2019 LVC-Agile Workshop Proceedings

2019 LVC-Agile Workshop Proceedings

Accelerating Test and Evaluation with Live-Virtual-Constructive and Agile

September 17-19, 2019 ~ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel ~ Orlando East-UCF Area, FL



  • Mr. Alan Shaffer – Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Steven J. Hutchison, PhD – Director of Test and Evaluation, Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Bob Potter – Division Chief for Mission Command, U.S. Army Evaluation Center C4ISR Directorate and the Army Test and Evaluation Center Lead Representative to the Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team
  • Mr. Terry Carpenter – Director and Program Executive Officer of NBIS, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  • Mr. David Duma – Principle Deputy Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E), Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E)
  • Maj Gen Matthew ‘Zap’ Molloy, USAF (Ret) – Director of Business Development, DellEMC, and Former Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center
  • Application of Agile Test and Evaluation Methods to Align with Accelerated System Development – Mr. Tim Bishop, SES, Deputy Program Executive Officer, Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation, United States Army
  • Mr. Alex Hoover, Deputy Director of Cybersecurity Engineering, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Mr. Robert “Rob” Tamburello – Deputy Director, National Cyber Range Complex, Test Resource Management Center (TRMC)


Agile Supporting T&E Panel

Moderator: Robin Poston, PhD – Professor and Dean of the Graduate School, System Testing Excellence Program, University of Memphis

    • Mr. Robert Aguilera – Senior Vice President, Garud Technology
    • Mr. Wayne Dumais – Deputy Director, Immigration and Border Security Programs, Office of Test & Evaluation, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
    • Jignya Patel, PhD – Assistant Professor of Information Systems, College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology
    • Dean Ptaszynski, PhD – Manager, Enterprise Document Management and Services Development, FEDEX
    • Mr. Tim Sienrukos – Network Communications Branch, ANG-E65, Enterprise Services Test & Evaluation Division, ANG-E6, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

DoD Programs Using Agile Panel

Moderator: C. David Brown, PhD, CTEP – The MITRE Corporation

    • Amy Henninger, PhD – Senior Advisor for Software and Cybersecurity to the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E)
    • Mr. Geoffrey Hart – Agile Lead, PMO National Background Investigation Services
    • Mr. Chris DeLuca – Director, Space, Cyber and Information Systems Division, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E))/Director, Developmental Test & Evaluation (DT&E)
    • Mr. Thomas Hartzell – Chief Development Tester (CDT) for Air Force Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Initiative (MROi), U.S. Air Force
    • Ms. Jenny Rekas – MITRE T&E Support to the National Background Investigation Services, The MITRE Corporation

Integrating Government Independent T&E with an Agile Process Panel

Moderator: Mr. Hans Miller – Principal T&E SME, OSD Programs, The MITRE Corporation

    • Mr. Jeffrey Bobrow – Director, C4I and Space, Commander, Operational Test & Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR)
    • Mr. John Hartford – NAVWAR Chef Tester, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command
    • Lt Col Karlos Tungol, USAF – Commander, 45th Test Squadron, USAF Test Center, AFMC, United States Air Force
    • Lt Col Barbara Ziska, USAF – Commander, 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron, USAF Air Warfare Squadron, ACC, United States Air Force

SPECIAL STUDENT SESSION – Careers in Test & Evaluation Panel

Moderator: Mr. Mark Phillips – Workshop Technical Chair, Test and Evaluation Fellow, Raytheon

    • Dave Brown, PhD, CTEP – Workshop Deputy Chair The MITRE Corporation
    • Lindsey Davis, PhD – Supporting the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
    • Robin Poston, PhD – Director System Testing Excellence Program, University of Memphis
    • Mr. Austin Ruth – Research Engineer I Electronic Systems Lab, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
    • Mr. Tom Treakle – Client Solutions Director for DoD Programs DellEMC
    • Major General Matthew “Zap” Malloy, USAF (Ret.) – Director of Business Development DellEMC


Agile Autonomous Mudbucket T&E Innovation

Chairs: Mr. Jon Skarphol – Collins Aerospace, and Mr. Mike Naes – Georgia Tech Research Institute

Agility, Ranges, and Lessons of Past Programs

Chairs: Steve Gordon, PhD – Georgia Tech Research Institute, and Mr. Karl King – TENA SBA

    • Not So Technical, But Yet Key: Attaining T&E Agility by Implementing Right-Sized Processes – Ms. Rosa R. Heckle, The MITRE Corporation
    • Lessons from Past Rapid Acquisition Programs – Lindsey Davis, PhD Institute for Defense Analysis

AI, Cyber, and Big Data for Nuclear

Chairs: Himanshu Upadhyay, PhD – Florida International University, and Mr. Roger Boza

Capabilities Based T&E, Cyber, and Flight Test

Chairs: Mr. Craig Hatcher – Edwards AFB, USAF, and Mr. Kevin McGowan – 47th Cybersecurity Test Squadron, Eglin AFB, USAF

Reliability, Automated Testing, and Flight Test

Chairs: Mr. Doug Stewart – 321 Gang, and Mr. Robert Lutz, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory

    • Ensuring Reliability for Middle Tier Acquisition Programs – Ms. Melanie Goldman, CCDC Data & Analysis Center
    • Automated Testing in Aircraft ASD – Mr. Bryan Kelly, U.S. Air Force
    • Flight Test Data Analysis Process Improvement – Mr. Austin Ruth, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

TENA-LVC, Agile for FAA, and Navy M&S Reuse

Chairs: Mr. Karl King – TENA SBA, and Mr. Xi Guo – Georgia Tech Research Institute

Web-Based Tool and LVC2

Chairs: Mr. Robert Lutz, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL), and Mr. Doug Messer – International Test and Evaluation Events Chair