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West Coast DON IT Conference Pre-Registration Closed; Schedule Available

January 16, 2019

Pre-registration for the 2019 West Coast DON IT Conference is now closed. On-site registration will be available for three categories of attendees: 1) non-TAD DON civilian and military attendees, 2) local and TAD government support contractors who provide CAC or contact information of government sponsor, and 3) local and TAD non-DON government attendees.

The schedule and session descriptions are available. The conference is scheduled for Feb. 13-15 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Ca. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required.

TAGS: Awards, CIO Authorities, Cloud, Cybersecurity, DADMS/DITPR-DON, Data Strategy, DCC, ELA, Investment Management, KM, NEN, NGEN, Privacy, Workforce

DoD Implements Changes to Website CAC Logon

January 2, 2019

DoD is required to use strong authentication credentials for network and IT system access, and the Common Access Card (CAC) is the DoD's primary mechanism for NIPRNet access authorization. On Dec. 7, DoD CIO issued a memo directing changes to the configuration of CAC certificates and their use, to align with the Federal Personal Identity-Authentication (PIV-Auth) certificate. In support of this directive the Navy issued NAVADMIN 200/18.

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

Actions You Can Take Now to Prevent Identity Theft

December 14, 2018

According to the Privacy Rights Clearing House, in 2017 there were 829 data breaches in the U.S. affecting over 2 billion individual records. Virtually every adult in the U.S. has had their privacy sensitive information compromised at least once and probably multiple times. This Privacy Tip provides actions you can take to prevent or minimize the potential for identity theft. The OCIO Privacy Team has developed a list of things you can do now to protect your privacy.

TAGS: Privacy

Register Now for the USN/USMC Spectrum Summit West 2019

December 12, 2018

The USN/USMC Spectrum Summit West 2019 is scheduled for 19-21 March 2019 at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotel. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required.

The theme of the 2019 Spectrum Summits is the Electromagnetic Battle Space. To enable operational superiority, Spectrum, Electronic Warfare, Signal Intelligence, and Cyber must synchronize to enhance unity of effort. Issues include: How will future electromagnetic spectrum operations change from the way we operate today?

TAGS: Spectrum

Call for Nominations: 2019 USN-USMC Electromagnetic Spectrum Workforce Excellence Awards

November 27, 2018

Awards will be presented in four categories: Individual and Team Excellence Awards for achievement related to spectrum supportability; a “Rising Star” Award to recognize up-and-coming talent in the Spectrum workforce; and the “John J. Lussier” Award to recognize strategic leadership in the Spectrum workforce. Nominations are due 1 February 2019.

TAGS: Awards, Spectrum

CHIPS Magazine

DARPA Explores New Computing Architectures to Deliver Verifiable Data

by CHIPS MagazineJanuary 18, 2019

Program aims to provide physically provable assurances for data security and privacy

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, DAR, Data Strategy, Governance, IA, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, Privacy, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

NPS Team Turns to Machine Learning to Predict Social Unrest

by Story by Matthew Schehl, Naval Postgraduate SchoolJanuary 18, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, PED, Social Media, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Remembering Medal of Honor Marine Col. Donald Cook

by Katie Lange, Defense Media ActivityJanuary 18, 2019

TAGS: Awards, InfoSharing

CIWT Hosts CTI Occupational Standards Workshop

by Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare TrainingJanuary 17, 2019

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

Navy Leadership Focuses on Sea Power Innovation and a Culture of Excellence

by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel C. Coxwest, Defense Media Activity Public AffairsJanuary 17, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Effort underway to update, give Light Armored Vehicles extended service life

by Barbara Hamby, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationJanuary 16, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Real-Time Digital Twins of At-Sea Ships Speed Warfighting Capability to the Fleet

by Jon Chan and Milan Kumar, Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and IntelligenceJanuary 16, 2019

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

CIAT Trains its First Ship

by Kimberly Lansdale, Center for Surface Combat SystemsJanuary 15, 2019

Virtual training that is realistic, relevant, and just as complex as the threat environment

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

U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet Visits IWTC Monterey

by By Seaman Jill Patterson, Information Warfare Training Command Monterey Public AffairsJanuary 15, 2019

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

Email in the cloud: CHES phase 1 completion

by Staff Reports, Air Force Network Integration CenterJanuary 14, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, Enterprise Services, Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Wireless

Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet Announces 2018 Sea, Shore Sailors of the Year

by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Sykes, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH FleetJanuary 14, 2019

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

Marines’ LAV Anti-Tank Weapon System to reach FOC by end of 2019

by Kaitlin Kelly, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationJanuary 11, 2019

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Center for Surface Combat Systems Releases New Training Videos

by Kimberly Lansdale, Public Affairs Specialist, Center for Surface Combat SystemsJanuary 10, 2019

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

Defense Professionals Gather for Women In Defense Summit

by Maison Piedfort, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center AtlanticJanuary 10, 2019

TAGS: InfoSharing, Workforce

NPS Student Team Wins Hackathon with Innovation in UAS Detection

by Matthew Schehl, Naval Postgraduate SchoolJanuary 10, 2019

But that was just the beginning...

