2022 ITEA Journal Issues Abstracts

2022 ITEA Journal Issues Abstracts

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Building Trust through Testing by Flournoy, Haines, and Chefitz

ITEA is going online! As part of our shift to an online Journal we will be making select articles available to the general public.  The December 2020 featured column is by Michèle Flournoy, Avril Haines, and Gabrielle Chetitz.  The column provides an executive summary of a recent report the three authored entitled, “Building Trust through Testing.”  The summary highlights how new technologies such as machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) require new testing approaches.  They make 11 recommendations providing a useful framework to pave the way for future Test and Evaluation methods for ML/AI.

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March 2022 – Accelerating T&E to the Speed of Need

The March 2022 issue focuses on Test and Evaluation (T&E) at the speed of need. In the Conversations with Experts, J. Michael Barton, Ph.D., interviews Larry Leiby. In the column, Mr. Leiby provides: A Historical View of Army Test and Evaluation. Mr. Leiby brings to the column his experiences across a 42-year career in T&E to include his time with Deputy Under Secretary of the Army (DUSA) and Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC). As a former recipient of the ITEA Junior Achiever award, I personally was also interested to learn about Mr. Leiby’s role in creating the award. Mr. Leiby shares his passion for developing the next generation of the T&E workforce.
Speaking of the next generation, we are continuing our Workforce of the Future column with three articles written by students that participated in the High-Performance Computing Modernization Program Internship Program. This program supports undergraduate and graduate students with internship opportunities at Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories and test centers and allows them to learn high-performance computing skills not readily available at their colleges and universities.
• In our first article, Nicholas Kendall, a sophomore at the University of Wyoming, discusses “3D Printing High Performance Computing (HPC) Simulation Results.” Mr. Kendall’s paper also includes Ethan Eldrige, David Kleponis, and Stephen Schraml from DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory. They compare simulations of shaped charge jet formation and penetration to experimental measurements.
• In the next article, Patrick Mortimer, a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses “Nonlinear Response of a Coaxial Rotor to Blade Pitch Change.” The work in partnership with George Jacobellis, Ph.D. from US Army Research Laboratory, uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to explore nonlinear responses of rotor inflow.
• In the final student article of this issue, Nikos Trembois, a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Davis, also leverages CFD simulations in “Broadband Noise Prediction from CFD Wall Spectrum” which is also a collaboration with Dr. Jacobellis.
Our first technical article comes from Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and is titled, “Risk-Based [Verification, Validation, and Accreditation] VV&A: A Systematic Approach.” In the article, James Elele, Ph.D., David Hall, and David Turner from NAWCAD Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test (IBST) share the systematic framework their organization has developed to support cost-effective, risk based VV&A process for models and simulations (M&S). They highlight how the process has evolved from the original process and the successes their organization has had in employing the process.
In our final technical article, Colonel Matthew ­Magness from Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC), speaks directly to the theme of this issue. His article entitled, “Accelerate or Lose: Four Ways to Streamline T&E Process Across Multiple Domains,” provides food for thought on how test and evaluation organizations can support the acceleration of getting new capabilities in the hands of warfighters. His reflections and proposals provide valuable insights for T&E organizations at the current “inflection point” he observes between old and new methodologies.
Enjoy the issue!

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