36th International Test and Evaluation Pre-Symposium Tutorials

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36th International Test and Evaluation Pre-Symposium Tutorials

Accelerating T&E Using LVC and Agile

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 “Tutorial-Multi” at check out).

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

  • Accelerating Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation – Robin Poston, PhD, University of Memphis, and Wayne Dumais, DHS
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity T&E – Peter Christensen Mitre
  • Laser Systems T&E Challenges – Douglas Nelson
  • Overcoming Challenges in Distributed T&E Using TENA & JMETC – Gene Hudgins, KBR
  • Using Design of Experiments to Accelerate the Knowledge Gain from Test Data – Mark Kiemele, PhD, Air Academy Associates


Introduction to Cybersecurity Test & Evaluation

Instructor: Mr. Pete Christensen – Director, Cyber Support to OSD Programs, The MITRE Corporation

Now more than ever, Program Managers (PM) must ensure that cybersecurity be given careful consideration throughout the system lifecycle. Specifically, this includes identifying cybersecurity requirements early in the acquisition and systems engineering lifecycle. Initiating a focus on cybersecurity earlier will provide PMs the opportunity to give careful consideration, upfront, to related cybersecurity testing activities that can be integrated into the engineering planning and design phases.

Results of informal cybersecurity testing can then be applied to influence design and development efforts and to posture programs for success in Developmental Test (DT) and Operational Test (OT). The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) Developmental Test and Engineering (DT&E) has collaborated with key systems engineering stakeholders to develop disciplined processes that will assist Program Managers (PM) in implementing an incremental and iterative phased approach to develop cyber secure systems.

Laser System T&E Challenges
Instructors: Mr. Douglas H. Nelson, Mr. Mark R. Stevens, and Mr. Robert C. Harney – Teknicare, Inc., Naval Postgraduate School

An introduction to the challenges of testing and evaluating Laser Systems. An overview of the basic physics and terminology of these systems is included. The unique effects of Laser Systems are also discussed to provide a foundation for test objectives. Test and evaluation needs for Laser Systems including required diagnostic beam propagation and atmospheric measurements are briefly examined.

Using Design of Experiments to Accelerate the Knowledge Gain from Test Data
Instructor: Mark Kiemele, PhD, Air Academy Associates

This tutorial will cover the need for critical thinking as well as a high-level view of a variety of data analytic tools that can be used to enhance critical thinking. In a data-driven economy, industry and government leaders rely increasingly on skilled professionals who can see the significance in data and use data analytic techniques to properly collect data, solve problems, create new opportunities, make better decisions and shape change. This tutorial is intended for executives, leaders, managers, and practitioners who need to know how their critical thinking can be enhanced by using some simple statistical concepts. The key takeaway that will be demonstrated is that statistical thinking is a necessary ingredient for effective critical thinking.

Using TENA/JMETC to Improve the Test and Training Process
Instructor: Mr. Gene Hudgins, KBR

TENA provides for real-time software system interoperability, as well as interfaces to existing range assets, C4ISR systems, and simulations. TENA has also been selected for use in JMETC events, well-designed for its role in prototyping demonstrations and distributed testing. JMETC is a distributed LVC testing capability developed to support the acquisition community during program development, developmental testing, operational testing, and interoperability certification, and to demonstrate Net-Ready KPP requirements in a customer-specific JME. JMETC uses a hybrid network architecture. The JMETC Secret Network (JSN), based on the SDREN, is the T&E enterprise network solution for secret testing. The JMETC MILS Network (JMN) is the T&E enterprise network solution for all classifications and cyber testing. JMETC provides readily available connectivity to the Services’ distributed test capabilities and simulations, as well as industry test resources. JMETC is also aligned with the JNTC integration solutions to foster test, training, and experimental collaboration. This tutorial will inform the audience as to the current impact of TENA and JMETC on the Test and Training community; and its expected future benefits to the range community and the warfighter.


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17 - 17 Sep 2019


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando East-UCF Area



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