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37th International Test and Evaluation Symposium

Mon, Sep 14 – Pre-Symposium Tutorials
Tue-Fri, Sep 15-18 – Symposium Plenary and Technical Sessions




**For those that registered, you can still access ALL of the content on the platform until October 31st using your login and password.

Virtual Conference Platform Overview

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Our theme for this event is “Test and Evaluation – Enabling Acquisition and Capability Development” with a focus on how test and evaluation (T&E) is applied to deliver fully-capable systems to warfighters. The greater Orlando area, home to the Central Florida Chapter, is known for early use of modeling and simulation for acquisition of training and weapons systems, simulation for space exploration and entertainment, medical training systems, and, more recently, for accelerating the development of operational warfighting capability. With a virtual platform we can gather Coast to Coast and Internationally to present, test, and, evaluate ideas about how the T&E community can improve processes, methods, products, systems, personnel training, and the speed of delivery for future warfighting capability. We are planning more than 30 technical sessions to cover the many ways that improvements of T&E can be used to enable acquisition or improve capability development. Please continue to submit your abstracts for technical presentations and for tutorials related to this theme, and we welcome discussions about your ideas as we seek ways to better enable acquisition and capability development for our warfighters.


 The pre-Symposium Live Tutorials will be held on Monday, 14 September. 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). A certificate of completion will be provided upon request.  

Online Registration

The ITEA leadership authorized special fees to accommodate those in the T&E community that may be experiencing a financial burden. No travel expenses incurred and a one-time discounted rate is our way of keeping education key during these unprecedented times.

The fee to attend a 4-hour tutorial is $200. If you would like to take a second course, your fee then becomes $300 for both classes . Upon registration, use the discount code “TWO-Tutorials” at checkout. 

ITEA also has a Special Group Rate Registration of $100 per class (for three or more employees). We welcome you to take advantage of this limited time offer. This Group Rate Registration will be paid by one source – credit card, check, or invoice for purchase order. 

Group Registration Form

After you register you will receive a confirmation email a few days before with instructions on how to access the live tutorial on the GoTo Webinar platform. If you have any difficulties, please contact Lena Moran at Lena@itea.org

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Tutorials Descriptions

Tutorial Schedule

Application of Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques (STAT) Beyond DOE in Test and Evaluation
Gina Sigler and Sarah Burke, PhD, Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques Center of Excellence  (STAT COE)

Design of Experiments (DOE) for Promoters and Practitioners
Mark Kiemele, PhD, Air Academy Associates

Ethically-aligned Experimentation and T&E for Decision Making with Complex Systems
Keith Joiner and Malcolm G. Tutty, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy
This Tutorial is presented by the ITEA Southern Cross Chapter in Australia

Hacking Methods and Their Effects
Patrick Lardieri, Lockheed Martin and Paola Pringle, NAVAIR

Introduction to Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation
Pete Christensen, CTEP, American Systems 

Incorporating T&E into Acquisition Contracts
Terry Murphy and Patrick Kastner, Department of Homeland Security, T&E 

Laser System T&E Challenges
Douglas H. Nelson, Teknicare, Inc.; Mark Stevens and Robert Harney, Naval Postgraduate School

Overcoming Challenges in Distributed T&E
Gene Hudgins, Test Resource Management Center, Joint Mission Environment Test Capability (TRMC/JMETC)

T&E across the DoD Acquisition Lifecycle
Michael Flynn, PhD, CTEP, Defense Acquisition University

T&E in Support of Agile: Test and Evaluation for Information Technology Acquisition
Robin Poston, PhD, University of Memphis, and Wayne Dumais, Department of Homeland Security 

The Evolving Role of T&E
Matt Reynolds, Consultant


If you have conducted groundbreaking research, used best-in-class techniques, deployed successful processes, or developed unique procedures in the field of test and evaluation, you should be presenting at the Symposium. This is an opportunity for you (or your organization) to engage in exchanging valuable information and lessons learned with your colleagues while contributing to the advancement of the T&E community.
Presenting at ITEA Symposiums provides you the chance to:

