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CHIPS Articles: West Coast DON IT Conference Pre-Registration Closed; Schedule Available

West Coast DON IT Conference Pre-Registration Closed; Schedule Available
By DON OCIO - January-March 2019
Pre-registration for the 2019 West Coast DON IT Conference is now closed. On-site registration will be available for three categories of attendees: (1) non-TAD DON civilian and military attendees; (2) local and TAD government support contractors who provide CAC or contact information of government sponsor; and (3) local and TAD non-DON government attendees.

The schedule and session descriptions are available. The conference is scheduled for Feb. 13-15 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required.

DON IT Conferences are typically held in fleet concentration areas on the East and West Coasts each year to minimize travel by participants. Those with East Coast duty stations should plan to attend the East Coast DON IT Conference, which has been approved and scheduled for June 3-5 in Norfolk, Virginia. Additional information regarding the East Coast conference is forthcoming.

Additional Details

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.

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.

A printed program booklet with the conference schedule, room numbers and session descriptions will be available at the conference.

To download the West Coast DON IT West Conference Schedule and Approval Memo, and for hotel information, please visit:

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