17th ITEA Engineering Workshop
System-of-Systems in a 3rd Offset Environment
Directed Energy T&E Workshop
January 24-26, 2017 • El Paso, Texas
Attendance at Limited Distribution Sessions
* Please note that some sessions at the Directed Energy T&E Workshop will be Limited Distribution C and D, which restricts participation in those sessions to U.S. citizens who are employees of the U.S. Federal Government or its contractors (C), or employees of the Department of Defense or its contractors (D). If you do not meet this requirement, you may be unable to attend every session. Attendees without need-to-know may only attend presentations cleared for public release at sessions that will be held separately from limited sessions. Those wishing to attend the Limited Distribution sessions must register their CAC card during registration or follow the Workshop Security instructions by visiting http://www.deps.org/DEPSpages/DETE17.html. All visit requests, via JPAS or Visit Request Letter, must be received by DEPS on or before 13 January 2017. For questions regarding visit requests or verification of receipt please contact Tiffany Bjelke at (505) 217-2062, or
. If you are unable to submit a visit request in either of the manners above, and you have a US Government issued CAC, please contact Tiffany Bjelke by phone at 505-217-2062 or by email at
As the DoD embarks on a 3rd offset environment, execution of the identified initiatives will require application of system of systems principles to assure a robust and effective solution. These principles and their application to the 3rd offset, will facilitate the creation of a flexible infrastructure capable of conducting more operationally realistic test and training. The resultant distributed and integrated test and training environment will enhance readiness.
This workshop will discuss selected tenants of the 3rd offset such as cyber, C4I and Software Intensive Systems, distributed testing, modeling and simulations, autonomous systems, hypersonic systems, directed energy, spectrum, advanced instrumentation systems, and expand the discussion into a SoS application or challenge. Key speakers, town halls and technical sessions will be part of a program to identify challenges , solutions, innovations and a future state; all contributing to moving us closer to creation of an infrastructure and principles, conducive to testing and training in a more operationally realistic environment. Come Join Us!
Call for Tutorials
Tutorials that address the theme of the symposium are being requested.Tutorials must be strictly non-marketing in scope, unclassified, and public releasable. Please provide synopsis of your tutorial to www.itea.org by October 7, 2016
Technical Track Sessions and Poster Papers
All sessions will be unclassified and open to the general T&E community. Abstracts will be reviewed for a presentation during a session or as a poster paper. Presentations will be published in proceedings and made available to all attendees. Abstracts should cover the theme of the symposium, be noncommercial in scope, pertinent to technical topic, no longer than 500 words, and releasable to the general public.
Submit your abstract now by clicking the link below to submit your abstract.
PAPER SUBMISSION PORTAL: 2016 PAPER PORTAL LINK
Follow this PDF guide to create your account and submit papers: CLICK HERE
Wednesday, January 25th
Brigadier General Eric L. Sanchez, Commanding General, White Sands Missile Range, NM (invited)
Derrick Hinton, SES, Principal Deputy Director, Test Resource Management Center (TRMC), "System-of-Systems in a 3rd Offest Environment: The Future is Now!"
Panel Moderated by Kenneth "Mitch" Crosswait, SES, Deputy Director, NetCentric, Space and Missile Defense Systems, DOT&E,
"How Do We Do Relevant Cyber Testing in an OT Environment"
Thursday, January 26th
Paul Mann, SES, Executive Director, White Sands Missile Range, NM
MG Terrence McKenrick, Commanding General, Brigade Modernization Command, Ft. Bliss, TX
COL Patrick Walden, Senior Military Advisor for Army Test & Evaluation
Carroll P. "Rick" Quade, SES, NAVY, Deputy Test & Evaluation
Major General Matthew H. Molloy, Commander, Air Force Operational Test & Evaluation Center (AFOTEC), Kirtland, AFB
Panel moderated by Ryan Norman, TENA SDA Program Manager and Big Data Management Initiative Lead, OSD, Test Resource Management Center (TRMC)
Panel moderated by Bernard "Chip" Ferguson III, Deputy Director, Interoperability and Cyber Test Capability, Test Resource Management Center,
"Testing Cyber Security Resilience to Support Operations in the 3rd Offset Environment"
• Cyber Challenges - John Kriz, Deputy Director, NAVAIR's Integrated Battlespace Simulation & Test (IBST) Department
George Rumford, Deputy Director, Major Initiatives and Technical Analyses, Department of Defense (DOD) Test Resource Management Center (TRMC), Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics and Program Manager for the Test and Evaluation / Science and Technology (T&E/S&T) Program, "HWIL and ISTF Facilities Connection to Traditional National Cyber Ranges (NCR)"
John Fitzgibbon, TEQGames
Early Bird Registration until December 26
Regular Registration December 27 - January 11
Late Registration after January 11
Wednesday ONLY - Includes NETWORKING RECEPTION
Complementary Exhibit Hall ONLY passes available.
*Regular Registration rates include a one-year membership to ITEA.
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.
NOTE: Tutorials require a separate fee from the Workshop. Single Tutorial - $205, Two Tutorials - $385 (use discount code "Tutorial-Multi" at check out).
Each of the 4-hour Pre-Workshop 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-Workshop 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 16 contact hours of instruction (16 CEUs) for attending the full Workshop, that are directly applicable to your professional development program, including the Certified Test and Evaluation Professional Credential (CTEP).
Please support the workshop by staying at the host hotel. ITEA has negotiated a block of rooms at the Government rate.The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance (160 yds.) from the El Paso Airport. Please specify that you will be attending the ITEA Workshop when booking your reservation to receive the reduced rate or book online with code 01236703IT. Room block ends January 13th.
The Wyndham Hotel
Your company or government organization will want to take advantage of the premium space that is available for you to display and demonstrate products and services for the test and evaluation community. Take advantage of location - location – location, by reserving your space early. To obtain an application to exhibit or to see the floor plan, visit www.itea.org
Exhibit Hall Hours
Tuesday, January 24th - 12:00pm to 6:00pm, Exhibitor Set-up
Wednesday, January 25th - 9:00am to 7:00pm (Networking Reception 5:30pm-7:00pm)
Thursday, January 26th - 9:30pm to 3:45pm
Thursday, January 26th - 3:45pm - 6:00pm, Exhibitor Move-out
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 Workshop 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.
Exhibits and Sponsorships Chair
DIRECTED ENERGY T&E WORKSHOP