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2019 LVC and Agile Workshop: Accelerating Test and Evaluation with Live-Virtual-Constructive and Agile

Hosted by the ITEA Central Florida Chapter

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Workshop Program Guide

Workshop Schedule-at-a-Glance

Fielding effective, secure systems to warfighters at the speed of need is essential, but this goal is difficult to achieve given that industrial-age acquisition and systems engineering processes, including Test and Evaluation (T&E), do not mesh well with development and use of modern software-intensive systems.  Agile software processes that combine acquisition events with developmental and operational testing show promise in decreasing historic timelines.  Combining built-in information technology security and assured hardware platforms (Sec) with software development (Dev) and information technology operations (Ops) throughout the SecDevOps software build is also streamlining the delivery of secure software-intensive systems.  Finally, increasing the focus on what the warfighter needs now and what is necessary for potential conflicts will provide more usable and effective systems.  Other key ideas for improving effectiveness and accelerating this process include early prototyping via modeling, simulation, and gaming; evaluating hardware prototypes; combining test events; the use of Artificial Intelligence to improve data gathering and reporting; and evolutionary program development.  Simulation and gaming environments can be used to allow warfighters and testers to evaluate the advantages of system variants and alternative tactics before the hardware and software are finalized.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Workshop Program Guide

Workshop Schedule-at-a-Glance

Tuesday Morning and Afternoon – Pre-Workshop Tutorials
Tuesday Afternoon – Certified Test and Evaluation Professional (CTEP) Examination Session

NOTE: Pre-Workshop Tutorials and the CTEP Examination Session  require separate registrations.

Wednesday – Plenary and Technical Sessions
Wednesday Evening – Networking Reception
Thursday  – Plenary and Technical Sessions

Hosted by the ITEA Central Florida Chapter

PRE-WORKSHOP TUTORIALS

Tuesday, September 17th – Pre-Workshop Tutorials

NOTE: Pre-Workshop Tutorials require a separate fee from the Workshop.
Single Tutorial – $205, Two Tutorials – $385 (use discount code “LVC-Agile-Tutorial” at check out).


8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.       Morning Tutorials

  • Accelerating Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation – Mr. Jamie Wells, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Integrating Systems Engineering, Agile, DevSecOps, and Test and Evaluation – Dave Brown, PhD, Chesapeake, and Dave Bell, PhD The MITRE Corporation
  • Using Design of Experiments to Accelerate the Knowledge Gain from Test Data – Steven C. Gordon, PhD, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
  • Verification and Validation: Accelerating T&E through the Application of Credible Models and Simulations – Ms. Simone Youngblood, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.       Afternoon Tutorials

  • Accelerating Cybersecurity in Acquisition – Mr. Pete Christenson, The MITRE Corporation
  • How to Plan Test Strategy for Agile Development in a Government Framework – Mr. Hans Miller and Ms. Colleen Murphy, The MITRE Corporation
  • Introduction to Test and Evaluation – Ms. Jennifer “Jenny” Rekas, The MITRE Corporation
  • Using TENA/JMETC to Improve the Test and Training Process – Mr. Gene Hudgins, KBR

Pre-Workshop Tutorial Abstracts

PLENARY SESSION SPEAKERS

  • Mr. Dave Duma, Principle Deputy Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) – Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E)
  • Mr. Alan Shaffer, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment – Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Steve Hutchison, PhD, Director of Test and Evaluation Department of Homeland Security
  • Melanie Loncarich, PhD, Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of the Army for T&E – U.S. Army
  • Mr. Gary Frost, Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team Deputy Director – United States Army
  • Mr. Terry Carpenter, Service Development Executive and Program Executive Officer – Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  • Mr. Tim Bishop, SES, Deputy Program Executive Officer, Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation – U.S. Army
  • Mr. Robert “Rob” Tamburello, Deputy Director, National Cyber Range Complex – Test Resource Management Center (TRMC)

SPECIAL PLENARY SESSION PANELS

Agile Supporting T&E Panel
Moderator: Robin Poston, PhD – Professor and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Memphis

Panelists:

  • Mr. Robert Aguilera, Senior Vice President – Garud Technology
  • Mr. Wayne Dumais, Deputy Director, Immigration and Border Security Programs – Department of Homeland Security
  • Jignya Patel, PhD, Assistant Professor of Information Systems College of Business – Florida Institute of Technology
  • Dean Ptaszynski, PhD – FEDEX
  • Mr. Tim Sienrukos, Network Communications Branch, ANG-E65, Enterprise Services Test & Evaluation Division, ANG-E6 – Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

 

DoD Programs Using Agile Panel
Moderator: Dave Brown, PhD – The MITRE Corporation

Panelists:

