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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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It's an Exciting Time to be Part of the DON IT Community

by Aaron Weis - November 23, 2020

I am writing this column after having wrapped up our virtual 2020 East Coast DON IT Conference. The conference was originally scheduled to take place in Norfolk, Virginia, but as with many things we used to take for granted, we had to adapt to a new normal during this era of COVID-19.

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing

Tom Sasala Joins FEDSpace Podcast to Discuss DON Data Management

by Marissa Wharton - November 16, 2020

This week on the FEDSpace Podcast, Tom Sasala, Chief Data Officer of the U.S. Department of the Navy, joins the show to talk about how the DON manages data to ensure that higher quality, more accessible information is available for decision-makers.

TAGS: Data Strategy

Congratulations to the 2020 DON IM/IT Excellence Award Winners

November 10, 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 DON IM/IT Excellence Awards! Seven of the awards were recently presented on November 4 during the virtual DON IT Conference, while the others were first presented at the West Coast DON IT Conference in March. All ten, however, were recognized during the virtual awards presentation. 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: Cybersecurity, Privacy

DON IT Conference Session Recordings Available

November 9, 2020

Usually held in the fleet concentration of Norfolk, Virginia, the Department of the Navy IT East Coast Conference was held November 4-5 via Microsoft CVR Teams due to pandemic requirements. The change in format, however, did not dampen the enthusiasm of presenters or participants. The online event hosted about 1,200 virtual attendees and proved an effective venue for DON IT leadership and subject matter experts to share the status of IT initiatives across the department and the ongoing transformational efforts to advance the DON Information Superiority Vision (ISV). The sessions were designed to support the ISV lines of effort: Modernize, Innovate and Defend the DON's information infrastructure.

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing

Final DON IT Conference Details Available

November 2, 2020

The DON IT Conference will be held Wednesday, November 4 and Thursday, November 5 via Microsoft CVR Teams. The descriptive schedule and other details are available now.

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Data Strategy

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 26, 2020

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. While cybersecurity is always a DON priority, we increase our focus on it during October to remind you of its importance, and equip you with tools to safeguard the DON at work and defend yourself at home. Use materials on this page to understand the threats we face and how to protect against them.

TAGS: Cybersecurity

Schedule Available for DON IT Conference East Coast 2020 Virtual Event

October 20, 2020

The conference will be held Wednesday, November 4 and Thursday, November 5 via Microsoft CVR Teams. The at-a-glance conference schedule is now available.

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cybersecurity, IA

Cybersecurity Awareness Month - Week 3

October 19, 2020

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. While cybersecurity is always a DON priority, we increase our focus on it during October to remind you of its importance, and equip you with tools to safeguard the DON at work and defend yourself at home. Use materials on this page to understand the threats we face and how to protect against them.

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Privacy

Cybersecurity Awareness Month - Week 2

October 12, 2020

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. While cybersecurity is always a DON priority, we increase our focus on it during October to remind you of its importance, and equip you with tools to safeguard the DON at work and defend yourself at home. Use materials on this page to understand the threats we face and how to protect against them.

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Privacy

Aaron Weis Receives Wash100 Award for Driving IT, Cyber, Cloud Readiness

October 9, 2020

Aaron Weis, Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer, was presented a Wash100 Award on Wednesday for leading the guiding principles of the service branch to drive DON's information technology and cyber readiness goals.

TAGS: Awards, CIO Authorities, Cloud, Cybersecurity

Department of Defense Awards Tranche 1 5G Prototypes

October 8, 2020

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Research and Engineering (OUSD (R&E)) announced the awards of the Tranche 1 5G prototypes, on October 8, to be hosted at Naval Base San Diego, California and at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia.

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Wireless

Join DON CIO, DCNO Information Warfare and the Deputy Commandant for Information for a Cybersecurity Awareness Month Discussion

October 5, 2020

Please join Aaron Weis, DON CIO, VADM Jeff Trussler, DCNO for Information Warfare, and LtGen Lori Reynolds, Deputy Commandant for Information, as they talk about the importance of cybersecurity across our Department of the Navy team for Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, Privacy

Rear Admiral John A. Watkins Discusses "If You Connect It, Protect It"

October 5, 2020

Please join Rear Admiral John A. Watkins, Deputy Commander U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, as he discusses the importance of protecting devices connected to the network.

TAGS: Cybersecurity

Electromagnetic Battle Space Governance Board Chartered by DON CIO

October 2, 2020

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer has chartered the first Electromagnetic Battle Space Governance Board, responsible for oversight and guidance in developing and implementing DON Electromagnetic Battle Space strategy, policy, and doctrine. This Governance Board will ensure accountability, responsibility, and proper management of the Department's Electromagnetic Spectrum Enterprise requirements and functions. The establishment of this Governance Board is in accordance with SECNAVINST 2400.3, Electromagnetic Battle Space, October 8, 2018.

