Data Strategy

The DON CIO is the Department's senior data strategy official. In this role, the DON CIO organizes and coordinates the Secretariat, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps representation to the DoD and Joint Service net-centric data strategy communities and associated communities of interest. Data strategy defines the policies, guidance, processes and tools used to produce data and to make data discoverable, accessible, usable and trusted.

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Strategic Intent for Naval Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure Portfolio Review

Joint Memo - December 9, 2020

This memo states that a Naval IT Infrastructure Portfolio Review will be conducted to better understand the DON's IT infrastructure inventory, bring greater corporate accountability and transparency to the execution of the over $4B annual budget, and implement a key recommendation identified in the 2018 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Cybersecurity Readiness Review - identify key cyber terrain. The purpose of the review ...

Release of the DON Strategy for Data and Analytics Optimization

DON CIO Memo - September 15, 2017

The purpose of this memo is to release the "Department of the Navy Strategy for Data and Analytics Optimization."

Updated DON Guidance for BEA Compliance Assessment to Address Additional Requirement of the Real Property and Inventory Life Cycle Management

DTG 161552Z MAY 07 - May 16, 2007

This Naval message contains updated Department of the Navy Guidance for program managers of DON Defense Business Systems whose primary mission area and domain is Real Property and Inventory Life Cycle Management.

DON Information Technology Applications and Data Management

SECNAVINST 5000.36A - December 19, 2005

This instruction establishes policy for DON applications and data management and describes the responsibilities of the Functional Area Managers, Functional Data Managers and Functional Namespace Coordinators. It also establishes responsibilities for DON IT processes and tools to transform applications and data into net-centric naval capabilities consistent with DoD policy for interoperability and data sharing. ...


Navigating Flank Speed

by Aaron Weis - April 28, 2021

As you peruse the latest developments around DON IT, I want to draw your attention to two major developments – the sunset of CVR on June 15 and subsequent transition to Microsoft 365, and invite you to the upcoming DON IT Conference, May 24-26.

The Success and Enduring Value of the Information Superiority Vision

by Aaron Weis - February 5, 2021

It was one year ago that we published the Department of the Navy's Information Superiority Vision (ISV) which detailed the challenges that we, as a Navy and Marine Corps, faced and the vision that was required to achieve Information Superiority. In the past year I have enjoyed taking every opportunity I can to promote the ISV and share with you its objectives.

DON Announces Strategic Intent for Naval IT Infrastructure Portfolio Review

December 14, 2020

The Department of the Navy has released a memo that states a Naval IT Infrastructure Portfolio Review will be conducted to better understand the DON's IT infrastructure inventory, bring greater corporate accountability and transparency to the execution of the over $4B annual budget, and implement a key recommendation identified in the 2018 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Cybersecurity Readiness Review - identify key cyber ...

Tom Sasala Joins FEDSpace Podcast to Discuss DON Data Management

by Marissa Wharton - November 16, 2020

This week on the FEDSpace Podcast, Tom Sasala, Chief Data Officer of the U.S. Department of the Navy, joins the show to talk about how the DON manages data to ensure that higher quality, more accessible information is available for decision-makers.

Final DON IT Conference Details Available

November 2, 2020

The DON IT Conference will be held Wednesday, November 4 and Thursday, November 5 via Microsoft CVR Teams. The descriptive schedule and other details are available now.

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 ...

DON IT Conference Walk-in Registration

January 23, 2019

Walk-in registration onsite at the West Coast DON IT Conference scheduled for Feb. 13-15 at the San Diego Convention Center 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 a CAC or contact information of government sponsor; and 3) local and TAD non-DON government attendees. The schedule, session ...

DON CIO Releases Data and Analytics Optimization Strategy

September 26, 2017

Publication of the Department of the Navy Strategy for Data and Analytics Optimization opened the department's discourse, discovery, learning, and transformation in the field of data and analytics. The strategy document describes what DON CIO will do in order to help the DON maintain its information edge by defining effective policies, generating innovative solutions with tangible values; and sharing lessons learned, ...

Transparency: The Right Data at the Right Time

January 29, 2013

Chances are you've seen the TV ad for a used-car company that begins with a potential buyer looking for “a car.” He is suddenly facing a sea of automobiles, which he narrows down by being more specific: "A red car. With good gas mileage. With four doors." And so on. This is a good example of what we in the IT world call "transparency." Contrary to common misconceptions, data transparency does not mean access to all ...

DON CIO Speaks at Naval War College's Senior Enlisted Academy Graduation

August 1, 2012

There are few milestones that better mark a time, an accomplishment and the hope for a bright future than a graduation. On July 12, 2012, Terry Halvorsen, Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer, had the honor of speaking at the graduation ceremony of the most recent graduating class of the Senior Enlisted Academy of the Naval War College in Newport, RI. He spoke of the challenges the graduates will face and how ...

Implementing DON IT/Cyberspace Efficiency Initiatives & Realignment

by Lynda Pierce - May 4, 2011

In the January-March 2011 issue of CHIPS, the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer announced the DON CIO's role in addressing information technology/cyberspace efficiency initiatives and realignment in the Department of the Navy, in response to a memo released by the Under Secretary of the Navy Dec. 3, 2010. The Under Secretary directed the DON CIO to take the lead for this endeavor.

DON IT/Cyberspace Efficiency Initiatives and Realignment

by Lynda Pierce - January 31, 2011

The Under Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Robert O. Work, signed a memo, dated Dec. 3, 2010, addressing information technology (IT)/cyberspace efficiency initiatives and realignment in the Department of the Navy. The memo underscores the challenge from Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Robert Gates to think about the DON's approach to IT initiatives and to centralize and consolidate efforts where it makes sense. Work ...

Input Sought in Developing DON IM/IT Policy

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.

METOC Data Management for Net-Centric Operations

by Dr. Roy Ladner - February 20, 2009

The departments of Defense and the Navy have adopted a data sharing strategy that supports network-centric operations on the Global Information Grid (GIG). This strategy redefines interoperability from traditionally defined point-to-point interfaces between databases and applications, to a many-to-many data exchange where many users and applications may leverage the same data on the network.

Guidance Updated for DAR Compliance Effort on Non-NMCI Networks

July 11, 2008

An enterprise solution to encrypt DON data-at-rest (DAR) for non-Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) networks is anticipated to be available this fall from the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative/SmartBUY Enterprise Software Agreements.


Featured Articles: April-June 2021

April 28, 2021

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Featured Articles: Jan - Mar 2021

February 9, 2021

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Michael J. Galbraith, Department of the Navy Chief Digital and Innovation Officer

October 8, 2020

Mike Galbraith was named Chief Digital Innovation Officer (CDIO) of the Navy as part of the DON CIO leadership team in October 2019.