FISCAL YEAR 2020 CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS CHALLENGE:
1 NAVADMINs are known that
refer back to this one:
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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 256/18 PROVIDING GUIDANCE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2019
(FY19) CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING.
REF B IS THE SECRETARY NAVY INSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (DON)
CYBERSECURITY POLICY WHICH ESTABLISHES DON POLICY FOR CYBERSECURITY.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 191/19, FY20 GENERAL MILITARY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS//
POC/COTTERELL/CIV/OPNAV N2N6G11/TEL: (703) 695-1858/E-MAIL:
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN supersedes reference (a) and provides guidance for the
Fiscal Year 2020 Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge (CAC) training
requirement. The current approved version of the training is CAC 2020.
2. Per references (b) and (c), Navy personnel, civilians, and contractors
with access to unclassified or classified networks must complete the
Department of Defense (DoD) employee version of CAC by 30 September 2020.
Note, CAC 2020 incorporates the Intelligence Community (IC) version of
awareness training. There is no longer a requirement to complete a separate
IC version of the training.
3. Personnel who completed CAC 2019 after 30 September 2019 but before CAC
2020 was available shall receive credit for their annual FY20 training.
4. Authorized methods for training delivery:
a. Commands can elect to complete CAC training using instructor-led
delivery. A command designated cyber security professional such as the
Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) or Cybersecurity Workforce
Program Manager (CSWF-PM) must provide the instruction.
b. Total Workforce Management Service (TWMS), https://twms.navy.mil
c. Navy e-Learning (NEL), https://learning.nel.navy.mil; (Note: The My
Navy Portal, https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/general-skills-training/gmt
(redirects users to the NEL link));
d. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) website, https://cyber.mil
e. Other approved training sources, DISA Digital Video Discs (DVDs).
5. Ships can access the annual training from the NEL application hosted on
the Navy Information/Application Product Suite (NIAPS) server, eliminating
the need to reach back to shore hosted NEL websites. The CAC 2020 course is
available via the NEL Afloat Learning Management System Pub Amendment 112 for
download by the NIAPS Administrator using the normal manual NIAPS distance
support update process. If unable to download Learning Management System Pub
Amendment 112, ships can request a DVD with these files to be mailed by
submitting a support request to Navy 311. Additionally, CAC 2020 is
available for pre-order from DISA. To pre-order, download and submit a DoD
Information Assurance Training and Awareness Product order form from
6. Although CAC training is an individual responsibility, commanders and
commanding officers are accountable for 100 percent completion of their
personnel. Training officers are responsible for ensuring their personnel
complete and properly document the required training.
7. Command training officers must validate training via TWMS or Fleet
Training Management and Planning System (FLTMPS)
(https://ntmpsweb.ncdc.navy.mil/fltmps/) authoritative databases.
Training officers will manually record training completed via the DISA
website, DISA DVDs, or instructor-led. Manually record training in FLTMPS
using the Learning Event Completion Form. Report any discrepancies to the
Navy Training Management Planning System Operational Support office at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-438-2898/DSN 922-1867.
8. The ISSM is responsible for reporting compliance to meet Federal
Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 requirements. Command ISSMs
will disable accounts of users who do not complete training by 30 September
2020 and provide non-compliance list to the Echelon II training officer for
consolidation and final reporting to Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) N13
at Navy Cyber Security Work Force (CSWF) Program Helpline. POC for NAVIFOR
N13 is Daniel Harrington, email@example.com.
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until cancelled or superseded.
10. Released by VADM Matthew J. Kohler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6//.