DON IT Conference, West Coast 2017

Feb 21-23, 2017

San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 525-5000

The DON IT Conference has been approved for Feb. 21-23, 2017, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Ca. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required.

The DON IT Conference is typically held in fleet concentration areas on the West Coast and East Coast each year to minimize cross-country travel by participants. Additionally, conference sessions will be available via DCS.

The conference schedule is available for download below.

Note: The DON IT Conference, East Coast 2017 has been approved for May 16-18 in Norfolk, VA.

The purpose of the DON IT conference is to:

  1. Share information about new and emerging IT policy and initiatives, including those that support statutory requirements, cybersecurity, privacy, and electromagnetic spectrum.
  2. Provide IT-related training that will provide credits toward continuous learning per SECNAVINST 1543.2, which requires that Cyberspace/IT workforce members have 40 hours of continuous learning per year.
  3. Hear firsthand from DON IT Leadership and provide the opportunity for discussions between DON IT leaders and the DON IT community responsible for implementing policies and processes at the working level.

The DON IT Conference is open to all DON, government, military and support contractor personnel. Military participants should wear the uniform of the day for all events. Civilians and contractors should wear appropriate business attire.

Approval for the conference by DON AA was predicated on the following: rental cars are not authorized for those traveling by air and attendees must use the lowest cost travel options in booking their flights and accommodations. Attendees must remember to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars when attending this event, and request approval for travel and attendance from their individual commands.

Hotel Information

The following hotels will offer the government per diem lodging rate of $162 to government employees and contractors with a government badge. Please note, the per diem rate rooms are limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The DON CIO does not endorse any hotels.

The Bristol Hotel

  • 1055 First Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Tel: (619) 232-6141
  • Located .5 miles from the Convention Center
  • Room block name: "DON IT"

The Sofia Hotel

  • 150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Tel: (800) 826-0009
  • Located 1.1 miles from the Convention Center
  • Room block name: "DON IT"

Renaissance San Diego Hotel

  • 421 West B Street, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Tel: (619) 398-3100
  • Located 1.2 miles from the Convention Center
  • Room block name: "DON IT"

Springhill Suites

  • 900 Bayfront Court, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Tel: (619) 831-02240
  • Located 1.7 miles from the Convention Center
  • Room block name: "DON IT"

The signed approval memo is available for download below.

TAGS: CIO Authorities, Cybersecurity, DCC, KM, Privacy, Spectrum

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