Aaron Weis formally became the Department of the Navy’s new chief information officer this week. The leaders of four new directorates he’ll oversee have also been hired, and are expected to be in place by mid-month.
Congress declined to authorize a new assistant secretary of the Navy for information management, so officials are moving on to “Plan B.”
The tri-service proposal would elevate IT issues in each service’s organizational chart. Its chief advocate is the Department of the Navy, which has already expressed its desire to appoint an assistant secretary for information management.
The Pentagon and its inspector general said recent discoveries of tens of millions of dollars in uncatalogued parts offer concrete evidence of the audit’s direct connection to military readiness.
An assessment commissioned by the Secretary of the Navy returned a stinging assessment of the Navy Department’s cybersecurity posture.
The Navy education overhaul will align educational and research efforts at the Naval War College, Naval Academy, Marine Corps University and other schools within the Navy.
The Navy plans to eliminate its office of Assistant Secretary for Installations, Energy and Environment in favor of a new Senate-confirmed position: Assistant Secretary for Information Management.
The Navy will set up a new three-star post to oversee education and research.
The Navy secretary wants the service’s schools to research with industry.
The Navy will work on streamlining everything from readiness to personnel.