In light of the reports regarding the ransomware known as WannaCry, please follow good cyber hygiene to include the following:
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users' access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. The malware spreads by "phishing," luring unsuspecting users to click on infected email attachments and links in emails to launch the attack. Unpatched or out-of-date systems are particularly vulnerable to ransomware.
DHS has previously released information on best practices to address ransomware. That information is available here.
The 2017 National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) 45th Annual Professional Development and Training Symposium will be held 26 - 27 July 2017 at The Admiral Kidd Center, Point Loma Naval Base, San Diego, Ca.
NNOA is a non-profit organization, non-federal entity wholly independent of the Navy whose membership includes Active Duty, Reserve, Veteran And Retired Officers From The Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), midshipmen, cadets and civilians whose goals are to actively support the sea services in achieving a diversified workforce through recruitment, retention and career development. The NNOA contributes to maintaining operational readiness by providing professional development, mentoring, and support of cultural awareness. NNOA is also a member of the Navy and Marine Corps council. This year's conference theme is "developing leaders through education, experience and personal development."
The Annual Professional Development and Training Symposium includes educational workshops, seminars and exhibits, which are designed to enhance the professional knowledge of attendees while increasing overall awareness of issues affecting the sea services.
Navy-funded participation for this conference has been approved within a limited scope. Navy will sponsor 40 service members by funding their symposium registration fees on a first come, first served basis. All other travel, per diem expenses, and generation of TAD orders are the responsibility of the attendee’s parent command. Commands should not include or pay conference/registration fees or include them in the travel claim.
The uniform of the day for the conference will be summer whites. The uniform for the banquet will be dinner dress white (service dress white for Lieutenants and below). For More Information Concerning Scheduled Events, Visit The NNOA Website or:
Contact NNOA's Navy Affiliate
CDR Michael Files
1. Don’t wait for things to happen to you, make them happen for you. You own this. If you wait for someone to call or email or text you back, then they, not you, control your destiny.
2. Words Matter. And your word is gospel, so choose them wisely. You can't take them back, even in an email or on Facebook. Take a breath, count to ten. If what you need to say is not a wartime order, you have time to think about it. And don’t speak, post or Tweet or send an email till you have read it at least three times or said it to yourself first before you do.
3. Do the right thing, even when no one is looking, because they are. They are learning about your character – through your behavior (in person, in writing or on social media etc.)
4. Challenge the process, but not the authority and recognize the difference. And encourage your Sailors to do the same. Expect your Sailors to challenge, you want them to. It keeps leadership vibrant with new ideas and provokes a chance to look at old one for improvement.
5. Change is good for the sake of improvement, not for the sake of change. Don’t go into a new command and try to turn it into your last one. Your new command has some great Sailors and processes too. Let them show you. If we didn’t encourage change, and try new and quirky ideas, we would have no IPhone, no smart TV, no Hybrid cars, no 100% tuition assistance, no nuclear ships etc.
6. Find a part of yes to every no, that’s our job as leaders. If everyone said no, and accepted it, we would not have innovation or second chances. It’s ok to be positive, and go out of your way to find an answer.
7. It's easier to get on a negative bandwagon than a positive one, because someone else is doing the driving. It may be popular at the moment to jump on the negative, some may even think it’s funny, or cool. But you can’t just jump off when it goes south, and it will. You will forever be attached to that negativity. Be brave, you take the wheel, change the direction, and drive drive drive in forward motion.
8. If you are not having fun, you are doing it wrong. Even Stephen Hawking said “Life would be tragic if it were not funny” – It’s ok to enjoy what you do. I did. I loved every day in the Navy. Now, there are days I did not like, but I loved my experience.
9. We get what we raise, so raise wisely. You are raising the next generation Navy. If you have your hands in your uniform pocket or jacket unzipped etc, then so too will you’re Sailors. Period.
10. Anyone can manage success, Leaders manage crisis, and bring it to success, or prevent crisis in the first place. Success belongs to the team. Leadership is hard, it’s supposed to be, so it’s not hard for your team.
And finally; a DUI is not a mistake - a brown dress with red shoes is a mistake... A DUI is a conscious decision to violate our Sailor ethics and a conscious decision to put my granddaughters life in danger on the road while I am driving her home from her ballet lesson. Please, don't do either.
The Navy has made some substantial revisions to a few of the more common websites Sailors regularly use. The Navy has created the App Locker which serves as a hub for mobile applications. Additionally, with the creation of MY NAVY PORTAL along with the abandonment of online GMT requirements (NAVADMIN 072/17), it has been announced that NKO will be shutting down on April 14, 2017.
