29th Annual National Test & Evaluation Conference

"More Efficient & Effective T&E in the Era of Declining Budgets"

21 - 23 July 2014

Washington, DC


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Session A: Conference Welcome & Keynotes

  • A Unique Test & Evaluation Perspective, Mr. Keith Williams, President & CEO, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

Session B: Department of Homeland Security Test & Evalution

  • Department of Homeland Security: A Test & Evaluation Perspective, Dr. Steven Hutchison, Acting Director, Acquisition Support and Operational Analysis, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

Session C: A Test & Evaluation Perspective on Cyber Security

  • DoD Cybersecurity Test & Evaluation: Where We Were, Where We Are & Where We Are Going, Mr. Peter Christensen, Test & Evaluation Integrator, The MITRE Corporation

Session D: T&E Test Methods and Tools

  • Software Test Automation: Lessons Learned Automating Sap System Testing, Dr. Eric Loeb, Special Assistant, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E)
  • Measures Of Effectiveness For Non-Lethal Weapons: Aligning Test & Evaluation With Operational Success, Dr. Shelley Cazares, Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses
  • The Gps Receiver: A Commonly Overlooked Test Tool, Mr. James Baker, Senior Principal Engineer for the Test & Certification Group, U.S. Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity

Session E: III Posed T&E Problems

  • Military Systems Analyses In An Ill-Posed World: Defining The Problem, Dr. Paul Deitz, Senior Analyst, U.S. Army Material Systems Analysis Activity
  • Military Systems Analyses In An Ill-Posed World: Illustrating A Solution, Mr. Britt Bray, Military Analyst & Department Manager, Engility Corporation
  • Military Systems Analyses In An Ill-Posed World: Shaping The Test & Evaluation Strategy , Mr. Christopher Wilcox, Senior Engineer, U.S. Army Evaluation Center

Session F: Cyber Security T&E

  • The Cybersecurity Developmental Evaluation Framework, Dr. Suzanne Beers, Electrical Engineer, The MITRE Corporation
  • Distributed Cyber Test & Evaluation, Mr. Bernard Chip Ferguson, Deputy Director, Interoperability and Cyber Test Capability, Test Resource Management Center
  • Next Generation Cyber Testing, Dr. Deepinder Sidhu, Chief Technologist, TeleniX Corporation

Session G: T&E Test Methods and Tools

  • Developmental Evaluation Framework Throughout The Acquisition Lifecycle, Dr. Suzanne Beers, Electrical Engineer, The MITRE Corporation
  • Ensuring T&E Ranges Can Meet The Gps Instrumentation Sustainment Challenges Of The Future, Mr. Dick Dickson, Program Manager, Jacobs Technology

Session H: T&E In a Financially Constrained Environment

  • Predicting Return-Oninvestment For Large Scale Six Sigma & Test Automation Projects, Mr. Chet Boncek, Engineering Fellow, Raytheon Company
  • The Chief Developmental Tester & Industry Test Lead: Partnering For Success, Mr. Joe Manas, Chief Test Architect, Raytheon Company

Session I: Alternate T&E Solutions

  • Surveys In Test & Evaluation, Dr. Rebecca Grier, Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Test & Evaluation: Where Science Meets Success, Ms. Terri Kocher, Operations Research Analyst and Technical Director, Joint Research and Development, Inc.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Session J: Test & Evaluation - an OSD Perspective

  • Keynote Address: Ms. Darlene Costello, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition

Session K: Leveraging Statistical Test & Evaluation Approaches

  • Defense Test & Evaluation Framework to Statistical Test Design, Dr. Suzanne Beers, Electrical Engineer, The MITRE Corporation
  • Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Test & Evaluation by Increasing Statistical Rigor, Dr. Bram Lillard, Technical Advisor to the Director, Operational Test & Evaluation, Institute for Defense Analysis

Session L: Unique Test & Evaluation Perspectives
Department of Homeland Security Test & Evaluation Panel

Industrial Committee on Test & Evaluation (ICOTE) Exchange Panel

  • Brig Gen William J. Thornton, USAF, Director, Air, Space and Information Operations, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base