cpl. Desmond Andrews, 8th Marine Corps DistrictJanuary 14, 2020

Event shows links between the gaming community and service in the Marine Corps

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NNE, Workforce

10th Fleet Announces 2019 Sea, Shore Sailors of the Year

by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Sykes, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. 10th FleetJanuary 13, 2020

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, Workforce

NRL’s Earth System Prediction Capability

by Jonathan M Sunderman, U.S. Naval Research LaboratoryJanuary 13, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

NSWC Crane contributes first open source project to provide warfighters with more advanced systems

by Sarah K. Miller, NSWC Crane Corporate CommunicationsJanuary 13, 2020

Radio Frequency Machine Learning Systems program

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Open Source, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Officers See New Opportunities for Credentialing Via Funding Pilot

by Naval Education and Training Command Public AffairsJanuary 10, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Infrastructure, KM, Workforce

CIWT Det. Fort Gordon Hits the Deck Running in 2020

by Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) 1st Class Amanda Girard, Center for Information Warfare Training Det. Fort Gordon Public AffairsJanuary 9, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, KM, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

Navy's Newest Combat Simulator Trains Its First Ships

by Center for Surface Combat Systems Public AffairsJanuary 9, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, KM, NNE, Telecommunications

NIWC Atlantic Employee Receives Merit Award for Achievements in Air Traffic Control

by Kris Patterson, Naval Information Warfare Systems CommandJanuary 8, 2020

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

Howard Named 2019 AGU Fellow, Discusses His 50-Year Space Science Career

by Samina Mondal, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate CommunicationsDecember 30, 2019

TAGS: Awards, Spectrum

IWTC Virginia Beach Delivers First IS25 Operations Intelligence "C" School Sailors to Fleet

by Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach Public AffairsDecember 27, 2019

TAGS: Workforce

Happy Holidays from the U.S. Navy!

by Navy News ServiceDecember 24, 2019

TAGS: Spectrum

New NIWC Atlantic ‘Marine Corps 101’ Training Drives Joint Integration

by Steve Ghiringhelli, NIWC Atlantic Public AffairsDecember 23, 2019

TAGS: Spectrum, Strategy, Workforce

NIWC Atlantic Fosters Collaboration with Industry at CDCA Defense Summit

by Maison Piedfort, NIWC Atlantic Public AffairsDecember 23, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Workforce

NAVWAR Connects with Small Businesses at Defense Contracting Summit

by Kara McDermott, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public AffairsDecember 20, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

NUWC Division Newport joins the 401 Tech Bridge

by Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, Public Affairs OfficeDecember 20, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum

Chief Learning Officer Visits Naval War College, Discusses Priorities

by Jeanette Steele, U.S. Naval War College Public AffairsDecember 19, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, Governance, InfoSharing, KM

IWTC Monterey Instructor Leads, Motivates, Inspires Sailors to Excel

by Seaman Makinna Olmstead, Information Warfare Training Command Monterey Public AffairsDecember 18, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Infrastructure, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

IWTC San Diego Sailors Participate in Wreaths Across America Ceremony

by Lt. Patrick C. Rumsey, Information Warfare Training Command San DiegoDecember 18, 2019

TAGS: InfoSharing, Workforce

IWTC Virginia Beach Learning Site Groton Sailor Prepares ITSs to Fight and Win

by Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach Public AffairsDecember 16, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Infrastructure, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Navy Officials Break Ground for New Cyber Warfare Engineering Laboratory

by John Joyce, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren DivisionDecember 13, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, NEN, Telecommunications, Workforce

Cyber-Secure Gift Card Advice

by CHIPS MagazineDecember 12, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, PED

NAVWAR Encourages Students to Pursue a Future in Cybersecurity at USD Cyber Bootcamp Launch

by Elisha Gamboa, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command Public AffairsDecember 11, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Workforce

NRL, NASA Combine to Produce Sun Imagery with Unprecedented Clarity

by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate CommunicationsDecember 10, 2019

