DON IT Conference, West Coast 2020

Mar 2-3, 2020

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

The DON IT Conference has been approved for March 2-3, 2020 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.

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

Industry: Industry attendees may register for WEST 2020 and attend DON IT Conference events that are open to the public by registering on the West registration site.

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.

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.

Horton Grand Hotel

  • 311 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Tel: (619) 239-4500
  • Located .4 miles from the Convention Center
  • Group Code: "DON IT"

Hotel Z

  • 521 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Tel: (619) 330-6401
  • Located .5 miles from the Convention Center
  • Group Code: "DONITWC2020"

The Bristol Hotel

  • 1055 1st Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
  • Tel: (619) 232-6141
  • Located .7 miles from the Convention Center
  • Group Code: "DONIT20"

Westgate Hotel

  • 1055 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Tel: (619) 238-1818
  • Located .8 miles from the Convention Center
  • Group Code: "DON IT"


The signed approval memo is available for download here: DON IT Conference Signed Approval Memo.

DON IT Conference West Coast 2020 Draft Agenda

TAGS: Cloud, Cybersecurity, DADMS/DITPR-DON, DCC, EA, Investment Management, Privacy

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