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35th International Test and Evaluation Symposium

Global T&E Environment in 2025 and Beyond

Monday, Dec 10, and Tuesday, Dec 11 – Pre-Symposium Tutorials (separate registration required)
Tuesday-Thursday, Dec 11-13 – Symposium Plenary and Technical Sessions
Friday, Dec 14 – Certified Test and Evaluation Professional Examination Session (separate registration required)

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort – Oxnard, CA

Co-Hosted by the Channel Islands and the Greater San Diego ITEA Chapters

35th Symposium Program Guide

35th Symposium Abstracts and Bios

Program Schedule

Symposium Overview

Warfighter and Weapons Systems are evolving at a rapid pace in response to the requirements for existing and potential future needs. These systems, in general, are evolving to be faster, longer range, more sophisticated, more lethal, costlier, and, in some cases, boasting completely new technologies and techniques. The T&E environments must evolve to enable the test and training of these new systems, and they must be ready when the systems enter test. How will your organizations meet this challenge? Are your technologies and capabilities evolving at a pace that ensures your part of the Global T&E Environment will be relevant and useful for future warfighter and weapons systems support?

We encourage you to help us explore these ideas and others related to “Global T&E Environment in 2025 and Beyond” as part of our 35th Annual International Symposium.

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Mr. Robert Behler, Director Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E)

Mr. David Duma, Principal Deputy Director – Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E)

Maj. Gen. Matthew H. Molloy (USAF Ret’d), Former Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

Mr. Robin H. Locksley, Director – Flight Test Engineering
Integrated Systems Evaluation, Experimentation and Test Department Naval Air Systems Command

Steve Hutchison, PhD – Director of the Capability Development Support Group (CDS) in the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Director, Test and Evaluation

Keith Joiner, PhD, CSC, PhD, MSc, MMgmt, BEng(Aero), CPPD, CPEng, MAIPM, MIEAustSenior Lecturer, T&E – University of NSW, Canberra, Australia

Mr. Geoff Wilson – Deputy Program Manager, Test & Evaluation / Science & Technology Test Resource Management Center, OSD


  • Diversity in T & E
    • Moderator: Ms. Kathy Smith – GLB Systems Corporation
    • Panelists:
      • Mr. John Fitzgibbon -President, CEO, TEQ Games
      • Greg Zacharias, PhD – Chief Scientist Operational Test and Evaluation, Office of Secretary of Defense
      • Mr. Edward C. Romero – Deputy Director, Business
        Operations, NAWC ‐ Weapons Division, Test and
  • Open Air Ranges: Testing (& Training) in an Integrated, Connected Environment for 2025 and Beyond
    • Moderator: Mr. Thomas Dowd, SES – Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
    • Panelists:
      • Eileen Bjorkman, PhD – Deputy Director Test and Evaluation
        Headquarters, USAF
      • Mr. Michael T. McCarthy – Deputy Chief of Staff US Army, Capabilities Integration Center
      • Mr. Rob Vargo – Director, Atlantic Test Ranges, NAWCAD/NAVAIR Range Department
  • Testing for Homeland Security
    • Moderator Mr. Gregory Simmons – Science and Technology, Office of Test and Evaluation, DHS
    • Panelists
      • Fook Kay Lee, PhD – Chief Science & Technology Officer, Ministry of Home Affairs (Singapore)
      • Mr. Ian Robbins – National Research Council (Canada)
      • Mr. Charles Hall – United States Coast Guard
      • Ms. Kristin Wycoff – Department Homeland Security Science and Technology, International Cooperative Programs Office
  • T&E of Emerging Threats in Complex Environments
    • Moderator: Ms. Gloria Deane – DOT&E
    • Panelists
      • Dia Morris, PhD – Head of Capability (Weapons, Evaluation and Capability Assurance), UK MOD
      • Mr. Wayne Dumais – Test Area Manager Office of T&E/Department of Homeland Security
      • Keith Joiner, PhD – Senior Lecturer University of NSW, Canberra Australia


  • Logistics in Future T&E – Chair: TBA
  • Increasing Use of Modeling & Simulation for T&E – Chair: Mr. Kent Pickett, The MITRE Corporation
  • T&E With Advanced Threat Environments – Chair: Mr. Marcus Makarehchi, NAVAIR WD Point Mugu
  • Advanced T&E Planning – Chair: TBA
  • Range Infrastructure – Chair: Mr. Mike Laber, NAVAIR WD Point Mugu
  • Cybersecurity T&E – Chair: Mr. Brian Moore, EWA Government Systems Inc.
  • T&E of System of Systems with Manned & Unmanned Capabilities – Chair: Mr. Kevin Knudsen, The Boeing Company
  • Big Data Tools & Cloud Computing for T&E – Chair: Mr. Erwin Sabile, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • T&E Workforce Development Session – Moderator: Mr. Terry Murphy, Department of Homeland Security
  • Big Data Analytics – Chair: William Wolfe, PhD., GBL Systems Corporation



MONDAY, DEC 10 – 1 PM – 5 PM

  • Building Better Models Using Robust Data Mining Methods – Tom Donnelly, PhD, CAP – SAS Institute Inc.
  • Improvements in Distributed T&E Using TENA and JMETC – Gene Hudgins – KBRWyle
  • Introduction to Agile Test and Evaluation – Jennifer Rekas, The MITRE Corporation
  • Software Reliability Engineering in Agile Development – Robert Binder, Senior Engineer, Client Technical Solutions, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Telemetry Over IP – Gary Thom – Delta Information Systems, Inc.
  • Test and Evaluation: The Timeless Principles – Matthew T. Reynolds


