Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

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Program Officer for PEO EIS Ruth A. Youngs Lew

Enabling Productivity to Deliver Lethality

August 6, 2019

This quarter's column expresses the views of Ruth A. Youngs Lew, Program Executive Officer for PEO EIS.

Develop and maintain an engaged and capable workforce; Deliver an enhanced and positive customer experience; Enhance data-driven decision-making; Increase agility and drive affordability.

Those four goals are the basis of the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems' (PEO EIS) recently adopted Strategic Plan 2019-2022.

Privacy Tip

Twelve PII Lessons Learned

June 13, 2019

When a Department of the Navy activity reports a breach of personally identifiable information (PII), it must also include lessons learned in an after-action report. Lessons learned are an important feedback mechanism to shape future DON privacy policy. The following information is a compilation of the most frequently reported lessons learned.

Featured News

Updated DON Information Technology Incident Policy Released

September 19, 2019

The Department of the Navy computer/network incident instruction has been updated. The purpose of the instruction is to document policy for the handling of computer incidents and to ensure that policy is in alignment across the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense.

Registration Now Open for 2020 DON IT Conferences

September 16, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2020 DON IT Conferences. The DON IT Conference, West Coast has been approved for March 2-3, 2020, at the San Diego Convention Center, and the DON IT Conference, East Coast has been approved for May 11-13, 2020 at the Hilton Norfolk The Main. The conferences are held in fleet concentration areas on the West and East Coasts each year to minimize cross-country travel by participants. The information presented at the East and West Coast conferences is virtually the same, and both conference venues are conducive to learning and collaboration and have been well-received by participants. Therefore, if possible, please register for the conference closest to your duty station.

Updated Multifunctional Device Policy Released

September 9, 2019

On Aug. 18, the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer released updated enterprise-wide DON policy and guidance for the management and use (including procurement and disposal) of all networked and stand-alone DON copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners (CPFSs), multifunctional devices (MFDs), and related consumables and support services. This updated policy is effective immediately, and applies to all CPFSs and MFDs used in the office environment and supporting establishment.

Microsoft Home Use Program Offers Exclusive Employee Pricing

August 21, 2019

Government civilians and uniformed personnel can get exclusive employee pricing on Office 365 Home for $69.99 per year or Personal for $48.99 per year as well as Project Professional 2019 and Visio Professional 2019 for $14.99 each.

DISA Memo on FedRAMP Approved Cloud Service Providers Released

August 19, 2019

The Defense Information Systems Agency signed a memo on Aug. 15, 2019 authorizing components to host publicly releasable unclassified Department of Defense information on FedRAMP approved cloud services. This applies to Cloud Service Offerings that have been authorized at the Moderate baseline and are listed in the FedRAMP Marketplace.

DoD SAFE Now Available for File Transfer

August 19, 2019

Department of Defense Secure Access File Exchange (SAFE) is a web-based tool that provides authenticated DoD CAC users and guests (unauthenticated users) the capability to securely send and receive large files, including files that are too large to be transmitted via email.

Reducing Electromagnetic Spectrum Fratricide

August 12, 2019

On August 8, 2019, Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly signed "Reducing Electromagnetic Spectrum Fratricide," a memorandum clarifying Department of the Navy policy that the research, development, and acquisition of all Spectrum-Dependent Systems (SDS) -- including electronic warfare, communications, and radar systems -- must assess the risk of Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) fratricide.

Spectrum Supportability Policy for Mission-Critical Unlicensed Devices

August 12, 2019

On Aug. 8, 2019, Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly signed "Spectrum Supportability Policy for Mission-Critical Unlicensed Devices," establishing Department of the Navy policy regarding the use of unlicensed Spectrum-Dependent Systems (SDS) or devices in mission critical applications/systems. If such use is pursued, certain spectrum supportability requirements must first be met.