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25th Test and Evaluation National Conference

"New Administration, New Opportunites"

2 - 5 March 2009

Atlantic City, NJ

 

Agenda

Monday, 2 March 2009

WORKSHOP I
MISSION-BASED TEST & EVALUATION (MBTE)
Presenters: Mr. Chris Wilcox, AEC

PM Presenters:

 

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Mr. Keith Williams, CEO, Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

DOT&E LOOKING AHEAD
Honorable Charles McQueary, Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E)

ROUNDTABLE : REALITIES FACING THE WORLD OF DEFENSE AND HOMELAND SECURITY T&E
Moderator: Maj Gen Steve Sargeant, USAF, Commander AFOTEC

GAO ASSESSSMENT OF DOD'S MAJOR WEAPON SYSTEMS ACQUISITION PORTFOLIO
Mr. Ronald Schwenn, US Government Accountability Office

SESSION A: MISSION CAPABILITY TESTING

  • Evaluating the Mission - Translating Systems Performance to Unit Capabilities, Mr. David Thomas, Round Table Defense, LLC.
  • System of Systems - Survivability, Lethality, Vulnerability Assessment, Mr. Jeffrey A. Smith and Ms. Beth Ward, U.S. Army Research Lab
  • Structuring T&E for Validation of Complex Systems Capabilities and Exploration of Emergent Behaviors, Mr. Joseph Tribble, AVW Technologies
  • Using IMPRINT to Translate Human Performance Into Mission Effectiveness to Focus Test and Evaluation, Ms. Diane Mitchell & Charneta Samms

SESSION B-NEW T&E POLICY AND POLICY IMPLEMENTATION

  • New Test and Evaluation Master Plan Guidance, Ms. Darlene Mosser-Kerner, OUSD (AT&L)
  • Walking the Line With Title 10: Implementation Strategies for Integrated Testing, Dr. Beth Wilson, Raytheon
  • Systems Assurance Test and Evaluation in Defense Acquisition - Specification, Planning and Resourcing, Ms. Christine Hines, OUSD (AT&L)
  • Automated GPS Simulation Test Process, 2nd LT Matthew Steele, Holloman AFB

SESSION C-T&E METHODOLOGY AND M&S

  • How to Incorporate Modeling and Simulation into the System Acquisition Life Cycle, Mr. Derek Kropp, Navy Patuxent River
  • Extending Test and Evaluation Modeling and Simulation Capabilities with Gaming Technology, Mr. Geoffrey Robinson, Ft. Hood
  • Integrating the System Engineering "V" in a System of Systems, Mr. Jack Sheehan, ORSA Corporation

PRESENTATION OF THE 2009 WALTER W. HOLLIS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN DEFENSE TEST & EVALUATION.
Guest Speaker: Mr. Winslow Wheeler, Director of the Straus Military Reform Project of the Center for Defense Information

 

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

SESSION IV: T&E POLICY & STUDIES

  • Physics of Failure - the Critical Path to Saving $M in T&E, Dr. W. Forrest Crain, Director, US AMSAA
  • A Common Platform for DOD and DHS to Partner in the T&E Community, Dr. Richard Murrow, CEO, Air Academy Associates

SESSION VI: T&E WORKFORCE & RESOURCES
Session VI Chair: Mr. Charles Larson,, SURVICE Engineering

SESSION D-RESOURCES, INSTRUMENTATION, AND TARGETS
Session VI Chair: Mr. Charles Larson, SURVICE Engineering

  • Test and Training Enabling Architecture, TENA, An Important Component in Joint Mission Environment Test Capability Successes, Mr. Gene Hudgins, BAE Systems
  • Joint Mission Environment Test Capability, Mr. Chip Ferguson, TRMC
  • Evolving Threats - How They Impact T&E Testing and Infrastructure, Mr. Dick Dickson, TYBRIN Corporation
  • Threat/Target Simulation for Live-Fire Events, Mr. Greg Van Splinter, NAWCWD

SESSION E - APPLICATION OF T&E/POLICY TO SPECIFIC SYSTEMS

 

Thursday, 5 March 2009

MISSION-BASED TEST & EVALUATION STRATEGY:

  • An Inter-Agency-Developed Process to Link Mission Capability With System Functional Requirements, Mr. Christopher Wilcox, ATEC
  • Evaluating An Immersive Virtual World For Accelerating T&E, Mr. Redge Bartholomew, Rockwell Collins

FCS CAPABILITIES TO EMPOWER THE SOLDIER - WHAT IS AND WHAT WILL BE
Mr. Bud Irish, Vice President, SAIC

THE ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVES (AOA): A MISSION-ORIENTED, EVALUATION-BASED FRAMEWORK FOR DEFENSE TEST & EVALUATION
Mr. Vincent P. Roske, Jr., IDA

CONFERENCE SYNOPSIS: OUTBRIEFS OF BREAKOUT / WRITING SESSIONS
Improving T&E Efficiency and M&S - Dr. Paul Deitz, ARL and Dr. Mark Kiemele, Air Academy Associates