Association News

MARCH 2023 I Volume 44, Issue 1


We would like to welcome our newest individual members to the Association – thank you for joining us. We appreciate all our members and hope to see many of you at our upcoming workshops. Our volunteers are hard at work planning outstanding technical programs and informative tutorials for you to gain insight into hot topics being presented this year.

– ELK Management Group

  • Technical Workshops Check out the 2023 calendar.

Warning. The Test Instrumentation Workshop will be conducted in May and has some important deadlines pertaining to attending certain sessions. You will not want to miss your chance to register on time to take advantage of all the presentations, the hands-on-lab exercise, hearing the guest speakers, and participating in the networking opportunities. The theme, Instrumentation in a Constrained Environment is already drawing a crowd with registration numbers rising!

  • Education in T&E Earning continuing credits for your professional growth.

Did you know that ITEA provides educational courses that align with the four domains of the T&E Certification program to groups in government and industry? We have a contract with the Workforce Development Office at a Navy command for a T&E Fundamentals course and are in discussion with another Agency to provide a course on Design of Experiments. We make it easy and affordable to bring T&E education to you. To learn more, contact us at

  • New Format for The ITEA Journal It is Interactive & Searchable.

We are excited to share the news that the new scholarly/professional, online-only ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation is interactive, Google searchable, and a contemporary resource for the T&E community! The new format of The Journal will allow it to become a resource to the T&E community. This format will allow the articles to easily be shared across government, industry, and academia connecting the community and allowing us to find innovative solutions for the minds of both current and future members of the T&E workforce.

Dr. Laura Freeman, ITEA Publications Committee Chair and Editor-In-Chief of The Journal, brought forth a proposal for change to the Board of Directors last year. And this quarter it available to you! “I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to pioneer this new format for the Journal to make our content more accessible to the Test and Evaluation (T&E) community. We hope our readers find this new format easier to browse and search online. We will also be moving to web-based submissions to the Journal in the upcoming months. Please stay tuned as we continue to improve the Journal for our readers!” – Dr. Laura Freeman

ELK Management has been working closely on this effort and would like to extend its appreciation to Laura Freeman and Danielle Kaufman, Editor of The Journal for their research, insight, energy, and dedication to this project! We also want to thank Linda Rapp of Rapp Design and Bob Shinn of DublinBlue who were instrumental in the design and implementation of the new and improved, ITEA Journal. Their work is outstanding and their work-ethic, immeasurable.

To gain visibility, increase readership, and promote the benefits of membership, the leadership also agreed to open the issue to the public for a short period of time. We will track the usage and report back to the membership on its success.

We continue to encourage our membership and their colleagues to submit technical articles for consideration in The Journal. The abstracts for the upcoming themes for 2023 can be found at the ITEA website, but below are the topics for your convenience. Please note, we are still accepting articles for the June Issue, Test the Way We Operate – Best Practices and Lesson Learned.

  • September Issue, DATAWorks Special Issue, Manuscript Deadline: May 15, 2023
  • December Issue, T&E for Emerging Technologies, Manuscript Deadline: September 1, 2023
  • March 2024 Issue, T&E for AI Enabled Systems, Manuscript Deadline: December 1, 2023

We welcome your comments by emailing us at

  • Have you Nominated Someone? Show your appreciation and be recognized for excellence.

The Call for Nominations for the Annual ITEA T&E Professional Awards program is out! Now is the time to recognize an employee, colleague, and/or customer for their contributions to the T&E community. Technical achievements, achievements in T&E education, publications, and early career achievements are just some of the opportunities where you can highlight someone’s individual or a team’s achievements within T&E. Winners will be honored in Destin, Florida during the ITEA Annual Symposium in December. Nomination forms, criteria and eligibility, and previous recipients can be found on the ITEA website. Period of Performance July 2022 – June 2023. Deadline for submission is 15 August.

  • Job Board A win-win for the T&E community.

Whether your company just won a contract or it’s ramping up for a proposal, let ITEA help you reach your hiring goals. We understand trying to find qualified individuals may be a difficult process and we are here to help. Our Corporate Members receive a discount on the ITEA Job Board and now job seekers have a new platform to post their resumes and search for jobs.

The ITEA Job Board lists opportunities for internships, contract positions, part-time and full-time positions. Through our database your listing will reach over 2000 T&E professionals and on our social media platforms, even more!

See how your association can potentially bring about a win-win for your company!

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