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.
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.
UNSECNAV Memo - December 3, 2010
This memo addresses information technology/cyberspace efficiency initiatives and realignment in the Department of the Navy. It underscores the challenge by the Secretary of Defense to think about the DON's approach to IT initiatives and to centralize and consolidate efforts where it makes sense. This memo directs the DON Chief Information Officer to take the lead for the Department for this endeavor, noting that it is a ...
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.
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.
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.
DON CIO Memo - May 15, 2009
Enterprise interoperability across the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) is a critical component of ensuring that NGEN becomes the first step toward achieving the Naval Networking Environment (NNE) 2016 vision and strategy, of ubiquitous access to data and services across the Department of the Navy. This policy memo mandates the implementation of four critical initial enterprise interoperability capabilities as ...
Joint DON CIO and CHINFO Memo - October 17, 2007
This policy provides Department of the Navy guidance for governing the registration, content, compliance, and investment of all unclassified DON web sites and their associated Uniform Resource Locators. The policy applies to all DON commands and activities with unclassified web sites (publicly accessible or access restricted) designed, developed, procured or managed by DON activities and/or hosted and managed by their ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
September 14, 2016
Did you know you can get the latest DON IT news and information by subscribing to RSS feeds? ...
April 7, 2015
The DUSN M Strategy & Innovation group's Data Dilemma (dd) MMOWGLI (Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet) game has begun, and runs until April 17. Will you help determine how the DON should use data to drive mission success, fuel innovation, and adapt to the future?
February 24, 2015
The Defense Connect Online (DCO) service will be discontinued on June 24. It will be replaced by Defense Collaboration Services (DCS). In preparation for the deactivation of DCO, users are required to save local copies of mission critical data hosted on DCO no later than May 30.
April 14, 2014
Did you know that to update your contact information in the NMCI Global Address List (GAL) you must first update your Defense Enrollment and Eligibility Reporting System information via milConnect?
August 12, 2013
The Department of the Navy now has its first-ever, fully synchronized USN/USMC Global Address List (GAL). The DON GAL allows USN/USMC personnel to quickly locate contact information and to send digitally signed and encrypted emails. The GAL contains contact information for users from both services and is updated daily to ensure accuracy. This enables a seamless use of encrypted and digitally signed e-mails between the ...
April 18, 2013
The Department of the Navy will implement a new electronic Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) tool across the DON on Oct. 1, 2013.
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.
July 27, 2012
We all save an overabundance of mementos from the past — whether it is a favorite blanket from grandma, a box full of baseball cards (unfortunately, not a Tug McGraw or Ted Williams rookie
card in the mix), or 20-year-old report cards. While it may be comforting to know that we can always find a particular item; in reality, is that box of baseball cards valuable enough to keep around? We, as a department, have long ...
September 7, 2011
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign with more than 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally, helping to raise millions of dollars each year.
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 ...
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.
by DON CIO Communications Team - September 22, 2009
Department of the Navy personnel may now view the latest information management and information technology news from their mobile devices with the launch of a mobile-friendly version of the DON CIO website.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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. ...
May 29, 2020
A Michigan native, the Honorable Kenneth J. Braithwaite was sworn in as the 77th Secretary of the Navy May 29, 2020. He previously served as the 31st U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway.
August 8, 2016
The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer of non-U.S. Government sites or the information, products, or services contained therein. Although the DON CIO may or may not use these sites as additional distribution channels for Department of Defense information, it does not exercise editorial control over all of the information that you may find at ...
by DON CIO Privacy Team - March 24, 2014
The personally identifiable information (PII) brief attached below was presented at the Department of the Navy IT Conference, West Coast 2014 and is provided as a reference and for use in developing other PII presentations.
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.
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 ...
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.
by DON CIO Privacy Team - September 15, 2010
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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 ...