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26th NATIONAL TEST & EVALUATION CONFERENCE  

“ Defense Test & Evaluation in a Net-Centric World”

San Diego, California

1 - 4 March 2010  

 

 

Agenda 

Monday, 1 March 2010

TUTORIAL A

SESSION 1

MISSION-BASED CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT IN NETCENTRIC SYSTEMS OF SYSTEMS (SOS)

·        “An Update on Mission-Based Test and Evaluation (MBT&E)”:, Mr. Christopher M. Wilcox, ATEC

 

TUTORIAL C

SESSION 1

USING DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (DOE) TO TRANSFORM A TEST ORGANIZATION

·        Mr. Greg Hutto, Wing Operations Analyst, 46 Test Wing, Eglin, AFB, Florida

·        Dr. Tom Donnelly, SAS Institute

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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

 

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ADDRESS

·        Honorable Dr. David S. C. Chu, President, Institute for Defense Analyses

 

15,000 NETWORKS, 5 MILLION USERS: T&E NET CENTRIC CHALLENGES

·        Mr. John Illgen, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Chairman of the Board of Directors, NDIA

 

SESSION B: OTA COMMANDERS’ ROUNDTABLE

     ROUNDTABLE

·        Major General Roger Nadeau, Commander, ATEC

·        Mr. Bill McCarthy, Deputy, COTF (00D)

·        Col David L. Reeves, USMC, Commander, MCOTEA

 

LUNCHEON AND SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER - REGATTA PAVILION IMPROVING PROCESSES AND POLICIES FOR THE ACQUISITION AND TEST OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN DOD

·        Dr. H. Steven Kimmel, Senior Vice President, Alion Science and Technology Achieving Effective Acquisition of Information Technology in the Department of Defense

 

THE DOD ACQUISITION/TEST PROCESS, WHAT WENT WRONG AND HOW TO FIX THE PROCESS; A REPORT ON THE DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD (DSB) STUDY OF DT&E & A PERSPECTIVE ON THE REMEDIES NEEDED TO IMPROVE DOD ACQUISITION

·        Mr. Charles “Pete” Adolph, former Director,T&E, OUSD(AT&L)

 

NETWORK INNOVATION AND EXPERIMENTATION: A SOCOM PROJECT REPORT

·        Dr. Forrest Crain, Director, AMSAA

 

SESSION D - NET-CENTRIC T&E

·        T&E for Agile Information Technologies, Dr. Steven Hutchison, DISA

·        Closing the Test and Evaluation Gap in a Net-Centric Future, Mr. Gary Downs, Lockheed Martin

·        A Tool for Making T&E Itself Net-Centric, Mr. Alan Thomas, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren

·        Testing & Evaluating the Net-Ready Key Performance Parameter (KPP), Ms. Danielle Koester, JITC, Ft. Huachuca

 

SESSION E - T&E OF CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

·        Systematic Approach to Identifying and Testing Individual Respiratory Protection Against Toxic Industrial Chemicals, Dr. Karen McGrady, Joint Program Manager for Individual Protection

·        The Army Health Hazard Assessment Program’s Medical Cost Avoidance Model, Dr. Timothy A. Kluchinsky, USAPHC (Provisionsal)

·        Naval Research Laboratory Industrial Chemical Analysis, Dr. Thomas Sutto, NRL

·        Test Methodology Development for Individual Respiratory Protection Against VXMs., Ms. Chris Susman, SURVICE Engineering

·        The Challenge of Fielding a System Across Services and PEOs, Ms. Debbie Singleton, JPM for Individual Protection

 

SESSION F - APPLICATIONS OF DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (DOE) AND SIX SIGMA IN T&E

·        Incorporating DoE and Test-Execution Lessons-Learned to Increase T&E Credibility, Ms. Nancy Dunn, ATEC/AEC

·        Optimal Verification Testing with Graphical Effects Analysis, Mr. Mark Anderson, Stat-Ease

·        Using Cost and Schedule Estimates Guided by Design of Experiments Process to Plan Schedule-Optimal or Cost-Optimal Test Designs for Integrated Development Testing and Operational Testing, E. Andrew Long, DOT&E

·        Use of Design of Experiments to Determine the Critical Technical Parameters and Evaluation Framework in a T&E Strategy, Mr. Mick Quintrall, Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc.

·        Comparison of Prediction Accuracy of Surrogate Models Developed Using Nested Latin Hypercube Designs – “How Many Simulation Experiments Do I Need to Run?,  Dr. Tom Donnelly, SAS Institute

 

SESSION G -  TEST & EVALUATION FOR LETHALITY AND SURVIVABILITY ASSESSMENT

·        Integrated Survivability Assessment (ISA): Bridging DT&E, LFT&E and OT&E, Mr. David Hall, SURVICE Engineering

·        Mine Blast Analysis Tool for Rigid Body Response: A Quick, Reliable Predictive Methodology to Estimate Relative Acceleration Environments Experienced by Crewmembers in Specific Mine Scenarios, Ms. Katie Hill, SURVICE Engineering

·        A Method to Assess Survivability, Lethality and Vulnerability in a System of Systems, Dr. Jeffrey Smith, ARL, WSMR

