DON CIO Memo - May 26, 2020
The SECNAV Workforce memo, "Department of the Navy Cyberspace Information Technology and Cybersecurity Workforce Management and Qualification Manual" has been approved by DON CIO. This memo provides policy updates on three key areas contained in SECNAV M-5239.2 impacting the Department of the Navy Cyber Workforce transition: position description, continuous learning requirements, and proficiency levels. The contractor ...
DON Vision Document - February 14, 2020
The Department of the Navy Information Superiority Vision conveys the DON's vision for information superiority through our information, modernized network design, and our workforce; and defines our way forward.
DON CIO Memo - July 2, 2018
Based on the Department of Navy (DON) waiver request (Reference (a)) and agreement reached at the Executive - level Chief Information Officer (CIO) meeting (Reference (b)), the DON is granted a conditional waiver from the DoD information Assurance Workforce Program (Reference (c)) requirements. However, the conditional waiver does not relieve the DON from reporting requirements of the annual information assurance ...
SECNAV Memo - August 29, 2017
This memo discusses mission, vision, and priorities for the Department of the Navy.
SECNAV M-5239.2 - June 30, 2016
The manual updates Department of Navy workforce policy and responsibilities to support the DON's transition from the Information Assurance Workforce Program to the new DoD Cyberspace Workforce structure.
SECNAV INSTRUCTION 5239.20A - February 10, 2016
This instruction serves to establish policy and assigns responsibilities for management and qualification of the Department of the Navy (DON) Cyberspace Information Technology and Cybersecurity Workforce (Cyber IT/CSWF).
DON CIO Memo - May 20, 2014
The purpose of this memo is to implement the Risk Management Framework for Department of Defense Information Technology, within the Department of the Navy.
A Workplace Reference Guide for Managers and Supervisors - March 12, 2012
This guide provides information on how to successfully support veterans who have transitioned to the civilian workplace. Several commands were instrumental in developing and editing content for the guide, which was published by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs).
DON CIO Memo - February 1, 2012
This memo formally establishes Department of the Navy Cyber Range guidance. The Cyber Range provides an operationally realistic environment to support exercises, training, testing and evaluation with no risk to operational networks.
May 6, 2021
The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer Aaron Weis outlined the DON's strategy to "Modernize, Innovate and Defend" the Department's networks in remarks for the April 22, 2021 virtual FedScoop Public Sector Summit.
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.
April 22, 2021
Due to COVID-19, the DON IT Conference, East Coast 2021 scheduled for May 24-26 will be a hybrid event with in-person and virtual components. The virtual side of the conference will be broadcast via Microsoft Teams. The in-person component will be held at the Hilton Norfolk The Main, in Norfolk, VA. Please check back regularly for schedule updates.
March 9, 2020
Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in San Diego, CA, March 2-3, 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
February 28, 2020
The DON IT Conference, West Coast 2020 schedule is now available. The conference will be held March 2-3, 2020, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required. Pre-registration is now closed, but will be available on-site at the Convention Center.
February 19, 2020
DON CIO has released the DON Information Superiority Vision which conveys the DON's vision for information superiority through our information, modernized network design, and our workforce; and defines our way forward.
June 9, 2019
Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in Norfolk, VA, June 3-5, 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
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 ...
October 30, 2017
The deadline to submit nominations for the DON Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Excellence Awards has been extended to Nov. 27, 2017. The awards recognize the superior efforts of IM/IT projects, teams, and individuals in helping to transform DON information technology.
October 23, 2017
Cybersecurity is vital to the Department of the Navy, and careers in this field abound. Whether you are interested in a cybersecurity career or you're already working in the field and want to hone your skills, the DON CIO has provided useful links to pertinent workforce information and training opportunities.
by Chris Kelsall - September 14, 2016
Remember Clinger-Cohen and the original Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), when it was called the Information Technology, Information Management, Information Resources Management and Information Assurance (IT/IM/IRM/IA) Workforce? That was 10 years ago. Since then, the world has moved on to cyber and cybersecurity, with a lot of workforce definitions and titles coming and going - and staying....
by Chris Kelsall - September 14, 2016
With the publication of DoD Directive 8140.01, "Cyberspace Workforce Management" and Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Instruction 5239.20A, "Department of the Navy Cyberspace Information Technology and Cybersecurity Workforce (DON Cyber IT/CSWF) Management and Qualification," a new approach to education, training and Cyber IT/CSWF qualification will occur. ...
June 30, 2016
SECNAV Manual 5239.2, "DON Cyberspace IT and Cybersecurity Workforce Management and Qualification," was signed by the Secretary of the Navy on June 27, 2016. The manual updates Department of Navy workforce policy and responsibilities to support the DON's transition from the Information Assurance Workforce Program to the new DoD Cyberspace Workforce structure.
by Navy News Service - April 20, 2016
Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO) Robert Foster recognized more than 10 individuals and teams for transforming the Navy and Marine Corps through information technology during a ceremony at the Washington E. Walter Convention Center April 20.
March 4, 2016
The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 DON IM/IT Excellence Awards. The awards recognize teams and individuals for various categories of awards related to information management and information technology. The following were selected as the 2016 winners.
