Knowledge Management

The DON CIO promotes and assists in advancing knowledge management implementation within the Department, which involves supporting and promoting a community of practice, conducting semi-annual meetings and providing tools to facilitate learning organizations.

Knowledge management is the alignment of people and processes, enabled by technology, to facilitate the exchange of operationally relevant information and expertise to increase performance. KM learning processes enables the application of knowledge and better practices, as they emerge, to existing challenges.

In March 2014, the DON CIO released an updated DON KM Strategy.

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DON KM Strategy

DON CIO Memo - March 7, 2014

The purpose of this memo is to update and reissue the Knowledge Management (KM) strategy for the Department of the Navy. This strategy identifies goals and objectives for continued KM implementation in the DON.

Ensuring the Quality of Information Disseminated to the Public by the DON

SECNAVINST 5720.48 - September 30, 2010

This SECNAV instruction provides policy to only disseminate information to the public, to every extent possible, that is accurate, objective and has utility and integrity; and allows affected persons to seek and obtain, if appropriate, timely correction of publically disseminated information that does not comply with these quality standards.

Federal Register Vol. 67, No. 36

September 7, 2007

This Office of Management and Budget document provides guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility and integrity of information disseminated by federal agencies.

Ensuring Quality of Information Disseminated to the Public by the DoD

DEPSECDEF Memo - February 10, 2003

This memo delineates the Department of Defense's compliance with the Office of Management and Budget's guidelines to maintain a basic standard of quality for DoD's public information.

Section 515 of Pub Law 106-554 H.R. 5658 / 21DEC2000

Public Law - December 21, 2000

This public law supports information quality guidelines.


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 ...

DON IT Conference Presentations Available

April 30, 2018

Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in Norfolk, VA, April 23-25, are available by request to government civilian, military personnel, and DoD support contractors. Please submit your request by using the "Contact Us" link located in the DON CIO Information section

Congratulations to the DON's DoD CIO Award Winners

December 1, 2017

Congratulations to the individuals and teams from the Department of the Navy who were honored by DoD CIO for IT and cyber excellence at a November 30 ceremony at the Pentagon.

Navy Mobile Apps Bring Information and Training to Your Smartphone and Tablet

by Rob Foster - May 9, 2016

There are mobile applications for almost everything, and now there are apps that allow Department of the Navy active duty and civilian personnel in any location to access important information and required training on their personal smartphone or tablet. These apps will work on personal devices outside of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) domain.

DON CIO Awards Recognize Information Management and Information Technology Excellence

by Navy News Service - April 20, 2016

Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO) Robert Foster recognized more than 10 individuals and teams for transforming the Navy and Marine Corps through information technology during a ceremony at the Washington E. Walter Convention Center April 20.

DON's APQC Membership Provides Wide Range of Services

September 21, 2015

APQC is a member-based research organization specializing in process and performance improvement. The Department of the Navy's membership with APQC (renewed through August 2016) includes access to an online research library, the Knowledge Base, which provides valuable information and assistance in four functional areas: Knowledge Management, Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Supply Chain Management. ...

DON CIO Congratulates Award Winners

February 20, 2015

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 DON IT Awards. ...

DON's APQC Membership Provides Wide Range of Services

August 11, 2014

The Department of the Navy's membership with the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) includes access to an online research library, the Knowledge Base, which provides valuable information and assistance in four functional areas: Knowledge Management, Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Supply Chain Management. ...

Building on DON Success; Meeting New Challenges

by Barbara Hoffman - June 9, 2014

It has been a privilege to serve in leadership positions for the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer, including as Director of both the E-business and Investment Management teams, Principal Deputy for two very talented DON CIOs, and now as the DON CIO (Acting). Our business IT environment has evolved dramatically over this timeframe, in technology advances as well as in operational and fiscal challenges.

Enterprise-Wide Task/Records Management System Coming Soon To The Department

April 10, 2014

As detailed in a DON CIO memo released April 10, prototype design is underway on a DON enterprise-wide task management (TM) and records management (RM) system: the DON Tasking, Records, and Consolidated Knowledge Enterprise Repository (TRACKER). DON TRACKER will provide one auditable and compliant RM and TM system for all DON shore-based commands and organizations.