·        A Process for Identifying Vulnerable Components Based on Impact to Mission Degradation, Mr. Kevin Agan, ARL, SLAD

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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

 

WEAPON SYSTEMS ACQUISITION REFORM ACT AND DT&E WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

·        Mr. Christopher DiPetto, Acting Director, DT&E, ODDR&E

 

T&E AND ITS ROLE IN 5000.02: HOW T&E CAN BECOME A PROGRAM LIFECYCLE SKILL

·        Mr. Stephen Scukanec, Northrop Grumman Corporation

 

ERASING THE LINE WITH TITLE 10: BEST PRACTICES IN INTEGRATED TESTING

·        Dr. Beth Wilson, Raytheon Company

 

INTEGRATED TEST AND INDEPENDENT EVALUATION (IT&EI) USING DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (DOE) METHODOLOGIES: EARLY PLANNING FOR DT EXIT CRITERIA THAT MIRRORS OT ENTRANCE CRITERIA

·        Mr. Mick Quintrall, Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc.

 

SESSION I: T&E POLICY & STUDIES CONTINUED

Session I Chair: Dr. H. Steven Kimmel, Senior Vice President, Alion Science and Technology

 

SESSION J: PANEL DISCUSSION

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING CONSIDERATIONS IN PRACTICING TEST AND EVALUATION

·        Mr. Stephen Welby, Director, Systems Engineering, DDR&E, OSD

·        Col Shawn Shanley, USAF, Chief Systems Engineer, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Science, Technology, and Engineering (SAF/AQR)

SESSION K: TEST AND EVALUATION ARCHITECTURE & FACILITIES

·        Accelerating Technology Maturity via Rapid Debug and Redeployment, Mr. Redge Bartholomew, Rockwell Collins

·        Whitfill Central Technical Support Facility (CTSF) Conducts System of System (SoS) Tests in a Net-Centric Environment Achieving Interoperability for the Army, Ms. Madeline Wright, CTSF, Ft. Hood

·        Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Implications to Integrated End- to-End Testing, Mr. Brian Eleazer, SCRA

·        Lessons Learned from Army Interoperability Certification Testing, Mr. Robert Boerjan, CTSF, Ft. Hood

·        The “Eglin IV”: Metrics of a Well-Designed Experiment, Mr. Gregory T. Hutto, 46 Test Wing, Eglin AFB

SESSION L: T&E OF SYSTEMS OF SYSTEMS

·        A Case Study of Successful T&E in a Complex System of Systems Environment, Mr. Edwin McDermott, Hanscom, AFB

·        Measuring System Contributions to System of Systems with Joint Mission Threads, Mr. Mark Fiebrandt, SRC

·        Combat Effectiveness Testing of System of Systems in the Face of Cyber Threat, Mr. Jonathon Payne, JFCOM, IO Range

·        An Approach to Service Level System of Systems Assessment (CTSF), Mr. David McClung, CTSF, Ft. Hood

·        C-RAM Conducts True System of Systems Testing and Evaluation, Mr. James Bloodsworth, US Army Aviation & Missile Research Development & Engineering Center

SESSION M:  ROLE OF MODELING AND SIMULATION IN T&E

·        Validating M&S with T&E  Data: Pitfalls, Problems and Potential Solutions, Mr. David Hall, SURVICE Engineering

·        Defense Information Technology: An Integrated Model, Dr. Robert Berger, DDL Omni, Inc

·        NDIA Software T&E Summit/Workshop Results,  Mr. Tom Wissink, Lockheed Martin Corporation

·        The Application of Synthetic Natural Environments for Modeling and Simulation Support of Testing Net-Centric Federations,  Mr. Michael Leite, SAIC

·        Change is Good!...and other mantras to live by! Making Process Improvement Work for You, Ms. Coleen Crouch, Central Technical Support Facility

SESSION N:  INTEGRATED TEST AND EVALUATION

·        Performance Engineering Initiatives for Early System Test of High Availability Systems, Mr. Edward Beck, Mission Solutions Engineering, LLC (MSE LLC)

·        Integrated Testing Implementation Guidance, Dr. Suzanne Beers, The MITRE Corporation

·        Early Development Testing for Rapid Acquisition, Col Robert Mattes, USAF (Ret), Foxhole Technology, Inc.

·        Some Operational Research Issues in System Testing, Dr. Donald Gaver, Naval Postgraduate School

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Thursday, 4 March 2010

 

CHALLENGES OF SYSTEMS OF SYSTEMS TESTING, A REALITY CHECK: THE FCS PROGRAM

·        LTG Joseph Yakovac, USA (Ret), Professor, Naval Postgraduate School

 

WHEN ROBOTS TALK ON THE NET, WHAT WILL THEY SAY?

·        VADM Joe Dyer, USN (Ret), President, iRobot Corporation; Chairman NDIA Robotics Division

 

NDIA ICOTE ANNUAL REPORT

·        Mr. Larry Graviss, NDIA Industrial Committee on Operational Test & Evaluation (ICOTE)

 

MISSION-BASED TEST AND EVALUATION STRATEGY: PROGRESS TOWARDS UNITING COMBAT DEVELOPER, MATERIEL DEVELOPER AND T&E

·        Mr. Christopher Wilcox, Army AEC

 

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