TAGS: Spectrum

CHIPS Magazine

Navajo Code Talkers Secure Communications

by Naval History and Heritage CommandNovember 30, 2020

Honoring Native American Heritage Month

TAGS: Civil Liberties, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, KM, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

USS MCTSSA – Haze Gray and Underway

by Amy Forsythe, Public Affairs, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support ActivityNovember 30, 2020

Virtual CANES allows shipboard network testing without the high costs of procuring and maintaining a physical one

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, Governance, Infrastructure, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Attention Holiday Shoppers: Use Caution

by CHIPS MagazineNovember 25, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing

NSA’s Tech Transfer Team Wins Top DoD Award

by NSA Research Communications TeamNovember 24, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Enterprise Services, IA, InfoSharing, Open Source

NIWC Atlantic Unveils Prize Challenge Seeking Technology Solutions from Public

by Steve Ghiringhelli, Naval Information Warfare Center AtlanticNovember 24, 2020

Deadline for white papers extended to December 20

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, IT Portfolio Management, ITAM

NPS, Open Robotics Hosting Virtual Ocean Robotics Challenge

by Petty Officer 3rd Class James Norket, Naval Postgraduate SchoolNovember 23, 2020

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications

CIWT Domain’s Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst Course Ready for Prime Time

by Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare TrainingNovember 23, 2020

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

IWTC Monterey CPO Excels in Training, Preparing Young CTIs for the Fleet

by Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Amos Hoover, Information Warfare Training Command MontereyNovember 20, 2020

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

NIWC Atlantic Selects New Expeditionary Warfare Lead

by Steve Ghiringhelli, Naval Information Warfare Center AtlanticNovember 19, 2020

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

Naval Postgraduate School Welcomes Dr. Scott Gartner as New Provost

by Office of University CommunicationsNovember 18, 2020

TAGS: InfoSharing, NEN

NAVWAR Engages Tomorrow’s Workforce at Fleet Week San Diego 2020

by Elisha Gamboa, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command Public AffairsNovember 18, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, KM, Telecommunications, Workforce

Marine Corps commandant directs activation of space service component

by Marine Corps Forces Space Command Communication Strategies and Operations Marine Corps Forces Space CommandNovember 16, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Enterprise Services, Infrastructure, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications

Naval STEM Internship Opportunities Available for High School and College Students

by Scott Hochenberg, Office of Naval ResearchNovember 13, 2020

Nov. 30 deadline to register

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, KM

COMPUSEC automation delivers time, cost savings

by Steve Warns, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Public AffairsNovember 13, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, Enterprise Services, Infrastructure

FTC Requires Zoom to Enhance its Security Practices as Part of Settlement

by Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer ProtectionNovember 10, 2020

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

Marine Corps Systems Command celebrates Corps’ birthday with cake-cutting, toy donations and a motorcycle ride

by Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationNovember 10, 2020

TAGS: InfoSharing, Workforce

A Grateful Nation Honors its Veterans

by CHIPS MagazineNovember 10, 2020

Service, Valor, Sacrifice

TAGS: Awards, InfoSharing

Federal Mobility Group Provides Mobile Security Advice

by Federal Mobility Community of PracticeNovember 9, 2020

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

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday Visits NAVIFOR

by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell L. Smith, TwitterNovember 6, 2020

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

Cybersecurity games reveal how networks can fool cyber-attackers

by U.S. Army DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory Public AffairsNovember 5, 2020

Army researchers showcase the role of deception at conference

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Enterprise Services, Governance, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Wireless

NIWC Pacific Microbiologist Answers the Call for the Army’s COVID-19 Response

by Maison Piedfort, Naval Information Warfare Center PacificNovember 3, 2020

TAGS: InfoSharing, Workforce

Army Software Readiness

by U.S. Army Communications-Electronics CommandNovember 2, 2020

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

NIST Offers ‘Quick-Start’ Guide for Its Security and Privacy Safeguards Catalog

by NIST NewsNovember 2, 2020

Updated controls catalog provides useful starting points for risk management

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, NNE, Privacy, Telecommunications, Wireless

IWTC Virginia Beach Sailor Trains Warfighters, DoD Civilians

by Information Warfare Training Command Virginia BeachNovember 2, 2020

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

The cyber battlespace is everywhere, effecting everyone, all the time

by Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Lorna MahlockOctober 30, 2020

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Lorna Mahlock’s Messages for Cyber Security Awareness Month

