DON IT CONFERENCE

The DON IT Conference has been approved by the Acting Under Secretary of the Navy for Feb. 10-12, 2014, and will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Ca. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required. Pre-registration closes Jan. 31, 2014.

Approval for the conference was contingent on the understanding that travel by attendees is minimized whenever possible. This conference is primarily for local San Diego and nearby area attendees who will not incur travel expenses. Rental cars are not authorized for attendees traveling by air, and travelers are expected to use the lowest cost option for local travel. 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.

The purpose of the DON IT conference is to:

1) Share information about new/updated IT policy

2) Explain new initiatives that will result in DON IT savings

3) Provide training on new processes and procedures.  

With $2B in reductions already taken from DON IT and continued budget restrictions, the Department must be proactive in taking innovative approaches and far-reaching steps to reduce DON IT spending without hindering its operational capabilities. At this conference, speakers from DON CIO and Navy and Marine Corps organizations will provide information and training on some of these approaches and DON IT areas including IT Efficiencies, Privacy, Enterprise Agreements, Cybersecurity, etc.

Up to date information about the conference and registration available on the DON CIO web site, www.doncio.navy.mil.

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.

 

Sessions*

 
* Draft schedule as of 10 January 2014; subject to change - please check the DON CIO web site for the latest information.
 
For DON CIO Presentations click here.
 

Monday, February 10

12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(Room 8)

Knowledge Management Track

Synopsis: The Knowledge Management (KM) Track will share KM insights gained from a variety of Department of the Navy KM experience. The presentations will exemplify how commands are taking advantage of KM on a daily basis. The perspectives of the presenters include fleet commanders, combat development, strike group operations, and tactical land operations. The information and shared lessons from these presentations will benefit every KM program and practitioner.

 

 

Tuesday, February 11

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

(Room 7A)

DON Multifunction Device (MFD) Initiative

Synopsis: The DON CIO instituted a department-wide policy on Jan. 25, 2013 to comprehensively manage DON unclassified print devices and associated supplies and services. This policy became the cornerstone of the DON Print Management Initiative (PMI), which is expected to achieve cost savings of $285M over the Future Years Defense Program.  Come join us to hear the why, the how, and the what to expect from the DON PMI Leads.

 

 

Tuesday, February 11

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

(Room 7B)

Present and Future Challenges Auditing the DON's Complex IT Environment

Synopsis: The session will focus on recent accomplishments, current initiatives and challenges preparing the Navy's IT community for audit.

 

 

Tuesday, February 11

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

(Room 8)

Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Commercial Software Acquisition

Synopsis: The Government spends billions of dollars every year on commercial software and related services. The DoD Enterprise Software Initiative (DoD ESI) and the DON CIO have collaborated to deliver tools, templates, and training to help IT buyers/requirements personnel license and manage software as an enterprise asset. This starts with the right terms and conditions for the end user license agreement (EULA). This session will share best practices and tools to help IT buyers get the best value in the relationship with commercial software publishers and resellers. Key success factors and pitfalls to avoid will be shared, along with many other tips and tools.

 

 

Tuesday, February 11

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(Room 9)

Maintaining Operational Effectiveness in a Future of Spectrum Sharing

7 CEUs CompTIA: A+, Network+ and Mobility+

Synopsis: This session will explore the DON’s electromagnetic spectrum interdependencies and discuss ways to maximize our operational readiness while incorporating spectral efficiency. The electromagnetic spectrum is an increasingly scarce resource. From technical, economical and scheduling perspectives, Spectrum Sharing is emerging as the solution of choice. Naval Forces' ability to support diverse operations is dependent on access to the electromagnetic spectrum for communications, navigation, targeting, sensing, tracking, jamming, and more. As the United States Navy and Marine Corp return to their amphibious roots, a ubiquitous littoral electromagnetic environment will support our war fighters as long as we effectively manage spectrum use and control E3 effects on operational systems.  The DON relies on the electromagnetic spectrum to remain highly maneuverable, flexible, and tactically effective.  During this session, speakers will delve into a variety of spectrum sharing topics, how sharing may impact operations and how the Navy can maintain operational effectiveness while sharing critical spectrum.

 

 

Tuesday, February 11

10:15 a.m. -11:15 a.m.

(Room 7A)

Important DON Privacy Issues

1 CompTIA CEU: Security+ and 1 GIAC CMU

Synopsis: This session is intended to increase awareness about safeguarding personally identifiable information (PII). Attendees will learn about the scope and impact of DON PII breaches, breach lessons learned, recent changes in DON Privacy policy, Social Security Number reduction efforts and highlights of the System of Record Notice and Privacy Impact Assessment processes.

 

 

Tuesday, February 11

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

(Room 7B)

DADMS Functionality Training

Synopsis: This session will provide basic training on the functions and capabilities provided in DADMS for application registration and portfolio management.

