USE OF UNCLASSIFIED NAVY AND MARINE CORPS INTRANET LAPTOPS WITH EMBEDDED WIRELESS:
1 NAVADMINs are known that
refer back to this one:
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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N2/N6/DEC//
SUBJ/USE OF UNCLASSIFIED NAVY AND MARINE CORPS INTRANET LAPTOPS WITH EMBEDDED
REF/A/DOC/DoD Directive 8100.02/23APR07//
REF/B/DOC/DoDM 5200.01, Volume 3/19MAR13//
NARR/Reference (a) is DoD Directive 8100.02, Use of Commercial Wireless
Devices, Services, and Technologies in the Department of Defense (DoD) Global
Information Grid. Reference (b) is DoDM 5200.01, Volume 3, Change 2, DoD
Information Security Program: Protection of Classified Information.//
POC/MS. ANDI ST. JOHN/CIV/OPNAV N2/N6BC1/TEL: (571) 256-8512
RMKS/1. Per references (a) and (b), this message establishes the policy for
acceptable use of Navy and Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) unclassified laptops
with embedded Wi-Fi (802.11) capability in spaces where collateral classified
information is processed.
2. NMCI unclassified laptops, procured through the Next Generation
Enterprise Network contract, are equipped with embedded Wi-Fi technology.
Embedded Wi-Fi technology is provided to enable mobile networking, such as
telework or travel; however, it is not designed for use in DoN spaces where
classified information is processed. Therefore, commands issuing NMCI
laptops with embedded Wi-Fi to users whose official capacity requires them to
work in DoN spaces where collateral classified information is processed must
adhere to the following additional requirements:
a. Devices must be physically connected to the unclassified network
(i.e. via network cable or placed in docking station) before powering on.
Conversely, devices shall be powered off before being physically disconnected
from the unclassified network. Following the above standard operating
procedures will ensure the embedded wireless transmitter remains disabled
while in spaces where collateral classified information is processed.
b. Disable the devices embedded wireless transmitter using the physical
switch (toggle switch, push-button style, or airplane mode) prior to entry
into, removal from docking station, or when operating within spaces where
collateral classified information is processed. Users are responsible for
verifying the devices wireless transmitter has been disabled.
c. Navy commands must include the above requirements as part of command
indoctrination, security orientation briefs, and annual Information Assurance
d. Users issued devices with embedded wireless technology must be aware
of and acknowledge the above requirements as an addendum to the System
Authorization Access Request form, OPNAV 5239/14, prior to being granted
permission to work in spaces where collateral classified information is
e. Above requirements must be documented in the NMCI certification and
accreditation baseline for specific make/model laptops to confirm that
procedures are in place to prevent activation of the embedded Wi-Fi
3. Control measures outlined above, coupled with cyber and information
security program coordination, will aid in mitigating risks to classified
information and networks from wireless technology. This is an intermediate
step. Additional measures to include wireless detection/jamming will be
implemented via separate correspondence.
4. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until cancelled or superseded.
5. Released by VADM Ted N. Branch, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Information Dominance, OPNAV N2/N6.//