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

Naval History and the Future Collide with Algorithms Built with Tabletop War Game Data

by Elliot Carter, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Public AffairsOctober 30, 2020

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, Telecommunications

MARADMIN 631/20: Intelligence Officer Modernization

by BGen M. G. Carter, Director of Intelligence, U.S. Marine CorpsOctober 28, 2020

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

The Threat from Within

by NavyLive Blog, Carlos F. Parter, FCC/C10F Office of the Navy Authorizing OfficialOctober 28, 2020

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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

NIWC Pacific awards $200,000 as part of Navy, Marine Corps 5G Pitch Day

by Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific Public AffairsOctober 27, 2020

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

MARCORSYSCOM structural changes enable better naval alignment, acquisition support to Marines

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

PEOs Digital, Manpower, Logistics and Business Systems, and Land Systems enable more agile delivery

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, Infrastructure, IT Portfolio Management, ITAM, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Cyber Workforce: Critical to Defending the Navy in Cyberspace

by NavyLive Blog, Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information WarfareOctober 27, 2020

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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

Rear Adm. James Butler Takes Helm of Reserve Naval Information Warfare Force

by Stacy C. Chavez, Strategic Communications Advisor Commander, Naval Information Force ReserveOctober 27, 2020

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

Future of Connected Devices

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (N2N6)October 26, 2020

Video with Rear Adm. John Watkins, Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command

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

NRL researchers evaluate ultraviolet sources, combat COVID-19

by U.S. Naval Research LaboratoryOctober 23, 2020

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Steps for Secure Teleworking

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (N2N6)October 23, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Infrastructure, NEN, NNE, PED, Social Media, Telecommunications, Wireless

Common Forms of Social Engineering

by Greg Sisson, Acting Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity and Chief Information Security Officer, Department of EnergyOctober 22, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, InfoSharing, NNE, PED, Social Media, Telecommunications, Wireless

Naval Postgraduate School Data Science, AI Certificate Programs Support Workforce Development

by Javier Chagoya, Naval Postgraduate School Office of University CommunicationsOctober 22, 2020

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, DAR, Data Strategy, KM, NEN, NNE, Telecommunications

Soldier exercise pinpoints need for across-the-ranks Integrated Tactical Network training

by Kathryn Bailey, PEO C3T Public AffairsOctober 22, 2020

Includes mission command applications, data radios, COMSAT terminals and gateways

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Enterprise Services, IA, Infrastructure, Spectrum, Standards, Telecommunications, Wireless

Space Force enlists first trainees to bootcamp

by Secretary of the Air Force Public AffairsOctober 21, 2020

TAGS: Enterprise Services, NNE, Spectrum, Standards, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

IW Has a Seat at the Table

by Jacky Fisher, NAVIFOR Public Affairs OfficeOctober 20, 2020

Information Warfare Commanders Harness IW Disciplines

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

NAVWAR Transitions First Wave of IWRP Prototypes to Production

by Michaela Judge Naval Information Warfare Center AtlanticOctober 20, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Investment Management, ITAM, NNE, Telecommunications

DISA highlights safety during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

by Jennifer Singleton, DISA Strategic Communication and Public AffairsOctober 19, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Infrastructure, NEN, NNE, PED, Social Media, Telecommunications, Wireless

Army Cloud Plan

by Army Chief Information OfficerOctober 19, 2020

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Enterprise Services, Telecommunications

MCLB Albany Selected as a Tranche 1 Site for DoD’s 5G to Next G Initiative

by Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Communication Strategy and OperationsOctober 16, 2020

NIWC Atlantic to lead tech assessment and network and application testing

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

Aerographer’s Mate: Monitoring the Wind in Ford’s Sails

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Seelbach, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)October 15, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Workforce

Air Force deploys commercial IT capability

by K. Houston Waters , 66 Air Base Group Public AffairsOctober 14, 2020

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Enterprise Services, InfoSharing, Telecommunications

Navy Announces Plan to Build New Museum

by U.S. NavyOctober 14, 2020

TAGS: InfoSharing, KM

NAVWAR Inspires Next Generation of Tech Talent at Virtual Girl Scouts Event

by Elisha Gamboa, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command Public AffairsOctober 13, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, NEN, Workforce

Marine Corps’ Landmark PhD Program Celebrates First Technical Graduate

by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor VencillOctober 13, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, KM, Workforce

Make cybersecurity part of our DNA

by Command Master Chief Scott Nagle, Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth FleetOctober 5, 2020

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, IA, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, NEN, NNE, Social Media, Telecommunications, Wireless

IT Specialists Enhance Naval Supply Systems Command Communication

by Thomas Zimmerman, Naval Supply Systems Command Business Systems Center Public AffairsOctober 5, 2020

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