News Archive

Your one source for IT news. This is a collection of articles on information technology, information management and cybersecurity from the DON CIO staff, CHIPS - the Department of the Navy's IT magazine - and industry publications.

News

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Telework Information

March 20, 2020

The DON CIO is closely monitoring updates to the evolving Coronavirus outbreak situation, and the latest DON and DON CIO information regarding how we work throughout the Department, including telework, will be updated as it becomes available.

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Privacy

DON CIO Keynote Luncheon Speech at WEST Conference

March 12, 2020

DON CIO Aaron Weis was the Monday luncheon keynote speaker at the WEST conference held in San Diego March 2-3.

TAGS: CIO Authorities

Applications for DoD Cyber Scholarship Retention Program Due April 22

March 12, 2020

Applications for the military and civilian retention component of the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) 2020-2021 are due April 22, 2020, and selectees for graduate and community college programs will have tuition, required books, and selected fees funded by the scholarship awards.

TAGS: Cybersecurity

Congratulations to the 2020 DON IM/IT Excellence Award Winners

March 10, 2020

Congratulations to the 10 winners of the 2020 DON IM/IT Excellence Awards! DON CIO received a multitude of award nominations, and a panel of judges from OPNAV N2N6, Marine Corps DCI, and DON CIO had the difficult task of selecting winners. Three of the awards were presented on March 2 during the DON IT Conference in San Diego, and the others will be presented at the East Coast conference scheduled for May 11-13, in Norfolk VA. DON CIO appreciates all of those who submitted award nominations and congratulates the winners for their work in support of IT effectiveness, efficiency, and transformation for the Department of the Navy!

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, Privacy

DON IT Conference Presentations Available

March 9, 2020

Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in San Diego, CA, March 2-3, 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

TAGS: Audit Readiness, Cloud, Cybersecurity, DADMS/DITPR-DON, Workforce

DON IT Conference Schedule Now Available; Pre-Registration Closed

February 28, 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. Pre-registration is now closed, but will be available on-site at the Convention Center.

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

DON CIO Releases Information Superiority Vision

February 19, 2020

DON CIO has released the DON Information Superiority Vision which conveys the DON's vision for information superiority through our information, modernized network design, and our workforce; and defines our way forward.

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Workforce

DON CIO Discusses New Information Superiority Vision

by Aaron Weis - February 19, 2020

The Department of the Navy is at a critical time in its history. As a Department, we lack mastery of our Information Environment and depend on outdated processes and antiquated network structures that fail to deliver a modern user experience. The Cybersecurity Readiness Review highlighted the need for strong cybersecurity and the risks to the Department if we do not forge a path that organizes around information as a strategic asset and warfighting capability.

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cloud, Cybersecurity

Agenda Now Available for the Navy-Marine Corps Spectrum Summit West 2020

February 11, 2020

The Navy-Marine Corps Spectrum Summit will be held Feb. 11-13, 2020, at the Admiral Kidd Catering & Conference Center, in San Diego, Ca. The agenda is now available for download.

TAGS: Spectrum

CHIPS Magazine

IWTC Monterey Sailors Move to Virtual Learning at the Defense Language Institute

by Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Ian Wyatt, Information Warfare Training Command MontereyMarch 27, 2020

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

NSWC Dahlgren Division Junior Scientists, Engineers Awarded Patent for UAV Sensor Innovation

by John Joyce, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren DivisionMarch 27, 2020

TAGS: Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command Operations Officer Retires

by Rebecca Siders, Navy Cyber Defense Operations CommandMarch 26, 2020

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

MARFORCYBER Hosts Digital Relief and Appointment Ceremony

by Staff Sgt. Jacob Osborne, Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace CommandMarch 25, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

UCSD Medical Center requests MARCORSYSCOM’s help to support COVID-19 crisis

by Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationMarch 25, 2020

Teams with NIWC Pacific Lab and BUMED to produce ventilator prototypes

TAGS: Efficiencies, Enterprise Services, InfoSharing, Workforce

Army scientists create innovative quantum sensor

by U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory Public AffairsMarch 24, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications

DoD Cyber Crime Center Asks: Who Wants to Work With a Hacker?

by Kristopher Johnson, Director, Vulnerability Disclosure ProgramMarch 24, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, InfoSharing, NNE, Telecommunications, Workforce

NUWC Division Newport’s ANTX Innovation Team wins Technology Transfer Innovation Award

by Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport Public Affairs OfficeMarch 24, 2020

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

NAVWAR Hosts Inaugural SYSCOM Forum with Information Security Leaders

by Kara McDermott, Naval Information Warfare Systems CommandMarch 23, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, NEN, NNE, Telecommunications, Workforce

NIST Telework Security Basics

by CHIPS MagazineMarch 20, 2020

Don’t be a ‘hero’

