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32nd International Test and Evaluation Symposium (2015)

FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Maj Gen (Ret) Edward L. Bolton, Jr.

Assistant Administrator NextGen, FAA

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MG Robert H. Scales, Jr. (USA, Ret'd)

Former Commandant
US Army War College

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Vice ADM David Architzel (USN, Ret'd)

Former Commander
Naval Air Systems Command

 Michael Gilmore

Hon. J. Michael Gilmore, Ph.D.

Director, Operational Test and Evaluation

 Dave Duma

Mr. David Duma

Principal Deputy Director
Operational Test and Evaluation

 Dave Brown

C. David Brown, Ph.D.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Developmental T&E and
Director of the Test Resource Management Center

 Steve Hutchison

Steven J. Hutchison, Ph.D.

Director, (Acting) Capability Development Support Group,
Homeland Security Science & Technology

 

The Accuracy of Independent Estimates of the Procurement Costs of Major Systems (IDA Paper P-3989)

David L. McNicol, Ph.D.

Project Leader, Cost Analysis and Research Division, Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA)

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

Grand Networking Reception Sponsor:

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Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military products. Operations span the continental United States and international markets with customers in 145 countries. Products include commercial aircraft, spacecraft, military aircraft, missiles, electronics, helicopters, airborne surveillance systems and other space and defense systems.

Platinum Level Sponsor:

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Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. We also provide a broad range of management, engineering, technical, scientific, logistics and information services. We serve both U.S. and international customers with products and services that have defense, civil and commercial applications, with our principal customers being agencies of the U.S. Government.

Gold Level Sponsors:

Am Systems

Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States. With offices worldwide and a headquarters in Chantilly, Virginia, we provide a wide variety of services tailored specifically to our customer base. Our approximately 1,300 employee-owners have a vested interest in their work and are committed to delivering the highest-quality strategic solutions to every customer, every time.

 ERMTC

The Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC), a major research and training division of New Mexico Tech, is internationally recognized and has over 60 years experience in explosives research and testing. EMRTC specializes in the research, development, testing, and analysis of energetic materials for both corporate and government clients.

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Since 1988, Scientific Research Corporation has been providing innovative and cost-effective products and services to customers worldwide. We are a vital source for leading-edge technology solutions that help our customers respond to opportunities faster, achieve more from their operations, and exceed their requirements.

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Wyle is recognized as a leading provider of specialized engineering, scientific, and technical services to the Department of Defense, NASA, and a variety of commercial customers. With 4,000 highly specialized and dedicated employees at 40-plus facilities nationwide, the company generates annual revenues of approximately $1 billion from its core customers, the Department of Defense and NASA.

 

Silver Level Sponsors:

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Since 1979, ASD has focused on providing outstanding Enterprise IT Solutions to the Federal Government. ASD has a Nation-wide presence with work sites in most GSA regions, as well as OCONUS. Our nationwide presence, our available contract vehicles, and our depth and breadth of successful experience, we are well postured to support the IT needs of every DoD component.

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The Loch Harbour Group (LHG) is a Certified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.  For nearly two decades, we have provided versatile, multifaceted professional services to government and private sector clients.  LHG draws on many decades of accumulated experience within its organization and key contacts across the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs as well as the private sector.

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Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the design, production, certification, accreditation and support of innovative solutions for our aerospace and defense customers. Our expertise in information assurance, multi-level security, and secure high-throughput networks, all integrated in an extensible, open architecture framework, is strengthened by our global service and support network.

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TRAX is customer focused and performance driven and we are committed to providing the highest level of professional technical services and products to both Government and commercial sectors. TRAX specializes in test range services, logistics support, engineering applications, software development, facilities maintenance, multimedia and IT services. We are the “right-sized” company for all your technical, professional and service needs. And, being the “right size” empowers our employees for a stronger workforce.

 Bronze Level Sponsors:

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Command Post Technologies, Inc. (CPT) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Suffolk, VA with offices in El Paso, TX; Gulfport, MS; and Baltimore, MD.