March 1, 2016
SECNAVINST 5239.20A, DON Cyber IT and CSWF Management and Qualification updates Department of Navy (DON) workforce policy and responsibilities to support the DON's transition from the current IA Workforce Program to the new DoD Cyberspace Workforce structure. The new structure is outlined in DoD Directive 8140.01, Cyberspace Workforce Management (11 Aug 2015).
SECNAVINST 5239.20A includes significant changes. ...
January 14, 2016
On January 12, 2016, Chris Kelsall, the DON CIO Cybersecurity Workforce Branch Head, received the CompTIA Excellence in Cybersecurity award. This award recognizes Members of Congress and Federal Agency Program Managers who have supported the need for a strong cyber workforce and leadership cadre in the cybersecurity community. The group specifically lauded Mr. Kelsall's leadership and efforts in developing and executing ...
by Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - April 23, 2015
Defense Secretary Ash Carter today unveiled the Defense Department's second cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD's cyber forces and to strengthen its cyber defenses and its posture on cyber deterrence.
by National Cyber Security Alliance - April 10, 2015
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) say now is the perfect time for a "digital spring cleaning."
In many households, spring cleaning is an annual ritual marked by clearing out closets, basements and garages, de-cluttering cabinets and getting everything spic and span. While making sure your home is in tip-top shape, don’t forget about getting a fresh start with your online ...
September 29, 2014
Free online cybersecurity training for the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Certification, and the (ISC)2 Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) is now available to users on the Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE). A FedVTE account is required to access the training, which prepares all interested users to succeed on the associated certification exams. ...
July 28, 2014
Did you know... Navy COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) provides funding for initial certification exams and annual maintenance fees for enlisted service members, officers and Department of the Navy civilians?
July 12, 2013
Admiral David G. Farragut once said, referring to Marines aboard Navy vessels, that a ship without Marines is like a coat without buttons. A similar sentiment could be expressed regarding our Department of the Navy civilian workforce.
In today’s climate of austere budgets, sequestration and furloughs for our civilian workforce, we spend a lot of time talking about where and how we’re going to spend – and not spend – our ...
April 25, 2013
This alert provides notice of changes to the Department of Defense (DoD) 8570.01 Manual, "Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program" baseline certifications. One certification has been added and two have been removed from the list.
April 9, 2013
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) aims to be a single online resource for cybersecurity education and career information. As part of that effort, NICCS houses a Cybersecurity Education and Training Catalog that allows users to find training they need to advance their careers.
December 28, 2012
The Department of the Navy recently established policy for professional development of the DON Cyberspace/Information Technology Workforce through a continuous learning program.
August 24, 2012
The Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP), authorized by Chapter 112 Title 10 United States Code, is designed to increase the number of qualified personnel entering the information assurance (IA) and information technology fields within the Department. It also serves as a mechanism to strengthen the IA infrastructure through grants, while assisting the Department in addressing emerging IA/IT issues, and as a ...
August 24, 2012
Scholarships are being offered for Department of the Navy civilian and military personnel through the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program to meet the increasing demand for cyber/information technology professionals with a cybersecurity/information assurance (CS/IA) focus. These scholarships for master's and doctorate level work cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books. They can be used for ...
July 8, 2010
To ensure continuous oversight and sustainment of the Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, the Department of the Navy signed out a new instruction that further defines cybersecurity and information assurance workforce management and assigns compliance responsibilities.
November 28, 2017
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has released a guide that provides information on the compensation flexibilities that are available for the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce. Within the Department of the Navy that equates to those in the Cyber Information Technology, Cybersecurity and the Cyber Effects Workforces.
July 25, 2017
Useful resource guide for the Department of the Navy Cyber IT and Cybersecurity Workforce. The guide includes DON, Navy, and USMC Cyber IT and Cybersecurity Workforce points of contact and links to training and information for the DON Cyber IT and Cybersecurity Workforce qualification program.
July 2, 2015
Rob Foster was selected as the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer effective June 2015. In support of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy for Management, Mr. Foster heads the Office of the DON CIO and is the DON's senior official and advisor on matters related to Information Management (IM), Information Technology (IT)/cyberspace, and Information Resources Management (IRM). He develops strategies, ...
September 13, 2012
This toolkit assists individuals in developing, tracking, and managing their careers and facilitates competency management for the information management/information technology and knowledge management (KM) professional at the organizational level.
March 27, 2008
The DON CIO is the Community Leader for the DON Cyberspace/Information Technology workforce.
The Cyberspace/IT workforce includes military and government civilians who plan, budget, manipulate, control and archive information throughout its life cycle; develop, acquire, implement, evaluate, maintain and retire information, information systems and IT; develop the necessary policies and procedures; and apply measures ...
July 3, 2000
The DON expects that all civilian and military IM/IT core workforce professionals will participate in 80 hours of continuous learning activities per year that augment the minimum competencies established in their career fields and required for specific IM/IT workforce assignments. The core IM/IT workforce is defined as those personnel who are focused on military and civilian IM/IT careers. For every job, these ...