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West Coast DON IT Conference Schedule Available

December 12, 2018

The schedule and session descriptions for the 2019 West Coast DON IT Conference 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. Registration is still open with limited TAD.

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

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

Continued Vigilance

October 29, 2018

A different cybersecurity awareness topic designed to help keep your information secure was posted each week of October. We end the month with a message from the Secretary of Defense encouraging us to remain vigilant in today’s information environment

TAGS: Cybersecurity

Phishing

October 22, 2018

Hacks, data breaches, and cybercrimes have become increasingly commonplace. While the Department of the Navy has staff dedicated to keeping its networks secure, it is up to each of us to take steps to protect ourselves and reduce our cyber risks. Each week in October a cybersecurity awareness topic provided by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency’s Threat Intelligence Center is featured. This week’s topic is Phishing.

TAGS: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity in the Cloud

by RDML Danelle Barrett, USN, Navy Cyber Security Division Director, Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (N2N6G) - October 17, 2018

The Navy is committed to being “all in” on transforming operations and business processes to leverage cloud technologies across the information warfighting platform through to the tactical edge. The operational advantages to warfighting with cloud technologies vice legacy client/server models are far reaching and include the ability to use micro-web services across the enterprise, as articulated in the Compile to Combat in 24 Hours (C2C24) architecture, and to store authoritative data once and have them reused by many different systems in the context needed for speed and accuracy of decision making.

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity

Online Shopping

October 15, 2018

Hacks, data breaches, and cybercrimes have become increasingly commonplace. While the Department of the Navy has staff dedicated to keeping its networks secure, it is up to each of us to take steps to protect ourselves and reduce our cyber risks. Each week in October a cybersecurity awareness topic provided by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency’s Threat Intelligence Center is featured. This week’s topic is Online Shopping.

TAGS: Cybersecurity

CHIPS Magazine

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

Working Group Promotes Navy Application Modernization and Accelerated Delivery to Afloat Platforms

by From Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Public AffairsNovember 15, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Efficiencies, Enterprise Services, Governance, IA, Infrastructure, ITAM, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

FCC/C10F Announces Sailors of the Year

by Petty Officer 1st Class Samuel Souvannason, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH FleetNovember 14, 2018

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

NAVIFOR, NETWARCOM, FCC/10THF, NCDOC Join to Hold Fall/Winter 2018 Safety Fair

by Robert Fluegel, NAVIFOR Public AffairsNovember 14, 2018

TAGS: InfoSharing, Workforce

Navy Credentials Program Wins “When Work Works Award”

by Lt.j.g. Ashley Taylor, Naval Education and Training CommandNovember 13, 2018

TAGS: Awards, InfoSharing, Workforce

Warrior Ethos

by CHIPS MagazineNovember 9, 2018

American Indians have served with distinction in US military actions for over 200 years

TAGS: InfoSharing, KM

A Grateful Nation Honors its Veterans

by CHIPS MagazineNovember 8, 2018

Service, Valor, Sacrifice

TAGS: Awards, InfoSharing

Afloat Network Leaders Host Industry Day

by Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Public AffairsNovember 7, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, DAR, Efficiencies, Enterprise Services, Governance, InfoSharing, Infrastructure, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

DARPA names potential sites for Launch Challenge

by CHIPS MagazineNovember 7, 2018

Launching small payloads on short notice

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

SSC Atlantic Engineers Recognized at Women of Color STEM Conference

by Alex Jackson, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center AtlanticNovember 7, 2018

TAGS: Awards, Civil Liberties, Workforce

Navy Leaders, Local Officials Dedicate New SLBM Facility

by John Joyce, NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate CommunicationsNovember 5, 2018

State-of-the-Art Capabilities for Current and Future Missile Systems

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

American Indians Have Served in the U.S. Navy Since its Birth

by Naval History and Heritage CommandNovember 1, 2018

TAGS: Civil Liberties, InfoSharing

Naval War College Hosts Second Breaking the Mold Workshop

by CHIPS MagazineNovember 1, 2018

Fostering radically new ideas, uniquely innovative concepts and strategic alternatives about 21st century issues of war and strategy

TAGS: Cybersecurity, InfoSharing, Performance Measurement, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, Nov 12-17, 2018

by CHIPS MagazineOctober 31, 2018

Recruiting, upskilling and reskilling a national cybersecurity workforce

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

CIWT Names Domain Sailor of the Year

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor Jackson, Center for Information Warfare TrainingOctober 29, 2018

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

DoD Announces Awardees for Manufacturing Engineering Education Program

by CHIPS MagazineOctober 29, 2018

Developing next-gen manufacturing workforce that assures U.S. military technological superiority

TAGS: Awards, InfoSharing

ICYMI: Marine Corps upgrades GCSS-MC, reduces time from data to decision

by Kaitlin Kelly, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and CommunicationOctober 29, 2018

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

DoD Expands Tech Talent Initiative to Develop Critical Cyber Capabilities

by DoD NewsOctober 26, 2018

Defense Digital Service Opens ‘Tatooine’ Workspace in Augusta Ga. to Support Growing Partnership with Army Cyber Command

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Enterprise Services, Governance, InfoSharing, Investment Management, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless, Workforce

NCTAMS LANT DEFY Program Receives Two Awards

by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Rafael Martie, NAVIFOR Public AffairsOctober 26, 2018

TAGS: Awards, InfoSharing, Workforce

DoD Expands Hack the Pentagon Crowdsourced Digital Defense Program

by DoD NewsOctober 24, 2018

U.S. Government’s First Bug Bounty Initiative Turns Two; Issues Awards to Further Strengthen Internal Defense Assets

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

NAVIFOR Commander Visits CIWT and IWTC Corry Station, Observes and Discusses IW Training

by Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare Training Public AffairsOctober 24, 2018

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

Navy Celebrates Centennial of Dahlgren Base at Grand Finale

by John Joyce, NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate CommunicationsOctober 24, 2018

Ceremony Culminates 12 Months of Centennial Activities

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

Warfare Center partners with SoCal universities for collaborative research

by J.W. Marcum, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme DivisionOctober 23, 2018

TAGS: Cybersecurity, DAR, Data Strategy, InfoSharing, NEN, NNE, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

Navy lab researchers honored by Society of Asian Engineers and Scientists

by Patric Petrie, SSC Pacific Public AffairsOctober 19, 2018

TAGS: Awards, Civil Liberties, Workforce

Navy Office Leans Forward to Enhance Afloat Technology Offerings

by Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Public AffairsOctober 19, 2018

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

SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic Holds Change of Command

by Susan Piedfort, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center AtlanticOctober 19, 2018

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

FCC/C10F Commander Gives Cyber Lecture at Naval Academy

by Petty Officer 1st Class Samuel Souvannason, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH FleetOctober 18, 2018

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

Cyber Airmen fuel innovation

by Paul Shirk, 55th Wing Public AffairsOctober 17, 2018

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

IWTC Virginia Beach Forges New Intelligence Specialists for the Fleet

by Lt. Tiya DeGhetto, Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach Public AffairsOctober 16, 2018

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

NAVSEA Approves First Metal Additively Manufactured Component for Shipboard Use

by Naval Sea Systems Command Office of CommunicationOctober 15, 2018

TAGS: Efficiencies, InfoSharing

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