Connecting Technology (CT) Fall 2000, sponsored by the Department of the Navy Chief Information Office (DON CIO) and the DON-IT Umbrella Program was a vital and influential Information Technology (IT) forum. The semiannual symposium was held at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego-a beautiful setting for the networking with colleagues and the technology sharing that occurred.
Over 70 IT vendors displayed the latest and best of an impressive array of technology tools. Our thanks to the exhibitors, who participated in CT. They were well versed in the features of their products and the buzz between exhibitors and the over 1100 guests in the Exhibition Hall was very exciting. Special thanks to our attendees, their enthusiastic participation in Fall 2000 CT made it the best ever!
The CT symposium was composed of general morning sessions featuring distinguished speakers focusing on DON IT policy issues such as the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), Global Information Grid, Information Assurance, etc. A sampling of speakers included: ADM (Ret) Archie Clemins), President & Chief Operating Office, Bot, Inc.; Amir Hartman, Executive Managing Director, Internet Strategies, Cisco Systems; Debra Filippi, Deputy Director C4/Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO), HQ Marine Corps; Dave Wennergren, Deputy CIO for E-Business and Security and VADM Casey Coane, Deputy Director Reserve Program CNO N6; James Ward, Head, Command & Control Systems, SPAWARSYSCEN Charleston; and David Litchfield Deputy PEO-IT, NMCI Services. Attendees could select from one of four excellent tracks offered for the afternoon sessions. Track themes included People & Processing, Technology Infusion, Tech Brief and Training. Knowledge Management to achieve Knowledge Superiority for the warfighter was the common theme for the speakers' remarks in the general sessions and the afternoon tracks.
An e-Government Roundtable included prominent panel members from DON and the United States Coast Guard. Ms. Alex Bennet, Deputy CIO for Enterprise Integration; Ron Turner, Deputy CIO for Infrastructure, Systems and Technology; Dave Wennergren, VADM Casey Coane, Deputy Director Reserve Program CNO N6; Ms. Debra Filippi and Captain Charles Williams, C4ISR/D11/PACAREA USCG led an informative question and answer period with lively audience feedback.
Panel members also presented e-Government Awards sponsored by the DON CIO. The awards were given to DON teams for outstanding Knowledge Management (KM) and e-Business initiatives. For more information on DON e-Government initiatives to the DON CIO Web site at http://www.doncio.navy.mil.
In the drawing for a free training class with the IT training experts at the SPAWAR Systems Center Charleston Technology Training Center, Norfolk, Virginia, the grand prize winner is CDR Erich Blunt from Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET).
Join us for the next premier Navy IT event-Connecting Technology Spring 2001, May 15-17, Pavilion Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Our focus is Connecting Technology...Connecting People.
Attention: Naval Reservists and of the Defense Acquisition Workforce (DAWIA) members! Naval Reservists may be eligible for retirement point credit and DAWIA members may be able to earn continuous learning points by attending CT!