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U.S. Army human resources and medical specialists and officers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, participate in Warfighter 22-1 in the reserve command post on Fort Stewart, Georgia, Oct. 4, 2021. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Hull)

After calls to ‘fix our computers,’ military CIOs pledge to get it right

Top CIOs say they "have taken the dialogue around the need to 'fix our computers' at DoD to heart."
Navy IT leaders
Aaron Weis, the Navy’s chief information Officer, left in blue jacket, listens to Dana Deasy, the Department of Defense’s CIO, speaks at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 4, 2020. (U.S. Marine Corps / Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck)

Navy moving toward zero-trust network, with pandemic as pivot point

The Navy's top IT official said the service will use the modernization prompted by the pandemic to move to a zero-trust model for security.
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Then-Rear Adm. Jeffrey Trussler meets with leaders from Oklahoma and members of the Cherokee Nation at the Oklahoma History Center. in May 2019. Trussler was promoted to vice admiral in March 2020. (U.S. Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Allen Michael McNair)

Navy gets new deputy CIO

Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler will be the highest uniformed officer under CIO Aaron Weis.
Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly briefs the press about the Navy’s response to COVID-19, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 1, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Navy’s IT modernization continues as Modly resigns

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly resigned from his office Tuesday, leaving behind several major IT and cybersecurity projects that will continue.
Dana Deasy, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, meets with various Naval Special Warfare commands to learn about their capabilities onboard Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Perlman/Released)

DOD launches task force of CIOs to combat teleworking challenges

The DOD has set up a CIO-led task force on "teleworking readiness" as employees work from home on an unprecedented scale.
Builder Constructionman Avani Patel, a Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, inputs evacuee information into a computer tracking system during an Evacuation Control Center (ECC) exercise at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Oct. 5, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Collin Turner/released)

Navy outlines a path to completely redesign its networks

The Navy CIO published a plan to modernize it's IT that the department hopes will help secure its weak cybersecurity.
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