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DoD Internet Services and Internet-Based Capabilities

DoD Instruction 8550.01 - September 11, 2012

This instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides instructions for establishing, operating, and maintaining Department of Defense Internet services on unclassified networks to collect, disseminate, store, and otherwise process unclassified DoD information, as well as the use of Internet-based capabilities to collect, disseminate, store, and otherwise process unclassified DoD information. It ...

DON Public Affairs Policy and Regulations

SECNAVINST 5720.44C Change 1 - February 21, 2012

The purpose of this instruction is to provide basic policy and regulations for carrying out the public affairs and internal relations programs of the Department of the Navy.

Internet-Based Capabilities Guidance: Official Internet Posts

DTG 192027Z AUG 10 - August 19, 2010

This ALNAV provides guidance to all Department of the Navy personnel regarding official posts on Internet-based capabilities. A separate ALNAV provides guidance regarding unofficial posts on Internet-based capabilities.

Internet-Based Capabilities Guidance: Unofficial Internet Posts

DTG 192031Z AUG 10 - August 19, 2010

This ALNAV provides guidance to all Department of the Navy personnel regarding unofficial posts on the Internet, including those pertaining to DON-related content and discussions. It also provides guidance about best practices for use of Internet-based capabilities (IBC) in a personal capacity. A separate ALNAV provides guidance for external official presences on IBC on behalf of the DON.

Navy Marine Corps Portal Guidance Memorandum Number 1

SECNAV Memo - February 28, 2003

This memo established the requirement for a Navy and Marine Corps Portal environment designed to provide a single integrated enterprise portal framework.


Secure Your Social Media Presence

October 20, 2014

Attempted intrusions into DoD networks by spear-phishing or a social media based attack occur frequently. While it is legal to access social media sites from your DoD computer, there are precautions that you should take to make both your personal information and our government networks safe from attack. ...

Protect PII on Social Media

January 28, 2013

Social media are excellent venues for exchanging information, but some of this information could contain personally identifiable information (PII). PII is any information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity. Examples include but are not limited to: name, Social Security Number, date of birth, home address, home phone number, personal e-mail address, financial information, fingerprints, ...

DON CIO Launches Website Redesign

August 8, 2012

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer deployed the next generation of its website today to better showcase content and provide improved access to the information relied on daily by members of the DON IT community.

Collaboration Tools for the Federal Government

by Christy Crimmins - March 10, 2010

During the past few months, collaborative media has become a topic of interest and debate in both the Department of Defense and Federal Government. As a result of this interest, collaborative sites restricted to myriad combinations of defense, intelligence and Federal Government communities have begun to see a rise in participation. Some of them, such as Intelink, are sponsored by government agencies and limited to a ...

Has the Use of E-Mail Peaked?

by Brian Burns - November 29, 2009

Historically, each generation expands the use of the communication inventions from the previous generation. Communication has evolved from cave drawings and carvings, to smoke signals and music (such as drumbeats, chants and yodeling); to written inscriptions; to letters distributed by foot, horseback, ships and railroad. Morse code revolutionized communication through the telegraph and line-of-sight light flashes.

Web 2.0: Federal CIO Council Releases Guidelines for Secure Use of Social Media

by Christy Crimmins - November 17, 2009

The use of social media has become a popular topic within the Department of the Navy, Defense Department and across the federal government. As agencies begin to venture into this media, whether it is creating an agency Facebook page or updating constituents via Twitter, precautions must be taken and risks should be assessed. While these tools open up many avenues for broader communication and collaboration, they also ...

Use of Web 2.0 Tools for DON IM/IT Policy Development

by Christy Crimmins - August 19, 2009

Over the past few years, the use of Web 2.0 tools has increased in the Department of the Navy. Many of these tools present both opportunities and challenges. This column will focus on educating readers about the myriad tools available for use within the DON, Department of Defense, and federal government, as well as the challenges they present. Topics will range from new applications to safe use and cultural changes that ...

Input Sought in Developing DON IM/IT Policy

May 4, 2009

To ensure Department of the Navy Information Management and Information Technology (IM/IT) policies fully support the needs of the warfighter and all levels of the supporting establishment, the DON Chief Information Officer has begun to pilot the use of the Intelink wiki (Intellipedia) as a tool to assist in the development of proposed updates to existing policy.

