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CHIPS Articles: Register for the West Coast DON IT Conference — Feb. 6-8, 2018

Register for the West Coast DON IT Conference — Feb. 6-8, 2018
By DON CIO News - October-December 2017
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.

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 DON IT Conference, West Coast 2018 tentative schedule 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.

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.

Further information about conference hotels and other details are available at

For details and registration for the DON IT Conference, East Coast 2018, April 23-25, at the Hilton Norfolk The Main in Norfolk, Virginia visit:

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