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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.

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Updated Multifunctional Device Policy Released

September 9, 2019

On Aug. 18, the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer released updated enterprise-wide DON policy and guidance for the management and use (including procurement and disposal) of all networked and stand-alone DON copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners (CPFSs), multifunctional devices (MFDs), and related consumables and support services. This updated policy is effective immediately, and applies to all CPFSs and MFDs used in the office environment and supporting establishment.

TAGS: MFDs

Microsoft Home Use Program Offers Exclusive Employee Pricing

August 21, 2019

Government civilians and uniformed personnel can 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

Microsoft Home Use Program Frequently Asked Questions

by PEO EIS Naval Enterprise Networks Team - August 21, 2019

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

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.

TAGS: Cybersecurity

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.

TAGS: Privacy

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.

TAGS: Cloud

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.

TAGS: Spectrum

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.

TAGS: Spectrum

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.

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, Efficiencies, NGEN, NMCI, Spectrum

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.

TAGS: Cybersecurity

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.

TAGS: Cybersecurity

CHIPS Magazine

Get Involved in National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week

by CHIPS MagazineSeptember 13, 2019

Inspiring and promoting awareness and exploration of cybersecurity careers

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

IWTS Yokosuka Modernizes Training with Stallion 3.1 Upgrade

by Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class Justin M. Castillo, Information Warfare Training Site YokosukaSeptember 12, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, DAR, IA, NNE, Workforce

U.S. Navy Innovates for the Future at Hack the Machine 2019

by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Derick Jones, Naval Sea Systems Command Public AffairsSeptember 12, 2019

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NNE, Workforce

Cyber Warfare Sailor Trains Navy Intel Specialists to Defend America

by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Neo B. Greene III, Center for Information Warfare TrainingSeptember 11, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NNE, Workforce

Marine Corps awards contract for new night vision goggles

by Monique Randolph, Marine Corps Systems Command Office of Public Affairs & CommunicationSeptember 11, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing

NAVWAR Fosters Innovative Thinking at ‘Hack the Machine’ 2019

by Elisha Gamboa, Naval Information Warfare Systems CommandSeptember 11, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, InfoSharing, NNE, Workforce

Recruiting Cyber Workforce Easier Than Retaining Them

by David Vergun, Defense.govSeptember 10, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Workforce

NAVSUP Business Systems Center IT Project Officer Receives Navy Commendation Medal

by Thomas Zimmerman, Naval Supply Systems Command Business Systems Center Public AffairsSeptember 9, 2019

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, NNE

Navy Readiness: IWTC Corry Station Sailor Trains ITs to Defend America

by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Neo B. Greene III, Center for Information Warfare TrainingSeptember 9, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NEN, Workforce

Corrosion Control: Topside Drone Keeps Vessels Ship-Shape

by Bobby Cummings, Office of Naval ResearchSeptember 6, 2019

TAGS: Efficiencies, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Handheld tablet improves Marines’ situational awareness

by Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationSeptember 6, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Intelligence Agencies Launch National Insider Threat Awareness Month

by ODNI News ReleaseSeptember 6, 2019

National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the National Insider Threat Task Force partner with agencies across federal government

TAGS: Civil Liberties, Cybersecurity, Governance, IA, InfoSharing, NNE, Privacy

Updated Final Multiple Score Calculator App Released

by Cmdr. James Stockman, Naval Education and Training Command Public AffairsSeptember 6, 2019

Improved Sailor career management tool

TAGS: Efficiencies, InfoSharing, KM, PED, Telecommunications

Cyber Resiliency Engineering

by CHIPS MagazineSeptember 5, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, EA, IA, Infrastructure

Information Warfare Senior Enlisted Sailors Join Ready Relevant Learning Conference

by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leo Katsareas, NAVIFOR Public AffairsSeptember 5, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, Spectrum

Navy IT Trains, Prepares IW Professionals to Protect, Defend America

by Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach Public AffairsSeptember 5, 2019

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

NSWC Dahlgren Division Commanding Officer Promoted to Captain at Ceremony

by Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Corporate CommunicationsSeptember 4, 2019

TAGS: Governance, Infrastructure, NNE

NAVSUP BSC Recognizes Employee Excellence, Achievements

by Thomas Zimmerman, Naval Supply Systems Command Business Systems Center Public AffairsSeptember 3, 2019

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

NAVWAR Showcases Speed, Agility at Navy Test & Evaluation Summit

by Elisha Gamboa, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command Public AffairsSeptember 3, 2019

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

Army's Cyber branch marks its fifth anniversary

by Bill Roche, Army Cyber CommandAugust 29, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, InfoSharing, Workforce

CIAT Trains More Ships

by Center for Surface Combat SystemsAugust 29, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, KM, Telecommunications

Navy Chief Saves Life through Social Media

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary S Eshlema, Navy Recruiting CommandAugust 29, 2019