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

CAC-less: The Future of Navy Mobile Applications

by Cmdr. Erik Wells, Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) Public AffairsJanuary 9, 2019

TAGS: CAC, Cybersecurity, IA, NEN, NNE, PED, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Navy Technology Commands Improve Information Warfare Readiness

by Rita Boland, Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Public AffairsJanuary 9, 2019

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

Pioneering Oceanographer Honored by Navy, American Geophysical Union

by Warren Duffie, Office of Naval ResearchJanuary 9, 2019

TAGS: Awards, InfoSharing

3rd Marines use commercial handheld computing devices to access C2 systems for data, services and tactical sharing

by Monique Randolph, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationJanuary 8, 2019

Island Marauder demo puts new technology to the test

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

Ceremony Celebrates Creation of New Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group Reserve Unit

by Lt. Robert Mook, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet Public AffairsJanuary 8, 2019

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

DARPA Selects Six Teams in Final Spectrum Collaboration Challenge Qualifier

by CHIPS MagazineDecember 28, 2018

Event showcases future of autonomous spectrum management

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, Enterprise Services, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

SSC Atlantic Names 2018 Employees of the Year

by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public AffairsDecember 28, 2018

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

Advancing Autonomy: Students Compete for International Maritime Dominance

by Sierra Jones, Office of Naval ResearchDecember 27, 2018

TAGS: Awards, Workforce

IWTC Virginia Beach Instructor Molds, Mentors Information Warfare Warriors

by Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach Public AffairsDecember 27, 2018

TAGS: Efficiencies, Workforce

NCTAMS LANT Drops Anchor – Goes for the Gold!

by Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station - AtlanticDecember 20, 2018

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

NIST Publishes Risk Management Framework Update SP 800-37 Revision 2

by CHIPS MagazineDecember 20, 2018

First pub to address security and privacy risk management in an integrated, robust and flexible methodology

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

NSWCDD Engineer Wins 2019 BEYA Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award

by John Joyce, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren DivisionDecember 19, 2018

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

SPAWAR Jumps Up in 2018 Federal Government 'Best Places to Work' Rankings

by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public AffairsDecember 19, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Workforce

Best and Brightest: ONR’s 2019 Young Investigators

by Warren Duffie, Office of Naval ResearchDecember 18, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

IWTC Monterey Students See the World Through Language Immersion

by Seaman Jill Patterson, Information Warfare Training Command MontereyDecember 17, 2018

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

NATO’s 2018 Chiefs of Transformation Conference Concludes

by Allied Command Transformation Public Affairs OfficeDecember 17, 2018

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

NAVIFOR Hosts First IW TYCOM Industry Day

by MCC Rafael Martie, NAVIFOR Public AffairsDecember 17, 2018

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

Marine Corps awards OTAs to assess handheld targeting capabilities

by Kaitlin Kelly, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationDecember 14, 2018

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

Santa travels at the speed of starlight – and NORAD is there

by Martha J. Lockwood, APR Chief, Air Force Information ProductsDecember 14, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, PED, Social Media, Spectrum, Telecommunications

Navy Readiness: CIWT Leads the Review, Modernization and Development of Information Warfare PQSs

by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor L. Jackson, Center for Information Warfare TrainingDecember 12, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, KM, Workforce

SPAWAR Qualifies as Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider

by Elisha Gamboa, Space and Naval Warfare Systems CommandDecember 11, 2018

TAGS: BCA, InfoSharing, Performance Measurement, Workforce

Surface Combat Systems Community Officially Opens New High-Fidelity Trainer

by Kimberly M. Lansdale, Center for Surface Combat SystemsDecember 11, 2018

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

Honorees Inducted into the NSA/CSS Hall of Honor

by Shawntay W, NSADecember 10, 2018

Significant and enduring contributions to American cryptology

TAGS: Awards, Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

The Chemical Evolution: ONR-Sponsored Researcher Wins Nobel Prize

by Sierra Jones, Office of Naval ResearchDecember 10, 2018

TAGS: Awards, InfoSharing

New Performance Evaluation Tool Tested by Fleet Sailors

by Personnel Command Public AffairsDecember 7, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Workforce

CANES: GW Sailors Build New Ship Network

by Seaman Vujevich, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73)December 6, 2018

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

Deep biosphere beneath the seafloor explored

by National Science FoundationDecember 6, 2018

Scientists present recent findings on ‘dark energy’ in the subsurface biosphere

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

SSC Atlantic holds NR&DE Data Science and Analytics Workshop

by Diane Owens, SSC Atlantic Public AffairsDecember 4, 2018

Leaders from DON Strategy & Innovation, DWO, ONR, NAVAIR, NAVSEA gather to shape how the US fights and wins future wars

