GIG Standards

The DON CIO is the Department's senior Global Information Grid (GIG) standards official. In this role, the DON CIO organizes and coordinates technical input from the Secretariat, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps for the DoD Information Technology Standards Committee and associated technical working groups. This body manages GIG standards for DoD by providing coordination and concurrence on review, adoption and support of IT standards for DoD interoperability.

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Energy Conservation and Correct Procedures for Turning Off Workstations, Laptops, Peripherals and Reproduction Equipment Connected to the Marine Corps Enterprise Network

MARADMIN 438/09 - July 27, 2009

This MARADMIN establishes policy and provides direction and procedures to correctly power off Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN) workstations, laptops, monitors and local printers to meet energy reduction mandates.

Implementation and Use of DON Enterprise Architecture Hierarchy

DON CIO Memo - January 6, 2009

This memo promulgates policy defining the initial implementation and directs the use of the DON Enterprise Architecture (EA) Hierarchy. The DON EA Hierarchy provides a structure to relate the complete set of activities occurring within the DON. The hierarchy is a key component of the DON EA intended to provide a means for senior leaders to make informed decisions and relate activities and capabilities within the DON to ...

Global Information Grid Architecture Federation Strategy

OSD/NII/DCIO Memo - August 6, 2007

This strategy outlines how existing architectures will be linked and related to provide a comprehensive view of the Department of Defense enterprise, while allowing for autonomy of individual architectures. The federated approach is one that accommodates the delivery of an organization as large as DoD. Upon clicking the link, select "general public documents" in the "quick links section" of the webpage, then type in the ...

DoD-Wide Digital Signature Interoperability

DoD CIO Memo - May 5, 2006

This memo provides direction to incorporate standard digital signature profiles into all applications, systems or processes that use digital signatures. This implementation will lead industry toward interoperable digital signature implementations.


DON to Migrate to Use of Stronger Cryptographic Algorithms

July 7, 2011

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer released guidance directing the Department's migration to the use of a stronger cryptographic hash algorithm in data security authentication procedures such as CAC logon and digital signatures.

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 ...

Updated DON DoDAF V2.0 Implementation Guidance Released

by Kimberly N. Brooks - May 22, 2010

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer has released updated DON DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) v2.0 Implementation Guidance. This guidance clarifies what it means to be compliant at the current time with the requirements of DoDAF v2.0, within the DON.

New Rules Create Sharing Between Federal and Non-Federal Radio Systems

by Tom Kidd - August 19, 2009

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) recently approved an addition to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management. The new paragraph, 8.2.47, enables federal and non-federal agencies to share radio systems. Navy and Marine Corps first responders may have an opportunity to dramatically expand their ...

Optimizing Telecom Usage While Cutting Costs: Telecommunications Expense Management in the DON

by Mike Hernon, Ken Brennan and Shirley Dolengo - August 19, 2009

The year was 1978 – the Bee Gees' "Night Fever" ruled the charts; "Mork and Mindy" first hit the airwaves; and it cost 15 cents to mail a letter, which people did a lot then because almost no one had e-mail. That year also witnessed the drafting of a Department of the Navy telecommunications policy that remains in effect today.

DoD Releases Information Systems Certification and Accreditation Reciprocity Memo

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.


Minimum Technical Requirements for Rapidly Procured Spectrum-Dependent Equipment

January 28, 2008

The Department of the Navy recognizes that numerous challenges are associated with acquisitions supporting “urgent need” requirements. As such, the DON has developed minimum technical spectrum requirements that must be identified, known and available to the DON’s naval forces before and during the fielding of rapidly procured Communications and Electronics (C-E) systems and devices.