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

Information Warfare Community Suffolk Commands Celebrate Women's Heritage Month

by Rebecca Siders, Navy Cyber Defense Operations CommandMarch 19, 2020

TAGS: Civil Liberties, InfoSharing, Workforce

Roll-Up TVs and Bendable Smartphones?

by Jennifer Lauren Lee, NIST TechBeatMarch 19, 2020

NIST scientists demonstrate versatility of new method for testing plastics that conduct electricity

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

MCTSSA Marines recognized with Copernicus Award for naval integration efforts

by Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationMarch 18, 2020

Engineers solve complex C4 systems and GCSS-MC integration challenges

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, NEN, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

Prevent Eavesdropping — Secure Information during Virtual Meetings

by CHIPS MagazineMarch 18, 2020

NIST provides resources to assist employees while teleworking

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Enterprise Services, IA, InfoSharing, Telecommunications, Wireless

Navy Merges Sub Radio and IT Ratings

by MC1 Mark D. Faram, Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsMarch 17, 2020

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

Sláinte! Celebrating the Irish Brigade’s Contributions to America

by Katie Lange, Defense.govMarch 17, 2020

The “fighting Irish” at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg …

TAGS: Civil Liberties, InfoSharing

NAVWAR Delivers SAILOR Download Manager; Increases Fleet Readiness Worldwide

by Elisha Gamboa, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command Public AffairsMarch 16, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, Infrastructure, NNE, Telecommunications

8th COMM, USCYBERCOM conduct Cyber Fury 2020

by Cpl. Stephen Campbell, II MEF Information GroupMarch 12, 2020

Shutting down an adversary without shutting down the network

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

Navy Information Systems Technicians: Paramount to Readiness and Lethality

by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Neo B. Greene III, Center for Information Warfare TrainingMarch 12, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, NNE, Telecommunications, Workforce

Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet Announces 2019 Civilians of the Year

by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Sykes, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. 10th FleetMarch 11, 2020

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, Governance, Infrastructure, ITAM, NNE, Workforce

Near-Peer Threats at Highest Point Since Cold War, DoD Official Says

by David Vergun, Defense.govMarch 11, 2020

Talented warriors, cutting-edge technology needed

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, NEN, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

Vice Adm. Brown Holds All-Hands Call at Naval Base Coronado

by Robert Fluegel, Naval Information Forces Public AffairsMarch 11, 2020

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

Warfare Center Hosts Technical Exchange Meeting

by Alex Jackson, Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic Public AffairsMarch 11, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, Efficiencies, Infrastructure, IT Portfolio Management, Telecommunications, Workforce

Ceremony Inaugurates First-Ever Navy Reserve Cyber Protection Unit

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

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, NEN, NNE, Telecommunications, Workforce

10th Fleet Members Speak at West 2020

by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Sykes, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. 10th FleetMarch 9, 2020

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

5G to Aid Warfighters, Thwart Adversaries

by David Vergun, DoD Armed with Science BlogMarch 6, 2020

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

ANTX initial planning meeting at Innovate Newport showcases power of collaboration

by Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport Public Affairs OfficeMarch 5, 2020

Event shows how using 401 Tech Bridge, Other Transactional Authorities and Prize Challenges break down barriers for small business innovators

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

MyNavy Portal Introduces ZipServe

by Cmdr. Erik Wells, Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) Public AffairsMarch 5, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, IA, InfoSharing, NEN

NAVWAR Enterprise Announces Winners of Artificial Intelligence Prize Challenge

by Kara McDermott, NAVWAR Public Affairs and Corporate CommunicationsMarch 5, 2020

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, IA, Infrastructure

Space Force holds inaugural ISR-focused conference

by Capt. Jennifer Lee, U.S. Space Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations DivisionMarch 5, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

NGA brings intelligence products closer to action in Middle East

by Adam Goodman, NGA Office of the Chief Information Officer and Information Technology ServicesMarch 4, 2020

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

MCSC awards contract to produce the Squad Common Optic

by Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationFebruary 27, 2020

TAGS: Spectrum

Fleet Familiarization Seminar Educates Fleet Operators, Increases Fleet Readiness

by Jerry Sekerak , Naval Information Warfare Center AtlanticFebruary 25, 2020

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

Navy gains a competitive edge with research into biological ocean swarms

by Cassandra Eichner, U.S. Naval Research LaboratoryFebruary 25, 2020

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications

USSOCOM Commander highlights Marine Raider accomplishments at 14th Anniversary

by Gunnery Sgt. Lynn Kinney, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations CommandFebruary 25, 2020

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing

Civilian Navy Leader Shares Sea Stories, Encourages Mentorship at NSWC Dahlgren Division African American History Month Observance

by John Joyce, NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate CommunicationsFebruary 24, 2020

