DON IT Conference, East Coast 2016

Apr 20-21, 2016

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001

The DON IT Conference has been approved and will be held Apr. 20-21, 2016, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. 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.

Pre-registration is now closed. The TAD registration limit has been met and registration is now limited to local attendees in a non-TAD status. Local attendees may register onsite at the convention center.

Virtual Conference Participation

Many sessions are available via dial-in and DCS.View dial-in and DCS information.


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 the SECNAV’s vision laid out in the DON Transformation Plan.
  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. Provide the opportunity for discussions between DON IT leaders and the DON IT community responsible for implementing policies and processes at the working level.
The DON IT Conference is open to all DON, government, military and support contractor personnel. Military participants should wear the uniform of the day for all events. Civilians and contractors should wear appropriate business attire.

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.

Continuing Education

Continuous Learning Units (CLU):

All of the DON IT East Conference sessions qualify for Continuous Learning Units (CLU) which can be used against the DON 40 hour requirement for continuous learning. We will not be issuing certificates for CLUs so please track the number of hours that you attend various sessions to report back to your supervisor.

Continuing Education Units (CEU)/ Certification Maintenance Units (CMU):

The following DON IT East Conference sessions each qualify to earn CompTIA CEUs or GIAC CMUs for sustainment of mandated certifications. To ensure your session attendance is documented for issuance of CEUs and CMUs, be sure to get your event badge scanned as you leave each qualified session.

  • Cybersecurity of Control Systems
    Wednesday, April 20, 9:30 - 10:30
    CompTIA: A+, Net+, Sec+, CASP+
    GIAC: 1 CMU
  • Cybersecurity's Role in Mission Assurance
    Wednesday, April 20, 10:45 - 11:45
    CompTIA: A+, Net+, Sec+, CASP+
    GIAC: 1 CMU
  • DON Insider Threat Program Update Panel
    Wednesday, April 20, 1:45 - 2:45
    CompTIA: A+, Net+, Sec+, CASP+
  • Preventing and Mitigating Identity Theft
    Wednesday, April 20, 1:45 - 2:45
    GIAC: 1 CMU
  • DON Cyber Information Technology and Cybersecurity Workforce Way Forward
    Wednesday, April 20, 1:45 - 3:15
    CompTIA: A+
    GIAC: 1 CMU
  • Navy Risk Management Framework
    Wednesday, April 20, 3:00 - 4:00
    CompTIA: A+, Net+, Sec+, CASP+
    GIAC: 1 CMU
  • DON Civilian Cyber IT and Cybersecurity Workforce
    Thursday, April 21, 9:00 - 10:00
    CompTIA: A+
    GIAC: 1 CMU
  • DoD Cybersecurity Discipline Implementation Plan and DoD Cybersecurity Scorecard Initiatives Panel
    Thursday, April 21, 10:15 - 11:15
    CompTIA: A+, Net+, CASP
  • DON Cloud Update
    Thursday, April 21, 10:15 - 11:45
    CompTIA: A+, Net+
    GIAC: 1 CMU
  • DON PKI Program and SHA-256 Migration Updates Panel
    Thursday, April 21, 1:30 - 2:30
    CompTIA: A+, Net+, Sec+
    GIAC: 1 CMU
  • Naval Enterprise Networks Update (NMCI-NGEN)
    Thursday, April 21, 1:30 - 2:30
    CompTIA: A+, Net+
  • Cybersecurity Range v2.0 Architecture and Capability
    Thursday, April 21, 2:45 - 3:45
    CompTIA: A+, Net+, Sec+, CASP+

Hotel Information

The following hotels will offer the government per diem lodging rate of $226 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.

Cambria Suites Washington Convention Center

  • 899 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Tel: (202) 552-5427
  • Located 0.5 miles from the Convention Center
  • Room block name: DON IT

Washington Plaza Hotel

  • 10 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20005
  • Tel: (202) 842-13009
  • Located 0.6 miles from the Convention Center
  • Room block name: "DON IT Conference"


There is no parking at the convention center. However, there are over 3000 parking spaces in a three block radius of the facility. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. Download the parking map (pdf).


Metro provides the most convenient access to the convention center for most.
Yellow/Green line: Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center
Download the Metro Map (pdf).
Check the metro schedule.

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