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CHIPS Articles: Register Now for DON IT Conference, East Coast 2019

Register Now for DON IT Conference, East Coast 2019
By DON OCIO - January-March 2019
Registration is now open for the DON IT Conference, East Coast 2019. It has been approved for June 3-5, 2019, and will be held at the at the Hilton Norfolk The Main in Norfolk, Virginia. 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.


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.


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. Due to approval restrictions on the number of TAD attendees, no TAD government or military attendees will be allowed to register on-site.

Industry: Industry attendees may register for the AFCEA Hampton Roads Maritime IT Summit occurring at the same time and location, and attend DON IT Conference events that are open to the public. Registration is available on the AFCEA Hampton Roads website.

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.

Hilton Norfolk The Main - 100 Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510, Tel: (757) 763-6200, Group Code: "DON IT Conference"

Norfolk Waterside Marriott - 235 E. Main St., Norfolk, VA 23510, Tel: (855) 396-8934, Located next door to the Hilton Norfolk The Main, Group Code: "DON IT Conference"

Courtyard Norfolk Downtown - 520 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510, Tel: (757) 963-6000, Located .3 miles from the Hilton Norfolk The Main, Group Code: "DON IT Conference"

Download the DON IT Conference, East Coast 2019 Signed Approval Memo

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