  • Represent your field of interest, allowing researchers in other disciplines, policy-makers, and the public to become aware of the innovative work being generated in your particular area of expertise;
  • Practice your presentation skills;
  • Help you develop the expertise needed to discuss your work in a clear and meaningful way;
  • Learn how to answer specific questions and present your work to a range of individuals (who may or may not be familiar with your field of research);
  • Contribute to your overall professional profile by showing others that you regularly disseminat your work to colleagues, as well as that you keep up to date on cutting-edge and best practices in T&E; and,
  • Help you establish contacts that will foster friendships with other motivational T&E professionals who can be resources for you at any stage of your career.


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 sponsorship is 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. 

ITEA Virtual Sponsorship Form


Don’t miss the chance to get your message out to over 300 attendees who will gather for the first-ever VIRTUAL ITEA Symposium. Contact Lena@itea.org for more information.

ITEA Virtual Exhibit Application

Exhibitor Participation Video

Booth Includes:

  • Live Stream: Have a live video chat with attendees real-time. Use your own zoom
  • meeting link or purchase one for additional cost.
  • Promo Video URL: Share a pre-recorded video with attendees visiting your booth.
  • Company Description: Add a description of your company/organization.
  • Offer Link: In the Offer area, add a special deal, discount, or reward for booth visitors.
  • Products: Add pictures of products with description.
  • Social Links: Include links to your social media so that interested attendees can stay up to date with your organization.
  • Upload Documents: Provide any resources for attendees visiting your booth to view & download. 
  • Chat: Chat in your booth or send a request for a private chat. All chat information will be available until October 31st.
  • Booth price includes medium size booth and 2 representatives per booth.

Thank you to our participating Exhibitors:

  • KBR
  • QinetiQ
  • SRC
  • Parraid
  • AGI
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Technical Systems Integrators, Inc.
  • Delta Digital Video/ GDP Space Systems/ Ampex Data Systems
  • Air Academy Associates
  • GTRI


ITEA is very excited to be able to offer these reduced rates. Included in the cost of registration is access to all “on-demand” content up until October 31st. 

Online Registration

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Regular Registration 
$400 – Non-Member*
$300 – ITEA Member 

Full-Time Government Employee or Active Duty
$300 – ITEA Member *

Full-Time Student
$25 – ITEA Member / Non-Member

Plenary Panelist or Track Session Presenter – $200 

Track Chair or Second Tutorial Instructor – $100

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

New T&E Professional (less than 5 years of T&E experience) VERIFICATION REQUIRED – Includes a one-year ITEA membership for Non-ITEA Member.

SUBSTITUTION AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Substitutions are permitted. Refunds are not available within two (2) days prior to the start of the event. Requests for cancellation submitted after 2 days prior to the event will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. 


Symposium Chair: Dr. Steve Gordon, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Central Florida Chapter President

Deputy Symposium Chair: Dr. C. David Brown, CTEP, Chesapeake Systems Engineering

Technical Program Chair: Mr. Steve Woffinden, General Dynamics Mission Systems

Deputy Technical Chair and Tutorial Chair: Dr. Michael Barton, Parsons Fellow, Army Research Laboratory

Exhibits and Sponsorship Chair: Ms. Eileen Redd, EWA GSI

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

Additional Symposium Planners:

Dr. Darryl Ahner, PE, Director of the Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques (STAT) Center of Excellence
Mr. Wayne Dumais, Department of Homeland Security
Mr. John Frederick, Federal Aviation Authority
Dr. Laura Freeman, Virginia Tech, ITEA Journal Editor-in-Chief
Ms. Nicole Michur, Department of Homeland Security
Mr. Terry Murphy, Department of Homeland Security
Ms. Kathi Swagerty, Air Academy Associates, Sec ITEA Valley of the Sun Chapter, Chair ITEA Corporate Development Committee
Mr. Leonard Truett, Stat Center, STAT COE

Event Details


14 - 18 Sep 2020




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September 14, 2020
September 18, 2020


8001 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819 United States
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ITEA Central Florida Chapter
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