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DON IT Conference, West Coast 2018

Feb 6-8, 2018

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

The DON IT Conference has been approved for Feb. 6-8, 2018, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Ca. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required. Pre-registration will close on Jan. 26, 2018.

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 DON IT Conference, West Coast 2018 conference program is now available for download below.

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. AFCEA West panels, keynotes and exhibit hall are open to all DON IT Conference attendees.

Industry: Industry attendees may register for West 2018 and attend DON IT Conference events that are open to the public by registering on the West registration site, once available.

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

USMC Validator Class

Registration for this class will be closed when the attendee limit of 50 is reached. Register for the USMC Validator Class.

Navy Qualified Validator Training Course

The SPAWAR-ILT-NQV-201 course is required for all Navy Validators applying for the Navy Qualified Validator (NQV) Level III credential. SPAWAR-ILT-NQV-201 will provide an overview of Navy RMF Authorization and Assessment (A&A) activities required by a Validator to achieve an authorization decision.

In order to attend the course and receive course credit, you must register for both the NQV 201 course and the DON IT West Conference.

View additional course information.

Dress Code

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

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.

Hotel 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. The DON CIO does not endorse any hotels.

Hotel Z

  • 521 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Tel: (619) 330-6401
  • Located .4 miles from the Convention Center
  • Room block name: "DON IT"

The Bristol Hotel

  • 1055 1st Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
  • Tel: (619) 232-6141
  • Located .7 miles from the Convention Center
  • Room block name: "DON IT"

Springhill Suites

  • 900 Bayfront Court, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Tel: (619) 831-0224
  • Located 1.7 miles from the Convention Center
  • Room block name: "DON IT"

Download the conference program.

View the sessions qualifying for CEUs.

NOTE: Those sessions identified as GIAC CEU sessions will qualify for any GIAC certification that is approved for use in meeting DoD 8570.01-M certification requirements.

TAGS: Cybersecurity, DADMS/DITPR-DON, DCC, ESI, Investment Management, KM, Privacy, RM, Spectrum