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DON IT Excellence and USN-USMC Electromagnetic Spectrum Workforce Excellence Awards Due Feb. 26

February 23, 2021

Nominations for the 2021 DON IT Excellence Awards and the USN-USMC Electromagnetic Spectrum Workforce Excellence Awards are both due Friday, February 26.

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Spectrum

The Success and Enduring Value of the Information Superiority Vision

by Aaron Weis - February 5, 2021

It was one year ago that we published the Department of the Navy's Information Superiority Vision (ISV) which detailed the challenges that we, as a Navy and Marine Corps, faced and the vision that was required to achieve Information Superiority. In the past year I have enjoyed taking every opportunity I can to promote the ISV and share with you its objectives.

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, Spectrum

2021 USN-USMC Electromagnetic Spectrum Workforce Excellence Awards Nominations Due Feb. 26

January 28, 2021

The USN-USMC Electromagnetic Spectrum Workforce Excellence Awards program recognizes the efforts of individuals and teams within the USN-USMC spectrum communities for exceptional achievement in spectrum supportability. Nominations, due by Feb. 26, 2021, are now being accepted.

TAGS: Awards, Spectrum

DON IT Excellence Awards Nominations Deadline Extended; Next DON IT Conference to be held in May 2021

January 28, 2021

Nominations for the 2021 DON IT Excellence awards are now due February 26, 2021 and the awards will be presented at the East Coast DON IT Conference in May 2021. DON CIO will not be holding a West Coast DON IT Conference in 2021.

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, Privacy

Applications for DoD Cyber Scholarship Retention Program Due February 25

January 26, 2021

Applications for the military and civilian retention component of the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) 2021-2022 are now due February 25, 2021, and selectees for graduate and community college programs will have tuition, required books, and selected fees funded by the scholarship awards.

TAGS: Cybersecurity

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.

TAGS: Cybersecurity

CHIPS Magazine

The most prestigious trophy in Signals Intelligence

by David Hatch, NSA Historian, Center for Cryptologic HistoryMarch 1, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Telecommunications

IWTC San Diego Graduates 24 Basic Shipboard Intelligence Course Sailors

by Information Warfare Training Command San DiegoMarch 1, 2021

TAGS: Infrastructure, NNE, Telecommunications, Workforce

Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Celebrates 15th Anniversary

by Sgt. Jesula Jeanlouis, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations CommandFebruary 26, 2021

TAGS: Enterprise Services, InfoSharing

Defense Department Selects NPS to Advance Research in Environmental Resilience and Surprise

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor J. Vencill, Naval Postgraduate SchoolFebruary 26, 2021

TAGS: Data Strategy, InfoSharing

IWTC Corry Station Sailor Trains to Protect and Defend America

by Damage Controlman Seaman Neo B. Greene III, Center for Information Warfare TrainingFebruary 26, 2021

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

NAVWAR Reserve Program Welcomes New Director Capt. David Barnes

by Elisha Gamboa, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command Public AffairsFebruary 25, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

NSWC Dahlgren Division Develops Innovative New Employee Virtual Onboarding

by Diana Stefko, NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate CommunicationsFebruary 25, 2021

TAGS: InfoSharing, Workforce

GigaBiter electronic media destroyer brings time and cost savings to NSWC Dahlgren Division

by Trevor Raney, NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate CommunicationsFebruary 25, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, Governance, Infrastructure

NSWC Dahlgren Cyber Warfare Engineering Lab Designed to be NAVSEA Cybersecurity Crown Jewel

by Rachel O’Donnell, NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate CommunicationsFebruary 25, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, InfoSharing

U.K. and U.S. close cooperation achieved World War II victory

by NSA NewsFebruary 24, 2021

GCHQ and NSA continue to celebrate 75 years of partnership

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Enterprise Services, InfoSharing, Telecommunications

MARCORSYSCOM, MCTSSA ‘Utilize’ NPS graduates

by Amy Forsythe, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support ActivityFebruary 23, 2021

TAGS: InfoSharing, Infrastructure, KM, Workforce

DISA US Strategic Command prepared to support tomorrow’s warfighter

by Bruce Kenison, DISA U.S. Strategic Command Field OfficeFebruary 23, 2021

TAGS: Enterprise Services, Governance, Infrastructure, Spectrum, Telecommunications

NPS to Launch New Maritime Security Certificate Supporting Naval Strategies

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Serpico, Naval Postgraduate SchoolFebruary 23, 2021

TAGS: InfoSharing, KM

Intuitive, NPS-Developed Behavior Analysis Tool Now Accessible to the Public

by Rebecca Hoag, Naval Postgraduate School Office of University CommunicationsFebruary 22, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum

Marine Corps Develops Secure App to Monitor Holistic Health and Combat Readiness of Marines

by Matt Gonzales, Marine Corps Systems CommandFebruary 19, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Privacy, RM

NIST Finalizes Cybersecurity Guidance for Positioning, Navigation and Timing Systems

by NIST NewsFebruary 18, 2021

Completed ‘profile’ will help users apply NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework to systems, including GPS.

