Hanscom Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > AFITC 2012 canceled
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.



tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Hanscom AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabMission NewsRSS feed 
Top Airman discusses Air Force future

DRAGON 'fires up' for flight

Counter-IED Branch receives top AFA award

Hanscom PEOs lauded for small business practices

COMACC meets with Hanscom acquisition members, industry

Theater Battle Control Division Industry Day highlights new contract approach, MCS first delivery order

Critical force-protection system completed ahead of time, under budget

Summer Focus Week offerings, still time to register

tabHanscom NewsRSS feed 
AF to change instructions for oaths

CFC kickoff scheduled

Bobcat sighting on base reported

AF announces basing criteria for Installation, Mission Support Center HQ

Arbor Day Foundation names Hanscom Tree City USA community

TRICARE shines a light on suicide prevention awareness

New eligibility cutoff dates for promotion to tech, master

Enlisted evaluation and promotion systems implementation timeline

Sept. 10 - Pulse on AF force management

tabNews Briefs and HappeningsRSS feed 
Upcoming events

News in Brief

School Notes

tabCommentaryRSS feed 
Hispanic Heritage Month Patriots

Developing strong connections key

tabPhoto FeatureRSS feed 
Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, Sept. 17

tabFeaturesRSS feed 
Family's love of music drives win at AF competition

Hanscom CGO answers the call


Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act