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General Dynamics Mission Systems connects users and protects their communications and information across land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. We develop, build, harden, secure, test and integrate complex communications systems, networks and products and provide the highest level of support solutions. Our customers span across global defense, civilian and commercial markets.

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The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is a highly-regarded applied research and development organization. Each day, GTRI’s science and engineering expertise is used to solve some of the toughest problems facing government and industry across the nation and around the globe.

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The Loch Harbour Group (LHG) is a Certified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.  For nearly two decades, we have provided versatile, multifaceted professional services to government and private sector clients.  LHG draws on many decades of accumulated experience within its organization and key contacts across the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs as well as the private sector.

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RoundTable Defense LLC is a systems engineering services Company, specializing in Test & Evaluation, Operations Research and Systems Analysis. RTD delivers a unique, well-rounded team with expertise in both requirements analysis and operational test & evaluation.

 

Pocket Guide Sponsor:

 Engility

Engility was launched in 2012 as an independent company made up of leading businesses within L-3's Government Services segments: including MPRI, Command & Control Systems and Software (C2S2), Global Security & Engineering Solutions (GS&ES), Linguist Operations & Technical Support (LOTS) and Engility Corporation and International Resources Group (IRG).

 

Supporting Association:

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Testing for Capabilities:
The Importance of Mission Accomplishment in T&E

Aug 18 - Pre-Symposium Tutorials
Aug 19-21 - Symposium Plenary and Technical Sessions

Crystal Gateway Marriott ~ Arlington, VA

Jointly Hosted by the ITEA George Washington,
Hampton Roads, and Francis Scott Key Chapters.


Symposium Program Guide
(Downloadable PDF)

Symposium Technical Session Abstracts and Speaker Biographies
(Downloadable PDF)


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Make your plans TODAY to join us for the 32nd Annual International Test and Evaluation Symposium—the T&E community’s premier event!

Operational capability is a defining part of test and evaluation, and is critical to test planning throughout the acquisition lifecycle. It affects decisions on test design, as well as instrumentation and infrastructure to be built and maintained. It requires a robust examination of mission scenarios, consistently updated and applied to ensure a representative test environment. An assessment of operational capability is essential for useful evaluation.

Invest in yourself and make your plans TODAY to join us as we celebrate a GREAT 32nd INTERNATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION SYMPOSIUM!

Mr. William "Bill" Keegan
2015 Annual Symposium Chair

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Sponsorship Information

ITEA is a 501(c)(3) professional education association dedicated to the education and advancement of the test and evaluation profession. Registration fees, membership dues, and sponsorships are tax deductible.

Your sponsorship dollars help defer the cost of the Symposium and support the ITEA scholarship fund, which assists deserving students in their pursuit of academic disciplines related to the test and evaluation profession. Sponsorship and related benefits will become effective on receipt of payment.

NOTE:  This ITEA event is a non-competitive environment meant for a free exchange of ideas and information.

If you would like more information on sponsoring at this event, please contact Mr. John Bolino at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

Each of the 4-hour Pre-Symposium Tutorials provide 4 contact hours of instruction (4 CEUs) that are directly applicable to your professional development program, including the Certified Test and Evaluation Professional Credential (CTEP).

In addition to the Pre-Symposium Tutorials, the Annual Symposium provides 4 contact hours of instruction (4 CEUs) for each half-day, 8 contact hours of instruction (8 CEUs) for each full-day, or 20 contact hours of instruction (20 CEUs) for attending the full Symposium, that are directly applicable to your professional development program, including the Certified Test and Evaluation Professional Credential (CTEP).

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Registration Information

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Early Bird Registration until July 20
$645 - Regular Registration*
$495 - ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

Regular Registration July 21 - August 4
$745 - Regular Registration*
$595 - ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

Late Registration after August 4
$845 - Regular Registration*
$695 - ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

*Regular Registration rate includes one-year membership to ITEA.

