22nd Annual Systems and Mission Engineering Conference

22nd Annual Systems and Mission Engineering Conference Systems Engineering
  • 10/21/2019 - 10/24/2019
  • Hilton Tampa Downtown
    211 N. Tampa Street
    Tampa,  FL  33602
    Tel: (813) 204-3000
  • Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 0870


This is the 22nd year that NDIA has sponsored the Systems and Mission Engineering Conference in conjunction with the Department of Defense. This conference will convene on October 21-24, 2019, in Tampa, Florida. It will focus on improving acquisition and performance of defense programs and systems, including system - of - systems engineering, systems security, net-centric operations and data/information interoperability, and all aspects of system sustainment. This conference is sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association, Systems Engineering Division, in cooperation with IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, IEEE Systems Council and the International Council on Systems Engineering, and is supported by the Office of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering (OUSD(R&E)).

*Please note: This event is open to the press.


  • Connect - Network with Program Managers, System Engineers, Chief Scientists and Engineers, and Managers from the Requirements, Design, Verification, Support, Logistics, and Test communities from both domestic and international government and industry.
  • Learning Opportunities - In addition to the tutorials and plenary session, the 2019 conference will offer two days of nine concurrent sessions with close to 250 speakers.
  • Showcase - Highlight your company’s products or services in front of the Systems and Mission Engineering community. 



*Numbers are based on 2018 conference attendance.



  • Image of Jim Faist, the Keynote Speaker. He is in front of an American flag and another flag. He wears a gray suit with a blue striped tie. He has an open mouth smile.

    Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

    James Faist

    Director, Defense Research and Engineering for Advanced Capabilities