CHIPS celebrates 39 years in publication in 2021 as the Department of the Navy information technology magazine. Our founding motto — Dedicated to Sharing Information, Technology and Experience, aligns with our goal — to meet the information needs of our readers and the warfighter.
CHIPS Magazine is published exclusively online by the Department of the Navy and sponsored by the DON Chief Information Officer in partnership with Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic.
Each issue of CHIPS contains a message from a DON IT/cyber expert discussing the latest IT policies and initiatives in the department, as well as guidance from DON subject matter experts in areas of vital interest that cover the range of Navy information technology/information management, tactical as well as business systems and networks, communications, C4I, ISR, innovation, process improvement, OPSEC, cybersecurity, spectrum, information warfare and diversity/professional development.
The first issue of CHIPS was published in 1982 by the Navy Regional Data Automation Center (NARDAC). It was distributed as a newsletter titled "Chips Ahoy." Printed on standard white paper in black and white with simple graphics, it was mailed to 2,500 Navy personnel.
Since then CHIPS Magazine has undergone many changes, just like DON IT. From CHIPS inception, Rear Adm. Grace Hopper, a pioneer and champion for Navy desktop technology development, was a kind of mascot and great fan of CHIPS. She often provided encouragement to CHIPS staff with her unique blend of sharp humor and common sense.
From her first interview with CHIPS in 1986, Hopper was generous with her time and good advice. Beloved by all who were privileged to know her, Grace Hopper embodied the kind of innovative thinking that CHIPS strives to convey.
CHIPS publishes news updates daily, so check back frequently. Read CHIPS online at www.doncio.navy.mil/chips.
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Thank you to our many loyal readers and authors for 39 great years in 2021.
CHIPS Senior Editor