Web 2.0 in the Federal Government: The Age of Collaboration

by Brian Burns - April 22, 2009

There are a few frontiers left to explore: space; the world's oceans; Earth's inner space; microscopic and nano inner spaces; and cyberspace. Exploration in these areas is led by many Federal agencies such as NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation and the departments of Commerce, Defense and Homeland Security. Each of these frontiers relies on the advanced tools of ...

NMCI Deploys Collaboration Software

March 25, 2009

NMCI has begun deploying software associated with collaboration tools offered through the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The software is being delivered to users via a Radia software push. As a result, users will begin to see Jabber and IBM Sametime chat programs in their “start programs” menu. These tools are intended to increase connectivity and collaboration across the DoD enterprise. Users who do not see ...

DON CIO Releases Web 2.0 Policy

by Christy Crimmins - February 20, 2009

On October 20, 2008, the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer released a memo providing initial guidance to all Navy and Marine Corps commands regarding the use of Web 2.0 tools. "I wanted to provide guidance and encourage its [Web 2.0] use among Navy and Marine Corps commands," Robert Carey, DON CIO said. "Web 2.0 tools present many opportunities for collaboration and information sharing. They are becoming ...

DON CIO Releases Web 2.0 Guidance Memorandum

November 10, 2008

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer has released a memorandum providing initial guidance for all Navy and Marine Corps commands regarding the use of Web 2.0 tools to facilitate collaboration and information sharing within the Department of the Navy.

Privacy Must be Considered When Using Web 2.0 Tools

November 1, 2008

As outlined in a recently published memo, the Department of the Navy endorses the secure use of Web 2.0 tools to enhance collaboration, streamline processes and foster productivity.

GCN: Defense in a Wiki World

by Wilson P. Dizard III, GCN - August 4, 2008

Information sharing, the drumbeat phrase of national defense for seven years, is being matched these days with technologies capable of elevating it from a bumper-sticker slogan to a tool of great power — and commensurate risk. View entire GCN article.

GCN: Defense 2.0 a Work in Progress

by Wyatt Kash, GCN - July 10, 2008

The vision of adapting next-generation Internet technologies in the Defense Department is gaining new urgency as businesses, and employees, increasingly embrace Web-based social networking applications. But the horizon for what some call the Defense 2.0 era appears a long way off as culture, inertia, and IT security concerns that grow only more complicated in a Web 2.0 world, continue to challenge military IT leaders. ...

New DON CIO Website: Your IT Resource

by Command Communications Team - January 24, 2008

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer unveiled its newly redesigned web site this week. In addition to its updated look and feel, the web site's organization and underlying technology have been improved to better equip users to locate information in just one or two clicks.


DON Users Guide to Personally Identifiable Information

by DON CIO Privacy Team - April 19, 2018

The Department of the Navy Users Guide to Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is provided as a convenient desk reference that can be printed as a brochure and distributed to increase awareness throughout the Department.

Guide to Keeping Your Social Media Accounts Secure

by Defense Media Activity - February 10, 2017

Social media is an integral part of the strategic communications and public affairs missions of the Department of Defense. Like any asset, it is something to defend and protect with vigilance. Cyber attacks are a real and present threat to the cybersecurity of government social media accounts.

How to Remove Your PII From Public Websites

May 15, 2015

The attached document was created by the Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) C4 Cybersecurity Division as a result of the increasing threat from adversaries both domestic and abroad to the physical security of our military personnel and their family members. The guide contains detailed instructions on how to remove information about oneself from public people searching websites.

Navy Command Leadership Social Media Handbook

by Chief of Naval Operations - October 14, 2012

The Navy Command Leadership Social Media Handbook was developed by the Chief of Naval Operations and is intended to provide the information needed to more safely and effectively use social media.

Privacy Resources for Military Members and Their Families

by DON CIO Privacy Team - May 1, 2012

Service members and their families face many life altering events that most people never experience, such as frequent moves, extended deployments and multiple family separations. Each of these events can potentially expose the service member to an increased risk of identity theft and/or fraud. The following links provide information on what to do if you find yourself in a situation where your personal information has ...

Recommended Facebook Privacy Settings

by CHINFO - September 1, 2011

The Department of the Navy Chief of Information has created a guide detailing recommended Facebook privacy settings and how to achieve them. The guide provides step-by-step instructions to help Facebook users create a balance between safeguarding their privacy and enjoying the benefits of social networking online.