25th Annual National Test & Evaluation Conference

"New Administration, New Opportunites"

2 - 5 March 2009

Atlantic City, NJ


Monday, March 2, 2009

Workshop I: Mission-Based Test & Evaluation (MBTE)


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Keynote Address:

DOT&E Looking Ahead

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

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, March 4, 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
Chair: Mr. Charles Larson,, SURVICE Engineering

Session D: Resources, Instrumentation, and Targets
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, March 5, 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

The Analysis of Alternatives (AOA): A Mission-Oriented, Evaluation-Based Framework for Defense Test & Evaluation

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