  • Process and Statistical Methods for M&S Validation – Laura Freeman, PhD, and Kelly Avery, PhD – Operational Evaluation Division Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Processes for Testing with International Partners: Part III – Robert Butterworth & Gloria Deane (DOT&E), Wright Yarborough, PhD (A&S), Tom Bogar (OSD GC)
  • Statistics Every T&E’r Needs for Critical Thinking – Mark Kiemele, PhD – Air Academy Associates
  • T&E as a part of Agile DevelopmentRobin Poston, PhD, System Testing Excellence Program
  • The Shallow End of Deep Learning: T&E for Artificial Intelligence – Chris Milroy, Turin Pollard, and Evelyn Rockwell – Alion Science & Technology Corporation (ALION)


Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort
2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard, California, 93035, USA
Phone: +1-805-984-2500

Please note that our host hotel has sold out of government per diem rate rooms. There may be some rooms still available at the host hotel at their prevailing rates.

Optional nearby hotels include the following. Government per diem rates may or may not be available at these hotels. Please contact the hotels directly to book your reservation. 

Hampton Inn Channel Islands Harbor
3231 Peninsula Rd., Oxnard, CA 93035
Phone: 805-985-1100

Holiday Inn Express Port Hueneme
350 E Port Hueneme Rd
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Phone: 805-986-5353

Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard Ventura
600 E Esplanade Dr.
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: 805-988-3600

Resident Inn by Marriott Oxnard River Ridge
2101 W. Vineyard Ave
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: 805-278-2200

Homewood Suites by Hilton Oxnard/Camarillo
1950 Solar Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: 805-288-3600

Hilton Garden Inn Oxnard/Camarillo
2000 Solar Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: 805-983-8600

Hampton at Channel Islands Harbor
3231 Peninsula Road
Oxnard, CA 93035
Phone: 805-985-1100


Sponsorship opportunities are available to highlight your company before and during the Symposium. Let us know your budget and we’ll help you get noticed. NOTE: Sponsorships are tax deductible.

Sponsorship Pledge Form




The Exhibit Hall has been EXPANDED and there are still a few new spaces available. Please submit your Exhibit Application as soon as possible to make the deadline to have your company profile printed in the Program Guide.

Exhibit Hall Application Form

Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

Exhibitor Manual

Thank you to our Exhibitors!

Air Academy Associates
American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB)
Analytical Graphics
Emhiser Research
EWA Government Systems (GSI)
Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
KBR Wyle
Manufacturing Techniques, Inc. (MTEQ)
QinetiQ LTD
Rockwell Collins
Saalex Solutions
Scientific Research Corporation (SRC)
Systems Applications & Technologies (SA-TECH)
U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command
Zodiac Data Systems


Exhibitor Set-Up

Monday, December 10 – 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Tuesday, December 11 – 7:00 AM ‐ 11:00 AM


Tuesday, December 11 – 12:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Happy Hour at 5:00 PM

Wednesday, December 12 – 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Networking Reception at 5:00 PM

Thursday, December 13 – 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Exhibitor Move-Out: 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM


Register Online

Download Registration Form

Monday & Tuesday (December 10th & 11th)

Separate registration required

One (1) 4-hour Tutorial – $205
Two (2) 4-hour Tutorials – $385

Tuesday Thru Thursday (December 12th to 14th)

FULL SYMPOSIUM – Includes lunches and Networking Reception
Regular Registration
Includes one (1) year ITEA Membership
$645 – By 11/5
$745 – 11/6 to 11/20
$845 – After 11/20
ITEA Members/Government Employees/Active Duty Military
$495 – By 11/5
$595 – 11/6 to 11/20
$695 – After 11/20

Special Registration
$395 – Plenary Session Panelist or Technical Track/Poster Session Presenter
$200 – Plenary Session Keynote/Guest/Featured Speaker, Plenary Panel Chair, or Technical Track Session Chair

Regular Registration
Includes one (1) year ITEA Membership
$350 – TUESDAY ONLY (1)
$300 – THURSDAY ONLY (3)
ITEA Members/Government Employees/Active Duty Military
$275 – TUESDAY ONLY (1)
$225 – THURSDAY ONLY (3)

(1) Includes Networking Reception
(2) Includes Award Luncheon 
(3) Includes lunch

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.


Symposium Chair – Mr. Terry Clark, EWA Government Systems

Technical Program Chair – Mr. Gil Torres, Naval Air Weapons Division Point Mugu

International Panel Chair – Ms. Gloria Deane, DOT&E

Exhibits and Sponsorships Co-Chairs – Ms. Eileen Redd, EWA Government Systems, and Ms. Lena Moran, TRAX International

Awards Committee Chair – Ms. Stephanie Clewer, SA-TECH

Host Chapter Presidents
Channel Islands Chapter President: Ms. Joyce Matias, NAVAIR
Greater San Diego Chapter President: Mr. Dan Phelan, Boarhog, LLC

Symposium Planners
John Cunnick, NSWC PHD 
Wilson Felder, PhD, Stevens Institute of Technology
Marcos Gonzalez, NSWC PHD
Doug Messer, DMC
Scott Oss, The BOEING Company
Ed Romero, NAVAIR
Erwin Sabile, Booz Allen Hamilton
Ashley Sharma, NAVAIR

Event Details


10 - 13 Dec 2018


Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort


35th Symposium Program Guide
35th Symposium Abstracts and Bios
Program Schedule
Download Registration Form
Register ONLINE


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