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

New NRL 3D-printed antenna designs reduce cost, weight and size

by Kevin McAndrews, U.S. Naval Research LaboratoryFebruary 16, 2021

TAGS: Spectrum, Telecommunications

NIWC Pacific’s CANDID Project: Faster, Cheaper, Safer Physical Inspections

by Patric Petrie, NIWC Pacific Public AffairsFebruary 12, 2021

TAGS: Spectrum, Telecommunications

Stay Calm, Assess and React

by Jacky Fisher, NAVIFOR Public Affairs OfficeFebruary 12, 2021

Navy Training Kicks in; Sailor Saves Man’s Life

TAGS: Spectrum

New Science, Technology and Reinvention Laboratory Establishes Advanced High Performance Computing Lab

by Sarah MacMillan, Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare CenterFebruary 8, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, NEN, NNE, Telecommunications

NIWC Pacific hosts 5th annual Naval Applications of Machine Learning (NAML) workshop

by Patric Petrie and Jaime Ciciora, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific Public Affairs OfficeFebruary 5, 2021

TAGS: InfoSharing, Telecommunications

Carderock’s Unique Capabilities Help Assess Damage to Sunken USS Lexington (CV-2)

by Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division, Public AffairsFebruary 5, 2021

Shipwreck data provides vital insight to better protect today’s Navy ships against weapon threats

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications

MARCORSYSCOM, MCTSSA create ‘social media network for Marines’ to support needs

by Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationFebruary 5, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Social Media, Telecommunications

NIWC Pacific announces AI Tracks at Sea challenge winners

by Jaime Ciciora, Naval Information Warfare Center PacificFebruary 4, 2021

TAGS: Awards, InfoSharing

USSPACECOM releases Commander’s Strategic Vision

by U.S. Space Command Public Affairs OfficeFebruary 4, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications

NIST Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program Goes Virtual

by CHIPS MagazineFebruary 4, 2021

Applications due Feb. 14

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, KM, Workforce

NIST Offers Tools to Help Defend Against State-Sponsored Hackers

by CHIPS MagazineFebruary 3, 2021

SP 800-172 is designed to protect sensitive information in a variety of electronic systems

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, IA, Infrastructure, Telecommunications

Navigating Foreign Waters

by Maison Piedfort, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific Public Affairs Office and Michael Ferguson, NIWC Pacific engineerFebruary 3, 2021

Software solution increases readiness in GPS-challenged seas for U.S. Navy Fleet

TAGS: IA, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

FTC Launches Identity Theft Awareness Week

by CHIPS MagazineFebruary 2, 2021

ID theft escalates during pandemic

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Privacy

IWTC San Diego Employs New Technology to Train Warfighters

by Information Warfare Training Command San DiegoFebruary 2, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, KM, Workforce

FCC/C10F Celebrates 11 Years Since Commissioning

by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Sykes, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. 10th FleetFebruary 1, 2021

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

Attribute-based Access Control for Microservices-based Applications using a Service Mesh

by CHIPS MagazineJanuary 29, 2021

NIST SP 800-204B (Draft) available for comment

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Governance, NNE

A Winning Bid: Stanford University Professors Share Nobel Prize in Economics

by Warren DuffieJanuary 29, 2021

Inventors of Auction Theory designed to sell radio frequencies to telecommunications operators

TAGS: Awards, Spectrum, Telecommunications

Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Information Announces 2021-2022 DoD Cyber Scholarship Retention Program Solicitation

by Lt. Gen. L. E. Reynolds, Headquarters Marine Corps, Deputy Commandant for InformationJanuary 28, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, KM, Workforce

CIWT Cryptologic Warfare Officer Vital in Shaping and Preparing Information Warfare Professionals to Fight and Win

by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Neo B. Greene III, Center for Information Warfare TrainingJanuary 28, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, NNE, Telecommunications, Workforce

NSWC Crane announces its first woman Technical Director

by Sarah K. Miller, NSWC Crane Corporate CommunicationsJanuary 28, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications

Warfare center calls for participation in upcoming Advanced Naval Technology Exercise / Test Ex

by Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Public Affairs OfficeJanuary 27, 2021

Needed resilient communications, data networks and more

TAGS: Cybersecurity, DAR, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications

American Council on Education Completes Review of CIWT’s CTN and IT Courses

by Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare TrainingJanuary 26, 2021

