Army Cancels Conference -- Again

The Army has canceled for the third consecutive year the Army Small Computer Program (ASCP), its annual information technology conference. The ASCP was scheduled to take place next March in Phoenix.

Instead, ASCP said in a note to vendors it will hold its conference in conjunction with the LandWarNet Conference in Orlando Aug. 19-31, 2008, which may make things a wee bit hot for golf.

I asked the Army’s Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems if the conference was canceled for budget reasons. The folks at PEO-EIS said they could not answer that question and pointed to a statement on the ASCP Web site for an explanation. The statement reads: “The ASCP move to the LandWarNet Conference is aligned with the Vision set forth in the Army CIO/G-6 500-Day Plan, to deliver a joint net-centric information enterprise that enables Warfighter decision superiority.”

The PEO-EIS folks, who understandably like to remain anonymous, said they really did not know what that means. Neither do I. Anyone who would like to enlighten me or PEO EIS, please send in a comment.

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