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39th International T & E Symposium

Forging the 21st Century T&E Tools in an Era of Great Power Competition

Registration Now Open

AGENDA (as of Sept 9th)




Special Offer: Take two tutorials and then take CTEP test for free on Friday.   If you would like to take advantage of this offer- please complete the CTEP application  Deadline September 15th.  

* The DHS US Coast Guard Station and Cutters Tour has been confirmed. If you would like to attend the tour please contact Lena@itea.org to be added to the list of attendees. This tour can only accommodate 60 people (US Citizens only).

The current Global Power Competition (GPC) climate can pose a change to the acquisition and fielding process of most systems.  It is important to understand the 21st Century T&E Tools to improve testing to meet the GPC demand.  How will the military budget, Dod, DHS, and Commercial Industry adjust in a time of risk and change?  Is your organization ready? 

This year the Symposium will be coordinated by the Hampton Roads Chapter  with Volunteers from across the entire ITEA community.  Please plan on both attending, and more importantly, participating in this year’s Annual Symposium. Join us and help us explore these ideas and others related to “Forging the 21st Century T&E Tools in an Era of Great Power Competition’” as part of our 39th Annual International Symposium.


The following tutorials are being offered on Tuesday, September 27th in conjunction with the 2022 39th International Test & Evaluation Symposium. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits will be awarded for completion of the tutorials. A certificate of completion will be provided upon request. 

The fee to attend a 4-hour tutorial is $205. If you would like to take a second course, your fee then becomes $385 for both classes.  Registration for a tutorial does not require registration for the Conference.

** Special Offer: Take two tutorials and then take CTEP test for free on Friday. Contact Kathi@itea.org for more information**


Morning Courses

  1. DoD Test and Evaluation Across the Acquisition Lifecycle (Rapid & Mid-Tier Acquisition)
  2. Predicting and Assessing Prototype Capability
  3. T&E as a Part of Agile Development
  4. T&E in a Digital Engineering Environment
Afternoon Courses

  1. Incorporating T&E into Acquisition Contracts “Shift All the Way to the Left”
  2. Security, Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) – Big Data Analytic, Cyber Playbooks, Human Interface
  3. Think Like an Adversary and Cyber Table Top (CTT)
  4. TRMC Solutions for Overcoming Challenges in Distributed T&E


We are delighted to announce our esteemed speakers! Please see agenda for complete list of speakers.  AGENDA

  • Congresswoman Elaine Luria, Vice Chair for House Armed Services Committee
  • Honorable Nickolas H. Guertin, Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E)
  • Dr. Raymond O’Toole, Principal Deputy Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, OSD
  • George Rumford, (SES) Director (acting) and Principal Deputy, Test Resource Management (TRMC)
  • James Wells (SES), Director Office of Test and Evaluation, Department of Homeland Security
  • Major General James Gallivan, Commanding General, Army Test and Evaluation Command
  • Brig Gen Shawn Bratton, Commander, Space Training and Readiness Command
  • Captain Robert Matthias, USN, Commander, Joint Interoperability Test Command
  • Robin Locksley, (SES) Director, Operational Test and Evaluation Force
  • Col Donald McDaniel, Director, Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity
  • Brig Gen Rawls, Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center



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


 ITEA is a 501(c)(3) professional education association dedicated to the education and advancement of the test and evaluation profession. Registration fees help the Association cover the cost of the Symposium and provide ITEA Chapters with funding for their scholarships and STEM Grants that are used to develop the T&E workforce of tomorrow.




Westin Virginia Beach Town Center – SOLD OUT
   4535 Commerce St.
   Virginia Beach, VA 23462
   Phone: 757-557-0550

ITEA is pleased to offer a special below government per diem rate of $106 per night and includes free wifi and parking. This property is the host hotel and when making your reservation you must indicate you are with the ITEA Symposium. To receive the special rate call 757-557-0550 or click the hotel link above to book your reservation by August 26, 2022. 

Check-In/Check-Out: Check-In time is 4:00pm and Check-Out time is 12:00pm.  Please contact the hotel directly for more details.

Billing: A credit card is required at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation. The card will be authorized 3 days prior to checkin. 

Cancellations: The  hotel  requires  a  48-hour cancellation notice prior to the reservation date. Late cancellations will result in  the  first  night’s  stay  being  billed to your credit card.

Parking: Parking is free for guests and visitors.

Overflow Hotel

Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center
335 Independence Blvd
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462
Phone: 757-431-7000

The Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center is only a 9 minute walk to the Westin Hotel. A government per diem rate of $106 per night. To reserve by phone call 757-431-7000 and provide group code G-ITEA or click on the link below.

Room Block Cut-Off: September 19, 2022

Reservations via Web: Hyatt Place Reservation Link

 Virginia Beach Town Center offers the best of both worlds with relaxing accommodations surrounded by a little entertainment for everyone. Conveniently located in the heart of Town Center, they are within walking distance to over 25 restaurants, shopping, learning institutions and 6 entertainment venues which include APEX Entertainment, 2 performing arts centers, a comedy club, paint bar, and movie theater. They are also just a short drive away from the Virginia Beach oceanfront, Norfolk International Airport, aquariums, museums, boating, fishing, golfing, and more! 


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.

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: Sponsorship is tax deductible.

2022 Symposium Sponsorship Pledge Form


Don’t miss your opportunity to exhibit at the 2022 Symposium.  Commercial, academic, and government exhibits will play an integral part of this Symposium. We’ll put you in the right place at the right time. Increase your visibility, network with key players, and show your support and commitment to the  industry and community! 

New bold concept for “Exhibit Space” at Symposium! This year each space will include one high-boy table, 2 tall chair, and tall popup banner (artwork to be provided by exhibiting company). If your company would like to demo your equipment we will have a room available. Please contact Lena Moran at Lena@itea.org for additional details.


A fun way to end the week and start your weekend!

Our symposium ends when the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival begins! Take advantage of heading to the Boardwalk when it begins at 5:00 PM – Live music begins at 6:00 PM

All weekend you can expect to see the International Sandsculpting Championship and the art & craft show featuring more than 250 artists, as well as Neptune’s 8k Race, free concerts, a parade and many vendors.

It’s been cancelled for the past two seasons and the Visitors Bureau is expecting a great crowd to gather at their annual event. 

ITEA will be embracing this theme at its Reception on Wednesday Night!


Symposium Chair: Erwin Sabile, Booz Allen Hamilton, sabile_erwin@bah.com

Technical Program Chair: Terry Murphy, CTEP, Deputy Director, Office of Test & Evaluation, Department of Homeland Security (DHS),  symposium@itea.org

Tutorial Chair: Dr. Michael Flynn, DAU, symposium@itea.org

Exhibits and Sponsorship Chair: Ms. Lena Moran, Lena@itea.org 

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

Registration: Jenna Reza, Registration@itea.org 

Event Details


27 - 30 Sep 2022


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September 27, 2022
September 30, 2022


Hampton Roads Chapter