Department of Navy Chief Information Officer

The Honorable Thomas B. Modly

Damn The Hackers, Full Speed Ahead

by The Honorable Thomas B. Modly - January 25, 2019

During the first weeks of his tenure as president of JPMorgan Chase Bank, Jamie Dimon was briefed on the company’s efforts to outsource its information technology and corporate networks. It’s now the stuff of legend how Dimon not only cancelled a $5-billion IT contract, but challenged his people to own information as a proprietary, business-defining function. This strategic perspective has guided IT investment and prioritization for JPMorgan Chase ever since – and Dimon’s philosophy is now considered to be “table stakes” wisdom across the financial services industry. Many other industries have concluded the same: whether outsourced or not, information management is a core strategic function upon which they are entirely dependent.

Privacy Tip

Use the Privacy Act Data Cover Sheet to Safeguard PII

March 11, 2019

DD Form 2923, the Privacy Act Data Cover Sheet, is used to identify and safeguard personally identifiable information (PII) contained in hard copy documents. Its use is currently a Department of the Navy "best practice."

Featured News

Register Now For DON IT Conference, East Coast 2019

March 14, 2019

Registration is now open for the DON IT Conference, East Coast 2019. It has been approved for June 3-5, 2019, and will be held at the at the Hilton Norfolk The Main in Norfolk, VA. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required.

Safe Access File Available for Use

February 26, 2019

SAFE (Safe Access File Exchange) is back in service and can be used to securely transmit files containing personally identifiable information (PII). SAFE should be available for the next six months. At that time DISA intends to have implemented a new DoD enterprise solution, replacing SAFE.

SAFE allows users to send up to 25 files securely to recipients within the .mil and .gov domains. The files can total up to 2GB in size.

2019 DON IM/IT Excellence Award Winners

February 25, 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 DON Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Excellence Award Winners! The DON IM/IT Excellence Awards recognize excellence in information management and information technology across the Department of the Navy.

DON IT Conference Presentations Available

February 18, 2019

Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in San Diego, CA, Feb. 13-15, 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

Changes to CAC Certificates

January 23, 2019

Department of the Navy Common Access Cards (CACs) must align with the Federal Personal Identity-Authentication (PIV-Auth) certificate, which ensures strong authentication. Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) requires Federal departments and agencies to use strong authentication credentials for network and IT system access, and the CAC is DoD's primary mechanism for doing so on the NIPRNet.

DoD has directed that DoD's PIV-Auth certificate become the standard for DoD IT access on the NIPRNet in order to: standardize implementations and reduce inefficiencies with mission partners, improve cybersecurity posture and change management, reduce costs associated with maintaining DoD specific legacy authentication mechanisms, and allow the DoD to use commercial products designed to read HSPD-12 compliant Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) credentials.