31st Annual National Test & Evaluation Conference

"The Future of T&E: Technology Excellence & Innovation"

2 - 3 March 2016

McLean, VA


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Keynote Address:

  • Dr. C. David Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Developmental Test & Evaluation; Director, Test Resource Management Center

Featured Panel: CDT Panel

  • Deirdre Sumpter, Technical Director, AEC (invited)
  • Ed Rahme, USN, PEO Subs, PMS 450, VIRGINIA Class Program
  • Tony Schmidt, Assistant PEO for T&E, Unmanned Aviation Systems, Naval Air Systems Command

Breakout Session

Session D: Automated Testing

  • Steady Grip and Agile Footing - A Balanced Foundation For Automated System Testing, Peter Fontana, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
  • Shift Test Left - Results From SI&T Involvement In Early Engineering, Peter Fontana, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
  • Effective Use of Automated GUI Interactions on System Verification

Session E: Cyber T&E

  • Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation and the National Cyber Range, Peter Christensen, Test Resource Management Center
  • Applying Cybersecurity Operational Test Lessons to Achieve Greater Cybersecurity of Future Defense Capabilities, Ryan Mayer, COMOPTEVFOR

Session F: STAT

  • Statistical Test Optimization High Maturity Practices, Dr. Neal Mackertich, Raytheon Company
  • Application of Statistical Process Control Methods to Flight Test Data, Craig Cowell, Raytheon Missile Systems
  • The Developmental Evaluation Framework (DEF) and Design of Experiments (DOE) - Helping Decision Makers Make Better Informed Decisions, Luis A. Cortes, Ph.D., P.E. The MITRE Corporation


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Featured Presenter: "Oversight Has Resulted in Few Significant Disputes and Limited Program Cost and Schedule Increases"

  • Michael Sullivan, Director of Acquisition and Sourcing , U.S. Government Accountability Office

Featured Panel: OT&E Panel

  • MG Dan Karbler, USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command
  • Bill Redmond, Executive Director, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center
  • Scott Craig, Deputy Director, Commander Operational Test & Evaluation Force
  • Thomas McGowan, Deputy Director MCOTEA, Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation


Breakout Session

Session G: Autonomous T&E

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design & Test - How To Test Your Drone, CDR Josh Dittmar, U.S. Navy
  • Challenges and Opportunities For Testing of Autonomous Systems, Christopher Eaton, U.S. Air Force, 412 Test Engineering Group
  • A Holistic Look at Testing Autonomous Systems, Dave Scheidt, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Selection and Training of Test Event Directors For Advanced Unmanned Aircraft, Michael McDaniel, Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division
  • OT and Autonomy, Dr. Robert Holcomb, Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Autonomy COI Test & Evaluation and Verification & Validation Working Group, Stuart Young, Army Research Laboratory
  • Verification of Autonomous Systems, Dr. Alessandro Pinto, United Technologies Research Center
  • Test and Evaluation of Autonomous Systems In a Model Based Engineering Context, Michael Nolan, Raytheon Company

Session H: T&E Involvement

  • Workforce Shift - Building Automated Testing Competence Across an Organization, Matthew Thomann, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
  • Robust Integrated Test and Evaluation Framework, Douglas Moshier, Raytheon Company

Session I: Mission Based T&E

  • Slogan-Based T&E: Words Have Meaning, Christopher Wilcox, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command
  • Raytheon Test Architect - Competency & Certification, Joe Manas, Raytheon Company