Special Passes

Wednesday ONLY - Includes NETWORKING RECEPTION
$400 - One Day Full Symposium Pass for Regular Registration
$350 - One Day Full Symposium Pass for ITEA Members / Government Employees / Active Duty Military

Thursday ONLY - Includes AWARDS LUNCHEON
$400 - One Day Full Symposium Pass for Regular Registration
$350 - One Day Full Symposium Pass for ITEA Members / Government Employees / Active Duty Military

Friday Morning ONLY
$200 - One Day Full Symposium Pass for Regular Registration
$150 - One Day Full Symposium Pass for ITEA Members / Government Employees / Active Duty Military

Complementary Exhibit Hall ONLY passes available.

SUBSTITUTION AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Substitutions are permitted. Refunds are not available within ten (10) days prior to the start of the event. Requests for cancellation submitted between ten (10) to 45 days prior to start date of the event will be subject to a $250 cancellation fee. Requests for cancellation greater than 45 days prior to the start date of the event will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee.

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Meeting Venue and Host Hotel

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway  
Arlington, Virginia  22202
1-703-920-3230

ITEA has a room block available to all of our attendees and we are truly pleased to offer our attendees the prevailing government per diem rate (not inclusive of taxes) of $162/night. Please book your room at

https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=12834553

As a reminder the cutoff date to make a reservation within the block is on Augst 7th.

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Exhibit Information

The Exhibition area will be filled with the industry's leading organizations demonstrating their technology solutions, products, and services specifically tailored for the test professional. Reserve your booth today to ensure maximum visibility for your organization!

Call for Exhibits and Sponsors — Get Visibility for your organization!

  • Prominent Speakers – Technical Sessions – Networking at Reception and Luncheons
  • Get ‘Inside the Beltway’ with Operational T&E – Developmental T&E – Homeland Defense – Other Agencies
  • Schedule Sidebar Meetings with Customers and Teaming Partners During the Week
  • Make Business Development your Priority
  • Schedule Visits with Other Customers in Virginia, at the Pentagon (two metro stops away); Joint Base Eustis and Langley; Quantico Marine Base (FBI campus as well); and Ft. Belvoir
  • You’ll be within Driving Distance to Joint Base Anacostia/Bolling in DC; and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Andrews AFB, Ft. Meade, Naval Air Station ‘Pax’ River – all in Maryland

Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

Exhibit Application

Exhibitor Information Kit

Exhibit Hall Hours

  • Tuesday, August 18 - 1 pm to 6 pm, Exhibitor Set-up
  • Wednesday, August 19 - 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 20 - 9:30 am to 4 pm
  • Thursday, August 20 - 4 pm, Exhibitor Move-out

Join these Exhibitors at the 32nd Annual International Test and Evaluation Symposium

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772 TS Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF)
Acquired Data Solutions
Advanced Systems Development, Inc.
Air Academy Associates
Analytical Graphics, Inc.
AssetSMART
Astro Haven
Calculex
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
EMC
EWA GSI
General Dynamics Mission Systems
Georgia Tech Research Institute
JT3 LLC
Keep it Simple Technology
Photo-Sonics
Saalex Solutions
Scientific Research Corp.
Smart Card Alliance
Teletronics Corp.
Wyle

If you would like more information on exhibiting at this event, please contact Mr. John Bolino at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Your 32nd Annual International Test and Evaluation Symposium Program Committee (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

SYMPOSIUM CHAIR
Mr. William "Bill" Keegan

PROGRAM TECHNICAL CHAIRS
Mr. Gene Hudgins

TUTORIAL CO-CHAIRS
Mr. Marshall Rogers
Mr. Mike O’Neill

INTERNATIONAL PANEL CHAIR
Ms. Gloria Deane

AWARDS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Ms. Stephanie Clewer

EXHIBITS AND SPONSORSHIP CHAIR
Mr. John Bolino

VOLUNTEERS
Dr. Wilson Felder
Mr. Nick Incontrera
Mr. Doug Messer
Mr. Sergio Sanchez

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