Other changes include a new web address for the Navy Reserve Homeport. I'll do my best to keep up to date with these changes, but if you catch something I don't, as always, please let me know.
- OSC(SW) Adam Hinds
The Navy announced Friday that it is beginning a beta test of a new web portal designed to aggregate several personnel, training and education websites into one location.
Today, the content and applications Sailors need to access their personnel information is spread across multiple websites. Over time, that capability will be integrated into My Navy Portal.
My Navy Portal is intended to become the central on-line location for Sailors to access all of their personnel information. Additional capabilities and functions will be added in phases before becoming fully operational.
"Sailors have been asking for a platform that allows them to access their personnel information in one location," said Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Robert Burke. "While there is still much work to be done on My Navy Portal, this is the first step in providing a consolidated one-stop shop for Sailors' personnel information. Our Sailors deserve a modern personnel system and we are committed to giving it to them."
The initial release of My Navy Portal will allow Sailors to access their Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS) data and Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). Additionally, Sailors will be able to view Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) content, the Navy Advancement Center, Navy Schools and Learning Centers, Personnel Qualification Standards, and General Military Training. My Navy Portal will also provide links to Career Management System-Interactive Detailing, Sailors' Electronic Training jackets, their Joint Services Transcript, Navy eLearning, Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL), Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (Electronic Service Record and eLeave), Pay/Personnel Standard Operating Procedures, U.S. Navy Awards (NDAWS), and more.
The beta release of My Navy Portal will serve as a field test for how to improve its functionality and capability. There are currently known challenges for platforms with limited, low, or intermittent bandwidth/connectivity, and we are working to develop a solution that will be more responsive in shipboard environments.
Those individuals identified as beta testers will be notified by email. Sailors should see continued improvement with each software update to My Navy Portal, expected quarterly. Upon completion of the beta test, My Navy Portal will be launched Fleet wide and be available to Sailors as the central on-line location for their personnel information.
Sailors can access My Navy Portal's public homepage by viewing https://my.navy.mil. From there, individuals can securely log into the website and view their personnel information using their CAC. Sailors experiencing difficulty logging on should email the My Navy Portal help desk at MNP_Helpdesk@navy.mil for assistance.
Additionally, with the launch of MNP, Navy Knowledge On-line (NKO) has been tentatively scheduled for retirement after the Spring Navy Wide Advancement Exam Cycle is complete. The NKO data will be incorporated into MNP.
The Navy is seeking Sailors' feedback and recommendations on how to improve the portal, especially during the beta test. Fleet users who are not designated beta testers are strongly encouraged to provide comments and recommendations for the improvement of the portal's capability using the site's feedback option located at the bottom right of every My Navy Portal page.
More information about the portal can be found on the My Navy Portal Help tab, and on the Navy Personnel Command Career Toolbox website here.
MY NAVY PORTAL / eLEARNING
NPC / BOL / NSIPS / DTS
TSP / GTCC / ETJ / C-WAY
NFAAS / FLTMPS / DMDC / JKO
NROWS / MYPAY / CMS-ID
ENTRS / CANTRAC / JPAS
NRRM / ESAMS / OSPADES
RFMT-APPLY / ASM / TWMS
TOPS / MMPA / ITEMPO / NDAWS
Navy Installation Map
Navy Plan of the Day
Navy Reserve Homeport
CNO's Sailing Directions
NAVADMINs / ALNAVs
TRANSGENDER POLICY UPDATE
This Day in Navy History
Owners and Operators Manual
GovDelivery Email Subscription
List of U.S. Navy Ships
DoD 411 Email Directory
Battle Buddy Info
Navy Tribe / SailorBob
Kelly Beamsley Military
NavyBMR.com / NavyCS.com
Corpsman.com / Goatlocker
Navy Chiefs Facebook Group
CPO 365 / NavyGirl
Air Warriors / Navy Mentor
21st Century Sailor
Navy JAG / Navy Chaplains
Navy Advancement Center
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Intelink / MarineNet
CPARS/FAPIIS / milSuite
CIA World Factbook
Safe Access File Exchange
Defense Connect Online
Navy311 / Naval Forms
Military Benefits Directory
Military.com Navy Community
U.S. Navy Subreddit
Status of the Navy
NMCI East / NMCI West
NMCI Service Desk:
EUROPE / FAR EAST
NCIS / NAVSOC / PADS
PACOM SMR / MEDICAL
MAIL.MIL / DODIIS / USMC