TAGS: InfoSharing, Privacy, Social Media, Telecommunications

Measuring Up: ONR Tech Makes Sure Aviators and Aircraft are a Perfect Fit

by Warren Duffie Jr., Office of Naval ResearchAugust 28, 2019

TAGS: Efficiencies, InfoSharing

NIWC Atlantic Team Giving Warfighters ‘Second Sight’

by Susan Bullinger, Naval Information Warfare Center AtlanticAugust 28, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

NIWC Atlantic Team Pushes Swarming Technology Forward

by Maison Piedfort, Naval Information Warfare Center AtlanticAugust 27, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

IWTC Monterey Dedicates Navy Yard to Senior Chief Shannon Kent

by Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Ian Wyatt, Information Warfare Training Command MontereyAugust 26, 2019

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

Navy Completes Its Largest Cloud Migration to Date

by Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems and Naval Supply Systems Command Public AffairsAugust 26, 2019

TAGS: Audit Readiness, Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, Enterprise Services, IT Portfolio Management

Gilday Relieves Richardson as CNO

by Chief of Naval Operations Public AffairsAugust 22, 2019

TAGS: Governance, InfoSharing

NUWC Division, Keyport Takes Cybersecurity Certification to the Next Level

by Nathanael Miller, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport Public AffairsAugust 22, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, KM, Workforce

Center for Surface Combat Systems: Teaching Today's and Tomorrow's Surface Navy how to Fight and Win

by Kimberly M. Lansdale, Center for Surface Combat Systems Public AffairsAugust 21, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, KM, NNE, Telecommunications

Newfound Superconductor Material Could Be the ‘Silicon of Quantum Computers’

by NIST Tech BeatAugust 21, 2019

Possible “topological superconductor” could overcome problem of quantum decoherence

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NNE, Telecommunications

AFCYBER presents, participates in DEF CON 27

by Tech. Sgt. R.J. Biermann, Air Forces Cyber Public AffairsAugust 20, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

NUWC Newport to Host Advanced Naval Technology Exercise

by Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Division Public Affairs OfficeAugust 19, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, InfoSharing, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications

Electric Vehicle Charger Cybersecurity

by CHIPS MagazineAugust 16, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, PED

IT “A” School Graduates First Sailors Under Navy’s RRL Pillar of Sailor 2025

by Information Warfare Training Command Corry StationAugust 16, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

Lyons Relieved by Grady as NETWARCOM Commander

by Tanyeil O. General, NETWARCOM Public AffairsAugust 16, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, NMCI, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

Mobile communication system brings networks to the tactical edge

by Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationAugust 16, 2019

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

Common Aviation Support Equipment program office enhances efficiency and advances readiness

by NAVAIR NewsAugust 15, 2019

Wireless capability and a cyber solution allow maintainers to concentrate on mission

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Hypersonics Remain Top Priority for DoD

by C. Todd LopezAugust 15, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum

NRL Plasma Physics Division Seeking External Users for Space Chamber

by Emanuel Cavallaro, U.S. Naval Research LaboratoryAugust 15, 2019

TAGS: Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Faces of Freedom: Rescue in Barcelona

by Heather Rutherford, Naval Information Warfare Center AtlanticAugust 14, 2019

TAGS: InfoSharing, Workforce

NUWC Division, Keyport Team Assesses Technology at Advanced Naval Technology Exercise

by Ross Wilhelm, NUWC Division, Keyport Maintenance, Engineering and Industrial Operations Department Public AffairsAugust 14, 2019

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

U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman Sees Fleet’s Future at Dahlgren’s Laser Lethality Lab

by Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Corporate CommunicationsAugust 14, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications

Network Integration Event Enables Marines, Engineers to Interact

by Matt Gonzales Marine Corps Systems CommandAugust 13, 2019

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

The Corps’ JLTV achieves Initial Operational Capability

by Ashley Calingo, PEO Land Systems Public AffairsAugust 12, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications

Naval Information Warfare Centers win seven ‘Top Scientists, Engineers’ awards

by Patric Petrie, lead staff writer, Naval Information Warfare Center PacificAugust 9, 2019

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

NIWC Atlantic Fosters Learning Through STEM Camps

by Alex Jackson and Jerry Sekerak, Naval Information Warfare Center AtlanticAugust 8, 2019

TAGS: InfoSharing, KM, Workforce

Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler Engages With IWTC Virginia Beach Students and Staff

by Lt. Tiya DeGhetto, Information Warfare Training Command Virginia BeachAugust 8, 2019

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

Faces of Freedom: From the Naval Academy to a New Sense of Family

by Susan Bullinger, Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic Public AffairsAugust 5, 2019

TAGS: InfoSharing, Workforce

Land Systems Integration Team Is Leader in Model-Based Systems Engineering

by Michaela Judge, Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic Public AffairsAugust 5, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications

Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific Sponsors Navy Recruits

by Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific Public AffairsAugust 5, 2019

TAGS: InfoSharing, Workforce

IWTC Virginia Beach Sailor Forges Information Warfare Warriors

by Information Warfare Training Command Virginia BeachAugust 2, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, KM, Workforce

