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24th Annual National Test & Evaluation Conference

"Test & Evaluation of Autonomous Systems &
The Role of the T&E Community in the Requirements Process"

25 - 28 February 2008

Palm Springs, CA


Monday, February 25, 2008

Tutorial Sessions
Session A

Session B


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Session A
Chair: Mr. James O'Bryon, Chairman, NDIA T&E Division

Conference Kickoff Caucus
Unmanned Systems: What's New, What's Not?
Chair: VADM Joseph Dyer, USN (Ret), Executive Vice President & General Manager, iRobot Corporation

Government Keynote Address:

Session B
Chair: Dr. Juan A. Vitali, Chief, T&E, Joint PEO Chem Bio Defense

Luncheon Speaker:

Session C
Chair: Dr. Paul H. Deitz, Acting Director, HRED, ARL

Concurrent Focus Session D
D1 - T&E Role in System Requirements
Chair: Dr. Lowell Tonnessen, IDA

D2 - T&E Policy Issues
Chair: Mr. Dick Dickson, Tybrin Corporation

D3 - OT&E Challenges
Chair: RADM "Bert" Johnston, USN (Ret), Wyle Laboratories


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Session E
Chair: Dr. Mark Kiemele, President and Cofounder, Air Academy Associates

Session F - Conference Town Meeting
Chair: Dr. Paul H. Deitz, HRED, ARL and Mr. Britt Bray, DRC Corporation

Session G - Government Studies / Reports Impacting the T&E Community
Chair: Mr. William Yeakel, President, ORSA Corporation

Concurrent Focus Session H
H1 - T&E Analytical Approaches
Chair: Dr. Anne Hillegas, Applied Research Associates, Inc.

H2 - Test Instrumentation / Data Collection / Architecture
Chair: Mr. Britt Bray, DRC Corporation

H3 - T&E Role in System Requirements
Chair: Mr. Charles Larson, SURVICE Engineering


Thursday, February 28, 2008

"UAVs On-campus R&D"

Session I - Reports From the Combat Zone: OIF & OEF