 

 

Tuesday, February 11

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

(Room 8)

DON Data Center Efficiency Efforts

Synopsis: This session will provide information on current Department of Defense and DON policy and guidance on how to develop and/or use a data center rate card. It will also explain how to conduct a business case analysis to support migration and hosting decision making of server-based systems and applications to reduce operational costs, increase standardization, improve cyber security posture, and gain information technology infrastructure flexibility by employing best value hosting solutions.

 

 

Tuesday, February 11

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

(Room 7A)

Key Considerations When Licensing Cloud-Based Software and Software as a Service (SaaS)

Synopsis: There is a strong push for Government use of cloud-based software and software as a service (SaaS). This requires careful and in-depth analysis of the contractual strategies and tactics involved in this emerging model.  This session will share an overview of the differences between perpetual licensing and cloud-based models, pricing nuances, data rights, and other best practices. Key success factors and pitfalls to avoid will be shared along with many other tips and tools.

 

 

Tuesday, February 11

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

(Room 7B)

DITPR-DON Functionality Training

Synopsis: This session will provide basic training on the functions and capabilities provided in DITPR-DONH for system registration and maintenance.

 

 

Tuesday, February 11

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

(Room 8)

Technical Standards for Data Center and Application Optimization

Synopsis: This session will provide a Data Center Consolidation (DCC) strategy and way-ahead update and provide information on the technical standards that will be used by the DON during the transition from the current to the to-be environment. This session will provide detail on how the technical standards will be used by the DON in the areas of server-based system and application rationalization, modernization, virtualization, migration and hosting to reduce operational costs, increase standardization, improve cyber security posture, and gain information technology infrastructure flexibility by employing best value hosting solutions.

 

 

Tuesday, February 11

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(Room 8)

Mobility Efficiencies and Way Ahead

Synopsis: This session will consist of a panel discussion and question and answer period covering the DON wireless services contract, as well as Navy and USMC mobility planning.

 

 

Tuesday, February 11

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(Room 7A)

Implementation of FOIAonline and DON FOIA Policy and Execution

Synopsis: As the newly appointed policy and oversight office, DON CIO, along with the Head Navy Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program Office, will present highlights of the new FOIAonline e-FOIA tool implemented across the DON Feb. 1, 2014.  Additionally, a review of key FOIA policy and program issues will be presented, followed by a question and answer session

 

 

Tuesday, February 11

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(Room 7B)

Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework: DON Transition Planning

1 CompTIA CEU: Security+ or CASP and 1 GIAC CMU

Synopsis: This session will be a primer on the Department of Defense's implementation of the Risk Management Framework, and will include an overview of DON transition planning efforts.

 

 

Wednesday, February 12

8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

(Room 8)

NGEN 101/NGEN Transition

Synopsis:

NGEN 101 Presentation (8:30 - 9:00)

The Deputy Program Manager, Mr. Phil Anderson and Chief Engineer, Mr. Andrew Tash from Naval Enterprise Networks Program Office (PMW 205) will provide an “NGEN 101 – Core Brief” to deliver general information about the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) network, the NMCI Continuity of Services Contract (CoSC) and the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) contract, to include background on the NGEN acquisition approach, contract features, business model and high-level transition schedule/timeline.

 

NGEN Transition Panel (9:00 - 10:15)

A panel, moderated by the PMW 205 NGEN Deputy Transition Manager, Mr. Jim Bates will provide brief remarks and take audience questions regarding the transition of NMCI services from the NMCI CoSC to the NGEN contract. The panel will include: Mr. Dewey Collier of the NGEN Training Team; Mr. Jeff Callahan of the Fleet Cyber Command NGEN Fleet Implementation and Transition Team (FITT); Deputy Director of Enterprise Services, Mr. Theodore Knight of the Naval Network Warfare Command; and Nate Paier from Hewlett Packard.
 

 

Wednesday, February 12

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

(Room 7A)

Mitigating the Insider Threat

1 CompTIA CEU: Security+ and 1 GIAC CMU

Synopsis: This session will provide an overview of the DON’s Insider Threat program and its impact on Department Cybersecurity efforts.

 

 

Wednesday, February 12

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

(Room 7B)

DADMS/DITPR-DON Policy and Process Training

Synopsis: This session will provide training on the policies and processes associated with DADMS and DITPR-DON.

 

 

Wednesday, February 12

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

(Room 8)

DON CIO Town Hall

Synopsis: Mr. Terry Halvorsen (DON CIO), Ms. Janice Haith (Navy N2N6) and BGen Kevin Nally (Marine Corps C4) discuss current DON IT efficiencies and the way ahead for IT in the DON. A question and answer period will follow. This discussion is open to all conference attendees, and participation is encouraged.

 

 

(Restricted Access - this session is open to Active Government Only)

Wednesday, February 12

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

(Room 8)

DON IT Challenges and the Way Ahead

Synopsis: Mr. Terry Halvorsen (DON CIO) presents some of the technologies and opportunities for the future of Navy IT, the "new normal" of budget realities and discusses what is  next for DON IT and how to get there.

(Restricted Access - this session is open to Active Government Only)