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23rd Annual National Test & Evaluation Conference

"Test & Evaluation in Support of Operational Suitability,
Effectiveness and Sustainment of Deployed Systems"

12 - 15 March 2007

Hilton Head Island, SC


Agenda

Monday, March 12, 2007

Tutorial Sessions
T1. Innovative Acquisition Methodologies in Support of Test & Evaluation Objectives

T2. The Critical Link Between Test & Evaluation and Modeling & Simulation

T4. DoD Acquisition Policy on Suitability KPP and Related Issues

T5. Innovative Acquisition Methodologies in Support of Test & Evaluation Objectives

T6. The Critical Link Between Test & Evaluation and Modeling & Simulation

T8. DoD Acquisition Policy on Suitability KPP and Related Issues

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Session A
Chair: Mr. James O'Bryon

Keynote Address:

Session B
Chair: Mr. James O'Bryon

OTA's Roundtable: Military Perspectives on Testing for Sustainability and Life Cycle Costing
Chair: MG James Myles, USA, Commanding General ATEC
Panelist:

Session C
Chair: Dr. Mark Kiemele

Statistically-Based Test Optimization Strategies

Report from the NDIA Industrial Committee on Operational Test & Evaluation (ICOTE)

Session D
Concurrent Focus Sessions
Planning & Implementing Systems Engineering/T&E to Address Sustainability25

Reducing Total Cost of Ownership & Realistic Estimates of Reliability
Test Technology

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Session E
Chair: Mr. William Yeakel

Advancing Survivability

A Concept for Suitability Assessment in Capabilities-Based T&E

Session F
Chair: Mr. Dick Dickson

Development, Test & Evaluation of Unmanned Ground Vehicles/Robots

Industry Panel

Past, Present & Future Trends in RM&A

Session G
Chair: Mr. Jack Sheehan

Coping with Reliability, Sustainability and Life Cycle Costs at DHS

DT&E Panel: Systems Engineering and DT&E for System Sustainability
Chair: Col Richard Stuckey, USAF, Principal Assistant Deputy Director for DT&E, OUSD (AT&L)/SSE
Panelist:

Session H
Concurrent Focus Sessions
Test Methodology

Test Planning
Technology to Reduce Life Cycle Cost

Session I
Chair: Mr. Jack Sheehan

Suitability - At What Cost?

Service T&E Executives Speak
Chair: Mr. Walt Hollis, Former DUSA/OR
Panelist:

The Costs of Unsuitability and Benefits of Building in Reliability, Availability and Maintainability

Session J
Chair: Mr. William Yeakel

Reliability-Based Design, Development and Sustainment

Synthesis Panel**: Actions and Conference Takeaways
Chair: Dr. Ernest Seglie, Science Advisor, DOT&E
Panelist: