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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 3432.1A, OPERATIONS SECURITY.
REF B IS NAVY SOCIAL MEDIA HANDBOOK 2019.//
RMKS/1. This message announces establishment of the Navy Identity Management
(IdM) program and outlines direction for incremental changes to the way we
disseminate information about our personnel.
2. We are operating in an environment in which our adversaries work
tirelessly to gain competitive advantage by accessing operational and
proprietary information on our ships, submarines, aircraft, installations,
business processes and our most important asset, our people. Recognizing
this, we must adapt how we access, store and share information to effectively
deny our adversaries this opportunity and advantage. Today’s operating
environment requires us to consider all potential threats to our Sailors
including social media, cyber hacking and other exploitive behavior. We are
no longer operating in an environment threatened only by traditional weapons
such as warships and missiles.
3. Effective immediately:
a. The Navy will establish an IdM program of record to provide Sailors
the education, training and tools necessary to protect and deny unauthorized
and inadvertent access to critical information, while balancing our desire to
maintain transparency within the Navy and with the American people.
b. Dissemination practices for active and reserve component enlisted
advancements and officer promotions, program selections and command
assignments will be scrutinized and modified, where appropriate. Current
practices will continue with the ultimate goal to move all personnel
communications and transactions to a multi-factor authentication protected,
c. In advance of these changes, Sailors are strongly encouraged to
review reference (b) to ensure personal online activity, behavior and
security settings align with Operations Security requirements. Know who you
are following, know who follows you and think carefully before posting on
social media. Reference (b) can be found at
4. These are the first steps. IdM training will be implemented to teach our
Sailors and families how to operate smartly in the online battlespace. We
are committed to protecting our Sailors and families in every domain. More
information on the Navy IdM program will be made available in the next few
months on the Navy IDM site currently being developed.
5. Point of contact is Mr. Geoff Tokajer, Identity Management program
Director (OPNAV N17), who can be reached at (703) 317-7203/DSN 664 or via
e-mail at email@example.com.
6. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
7. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//