Sea Warrior Program Increases Efficiency of Detailing and Recruiting

June 25, 2012

In 2006, the Chief of Naval Personnel requested that the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition appoint the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems as the lead for affordable business information technology delivery and incremental capabilities. The resulting Sea Warrior Program began operating in September 2007 with the mission of coordinating manpower, personnel, ...

Sea Warrior Program Office Supports Learning and Development

June 12, 2012

The Sea Warrior Program is the primary information technology acquisition agent for non-tactical business operations addressing manpower, personnel, training and education capability gaps, legacy systems and distance support to the fleet. The program's role is to modernize Navy human resources management systems and afloat business IT used by sailors, the fleet, and the Navy enterprise. Sea Warrior manages a complex ...

Department's KM Vision

by Robert J. Carey - November 17, 2009

Our vision for KM/IM is to, "create, capture, share and reuse knowledge to enable effective and agile decision-making, increase the efficiency of task accomplishment, and improve mission effectiveness."

DoD Releases Information Systems Certification and Accreditation Reciprocity Memo

August 3, 2009

The Department of Defense has recently published the DoD Information Systems Certification and Accreditation (C&A) Reciprocity Memo signed by the DoD Principal Accrediting Authorities - senior officials who represent the interests of the Global Information Grid Mission Areas for C&A.

Records Management Web-Based Training Courses Available on NKO

March 20, 2007

Four web-based records management training courses have been developed and are available on Navy Knowledge Online (NKO).

CDR Mark Bodoh and LCDR William Batson Receive DON IM/IT Excellence Award

January 31, 2007

Bodoh and Batson recieved the award for transforming the way Navy Reservists reschedule and request additional drill periods. Through a streamlined process and supporting web application, the availability and flexibility of reservists to provide operational support is greatly enhanced. In FY 2006, this equated to more than 9,000 man-hours saved.

The FORCEnet Innovation and Research Enterprise (FIRE) Team Receives DON IM/IT Excellence Award

January 31, 2007

The FORCEnet Innovation and Research Enterprise (FIRE) Team received the award for advancing the Navy's management of knowledge and effectiveness of decision making. The FORCEnet Innovation and Research Enterprise (FIRE) team of the Information Sciences Department, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif., developed an advanced capability to manage the execution and analyses of complex experimentation in the Navy ...


DON Records Management Training Guide

June 2, 2016

This guide fulfills the requirement that Department of the Navy personnel (military, government civilian and contractor) be reminded each year of their records management responsibilities.

DON Knowledge Management Quarterdeck (KM QD)

by Jim Knox - March 22, 2016

Knowledge Management documentation, samples and other resources available on the DON KM QD.

DON IT Policy Roundup for FY 2013

February 21, 2013

The Department of the Navy Information Technology Policy Roundup for fiscal year (FY) 2013 provides a summary of policies affecting IT projects and programs. For more detail, please review the entire policy at the links provided.

Workforce Competency and Career Planning

September 13, 2012

This toolkit assists individuals in developing, tracking, and managing their careers and facilitates competency management for the information management/information technology and knowledge management (KM) professional at the organizational level.

Publically Accessible Website Privacy Resources (including Official DON Social Networking Sites)

by DON CIO Privacy Team - April 10, 2012

The World Wide Web is specifically designed to be open and accessible to a global audience. While this global accessibility makes the web a powerful public information tool and enhances productivity in the conduct of daily business, it also presents a potential risk to Department of the Navy personnel, assets and operations if inappropriate information is published on DON websites. Threats to the security of Navy and ...

Fair Information Practices

by DON CIO Privacy Team - October 15, 2010

The Privacy Act of 1974 is largely based on a set of internationally recognized principles for protecting the privacy and security of personal information known as the Fair Information Practices. A U.S. government advisory committee first proposed the practices in 1973 to address what it termed a poor level of protection afforded to privacy under contemporary law. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ...

Information Sharing Environment Core Awareness Course Instructions

July 23, 2009

The attached instructions explain how to access the Information Sharing Environment (ISE) Core Awareness course. This course is now operational on the U.S Joint Forces Command Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) web site. This unclassified course provides a common understanding of the ISE and an overview of the Federal Government's counterterrorism organizations, systems and common challenges. It takes less than 30 minutes to ...