  • Amy Henninger, PhD, Senior Advisor for Software and Cybersecurity to the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation – Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E)
  • Ms. Hi-Young (Heidi) Cotter, Program Manager (PM) – National Background Investigation Services (NBIS)
  • Mr. Chris DeLuca, Director, Space, Cyber and Information Systems Division, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E)) /Director – Developmental Test & Evaluation (DT&E)
  • Mr. Thomas Hartzell, Chief Development Tester (CDT) for Air Force Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Initiative (MROi) – U.S. Air Force
  • Mr. Alex Hoover, Deputy Director of Cybersecurity Engineering – Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Ms. Jenny Rekas, MITRE T&E Support to the National Background Investigation Services – The MITRE Corporation
  • Major General Matthew “Zap” Molloy, USAF (Ret’d), Director of Business Development – DellEMC

 

Integrating Government Independent T&E with an Agile Process Panel
Moderator: Hans Miller, PhD, Principal T&E SME, OSD Programs – The MITRE Corporation

Panelists:

  • Mr. Jeffrey Bobrow, Assistant Chief of Staff for the C4I and Space Warfare – Commander, Operational Test & Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR)
  • Mr. John Hartford, NAVWAR Chef Tester – Naval Information Warfare Systems Command
  • Lt Col Karlos Tungol, Commander, 45th Test Squadron, USAF Test Center, AFMC – United States Air Force
  • Lt Col Barbara Ziska, USAF, Commander, 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron, USAF Air Warfare Squadron, ACC – United States Air Force

 

SPECIAL STUDENT SESSION – Careers in Test & Evaluation Panel 
Moderator: Mr. Mark Phillips, Workshop Technical Chair, Test and Evaluation Fellow – Raytheon

Panelists:

  • Dave Brown, PhD, CTEP, Workshop Deputy Chair – Chesapeake Systems Engineering
    Lindsey Davis, PhD, Supporting the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation – Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
  • Major General Matthew “Zap” Malloy, USAF (Ret’d.), Director of Business Development – DellEMC
  • Robin Poston, PhD, Director – System Testing Excellence Program, University of Memphis
  • Mr. Austin Ruth, Research Engineer I, Electonic Systems Lab – Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
  • Mr. Tom Treakle, Client Solutions Director for DoD Programs – DellEMC

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

  • Agile Autonomous Mudbucket T&E Innovation
  • Agility, Ranges, and Lessons of Past Programs
  • Infrastructure, Cyber, and Flight Test
  • Nuclear, Cyber, and AI
  • Reliability, Automated Testing, and Flight Test
  • Technical Session: Web-Based Tool and LVC2
  • TENA-LVC, Agile for FAA, and Navy M&S Reuse

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

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).

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

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.

For more information on exhibiting, please contact James Gaidry at jgaidry@itea.org, or 703-631-6220.

NOTE:  This ITEA event is a non-competitive environment meant for a free exchange of ideas and information. 

EXHIBIT INFORMATION

Exhibit space is available for the public and private sectors to display products and services related to test and evaluation.

Current Exhibitors

  • DellEMC
  • DEWESoft
  • KBR
  • Technical Systems Integrators, Inc. (TSI)

Exhibit Application

Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

The Exhibit Hall schedule is:

Tuesday, September 17
3 pm to 7 pm – Exhibitor Set-up

Wednesday, September 18
9:30 am to 7 pm – Exhibit Hall open
5 pm to 7 pm – Reception

Thursday, September 19
10 am to 4:00 pm – Exhibit Hall open
4 pm to 6 pm – Move out

For more information on exhibiting, please contact James Gaidry at jgaidry@itea.org, or 703-631-6220.

REGISTRATION

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Download Registration Form

Early Bird Registration until August 20th
$645 – Regular Registration*
$495 – ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

Regular Registration August 20th to September 4th
$745 – Regular Registration*
$595 – ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

Late Registration after September 4th
$845 – Regular Registration*
$695 – ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

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

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

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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.

HOST HOTEL

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando East-UCF Area

12125 High Tech Avenue, Orlando FL 32817
Phone: 407-275-9000

ITEA has a room block available to all of our attendees at a special rate of $139 per night.. When making your reservation please indicate that you are with the ITEA group. Deadline for this rate is Friday, August 30, 2019. You are encouraged to make your reservations early. Reservations can be made several ways:

WORKSHOP COMMITTEE - LVC-Agile@itea.org

Workshop Chair – Steve “Flash” Gordon, PhD – Georgia Tech Research Institute

Technical Program Chair – Mr. Mark Phillips, Lockheed Martin Corporation 

Deputy Technical Program Chair – Mr. Harry Cornell, Collins Aerospace

Chief of Staff for Registrations and Support: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Merhoff

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

Event Details

Date

17 - 19 Sep 2019

Venue

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando East-UCF Area

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