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AFITC 2012 canceled

Posted 6/4/2012   Updated 6/4/2012 Email story   Print story

    


by Jason Bishop
Enterprise Information Systems Directorate


6/4/2012 - MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE-GUNTER ANNEX, Ala. -- Due to budgetary concerns, the 2012 Air Force Information Technology Conference (AFITC) has been canceled.

Held annually in Montgomery, Ala., this year's conference was scheduled to be held Aug. 27-29. The principal driver for the cancellation is the travel cost for Air Force and government attendees, which is approximately $1.4 million.

The mission of the AFITC is to facilitate conversations, interactions and activities which keep Air Force and industry IT users, developers and managers current on progressive best practices to enable more integrated and lethal capabilities to our warfighter.

The Air Force is always focused on the proper stewardship of taxpayer funds. Currently, financial resources are heavily constrained, and this has increased the amount of scrutiny over Air Force-sponsored and co-sponsored events. This scrutiny was highlighted in a recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memorandum, which also encouraged government agencies to identify and implement creative and innovative practices to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in such areas such as travel and conferences.

The conference has been held annually since 1983; however, it was canceled in 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991 and 2005, also for budgetary concerns.



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