From sea bag to senior executive service

TAGS: Civil Liberties, InfoSharing

Navy’s Global Deployer App Updated, New Language and Cultural Data Added

by Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare TrainingFebruary 24, 2020

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

Marine Corps Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rachael A. Treon, Headquarters Marine CorpsFebruary 21, 2020

TAGS: Governance, InfoSharing

Navy Cryptologic Technician (Networks) Sailors, Ever-Evolving for Readiness and Lethality

by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Neo B. Greene III, Center for Information Warfare TrainingFebruary 20, 2020

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

Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group Celebrates Opening of Cyber Foundry

by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Naomi VanDuser, Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group Public AffairsFebruary 19, 2020

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

Navy Linguists Graduate from Goodfellow AFB Apprentice Cryptologic Language Program

by Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Ryan J. Marriott, Center for Information Warfare Training Det. GoodfellowFebruary 18, 2020

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

NIWDC Leader Mentors IW Officers at IWTC Virginia Beach

by Information Warfare Training Command Virginia BeachFebruary 18, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, InfoSharing, Workforce

New Grads of Info Warfare Training Site Pacific NW Are First to Receive Updated Cryptologic Training

by Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class Brandon JeanPaul, Information Warfare Training Site Pacific Northwest Public AffairsFebruary 13, 2020

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

Equipping Our Instructors: Molding Master Training Specialists at CIWT Det. Fort Gordon

by Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) 1st Class Amanda Girard, Center for Information Warfare Training Det. Fort Gordon Public AffairsFebruary 12, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, KM, NNE, Workforce

Fitting 19th Century Technology into 21st Century Warfighting

by Cpl. Stephen Campbell, II MEF Information GroupFebruary 11, 2020

Mixing modern tech and analog to counter space weapons targeting satellites and ground stations

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

NAVWAR Names Hospital Corpsman as 2019 Sailor of the Year

by Michaela Judge, Naval Information Warfare Center AtlanticFebruary 7, 2020

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, DAR, Efficiencies, Enterprise Services, IA, Infrastructure

IWTC Corry Station: Promoting and Building Resilience, Warrior Toughness

by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Neo B. Greene III, Center for Information Warfare Training Public AffairsFebruary 6, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NNE, Workforce

Navy Awards New NMCI Services Management Contract

by Naval Enterprise Networks Public AffairsFebruary 6, 2020

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, Governance, IA, Infrastructure, ITAM, NGEN, NMCI

IS2025: First Intelligence Specialist "A" and GEOINT "C" School Sailors Graduate

by Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach Public AffairsFebruary 5, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Infrastructure, KM, NEN, Workforce

Air Force partners with Google to improve IT security

by Patty Welsh, 66th Air Base Group Public AffairsFebruary 4, 2020

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, ITAM

CIWT Hosts CTN Occupational Standards Workshop

by Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare Training Public AffairsFebruary 4, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, KM, Workforce

IWTC Monterey Sailor Guides, Motivates, and Drives Sailors to Excellence

by Cryptologic Technician Interpretive 1st Class Amy Lavelle, Information Warfare Training Command MontereyFebruary 4, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, KM, Workforce

Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. 10th Fleet Celebrates 10th Anniversary

by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Sykes, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. 10th FleetJanuary 30, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Infrastructure, Workforce

Red Cross Commends NIWC Atlantic Donors for Going ‘Above and Beyond’ in 2019

by Steve Ghiringhelli, Naval Information Warfare Center AtlanticJanuary 30, 2020

TAGS: InfoSharing, Workforce

Defend the DoDIN: DISA Issues Telework Do’s and Don’ts

by Defense Information Systems Agency

Do your part to protect the Department of Defense Information Network

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, IA, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, NEN, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

MCTSSA improves shipboard communication for Marines

by Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication

Integrates Marine Corps C4 systems within the shipboard network environment

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

Naval Academy Celebrates 175 Years in 2020

by U.S. Naval Academy Public Affairs

TAGS: InfoSharing, Social Media

NCIS: Beware of Coronavirus-Themed Scams

by Naval Criminal Investigative Service Public Affairs

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Governance, Infrastructure, Spectrum

NCIS: Sailors, Marines, Civilians Beware of Tax Scams

by Naval Criminal Investigative Service Public Affairs

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, InfoSharing, PED, Privacy, Telecommunications

NSWC Dahlgren Division, University of Mary Washington Sign MOU Benefiting Community, Fleet, and Nation

by John Joyce, NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications

Leveraging Education for Seapower strategy for professional development

TAGS: Efficiencies, InfoSharing, KM

Sailors Can Access MyNavy Portal Without Common Access Card

by Cmdr. Erik Wells, Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) Public Affairs

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, IA, Infrastructure, PED, Telecommunications

SECNAV Vectors

by U.S. Navy Live Blog

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance

When a Speck Influences a Storm

by Cassandra Eichner, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Public Affairs

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications