34th Annual National Test and Evaluation Conference

  • 5/14/2019 - 5/16/2019
  • Emerald Coast Convention Center
    1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
    Fort Walton Beach,  FL  32548
    Tel: 850-609-3800
  • Theme : Modernized T&E: Critical Enabler of the National Defense Strategy
    Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 9910


Join colleagues in the Test community on May 14 - 16, 2019 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, Fort Walton Beach, FL for the 34th Annual National Test & Evaluation Conference.

NDIA arranged a tour to the Eglin Air force Base for Thursday, May 16, 2019. Please visit the Eglin Air force Base tour page for more information, and to reserve transportation to the Air Force Base.

This Tour is for US Citizens Only!

Conference Theme

Modernized T&E: Critical Enabler of the National Defense Strategy

The theme of the 2019 conference will focus on the role of DT&E and OT&E as keys to achieving competitive military advantages. The National Defense Strategy (NDS) calls on the Defense community to continuously deliver performance with affordability and speed, and to pursue urgent change at significant scale and at the speed of relevance to support the Warfighter.  Modernized T&E faces challenges (process, technological, and cross-domain complexity) in enabling the NDS, through effective, efficient and timely Developmental and Operational Testing (DT & OT) of weapon system.

Conference Highlights

  • Presentations by senior T&E leaders from the Army, DHS, DOT&E, and more! 
  • Walter Hollis Award for Lifetime Achievement Luncheon
  • Tester of the Year Award Luncheon
  • Panel discussions on military applications of autonomy, artificial intelligence, and machine learning
  • Guided tour of Eglin AFB



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Ms. Tatiana Jackson

Ms. Renata Casiel
(703) 247-2561