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National Test and Evaluation Conference

March 6, 2017 - March 8, 2017

NDIA T&E Conference

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) will host the 32nd Annual National Test and Evaluation Conference on March 6-8, 2017 in San Diego, California.

The event seeks to focus on improving T&E in defense and homeland security acquisition systems under this year’s theme of ‘Strategic T&E Collaboration: Government-Industry Partnering to Achieve Decisive Operational Advantage’.

Senior T&E leaders and stakeholders will present their views on the current situation, what can be improved and how government & industry can partner to meet the near and long term needs.

Highlighted topics and presentations include:

  • Comprehensive Use of Advanced Automation/Robotics in Explosives Detection T&E
  • Explosives Simulant Verification and Validation
  • Results of Improved Collaboration between Explosives Equipment Vendors and DT&E Engineers
  • Development Test and Evaluation (DT&E) Bottle Liquid Scanner (BLS) Program
  • Model-Based Approaches for the Safe Testing of Autonomous Aircraft
  • Estimating Variability of Injuries in Underbody Blast Live-fire Testing for Evaluating Modeling and Simulation
  • DARPA Robotics Challenge: Ten Years of Lesson Learned Put into Action
  • Test Range Efficiency Panel
  • Case Study in DoD/DHS Partnership
  • The Integration of Mission Engineering and T&E
  • The New Normal – Continuous Testing by T&E
  • Formal Methods for Verification and Testing of Autonomous Systems
  • Computational Prototyping Environments (CPEs) — A Strategy for the Cost Effective Acceleration of DOD Weapon Systems Development
  • Lessons Learned in Planning and Executing F-35 Full Weapon System Testing
  • Role of the Cyber T&E Range Executive Agent

Highlighted session moderators and panel participants include:

  • Terry Murphy, Director, U.S. Department of Homeland Security DT&E
  • Robert Klueg, Branch Chief, Spectroscopy Technologies Developmental T&E, DHS
  • John Beck Jr., Deputy Director, Land Systems Operational Test and Evaluation Authority, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Michael Snyder, Branch Chief, X-ray Inspection Technologies Developmental T&E, DHS
  • Michael Barrientos, Certification Readiness Test Lead, Bottled Liquid Scanner Systems, DHS S&T
  • Mark Fry, Chief, Laboratory Operations, DHS/S&T/CDS/TSL
  • Pete Christensen, Director, National Cyber Range, Test Resource Management Center
  • Steve Hutchison, Director, Test & Evaluation, U.S. DHS
  • Bill D’Amico, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • William Van Besien, Software Engineer, Embedded Applications Group, JHU APL
  • Mark Bradbury, Chief Engineer, Cyber Operations, Development and Evaluation Center, Raytheon Company
  • Danny Holtzman, SES (USAF), Technical Director, Cyber, U.S. Air Force
  • Reed Young, Program Manager, Robotics and Autonomy, JHU APL

An optional off-site tour of SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific will be available to conference participants.

Please visit NDIA’s National Test and Evaluation Conference website for more information.



San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108 United States
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National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)