TAGS: Spectrum

NSWC Dahlgren Internship Impacts U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman’s Senior Capstone Project

by John J. Joyce, NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate CommunicationsDecember 6, 2019

Learning big data analysis and software development in real-world analytics

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, InfoSharing, KM

NAVWAR Connects with Small Businesses at Defense Contracting Summit

by Kara McDermott, Naval Information Warfare Systems CommandDecember 5, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, NNE

Navy Announces Launch of New Assignment Interface

by Navy Personnel Command Public AffairsDecember 5, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, InfoSharing

NPS, Marine Corps Advance Graduate Education for Senior NCOs

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Dionne, Naval Postgraduate SchoolDecember 5, 2019

‘Navy and Marine Corps team continues to raise the importance of education across all ranks’

TAGS: Cybersecurity, KM, Workforce

History highlight: World War II cryptologist serving in the Women's Army Corps

by Akhirah Padilla, NSA/CSS Public Affairs Officer, and the Center for Cryptologic History/NSADecember 4, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

20th Chief of Naval Operations Leaves Behind Legacy of Service

by Naval History and Heritage CommandNovember 29, 2019

TAGS: Workforce

Navy Establishes 'Tech Bridge' in Charleston to Speed Innovation

by Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic Public AffairsNovember 26, 2019

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum

New ‘lifesaving’ biometric system identifies friend from foe

by Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationNovember 26, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, IDManagement, Telecommunications

Nimitz Intelligence Officer Remembers Midway

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Greg Hall, Commander, Naval Air ForcesNovember 25, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

NSWC Dahlgren’s OTA Opens the Door to New Business Opportunities

by Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Public AffairsNovember 25, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, InfoSharing

A Collaborative Environment to Achieve Spectrum Sharing

by Guenever Aldrich, PE; DON Spectrum Reallocation Lead and Tomasz Wojtaszek, Deputy Spectrum Reallocation Lead

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Governance, IA, Infrastructure, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications

Handheld digital targeting system provides fire and air support to Marines

by Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Implementing Cybersecurity in PEO C4I and Space Systems

by Ed Lazarski, NAVWAR Office of Chief Engineer’s Director, Cybersecurity in PEO C4I & Space Systems

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Governance, IA, Infrastructure, NEN, Spectrum, Workforce

NAVWAR Develops ‘Cybersecurity Scorecard’ to Facilitate Data-Driven Decisions

by Kara McDermott, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command Public Affairs

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Forms/Reports, Governance, IA, Infrastructure, NEN

Navy Achieves Historic Milestone in ERP Cloud Migration

by Sharon Anderson, CHIPS senior editor

Delivering IT Modernization Results that Matter

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, Efficiencies, Enterprise Services, Governance, IA, Infrastructure, NEN

NIWC Atlantic Support Cells Bolster Cyber Resiliency Efforts

by Jerry Sekerak, Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, IA, NNE, PED, Telecommunications, Workforce

Rear Adm. Lorin Selby shares insights from HACKtheMACHINE series

by Rear Adm. Lorin Selby

Deputy Commander for Ship Design, Integration and Engineering, NAVSEA-05

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, IA, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, NNE, Telecommunications

SECNAV Vectors

by U.S. Navy Live Blog

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance

The “Microservic-ing” Of Culture

by Roland Feghali, Technical Director, Navy Carrier and Air Integration Program Office

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum

The Threat from Within

by Carlos F. Parter, FCC/C10F Office of the Navy Authorizing Official, Navy Live Blog

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Governance, IA, IDManagement, Infrastructure, NNE, Telecommunications, Wireless

Time to Update Our Strategic Vision and Goals

by Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer

SECNAV Year 3 Strategic Vision, Goals, and Implementation Guidance

TAGS: Audit Readiness, CIO Authorities, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, Efficiencies, Enterprise Services, Governance, Governance, IA, Investment Management, KM, NEN, Spectrum, Strategy, Telecommunications