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, Infrastructure, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

C10F Deputy Commander Discusses Electronic Warfare at Association of Old Crows Symposium

by Petty Officer 1st Class Samuel Souvannason, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH FleetDecember 3, 2018

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

Marine Corps releases solicitation for new lightweight hard armor plate

by Kaitlin Kelly, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationNovember 30, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

SPAWAR Reserve Program Holds Change of Command Ceremony

by Elisha Gamboa, Space and Naval Warfare Systems CommandNovember 30, 2018

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

Virtual Training for Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Crews

by Bobby Cummings, Office of Naval ResearchNovember 30, 2018

Taming the controlled chaos of flight deck ops

TAGS: InfoSharing, KM, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

FBI: Ransomware Suspects Indicted

by CHIPS MagazineNovember 29, 2018

Iranian Men Charged with Deploying Damaging SamSam Ransomware

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

Eye in the Sky

by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon, Marine Corps Air Station Camp PendletonNovember 28, 2018

Enhancing coastal security, safety and reducing costs

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Submariners Get Advanced Training with 3D Technology

by Chief Petty Officer Latrice Jackson, Subase New LondonNovember 28, 2018

TAGS: CCA, Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, KM, Telecommunications

Technology Transition Candidate: The Little Chip That Could

by Daniel Heale, Air Force Research Laboratory, Fighters and Bombers DirectorateNovember 27, 2018

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

IWTC Virginia Beach Graduates Newest Intelligence and Information Professional Officers

by Lt. Tiya DeGhetto, Information Warfare Training Command Virginia BeachNovember 26, 2018

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

Thanksgiving at Information Warfare Training Command Monterey

by Seaman Jill Patterson, Information Warfare Training Command MontereyNovember 26, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Workforce

Second Draft of Cryptographic Key Management Guidance Available for Comment

by CHIPS MagazineNovember 21, 2018

Special Publication 800-57 Part 2 Rev. 1, Part 2: Best Practices for Key Management Organizations

TAGS: Governance, IA, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

IWTC San Diego Hosts Naval Space Operations Course

by Lt. Patrick C. Rumsey, Information Warfare Training Command San Diego Public AffairsNovember 19, 2018

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

JBSA Cyber Team keeps a watchful eye on security

by Mary Nell Sanchez, 502nd Air Base Wing Public AffairsNovember 19, 2018

Cyber security is something we do 24/7

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

Modernization, people needed to drive Army's cyber capabilities

by Devon L. Suits, Army News ServiceNovember 19, 2018

Cyber defense starts from cyber hygiene

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

Navy to Expand Communications Reach with Nanosatellite Launch

by Program Executive Office Space Systems Public AffairsNovember 19, 2018

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

CIWT Assumes Cyber Mission Force Training Role

by Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs

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

Cybersecurity in the Cloud

by U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett, Navy Cyber Security Division Director, Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (N2N6G)

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cloud, Cybersecurity, EA, Efficiencies, Governance, IA, Infrastructure, NEN, NGEN, NMCI, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

DON Enterprise Software Agreements

by DoD ESI Navy Software Program Managers

Discounted savings for DoD components, Intelligence Community

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, EA, Efficiencies, ELA, Enterprise Services, ESI, Governance, IA, IDManagement, Infrastructure, ITAM, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Strategy, Telecommunications, Wireless

Dr. Mary "Missy" Cummings

by CHIPS Magazine

Former Navy fighter pilot and Duke University Professor, director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory, weighs in on human-machine teaming

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

Enhancing Cyber Protection While Increasing Resiliency

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (N2N6)

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Strategy, Efficiencies, Governance, IA, Infrastructure, ITAM, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Getting from Vulnerable to Cyber Secure

by George Bieber, Naval Information Forces Public Affairs

TAGS: Cybersecurity, IA, NEN, NNE, PED, Privacy, Social Media, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Innovative Navy Contract Delivers Defense Department-wide Benefits Faster

by Rita Boland, Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Public Affairs

TAGS: Enterprise Services, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Process Makes Perfect

by Thomas Kidd

Three fundamental compliance requirements for spectrum success

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

Quantum Information Science: Making the Leap

by Carl J. Williams

‘Extraordinarily important for our economic and national security’

TAGS: Cybersecurity, DAR, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, Investment Management, PKI, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

The FirstNet Difference

by Christopher Algiere

Dedicated nationwide network delivers much-needed technology upgrade to first responders

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

The Impact of the Backlog of Background Investigations

by Office of the Director, Navy Intelligence Security and Insider Threat (N2N6I)

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Governance, Governance, IA, InfoSharing, Workforce

The Navy Insider Threat Program

by Office of the Director, Navy Intelligence Security and Insider Threat (N2N6I)

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