The 33rd Annual National Test & Evaluation Conference will be held May 15-17 at the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center, Solomons MD.
The 2018 conference will focus on the improvement of T&E in our defense and homeland security acquisition systems. The theme is “Faster, Cheaper, High Quality Testing” to support the rapid deployment of capability to the warfighter.
The event this year will address Cyber, hypersonics, autonomy, artificial intelligence, complex software systems, digital test ecosystems, and test resources management. Attendees will network with officials from DT&E and OT&E communities, listen to senior DoD leadership discuss priorities and new directions, and engage with peers and experts on critical changes to T&E driven by the need for speed.
In order for our country to remain the world’s finest fighting force, we need to rapidly generate and sustain a strategic advantage over our adversaries. The Department of Defense is undergoing reorganization and process reform to speed up the development and deployment of technologically superior weapon systems. What will the impacts be to T&E organizations and processes?
Honorable Robert Behler
Director of Operational Test and Evaluation
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Lt Gen Arnold W. Bunch, Jr.
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
Pax River NAS Tour
This year the Naval Air Warfare Center will conduct a tour of the facilities at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River (PAX), the U.S. Navy’s headquarters for the research, development, test and evaluation of all Navy aircraft, aircraft components and related systems needed to carry out their military mission. It supports the Naval Aviation Enterprise in the development and fielding of quality aviation vehicles, weapons systems and related products for the Operating Forces.
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