Joint Cyber Analysis, Intermediate Cyber Core courses included

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

NIWC Pacific hosts TEAR 3M virtual online event Feb. 23-24

by Patric Petrie, Naval Information Warfare Center PacificJanuary 25, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, ITAM, Telecommunications, Wireless

NIWC Atlantic Helps Marines Achieve Space Force Certification Milestone for Next-Generation GPS

by Steve Ghiringhelli, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)January 25, 2021

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

AF and Space Forces Chief Data Office launches unprecedented data governance training, certification program

by Secretary of the Air Force Public AffairsJanuary 22, 2021

Navy’s deputy chief data officer joins first training session

TAGS: Cybersecurity, DAR, Data Strategy, Enterprise Services, Infrastructure, KM

U.S. Cyber Command is running a Hirethon!

by CHIPS MagazineJanuary 21, 2021

WANTED Cyber Ops Specialists, IT Specialists, Plans and Program Analysts, and more

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

DCNO for Information Warfare Announces DoD Cyber Scholarship Retention Program Solicitation

by Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information WarfareJanuary 21, 2021

NAVADMIN 010/21

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, KM, Workforce

NIWC Atlantic Accelerates Digital Solutions through Engineering Challenge

by Michaela Judge, Naval Information Warfare Center AtlanticJanuary 19, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, DAR, Data Strategy, InfoSharing, Telecommunications, Workforce

Air Force Electronic Combat Squadron Captain is first Airman to graduate from Navy Weapon School

by Airman 1st Class Akeem K. Campbell, 366th Fighter Wing Public AffairsJanuary 14, 2021

“The Air Force and Navy are dependent on each other in a modern fight”

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

MCTSSA Hosts NAVWAR Commander for visit, partners for Project Overmatch

by Amy Forsythe, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support ActivityJanuary 13, 2021

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, NEN, Spectrum, Standards, Telecommunications, Wireless

CIWT Modernizes Fleet IW Training with Innovative Technology

by Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare TrainingJanuary 12, 2021

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

DoD Establishes Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight and Director of Administration and Management Positions

by CHIPS MagazineJanuary 12, 2021

Implements Section 901 of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act

TAGS: Efficiencies, Governance, ITAM

NGA announces 5 winners in $50K in Circle Finder competition

by NGA announces 5 winners in $50K in Circle Finder competitionJanuary 8, 2021

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

NRL CyberWeek for Students Catching Fire Nationwide

by Kevin McAndrews, U.S. Naval Research LaboratoryJanuary 6, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

Corps to Field Electronic Tech Designed to Fix Circuit Cards

by Matt Gonzales, Marine Corps Systems CommandJanuary 5, 2021

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Telecommunications

IWTC Corry Station Instructor Trains Deploying Sailors, Enhances Navy Readiness

by Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 1st Class Seth T. Vickery, Information Warfare Training Command Corry StationJanuary 4, 2021

TAGS: KM, NEN, NNE, Telecommunications, Workforce

Operation TRITON BASTION Achieves Mission Success in Navy’s RMF Transition

by Staff Officials from the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, DON Chief Information Officer, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/TENTH Fleet, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command and Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, DIACAP, EA, Efficiencies, Governance, Infrastructure, NEN, NMCI, NNE, Telecommunications

Navy’s Newest Science, Technology & Reinvention Laboratory Vastly Expands RDT&E Network Capacity

by Jeffrey Hussey, NAVFAC EXWC Acting Command Information Officer, and Sarah G. MacMillan, NAVFAC EXWC Deputy Public Affairs Officer

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Enterprise Services, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Telecommunications

DON CIO High Priority FY21 Initiatives Drive Competitive Advantage

by DON CIO, and DON Chief Technology Officer, Chief Data Officer, Chief Digital Innovation Officer, and Chief Information Security Officer Directorates

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, EA, Efficiencies, Enterprise Services, Governance, IDManagement, Infrastructure, NEN, NNE, Strategy, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

No Trust = More Security and More Usability: The Journey Toward Zero-Trust

by Jane Rathbun, Chief Technology Officer and DASN(IWAR) and Louis Koplin, Deputy CTO

TAGS: Cybersecurity, EA, IA, IDManagement, NEN, NNE

Information Development Institute: Moving Learning Forward for Civilian Marines

by Alfredo Rodriguez III, U.S. Marine Corps, IT/Cybersecurity Civilian Community Manager

TAGS: Governance, KM, NNE, Workforce

DON CIO Year in Review — FY20 Key Accomplishments

by DON CIO, and DON Chief Technology Officer, Chief Data Officer, Chief Digital Innovation Officer, and Chief Information Security Officer Directorates

Advancing the Information Superiority Vision

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, Governance, IDManagement, Infrastructure, Investment Management, IT Portfolio Management, NEN, NGEN, NMCI, NNE, Spectrum, Strategy, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce