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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

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Program Schedule-at-a-Glance

Tuesday – Pre-Workshop Tutorials

NOTE: Pre-Workshop Tutorials require a separate registration.

Wednesday – Plenary and Technical Sessions
Wednesday Evening – Networking Reception
Thursday  – Plenary and Technical Sessions
Friday Morning – Certified Test and Evaluation Professional (CTEP) Examination Session

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)
  • Big Data, Artificial Intelligence/Introduction to Agile Test and Evaluation – TBA
  • 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)

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
  • Using TENA/JMETC to Improve the Test and Training Process – Mr. Gene Hudgins, KBR
  • Verification and Validation: Accelerating T&E through the Application of Credible Models and Simulations – Ms. Simone Youngblood, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Pre-Workshop Tutorial Abstracts

SPEAKERS

  • Mr. Alan Shaffer – Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, DoD
  • Mr. Dave Duma – Principle Deputy Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E), DOT&E
  • Steve Hutchison, PhD – Director of Test and Evaluation, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Major General Maria Gervais – Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team Director, United States Army
  • Melanie Loncarich, PhD – Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of the Army for T&E, United States Army
  • Mr. Alex Hoover – Deputy Director of Cybersecurity Engineering, Department of Homeland Security
  • Major General Matthew “Zap” Malloy, USAF (Ret’d) – Director of Business Development – DellEMC
  • Eileen Bjorkman, PhD – Deputy Director, AF/TE, United States Air Force

SPECIAL PANELS

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

  • Mr. Wayne Dumais – Department of Homeland Security
  • Dean Ptaszynski, PhD – FEDEX
  • Jignya Patel, PhD – Florida Institute of Technology
  • Mr. Robert Aguilera – Garud Technology
  • Mr. Robert Elliot – Aero

 

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

  • Mr. Thomas Hartzell – Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Initiative

 

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

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 August 25, 2019. You are encouraged to make your reservations early. Reservations can be made at http://group.doubletree.com/ITEAAnnualSymposium or by calling the hotel directly at 407-275-9000.

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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