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5th Cybersecurity Workshop

Challenges Facing Test and Evaluation


Cybersecurity continues to be at the forefront of the DoD acquisition community. As this contested environment brings new challenges at as accelerated rate, the T&E community must be prepared to meet new requirements.

This Workshop provides an opportunity to share ideas among experienced T&E professionals regarding threat ad requirements, test capabilities, autonomous systems, and evaluation methodologies. Our goal is to share ideas on how to better characterize cybersecurity threats, evaluate system performance when attacked by a cybersecurity threat, and assess risk of using the system in the presence of a cybersecurity threat.

Please join us in Belcamp, Maryland, as members of the T&E community from academia, industry, and government discuss the evolving discipline of Cybersecurity T&E. Come share your thoughts, connect with others, and learn from some of the leading experts at this Workshop. The cyber threat will only increase with time. See you there!


Pre-Workshop Tutorials require a separate fee from the Workshop. Single Tutorial – $205, Two Tutorials – $385.

Advanced Cyber Experimentation Environment (Laboratory Testing) – Paul Dailey, PhD, and Mr. Mika Ayenson, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL)

Blockchain 101 – Duane Wilson, PhD, SURVICE Engineering

Cyber Test and Training Solutions with TENA and JMETC – Mr. Gene Hudgins, KBRwyle

Data Mining Methods with Applications in Cyber Security – Tom Donolley, PhD, SAS Institute

Fundamentals of Distributed Testing and Identifying Requirements and Vulnerabilities for Cybersecurity – Mike Lilienthal, PhD, and Mr. Dave Brown,  EWA

How to successfully plan test strategy for agile development in a government framework – Mr. Hans Miller and Ms. Colleen Murphy, The MITRE Corporation

Introduction to Cybersecurity T&E – Mr. Pete Christensen, The MITRE Corporation

Planning and Executing Cyber Tables Tops, Facilitator Training – Mr. Vinny Lamolinara , Defense Acquisition University (DAU)

Software Assurance – Mr. Bob Martin – The MITRE Corporation

What T&Eer’s Need to Know About SE and Why? – Dave Brown, PhD, Cheseapeake Systems Engineering, and Dave Bell, PhD, The MITRE Corporation


Mr. Mike Zwiebel – Director, Test Management, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC)

Mitch Crosswait, PhD – Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E)

Mr. Chip Ferguson – Deputy Executive Agent, DOD Cyber Test Ranges, Test Resource Management Center (TRMC)

Mr. Joe Bradley – Director, Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapons Systems, AFMC

Mr. Patrick Kastner – Deputy Director (Acting), National Preparedness Programs, DHS Office of Test and Evaluation

Ms. Kim Ploskonka – C5ISR Center

Mr. Bill Hughes – Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA)

Mr. Paul Johnson – Scientific Advisor, MCOTEA



Cyber Test Range Panel
Moderator Mr. Chip Ferguson Deputy Executive Agent, DOD Cyber Test Ranges Test Resource Management Center (TRMC)
Panelists Jon Davis, PhD Principle Investigator RAND Corporation
Mr. AJ Pathmanathan Director, NCR National Climate-Computing Research Center (NCRC)
Ms. Sophia Paros   Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
LtCol Ben George, USAF   AFSP 346 TS/CC

OTA Panel

Moderator COL Jason Woodford, USA Chief, Survivability Evaluation Directorate U.S. Army Evaluation Center (AEC)
Panelists Ms. Ellena Millar Director, Cybersecurity OT&E (01D) U.S. Navy Operational Test and Evaluation Force (OPTEVFOR)
Mr. Maurice Sanders Chief, Cyber Division Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity  (MCOTEA)
Mr. Matt Frandsen Chief, Cyber Test Operations Division Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) 
Mr. Rob Aguilera Senior Vice President, Garud Technology Services DHS, FEMA, OTA

Industry Cyber Range/Capabilities Panel

Moderator Mr. Pete Christensen   The MITRE Corporation
Panelists Mr. Randy Smith   BOEING Test and Evaluation
Mr. Patrick Ladieri   Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMCO)
Mr. Mark Bradbury Chief Engineer, Intelligence, Information and Services, Cyber Warfare Campaign Raytheon

Workforce Development Panel

Moderator Mr. Terry Murphy   Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Panelists Tom Meservy, PhD Associate Professor Brigham Young University
Diana Burley, PhD   Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P)
Portia Crowe, PhD Chief, Cyber & Systems Engineering U.S. Army Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T)
Mr. Isidore Venetos   FAA



  • Analysis — Innovative Techniques
  • Cybersecurity Implications for Autonomous Systems
  • Testing and Test Methodologies – Current Capabilities and Future Needs
  • Threat and Requirements Definition – Viewpoints from T&E Customers


Each of the 4-hour Pre-Workshop 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).

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


Water’s Edge Event Center
4687 Millennium Drive
Belcamp, MD 21017


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.

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. 


Early Bird Registration until February 25th
$645 – Regular Registration*
$495 – ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

Regular Registration February 26th to March 12th
$745 – Regular Registration*
$595 – ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

Late Registration after March 12th
$845 – Regular Registration*
$695 – ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

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

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.


Workshop Chair – Ms. Chris Susman, SURVICE Engineering Co

Technical Program Co-Chairs
– Paul Dailey, PhD, CTEP, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
– Mr. Dave Brown, CTEP, Chesapeake Systems Engineering
– Mr. Pete Christensen, CTEP, The MITRE Corporation
– Mr. Bruce Einfalt, Applied Research Laboratory, The Penn State University

Sponsorship Co-Chairs
– Ms. Cathy Pritts
– Mr. Jim Myers

Registration – Mr. James Gaidry, CAE –  jgaidry@itea.org

Event Details


25 - 28 Mar 2019


Water’s Edge Event Center



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