DON IT Conference, East Coast 2018

Apr 23-25, 2018

Hilton Norfolk The Main
100 Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

The DON IT Conference has been approved for April 23-25, 2018, at the Hilton Norfolk The Main in Norfolk, VA.

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.

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.


Government, Military and Contractor Support: The DON IT Conference is open and free to DON, government, military and contractor personnel providing direct support to the government, however registration is required.

NOTE: Walk-in contractor support registrants must provide CAC or name and contact information of government sponsor.

Industry: Industry attendees may register for the AFCEA Hampton Roads conference occurring at the same time and location, and attend DON IT Conference events that are open to the public. Registration will be available soon.

USMC Validator Class

Registration for this class is closed.

Data and Analytics Consortium

Register now.

Navy Marine Corps Spectrum Summit

Register now.

Dress Code

Military participants should wear the uniform of the day for all events. Civilians and contractors should wear appropriate business attire.

Rooming Information

The following hotels will offer the government per diem lodging rate 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. DON CIO does not endorse any of these hotels.

Courtyard Norfolk Downtown

  • 520 Plume St., Norfolk, VA 23510
  • (757) 963-6000
  • Room block name: DON IT

Residence Inn Norfolk Downtown

  • 227 West Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510
  • (757) 842-6216
  • Room block name: DON IT
Conference Approval

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.


The signed approval memos and at-a-glance schedule are available for download below.

TAGS: Cybersecurity, DADMS/DITPR-DON, ELA, Enterprise Services, ESI, KM, Privacy, RM, Spectrum, Telecommunications

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