NCTAMS LANT Holds Change of Command

by James Hoeft, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station AtlanticAugust 2, 2019

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

Next-generation robot helps Marines explore dangerous areas

by Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationAugust 1, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

NIWC Atlantic Employee Named First DoD AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador

by Diane Owens, Naval Information Warfare Center AtlanticJuly 29, 2019

TAGS: Awards, Cloud, KM, Workforce

Credit scoring approach leads to NAVAIR DON Data Challenge win

by Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent RiverJuly 26, 2019

TAGS: Awards, Data Strategy, NNE, Workforce

NAVY COOL Offers Expanded Credentialing Opportunities

by Naval Education and Training Command Public AffairsJuly 26, 2019

TAGS: KM, Workforce

AI Researcher Offers Insight on Promise, Pitfalls of Machine Learning

by Victor Chen, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Public AffairsJuly 25, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications

NIST Physicists Create Record-Setting Quantum Motion

by NIST NewsJuly 25, 2019

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, Army Research Office and Office of Naval Research collaborate to advance quantum computing and quantum mechanics research

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

FTC Imposes $5 Billion Penalty and Sweeping New Privacy Restrictions on Facebook

by Federal Trade CommissionJuly 24, 2019

Settlement imposes historic penalty, and significant requirements to boost accountability and transparency

TAGS: Civil Liberties, Cybersecurity, Governance, Governance, InfoSharing, PED, Privacy, Social Media, Telecommunications, Wireless

TRACER: Sailors Use Augmented-Reality to Train for Combat

by Bobby Cummings, Office of Naval ResearchJuly 24, 2019

TAGS: Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

In first year, Futures Command grows from 12 to 24,000 personnel

by Sean Kimmons, Army News ServiceJuly 23, 2019

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum

IWTC San Diego Trains Sailors in Automated Digital Network Systems

by Lt. Patrick C. Rumsey, Information Warfare Training Command San DiegoJuly 23, 2019

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

NAVFAC EXWC Establishes New Expeditionary Programs Office

by Palmer Pinckney II, Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare CenterJuly 23, 2019

Delivering quicker expeditionary and technology solutions for the warfighter

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, Telecommunications

Equifax to Pay $575 Million as Part of Settlement with FTC, CFPB, and States Related to 2017 Data Breach

by Federal Trade CommissionJuly 22, 2019

Settlement includes fund to help consumers recover from data breach

TAGS: Civil Liberties, Cybersecurity, Governance, IA, PED, Privacy, Telecommunications, Wireless

Interns Examine IT Systems at NAVSUP BSC

by Thomas Zimmerman, Naval Supply Systems Command Business Systems Center Public AffairsJuly 19, 2019

TAGS: Efficiencies, InfoSharing, KM, NNE

NAVSUP to Employ New Wholesale Inventory Optimization Model

by Naval Supply Systems Command Office of Corporate Communications Public AffairsJuly 19, 2019

TAGS: Efficiencies, Performance Measurement

Lunar maps paved way for moon exploration

by Jessica Daues, NGA Office of Corporate CommunicationsJuly 18, 2019

NGA commemorates Apollo — a giant leap for mankind

TAGS: IA, InfoSharing, KM, Spectrum

Researchers Use Nano-Particles to Increase Power, Improve Eye Safety of Fiber Lasers

by Emanuel Cavallaro, U.S. Naval Research LaboratoryJuly 18, 2019

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum

Vice Adm. Michael M. Gilday Nominated as the 32nd Chief of Naval Operations

by U.S. Department of Defense Public AffairsJuly 18, 2019

TAGS: Governance, InfoSharing

Department of the Navy Agility and Accountability

by Sharon Anderson, CHIPS senior editor

Promoting capabilities solutions and awarding innovation

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, Efficiencies, ELA, Performance Measurement

Dept of Navy Transforms Naval Education, Hires First Chief Learning Officer

by Office of the Under Secretary of the Navy Public Affairs

TAGS: InfoSharing, KM, Workforce

HACKtheMACHINE NEW YORK

by Cmdr. Tom Parker, Naval Sea Systems Command (05T)

Where your ideas help solve the Navy’s toughest digital challenges

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, Infrastructure, NNE, Workforce

Increase Agility - Navy Establishes Tech Bridges

by Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition Public Affairs

TAGS: Cybersecurity, EA, Governance, Governance, Infrastructure, NNE, Performance Measurement, Spectrum, Wireless

Innovation Event Improves Very Low Frequency Communications for Submarines

by Navy Undersea Communications and Integration Program Office Staff

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications

Navy Data Platform Consolidates Business Intelligence Capabilities

by James E. Foehl, Naval Supply Systems Command Business Systems Center, Public Affairs

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, DAR, Data Strategy, Efficiencies, Enterprise Services, IA, ITAM, NEN, Performance Measurement

Navy Warfare Center Engineers Revolutionize AEGIS Combat System Training with CIAT

by Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, KM

NIWC Atlantic is Named First DoD Entity to Join Amazon Web Services Academy

by Diane Owens, Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, KM, NNE, Workforce